Hi to every reader.
I use "DirectCD 5.0" packet writing software. It is installed on my secondary machine, where my CD writer is also installed. OS is Windows NT4. I format a CD, write some data onto it, and eject it with "UDF 1.5" seal.
That means that such a CD is writable by any PC which also has DirectCD (and CD writer) installed. It is also READABLE by any PC which has an UDF 1.5 reader installed. If a PC does not have it, then when such a CD is inserted, that machine will only see one two files on it: autorun.inf and UDF installer file. The installer willl start automatically and offer UDF to be installed. After it is installed, that PC will properly read UDF discs. - -This is a rough quote of what DirectCD says.
If I remember correctly, only Windows 95 and Windows NT do not support UDF at all. They need such a reader to be installed first. Win98(SE) supports UDF, but I am not sure does it support v1.5. WinMe, Win2000 and WinXP should natively support all UDFs.
Is this correct?
This is the problem which I have:
I have made two such CDs, and I have tried them on my primary PC which has only a DVD-ROM drive. Win98SE and Win2000 (SP4+) are installed in dual mode. Win98SE reads all discs with no problems (it seems that I have installed Adaptec UDF reader sometime in the past), but in Win2000 I can only see one file: "Non-Allocable Disk" of zero bytes in size. The label of CD is correct though. When I enter CD's properties, it says that it is an UDF CD, 576MB capacity with zero bytes free. What is the problem??
I have also tried these CDs on another PC with Win95 OSR2. At first it only saw the embedded UDF installer, but after I installed it, I could access UDF as promised.