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Discribe components expained

Each component of Discribe:

Discribe Components (Mac OS X)
Discribe
The only functional component under Mac OS X that gets installed other than Read Me files and the User Guide PDF. There are no other files installed within the Mac OS X system. This is the main application that is used for setting up your burn, test writing and writing to CDs.

Installation location: Installed to a folder called Charismac Discribe Folder. Placement of folder is user specified, usually best if placed within the Applications folder, however, should not make a difference.

Discribe Components (Mac OS 9)
Discribe
This is the main application that is used for setting up your burn, test writing and writing to CDs.

Installation location: Installed to a folder called Charismac Discribe Folder. Placement of folder is user specified.

CD-ROM Extension
This extension is what loads drivers for the connected CD-R or CD-RW devices. It will also load a driver for any other connected SCSI or ATAPI CD-ROM drive connected. This extension allows the ability to extract audio from the CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM drives as well.

Installation location: Extensions folder in active System folder

CD Audio
This is the main Audio CD player application. It allows continuous, random and programmed playback of audio CDs.

Installation location: Into the Apple Menu Items folder of your active system folder

Apple CD Access Files
Files include: Audio CD Access, Foreign File Access, High Sierra File Access and ISO 9660 File Access. These files give you CD-ROM drive the ability to read different kinds of CDs. From audio CDs to ISO 9660 CDs. All of these files must be the same version

Installation Location: Extension folder within the System folder

HotPlug CD
If Discribe came with a USB or Firewire based CD-R/RW drive then chances are good that it included this file. If a USB or Firewire drive is hot-plugged (or plugged in after the Mac is already up and running) then this application will scan the Mac's SCSI busses to seek out any new CD-ROM drives. If it finds a new drive then it will load a driver for it and inform you with a dialog box. On the other hand, if it doesn't recognize a new drive then it will alert you to that as well.

Installation Location: With USB drives this will get installed into the Charismac Discribe folder, with Firewire drives this will get installed in the Charismac Discribe folder and the Startup Items folder of your active system folder

USB Support Files
If you purchased a USB CD-R/RW drive that included Discribe 2.7 or newer then you will have two (or more) of these files installed. These files gain support for different brand "USB Bridge Boards" that vendors use with their drives allowing Discribe to see and work with the drive attached to the other end of the USB bridge board. The files must be loaded in pairs to be effective. These files can be found with the following names:

CharisMac SL2 SIM V1.06
CharisMac SL2 USBD V1.06
CharisMacCygnus USBDV1.09f
CharisMacCygnusSIM V1.09f
CharisMacDynaTek SIM V1.00
CharisMacDynaTek USBDV1.00
CharisMacISD BO SIM V1.02
CharisMacISD BO USBD V1.02
CharisMacOnSAlt SIM V1.07c
CharisMacOnSAlt USBD V1.07c
CharisMacOnSpec SIM V1.07c (included with the Sony Spressa USB CRX100 E/X2 and CRX120E*)
CharisMacOnSpec USBD V1.07c (included with the Sony Spressa USB CRX100 E/X2 and CRX120E*)

*Previous versions of Sony Spressa USB (namely the CRX100E) drives included USB drivers that Charismac did not write.

Installation Location: Extensions folder within the active System Folder

Firewire Support Files
If Discribe came with a Firewire (non-Sony) based CD-R/RW drive then you will have a Firewire driver loaded. Also requires Apple's Firewire Enabler and Firewire Support files to be loaded in the extensions folder.

Installation Location: Extensions folder within the active System Folder