Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Howard Kaikow, Jun 27, 2006.
I've given up on Ahead products.
What are the recommended alternatives?
Sateira CD&DVD Burner - very good
Ashampoo Burning Studio - great
Prassi Ones - great
DiscBlaze - don't know
DeepBurner - good
Cheetah Burner - don't know
CDBurnerXP Pro, very nice
I have a licensed Nero 7, but change to CDBurnerXP Pro as well.
I had issues with burning an ISO with Nero which cost me 7 blanc cd's, tried CDB and the ISO was ok the first time.
Agreed. I got this when a after a colleague recommended it to me.
"Perhaps most interesting thing about ONES is the "Driverless fuzzy logic operation", which promises to support for all current and future drive models, without model specific drivers."
This was the major factor for me "Updates are no longer necessary"
Here is more info on it http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=11098
When installed it's only 1.64mb (from control panel add/remove programs)
I'm not an advanced "burner" but it effortlessly suits my needs. The only thing is I found nero to be more user friendly with it's wizards and GUI, but that's me I'm no expert.
Hope this helps any Q's and/or screenshots feel free to ask
Incd was mentioned, which means udf support (packet writing) is needed.
Of the programs mentioned, only DiscBlaze and Cheetah DVD Burner appear to offer UDF support.
From the write up, Cheetah DVD Burner sounds very specialized by mentioning UDF Video DVD.
DiscBlaze looks promising, but it seems like you need to use the utility to burn a file with udf to the CD, rather than just dragging the file to a drive icon.
It is similar to nti file cd.
In the end I chose the Roxio Easy Media Creator 8. I really don't like the integrated IE browser in the main program. But the udf packet writing (Drag to Disc) is seamless and works very well. You just drag the files to the drive icon or a folder in windows explorer.
Ayup Drag to Disc is far better than InCD, I have EMC 7.
I must use UDF as it is based on ISO/IEC 13346 and I was one of the architects of the standard. Ditto for ISO 9660 and High Sierra.
I have very simple burning needs. I use Sateira DropToCD. DropToCD the whole prodram is <1.5MB. It use way less RAM & CPU. It's great. Handles CDs, DVDs & .iso. Doesn't rip up the registry.
Imo Nero is a joke. The new version is 125MB. Ever try to uninstall it.
I wanted ' lightweight' and found ashampoo a pefect alternative.
The price on the website shows $29.99, but when you download and register, they offer a discount.
I ended up paying $13!
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