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Nero Custom Applications Builder (NCAB)

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NCAB (Nero Custom Applications Builder) v2.11


FEATURES:
Automated customization of individual Nero applications.
Automated customization of specific Nero features.
Automated 7-Zip rebuilding.
All-in-One script (installation, registering, preference settings, and cleanup).
Quick and simple to follow instructions.


BENEFITS:
Smaller setup/install size. Less bloat.
Cleans up post-installation registry and hard disk clutter.
Faster installation - one setup file, as oppose to as many as three seperate setup files.
Switchless and silent installer. No GUI. Ideal for UA installs.

Min Requirements: Nero-6.6.0.16.exe or higher, Windows XP/2003
Optional Components: NVE-3.1.0.16.exe or higher, Nero Language Addon Pack #1


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EXAMPLE SCENARIOS:
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Example #1: NERO vs. NCAB (custom example)

Nero-6.6.1.4.exe = Nero Package 1 (34.1 MB)
NVE-3.1.0.25.exe = Nero Package 2 (37.6 MB)
Nero-6.6.1.4_sve.exe= Swedish Language Pack 1 (9.0 MB)

Nero Setup size: 3 files @ 80.7 MB
vs.
NCAB Setup size: 1 file @ 31.1 MB , save 49.6 MB , 159% improvement , install size ~ 110 MB

Applications kept: (Nero, Nero Express, Toolkit, WaveEditor, Nero VisionExpress, Recode, Swedish Language Pack 1)
Applications removed: (CoverDesigner, ImageDrive, BackItUp, SoundTrax, StartSmart, MediaHome, PhotoSnapViewer, ShowTime)
Features removed: WAV Soundeffects, NeroNet, CD-i, OGG, Dr.WEB, DOS BootImage file


Example #2:

Nero-6.6.1.4.exe = 34.1 MB
NCAB (Nero ONLY) = 14.6 MB , save 19.5 MB , 134% better compression ratio


:thumbup

Revisions:
v2.11: Support for Nero-6.6.1.4.exe and NVE-3.1.0.25.exe. Removes Yahoo Toolbar. Fixed an NVE issue.
v2.10: New self-extraction method. Option to remove two additional features, possibly saving 1.4MB. Code enhancements.
v2.08: Remove two Redist setup files. Save 510 KB. Remove support for Language Pack 2.
v2.07: Bugfix for Language Pack users. Minor code enhancements.
v2.06: Two new removable features: OGG plugin & CD-i support. Minor code enhancements.
v2.05: Significant changes. Too many to list here. Overall 10% improvement over 2.04.
v2.04: Optimized for latest Nero-6.6.0.15. Additional tweaks for better space savings.
v2.03: Search/Replace procedure eliminated. Updated 7Za and SFX. A few tweaks.
v2.02: Improve size reduction for Nero Package 2. Updated SFX.
v2.01: Replaced StartX.exe with uncompressed version.


Download latest Nero 6 Update Packages: http://ww2.nero.com/...enu/nero-up.php
Download Nero 6 Language Packs: http://ww2.nero.com/...p_file_main.php

DOWNLOAD NCAB: NCAB v2.11

Mirror by Kelsenellenelvian & WPI


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nice and smooth.... thanx.

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Looks great, and thanks for the quick update!

I made an installer with it and it seems to work great, but I can't actually burn anything with this pc. Does anyone know if the "Unknown Burnphase" message still exists?

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Give me this when i click NCAB.exe

"Nero building process FAILED !

Pelase place StartX.exe in this directory."

everything is in the same directory !!!

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@zecompadre

Please extract all contents from NCAB.rar again.
You probably got that message because you ran NCAB.exe once already, and now you are trying to run it again.
I apologize for that error message, I should of been a little clearer. :blushing:

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works great. thanks. :thumbup

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does it work with NVE too?
nevermind

Edited by lilweirddude, 23 April 2005 - 01:39 PM.


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Using the latest 7zip beta but still getting the 67.5Kb Nero6_custom.exe??

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@ vcBlackBox

Thanks for the great tool, worked very well........... One funny thing, after a clean

install on hidden partition, nero setup fine but stopped at the 6min mark and never

moved, opened task manager and imapi was running, disabled it and all was fine?

Guess next time useing nLite I'll just remove imapi............

thanks again

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@vcBlackBox

now it works !! Tks !!

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removed outdated

Edited by vcBlackBox, 22 June 2005 - 10:13 PM.


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I've been playing around with this nero project for so long... :wacko:
I wanna squeeze every last bit of bloat from this product that I can, but without sacrificing core features or functionality of course.

I'm releasing an experimental build for testers out there. Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

This release, I'm removing the 6 Redistribution Files located in Redist folder.

We don't really need these system files if we have WinXP SP-2 and later and presumbably Win2003 too.

Our system should have them already, plus they are newer than those that come with nero.

I can't be sure if Nero requires any deprecated features that are not available in the newer libraries. I'm just assuming they don't.

