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For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

CD burning software for PPC Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.4

This is an AppleScript Studio GUI for the OS X ports of vcdimager, cdrdao and cdtools. I had no part in programming the engines, nor do I claim to be an expert in their use. The commands this app sends to the Terminal are based on my best interpretation of the usage documents. My own cdr-rw drive does not work with all features in this app, therefore I could not test all functions. I welcome any and all improvements that can be implemented into this project. To make this easy, I have provided a Show Command option, use this to edit the string sent to Terminal.

  • cdrdao is an open source project hosted at
  • cdrecord, cdda2wav & mkisofs are a part of the open source project cdrtools hosted at
  • vcdxgen and vcdxbuild are part of the open source project vcdimager hosted at

Excerpt adapted from Wayback Machine web copy

Architecture: PPC

Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher to run.

The Pioneer DVR-A03/103 and DVR-A04/104 (SuperDrive) does not seem to be supported by cdrdao (disk-at-once) due to firmware in the drive. The DVR-A05/105 and latter are reported to work fine. However, they may all work with cdrecord (track-at-once).

The built in CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive seems to require device set to DVD-R/RW (IODVDServices), even though it is not a DVD-R drive... then use the generic-mmc driver.

For external FireWire or USB DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW drives you may need to select as drive 2.

You will find many functions have two methods to choose from. CDRECORD may work where CDRDAO does not, or vice-versa.