I'll use VirtualBox for everything that doesn't require a CD, including Widows programs that require a CD for installation.
Can someone point me in the direction of a great youtube video on using Winebottler - I couldn't figure out how to use it in installing EAC and Foobar2000, and I tried quite a bit.
well, I installed and learned some basics of Winebottler. For some reason, after I get EAC installed and opened, you cannot scroll over the EAC area or the pointer arrow becomes invisible. I wonder if, since it is supposed to be linked to the DVD drive and if it is not, that this is why, just like with VirtualBox.Or maybe I didn't save and open EAC the right way to make it run on windows - this is difficult.
p.s. someone set-up Bootcamp on my Mac for me. Maybe I can just use EAC and other such windows audio software that require the CD drive through bootcamp.
The thing is, when I go to figure out how to operate Bootcamp, it seems to require me to insert the OS, but that shouldn't be, since I already see the Bootcamp Drive on my desktop, and it's empty. I just didnt' think I'd have to figure out how to use Bootcamp, since I intended to exclusively use VirtualBox for all Windows OS applications. So, since I already have Bootcamp, maybe I can skip figuring out winebottler. Unfortunately, I'm obviously not an experienced Mac user.
So, you mean that you tried to run it with Winebottler and found, as I did, that EAC didn't work?
Another one is WineBottler, although I couldn't get it to work because it hangs during startup, specifically at the “Turn on CoreAudio” step (appropriately enough).
I remember posting to VirtualBox bugtracker about this audio CD "passthrough" problem about 1-2 years ago, and they said that it is not an important feature but "maybe someday".. I guess it's still not fixed then.EDIT: Ok, I was curious, it was probably this ticket. On 2009-10-09: "Fixing this ticket is low priority, sorry. There are more important bugs around.", and 1½ months later the ticket was closed. Yesterday somebody reopened it, not for long I guess.. it'll probably never happen.
IDE: added ATAPI passthrough support for audio CDs (bug #3494)