WinXP and packet writing



losl(removethis)
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
My OS is WinXP Pro SP2. No packet writing software such as
InCD/DirecCD/DLA, no UDF reader is installed in my PC.

Today a friend of mine brought me a DVD+rw disk formatted with Nero's
InCD, all the files in this DVD+RW were written by packet writing (drag
& drop directly from the HD similar to floppy). Unexpectively my WinXP
recognises the DVD+rw as InCD and can READ all the files in it. I could
copy these files to my HD by drag and drop (it is normal, right?) but
not the reverse.

How can it be? Dose WinXP Pro SP2 support reading files in UDF (packet
writing)?

Thank you for your information!!


SLo

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
This is from "Windows XP Insde Out" from Microsoft press:
"Windows XP includes software that allows you to copy files and folders from
a Windows
Explorer window onto a writable (CD-R) or rewritable (CD-RW) disk in a
compatible drive.
This software, which is integrated into Windows Explorer, is a light version
of Roxio's Easy
CD Creator program. If you have a Windows XP-compatible CD recorder, you can
copy files
and folders from any local folder to a writable or rewritable CD. You can
also create audio
CDs from Windows Media Player, *read from CDs created with packet-writing
software* such
as Roxio's DirectCD, and erase rewritable CDs so that you can reuse them."


losl(removethis)" <"losl(removethis) wrote:
> My OS is WinXP Pro SP2. No packet writing software such as
> InCD/DirecCD/DLA, no UDF reader is installed in my PC.
>
> Today a friend of mine brought me a DVD+rw disk formatted with Nero's
> InCD, all the files in this DVD+RW were written by packet writing
> (drag & drop directly from the HD similar to floppy). Unexpectively
> my WinXP recognises the DVD+rw as InCD and can READ all the files in
> it. I could copy these files to my HD by drag and drop (it is normal,
> right?) but not the reverse.
>
> How can it be? Dose WinXP Pro SP2 support reading files in UDF (packet
> writing)?
>
> Thank you for your information!!
>
>
> SLo

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi,

WinXP has some limited capability of reading UDF written disks, so this is
normal. It would also be just as normal if it could not read them. It's
pretty much a hit and miss deal. Some it can, some it can't. It it can't,
then the user would need to install UDF software.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"losl(removethis)" <"losl(removethis)"@canada.com> wrote in message
news:429013D8.1080509@canada.com...
> My OS is WinXP Pro SP2. No packet writing software such as
> InCD/DirecCD/DLA, no UDF reader is installed in my PC.
>
> Today a friend of mine brought me a DVD+rw disk formatted with Nero's
> InCD, all the files in this DVD+RW were written by packet writing (drag &
> drop directly from the HD similar to floppy). Unexpectively my WinXP
> recognises the DVD+rw as InCD and can READ all the files in it. I could
> copy these files to my HD by drag and drop (it is normal, right?) but not
> the reverse.
>
> How can it be? Dose WinXP Pro SP2 support reading files in UDF (packet
> writing)?
>
> Thank you for your information!!
>
>
> SLo

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Not only does WinXP not natively support UDF packet writing, it can't read a
DVD at all without a third party program.

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"losl(removethis)" <"losl(removethis)"@canada.com> wrote in message
news:429013D8.1080509@canada.com...
> My OS is WinXP Pro SP2. No packet writing software such as
> InCD/DirecCD/DLA, no UDF reader is installed in my PC.
>
> Today a friend of mine brought me a DVD+rw disk formatted with Nero's
> InCD, all the files in this DVD+RW were written by packet writing (drag &
> drop directly from the HD similar to floppy). Unexpectively my WinXP
> recognises the DVD+rw as InCD and can READ all the files in it. I could
> copy these files to my HD by drag and drop (it is normal, right?) but not
> the reverse.
>
> How can it be? Dose WinXP Pro SP2 support reading files in UDF (packet
> writing)?
>
> Thank you for your information!!
>
>
> SLo


WinXP and packet writing