I'm not sure I remember if that was the program - or maybe just early days of it - but it sure wasn't 'reliable'! I started with CD-Rs just as the x2 drives came out and my first was a Plextor SCSI drive and cost the earth!
I think my burner was a Plextor SCSI too. That custom computer for burning CD's had two SCSI CD drives and it cost over $1,000 back in the 90's. It had a hard drive that was 2gb and small RAM. With the two disc drives, I was able to make a direct copy of a CD without too many coasters. Had to close all programs, turn off antivirus and defrag the hard drive prior to every burn. And burning at 1X.
Making compilation CD's was more problematic prior to the introduction of Easy CD Creator. Songs were ripped from CD's to the hard drive, edited and burned to CDR. Every songs had to be edited to remove the silent lead in (I believe Easy CD Creator did that automatically). On an occasion, there would be a small click at the beginning of a song caused by the CD drive turning on that needed to be deleted.
And, there was the buffering. For unexplained reasons, during burning, the process would pause for a millisecond to buffer? And render the CD unplayable on a consumer CD player.
And, at the end of burning, the program needed to create an index or something to play on music CD players. If that wasn't done perfectly, another coaster.
All these coasters that wouldn't play on a consumer CD will play fine on a computers CD drive.
Easy CD creator changed everything. By the end of the 90's CD burning became routine with faster computers, large RAM, large hard drives and faster higher capacity blank CDR's. The software did everything automatically with minimal user input. And the speeds. From burning 1X at the beginning to burning at 32 X and faster. Easy CD creator is not needed to burn CD's anymore. I think it's a function within windows. I haven't burned a CD in years. With the cost of large capacity hard drives dropping in price, it's a lot easier to rip CD's to the hard drive and listen from there. Or iPod.
This thread reminiscing the past has made me realize how far we've come technologically in the music scene. It's been an exciting 50+ years.