optical drives

Create a Shortcut and Hotkey to Eject Your CD/DVD Drive

Create a Shortcut and Hotkey to Eject Your CD/DVD Drive

The How-To Geek weblog details how to create a desktop or keyboard shortcut to instantly eject your CD or DVD drive on your Windows computer. The special sauce lies in using the previously mentioned command line tool NirCmd, and you’re basically creating a shortcut that executes NirCmd’s “cdrom open” command….

Tackle All Your CD/DVD Writing with BurnAware

Tackle All Your CD/DVD Writing with BurnAware

Windows only: Freeware application BurnAware covers all of your most common burning tasks, from burning audio CDs and video DVDs to disk images (like ISO files) and regular data discs. That’s a good start, but BurnAware really impresses by supporting virtually every optical format, including Blu-Ray and HD DVDs. If…