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#206143 - 04/30/08 12:31 AM Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe
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Does anyone have recommendations on freeware CD burning software for Windows that will let me label the CDs with LightScribe? I have this LightScribe drive now, as well as some LightScribe discs, so I'm looking to try it out.
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#206145 - 04/30/08 12:36 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: CV]
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Go to lightscribe.org and they have some useful links there. Did the drive come with Nero 7 or 8 or what ever as mine did and it has a good burning program too. I think it is even a free download from Nero.
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#206148 - 04/30/08 12:39 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: jakewash]
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It came with Nero 7 Basic. I was trying to avoid installing it. It seems kind of bloated, and plus it's old software now. Ha ha. I'll check out lightscribe.org. Thanks!
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#206149 - 04/30/08 12:40 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: jakewash]
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You should be able to use the latest Nero version full-featured for a while, 15 or 30 days I think. Like jakewash states, if you bought the drive retail, it should have come with the software, otherwise you might be stuck having to buy it. I got Nero 7 Essentials free with my $20 DVD combo drive, not sure that has lightscribe abilities, but it sure was cheap!

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#206151 - 04/30/08 12:43 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: JaredM]
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One of the programs listed on the CD itself is Nero Lightscribe, so I assume it will do it.
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#206158 - 04/30/08 12:56 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: CV]
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Yup, I just fired up Nero Essentials and I have the ability to create Lightscribe labels (although I don't have the drive). You should be all set with that. I've always been happy with Nero, Roxio (formerly EZ CD Creator) has been hit or miss.

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#206159 - 04/30/08 12:58 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: JaredM]
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I'm going to try the free software from lightscribe.com for now. We'll see how that goes.
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#206178 - 04/30/08 04:21 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: CV]
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I tried the LightScribe Simple Labeler, and it didn't like me. I couldn't see its attempt at printing at all. I wonder what I did wrong.
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#206185 - 04/30/08 04:55 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: CV]
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Does simple labeler see your drive? I now when Lightscribe first came out many people were having problems with the software even seeing the drives. I also found I had to install the Nero software before I could get any programs to burn on the drive, possibly had to do with some drivers on that disk perhaps?

I have been burning discs with Nero since #5 and lightscribe since number 6, my first lightscribe drive was the BenQ 1455,IIRC, been through 2 BenQ's and now have an LG.
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#206224 - 04/30/08 10:57 AM Re: Freeware CD burning software/LightScribe [Re: jakewash]
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It saw the drive and went through the whole process, but after it said it was done and ejected the disc, there was nothing. I need a higher power to say, "Let there be LightScribe."
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