Doing this, we can save an additional 1.68 MB off of the final custom installer.
But if you're worry that it might cause some functionality problems with nero, you're still free to use my original NCAB.

If it works or doesn't work, plz give me some details, OS (Pro/Home), Service Pack?, n-lite or not, etc

Also I read this article a few days ago, and it's kinda interesting in how it relates to what I'm trying to do here. The article:
Many corporations face major risks because repackaged apps are ignored by Microsoft patches!

Edited by vcBlackBox, 26 April 2005 - 01:15 PM.


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is there going to be one for nve too? like the last version where you merged them into one package

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@vcBlackBox

Here ya go, the info..........

Useing XP PRO, SP-2,RyanVM's full update pack v1.21, nLited down to 160mb, then

adding 400mb of progies and drivers...

Real time install, got one error with ReDist ver, "unable to register NEROPLUGIN.dll..."

kept Burning Rom, toolkit, express(just pushed "enter" on Express but still installed),

19+mb. Used installed ReDist ver to burn an ISO no problems.......... I don't use any

plugins.....if you need any thing else let me know............

thanks again

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@vcBlackBox

:blushing: tried your soft on Win2000 sp4 + winrar 3.5 beta +7Zip 4.18 beta+ nero-6.6.0.12.exe

but it stopped when searching nero-6.6.0.12.exe and said :

Nero building process FAILED!

It appears you do not have Nero Package 1 in this directory

and off course the exe is in the same directory.....

could you help me, or maybe ncab don't work on 2000 ?

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After install it says :
some things are missing please reinstall nero :blink:

doesnt work m8 :no:

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Thanks bonedaddy

I kinda figure there would be some problems removing all the redistribution files.
Okay, I'll be a little more conservative. I'm removing only 3 three DLLs (gdiplus, mfc42, and msvcrt).

net savings
NCAB-noRedist vs orginal NCAB = 1.1MB less.

@muiz
please clarify, you're referring to the experimental noRedist, correct?

@Diagg
it does not work on Windows2000.

Edited by vcBlackBox, 22 June 2005 - 10:14 PM.


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build 2 works fine.........
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how can we automatically delete the zero byte files & shortcuts?
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I choose to keep it all
Then i tried with or without extra compression..
but when i try to run nero....
Some files are missing please reinstall nero

Normal nero works, but nero smart start wont start...
But i choosed to keep it all :}
How can i fix this, so it installs smart start to?

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I choose to keep it all
Then i tried with or without extra compression..
but when i try to run nero....
Some files are missing please reinstall nero

Normal nero works, but nero smart start wont start...
But i choosed to keep it all  :}
How can i fix this, so it installs smart start to?

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I know why Nero StartSmart is not working.
Open Nero_Installer.cmd and go down to the section Nero Cleanup
and look for this line and remove it.

del "%ProgramFiles%\Ahead\Nero\SHORTCUT.DLL"

I think I was a little overzealous deleting unwanted features.
Normally I don't install everything, so I had no need for the StartSmart.
Just an oversight, sorry.

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Sorry m8, i realy tried.......

But the old fashion way still works for me :

Hey, try this one. it is the most easiest way what I know.
1.Extract Nero-6.6.0.12.exe (whatever versions)
2.Make a SFX file using WinRAR - self extract, solid, highest compress
(see below)
3.click to install or use a run command.
for instance %CDROM%\software\nero\Nero-6.6.0.12.exe
No need any switches, reg files.

4.You can enjoy 


Regarding 2.
Paste below command in a comment space

CODE;The comment below contains SFX script commands

Setup=setup.exe /SN=****-****-****-****-****-**** /WRITE_SN /SILENT /NO_UI /NOREBOOT /NOLICENSE /NOCANCEL
TempMode
Silent=1
Overwrite=1
Title=Nero 6.6.0.12 Ahead Software AG


( From : tinywoods )

Lots faster to ;)

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Sorry m8, i realy tried.......

But the old fashion way still works for me :

Hey, try this one. it is the most easiest way what I know.
1.Extract Nero-6.6.0.12.exe (whatever versions)
2.Make a SFX file using WinRAR - self extract, solid, highest compress
(see below)
3.click to install or use a run command.
for instance %CDROM%\software\nero\Nero-6.6.0.12.exe
No need any switches, reg files.

4.You can enjoy 


Regarding 2.
Paste below command in a comment space

CODE;The comment below contains SFX script commands

Setup=setup.exe /SN=****-****-****-****-****-**** /WRITE_SN /SILENT /NO_UI /NOREBOOT /NOLICENSE /NOCANCEL
TempMode
Silent=1
Overwrite=1
Title=Nero 6.6.0.12 Ahead Software AG


( From : tinywoods )

Lots faster to ;)

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>



Well of course if you wanted to keep all the applications, I would use Nero's own installer. :blink: NCAB is for customization, and size reduction.

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I know ;)

No offence :blushing:

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brand new to this site but thanks for the fix :) made my own installer works great




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