View Full Version : Virtual loader?

01-10-2011, 01:12 AM
Like others that have posted here, I'm also looking at purchasing an Acronova Nimbus NB11 loader, and was disappointed to discover it wasn't already supported. Though I understand where Spoon's coming from - can't support everything, needs to have a reasonable user base, and he has to have the hardware to do so.

But another thought occurred to me. If I ripped to ISOs, using imgburn (which does support the Nimbus) then had some sort of 'virtual' autoloader that would load the ISOs under dBpoweramp's control, then we'd have a 'lowest common denominator' solution that'd work with just about every autoloader. Inferior to hardware-specific support, sure, but a step up from no support at all.

Looks like Pismo's File Mount (http://www.pismotechnic.com/pfm/) is free, and has a decent SDK.

Is there documentation for adding support for an autoloader? or is it all in Spoon's head? :)

-- Paul

01-10-2011, 03:29 AM
This thread has a little info on the load.exe, unload.exe drivers which Batch Ripper uses:


01-10-2011, 10:02 AM
Thanks, Spoon. I also found the documentation on writing loaders when I actually installed Batch Ripper (should've done that before posting :)


I'm in the midst of getting the SDK info for the Nimbie from Acronova, will have a better idea once I receive it.

-- Paul

01-12-2011, 05:00 PM
Please keep us posted on this. The Nimbie seems like a promising device, and it shouldn't be too hard to create load.exe, etc. for it with a little information on the SDK.