cdrtfe v1.5.7

billon on 2 May 2017

cdrtfe (cdrtools Frontend) is a collection of CD/DVD/BD tools for burning and audio extraction. In addition to standard data recording, the program includes support for media container formats like XCD, (S)VCD, and DVD-video, audio formats (redbook), CD-Plus mixed format (audio+data) and creation and writing of ISO images and bootable discs. The program can also create CDs that "overburn" and add up to 13% more data than normal discs. Audio extraction formats include WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, and more.

The program is a front-end that combines several burning tools including cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, cdda2wav), Mode2CDMaker and VCDImager.

Also available in PortableApps format and in winPenPack format.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL + Other
How to extract: Download the "portable" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cdrtfe.exe.
What's new?
  • DAE: Adds progress bar (per track).
  • Audio CD: Start writing process only if a CD-R(W) is inserted.
  • Disk Image:
    • Fixed 'Invalid handle' error when verifying ISO images by avoiding a sharing violation.
    • Check ISO volume size before staring verification. If the volume size is smaller than the ISO image size, then limit the verification to the volume.
    • Allow raw writing mode for CUE images.

13 comments on cdrtfe  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Bryce Dayton 2006-11-02 04:26

Maybe it's just my somewhat unreliable 512mb flash drive, but this program seems to take an eternity to start and makes my whole computer lag while it's doing it.

kerberos 2006-11-02 08:30

@Machete: Add 'PortableMode=1' to the section [General] of cdrtfe.ini. Then the program will only create files or folders in the folder from where it has been started.

@Bryce Dayton: Normally, cdrtfe should start within seconds. Does it work, if you start it from hard disk? Please contact me via eMail (see readme_en.txt for address).

Meter 2007-03-29 08:14

Works more reliably with my goofy USB Micro Solutions CD-R/W drive (housing a Mitsumi CR-48XATE) than Micro Solutions own s/w. Super!

User 2008-02-17 02:13

A complex and confusing CD burner program that offers a stunning number of features, formats, and capabilities for only 8 megs. With an odd and confusing program interface, cdrtools will require an at least basic familiarity with different formatting settings or a good look at the provided help file.

Conspicuously absent in a long list of features is the ability to burn data DVDs, only Video DVDs. This missing feature of any burner program (almost all present here at PortableFreeware.com) is big missing piece for users that want just one or a do-it-all burner program (DeepBurner is close).

mjwiech 2008-04-02 08:49

"The procedure entry point_impure_ptr could not be located in the dynamic link library cygwin1.dll"...

Helge 2008-04-03 01:00

In response to User: I don't know if the description has been changed in the meantime, but on the website it says "[...]It can burn data discs (CD and DVD), Audio CDs, XCDs, (S)VCDs and DVD-Video discs[...]" - including data DVDs!

Mirko 2008-09-14 02:44

I tried both cdrtools and DeepBurner, and then several other
CD/DVD burners. Some of them are good. Now I use only ImgBurn.
It works perfectly. I run it from USB stick. It is not fully
portable, it leaves traces in c:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\ImgBurn, but I think that is not a big issue.

montyoto 2010-08-03 22:22

I am extremely glad I found cdrtfe for one single but crucial reason: I need to burn audio-cd's with NO GAP between tracks.

And all other open-source applications I've been thru until cdrtfe doesn't have that option. And (important!) on my machine cdrtfe runs smoothly on top of Vista (while so many other applications lag and drag on that platform). Sweet

User 2 2011-03-12 05:26

n response to Helge: The website says that, but the tool itself only shows a tab for Video DVD. There is a tab for Data CD, but no tab for Data DVD.

V1.3.9

User 2 2011-03-12 05:29

I just figured it out.. At the bottom of the Data CD tab, right click on the bar that shows the CD's capacity, and you can switch the capacity to DVD capacity. Absolutely bizarre GUI choice!

V1.3.9

Beeber 2011-04-21 09:32

@ User2
Thanks for that...and just in time. You seem to be the only one with that crucial piece of information on the whole web.

V1.3.9

Ascend4nt 2014-04-09 19:39

Direct linking is nice but that will miss updates. This page seems to list the latest version (1.5.2 at this time): http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net/cdrtfe/download_en.html

v1.5.1

Checker 2014-04-09 22:31

@ Ascend4nt: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v1.5.2

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