Installing Final Burner

This section describes a tutorial on how to compress files with WinRAR to archive them on a data CD.

FinalBurner is free CD burning software produced by ProtectedSoft. Since I don't have other CD burning software on my system, I want to install FinalBurner and try it.

1. Go to http://www.protectedsoft.com/download.php. A list of download item shows up.

2. Click on the "Download now!" icon next to "FinalBurner FREE - 1.22.0.111 - 8 MB". Save the download file to: C:\temp\fb_free.exe.

3. Run C:\temp\fb_free.exe to install FinalBurner with its default settings.

4. Click Start > All Programs > FinalBurner > FinalBurner. The "FinalBurner FREE" window shows up. A list of project types is displayed to let you start a specific task supported by FinalBurner like "Data CD/DVD", "Audio/CD", "Video DVD", "Burn .ISO", or "AudioCD Ripper".
FinalBurner - Project List

If all functions listed here work, it is a good tool to have on your system.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

Recording Data on CD

 Archiving Files on CD - Compress with WinRAR

Installing Final Burner

 Creating ISO 9660 Image with FinalBurner

 Checking ISO 9660 Image with FinalBurner

 Burning ISO 9660 Image to CD with FinalBurner

 Validating the Finished Data CD

 Unused Space on Writable CDs

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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