Just keep the executable on your hard drive and run it whenever you want to find out if your device is a CD burner or a DVD recorder.
CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer runs on older operating systems (Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista, including x64 versions), since it has not been developed anymore since 2007.
CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer has a basic and clean interface that will not raise any problems to beginners. After launching the application, a list of the CD and DVD devices on your computer is automatically loaded.
All you need to do is to click on each device and find out its capabilities. A list of features is displayed and CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer tells you whether each feature is present in your devices or not.
Some of the device capabilities listed by this program are reading and writing CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM; handling the Method 2 addressing; read Red Book audio using the Read CD command; playing audio CDs; reading multisession discs; and reading Photo-CD discs.
A limitation of this software is not having the possibility of saving information to the Clipboard or exporting it to a file.
If you are using an older version of Windows, it’s not a bad idea keeping CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer on your computer.
The application barely needs any system resources and it provides you with all the information you need to know about your CD and DVD devices.
The application is portable, which means you don’t have to install it to your computer.