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Windows Thread, Converting DVDs to ISOs in Technical; What tools do you guys use? I'm looking to convert Office 07, Win 7, Server 08, among a number of ...
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    Converting DVDs to ISOs

    What tools do you guys use? I'm looking to convert Office 07, Win 7, Server 08, among a number of other things. Been a while since I've done this.

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    I use imgburn its gotta be the best software for this around,

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    +1 for imgburn

    Very good software and free too!

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    iso recorder just right click the drive in explorer and convert to an iso

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    Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

    Ashampoo Burning Studio Free - CNET Download.com

    I've used Imgburn aswell but found Ashampoo a bit more intuitive

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    Well, currently using the ImgBurn software. It creates the ISO and an MDS file. Do I need the MDS file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockworks View Post
    Do I need the MDS file?
    It depends. It is just used to store additional information about the disc so it can be deleted.

    However, if you use Daemon Tools, you will want to keep them. The MDS files are used by the program to determine the correct media type to use (among other things). For example, if you have an ISO image for a DVD which is less than 1GB in size, Daemon Tools won't switch into DVD mode when the disc is mounted unless it sees an MDS file with the same name as the ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The MDS files are used by the program to determine the correct media type to use (among other things). For example, if you have an ISO image for a DVD which is less than 1GB in size, Daemon Tools won't switch into DVD mode when the disc is mounted unless it sees an MDS file with the same name as the ISO.
    I've often wondered what they were for - Thanks for explaining

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