|I make mostly data discs, burning my MP3s to
archive them. The ability to use long file names is a real asset
to me, especially for classical music.
CDExtreme is really a Prassi program but it is packaged by various
companies under several different names. "CDExtreme"
is the name Sony uses, RecordNow is used by HP and others.
Besides allowing long file names, the program is easy to use
both with and without the "wizard". It has always
performed without problems for me both when writing data and
audio discs. Compared to Nero (around 18 MB installed) and Adaptec/Roxio
Easy CD creator (around 50 MB installed), this one is tiny...about
If you'd like to get CDExtreme, get the main program,
then get the update
dated 30 November 2001. Finally, get the engine
update. Just install the program, then the updates on top
of it. You don't have to use the updates as the program works
just fine without them. The updates just provide more supported
drives and - perhaps - some increased functionality.
If you'd prefer RecordNow Max, you can get it here
for HP drives. If you poke around at HP, you can
find a link for non-HP drives. It doesn't include InCD which
is the packet writing module analogous to Adaptec's Direct CD.
If you want that, you can get it here
for non-HP drives.