i dont why you are all bashing cd mate. its the best burning software out there. its light and easy to use. i use it for bruning iso and data cds. what other programs have romeo mode, not nero? i have not tryed to burn mp3s, at least not as a musical cd.
whats happening to you sounds like a bug. i have burned coutnless data cds and isos, and have not had 1 problem. with nero i would ALWAYS get problems with accessing cds after they were burned, sometimes not being able to access them at all. nero seems to leave sessions open and not finalize cds correctly, and these are cdrs im talking about. with cd mate all those problems are gone.
i would suggest you unistall cdmate, then restart your computer and reinstall it. maybe it will work correctly.
i have overburned cds well before with cdmate, its just that that my taiyo yuden 24x 700mb seem to have a max capacity of about 740mb data and anything over that will run out of space.
i ahve not used cd mate to make audio cds, so i cannot adequitly comment on the process; but i have backed up data mp3s. i use cd mate in xp and 98 and they both work fine. in xp sometimes it quits with an error, but not just disappear. like i said reinstall it and see if it works.
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