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Automating DATA CD creation - burning wishlists quickly

by biafra77 / February 8, 2005 11:02 PM PST

i hate it when i have to burn large number of files to a data cd or dvd - if the files are scattered throughout my hard disk. it just takes such a long time and too many mouse clicks to wander through all the partitions and folders in order to find every file.

here's the deal: when somebody wants my mp3s, movies or ebooks, he sends me a wishlist in xls, xml, or txt format. the wishlist file is a list of anywhere from 10 to 1000 filenames with their full paths. like this:

c:\my documents\soulseek\new\ebooks\database\sql.pdf

i'd like to somehow import that wishlish into some cd burning software (any can do), instead of having to manualy search each file from the wishlist - one by one.

the kind of importing that would be nice Nero already has - but only for burning AUDIO cd's. it does it by opening an .m3u playlist, and the audiocompilation is thus automatically created, very quickly, even if all your mp3s are in different partitions and folders.

i don't care about recreating the same path structure on the cd or dvd as is in the wishlist entries - as far as I care, it's fine if all 1000 of the mp3s and books are placed inside the root folder of my dvd. i'd just like not to be forced to look into the wishlist every two seconds and look all over my comp in order to find a file.

okey hackers, any tips/tricks are appreciated.

maybe you know how out of xls, xml or html to create one of the ISO formats for nero, roxio, alcohol, etc.

or maybe you know of some cool software that will help me here?

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