This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
Platforms supported: Windows
[ Adaptec spun off Roxio as a subsidiary in 2000. All of Adaptec's CD
recording software products were moved to the Roxio label. In August
2004, Roxio's consumer software division was purchased by Sonic Solutions. ]
This was created in the 1996 as Adaptec/Roxio's all-singing, all-dancing
combination of Adaptec Easy-CD Pro and Corel CD Creator. It combined
the best features of both and cost less. Recent versions were renamed
to Easy Media Creator to reflect an emphasis shift toward managing music,
photos, and video.
Some notes on older versions:
ECDC up to v3.5a has a "two-second truncation" problem, where extracted
audio tracks end up missing two seconds. This doesn't happen for every
system or every disc, but is 100% reproducible in situations where it
arises. Version 3.01d fixed the problem for some users but not others.
CD Copier Deluxe in ECDC v3.x does *not* do disc-at-once recording when
copying from disc-to-disc (the web site is right, the manual is wrong),
but ECDC itself does. If you want to make a disc-to-disc copy with
disc-at-once recording, you should set up ECDC to copy the disc without
buffering to the hard drive. ECDC will refuse to use DAO if your writer
doesn't support it reliably or the source drive is too slow.
Versions 3.x and later of ECDC can be used to write to 80-minute discs.
For v4.x and earlier, don't use the "wizard", and ignore any complaints
about being over the maximum time.
Uninstalling ECDC v4.02c up to and including v5.01 may disrupt access to
CD-ROM drives under WinXP and Win2K. See section (4-49) for details.
See http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/23448.html for an opinionated
piece about the trials and tribulations of ECDC and WinXP/Win2K.