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lightscribe .LSI image file creation/Save in Nero?

I'm considering buying Nero and initially I have downloaded the free trial Nero 2015 (Classic version) I've also tried looking at the Nero CoverDesigner tool; but as a significant part of my need is working with a Lightscribe duplicator and it's Lightscribe labeling function.

We have a tower type CD duplicator (With Lightscribe burning abilities, which we would like to continue to use) but as is commonly known Lightscribe is a largely unsupported labeling system these days (Bought by HP and now being forgotten about); And one of our main needs is to burn Labels via creating Lightscribe .LSI image files which we transfer to the duplicator; For assorted reasons this is not easy using the most recent Lightscribe labeler software Version 3.5 We want to run it on Windows Pro 8.1 And there are compatibility issues.

So using Nero products is it possible for us to create and save Lightscribe labels (images) into a .LSI file format? I've looked around a bit and not found a method or working suggestion yet.

Thanks in advance;

Jim.
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  • To burn LightScribe from CoverDesigner, you need to have the LightScribe software installed-

    http://download.cnet.com/LightScribe-...

    I don't know if it's Win 8 compatible.

    I don't have a LightScribe burner so I don't have the software installed.

    If you have the LightScribe software installed, you can select a LightScribe project when you open CoverDesigner. Then, click on File, Save As. Does it show the .lsi as an option?

    Even it it doesn't, I don't know why you couldn't print the normal .ncd file to your tower. You can elect to print more than one copy in the Lightscribe label print options.
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  • Hi, thanks for the info, to answer a part of your points raised, our tower duplicator uses a minimal kind of Linux distro (without a GUI) to perform duplicating and Label burning, so It'll never know what to do with a .ncd file, e.g. it can only print lightscribe labels from .LSI file formats. I'm looking into installing the original lightscribe software on our All-In-One PC but to install it it has to have a lightscribe CD/DVD drive installed, which at present it doesn't have, I did try connecting a Lightscribe drive via a SATA to USB adapter, but the software didn't recognise the drives existence.
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  • Which software are you referring to? Does Windows recognize it? I didn't know you could connect a SATA drive via USB. If you have a PC (to me, but not necessarily to others, that means a desktop ), you should attach the drive via a SATA port on the motherboard.
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  • Hi Wither1, thanks for your continued interest in my issue (actually I'm doing this for a friend who does audio duplication support work for a local charity);


    Re: Which software are you referring to?

    The software I'm referring to is LightScribe Template Labeler V3.5 (as supplied via our duplicators manufacturer, StoreDigital). Windows Pro 8.1 recognises the existance and model of the writer drive (I've tried both a SATA drive and an older IDE LightScribe drive), but when I try to install " LightScribe Template Labeler V3.5" it does not acknowledged or detect the existence of a compatible LightScribe drive.


    Re: If you have a PC (to me, but not necessarily to others, that means a desktop ), you should attach the drive via a SATA port on the motherboard.

    Reply: The PC we have is an all-in-one system, these type of systems do not have conventional drive bays, and to temporarily connect a drive directly to a SATA port means getting extended SATA cables to reach beyond the system case for a temporary external connection (I've ordered such a cable); However I'm advised by a LightScribe specialist that when it comes to Win 8.1Pro it has problems getting the LightScribe System Software to work with the Pro version.

    Jim.
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  • I just reviewed your previous post and I see you said "All-in-One". I should have picked up on that. Sorry. :(

    Since HP abandoned LightScribe more than a year ago, I'm not surprised if the Labeler is not Win 8 compatible.

    Let me know what happens when trying trying the cables you ordered. Pretty interesting situation.
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  • i have a duplicator myself, and having big problems getting the lightscribe running.

    managed to get the lightscribe duplicator software running, this is different as it prints a .lsi file for the duplicator to read, i had to use compatibility mode (windows xp SP3) for it to works properly.

    i then got my file but at the moment i've not been able to format a cdr in a format my duplicator can read (data format is all they tell you).

    hope this helps the OP.
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