Any good alternatives to Nero?

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  1. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

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    I've always liked Nero for my CD burning program but now it has a lot of things I don't really need. Is there any alternatives that are free or I can buy that are just as great or better than Nero?

    Gracie :)
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i use ashampoo burning studio, doesnt have all the stuff you dont need and does a good simple job.

    roxio has alot of things you might not need, but is also better than nero .
     
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    Hi, Ashampoo burning studio is good, but try "Droppix", it is very good too.
    www.droppix.com
     
  5. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone, all the suggestions sound great and I will consider one or others that other people suggest :)

    Gracie
     
  6. WSFuser

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    ashampoo burning studio and prassi ones are two very good alternatives to nero.

    also if the only thing u dislike about Nero is the bloated installer, u can try Nero 7 Lite (Micro).
     
  7. zapjb

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    http://www.sateira.com/

    I use DropToCD (DataCD/DVD):

    With DropToCD you are able to:
    Burn data CD or DVD
    Burn ISO images to CD / DVD
    Save ISO images
    Erase rewritable CD / DVD
    View and extract sessions from multisession CD / DVD
    and more...

    Features:
    All 32-bit Windows versions are supported
    Supports CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-RAM
    Tested with SCSI, IDE / EIDE, USB CD / DVD recorders
    Create multisession CD / DVD
    Create bootable CD / DVD or ISO images
    Supports ISO9660 / Joliet files systems, burning simulation, OPC, BURNProof...
    and more...

    Benefits:
    On the fly burning. No temporary files
    Supports long filenames and foldernames (max 108 characters)
    Burn over 300000 files and 80000 folders
    Doesn't use any dlls or ocxs. Built-in ASPI layer
    Displays necessary information about recorder and disc
    Fast ISO image building speed
    and more...

    If you want more. They also have Sateira CD&DVD Burner.
     
  8. DCM

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    I have CDBurnerXP Pro and AShampoo. Both are free and good programs.
     
  9. Tommy

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    I kicked Nero some weeks ago over board and using now:

    1. Imageburn
    2. Burnatonce
    3. Burrn (for mp3 to audio CD)

    Does everything i need. For rare tasks there are a lot of freeware applications also out there. Depends what you want to do.
     
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    i'd get this one
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=155773

    or these:
    this one for just iso files (bootable discs) because that's all it does
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/burncdcc.html

    and this for music CDs don't think it does DVDs though
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/burrrn.html


    OT

    also, if i had a new computer like you, i'd download ubcd4win and use the programs it uses because all its programs are portable. that means they are all standalone programs which you don't need to install, that way if you don't want one of the programs you just delete the folder it lives in rather then having to uninstall the normal way which leaves stuff in the registry and other places too. ubcd4win has lots of great programs :D but, it was a long time ago i used it so i don't know which ubcd4win download has all the portable programs :cautious: it has some burning programs too.

    i just found some pictures. here are the cd burning tools and anti malware tools it uses
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/LittlBUGer/WinUBCD/Screens/3_0/Burning.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/LittlBUGer/WinUBCD/Screens/3_0/AV.jpg
    here are some more pictures -
    http://www.ubcd4win.com/screen.htm

    of cause that's a compiled version of ubcd4win, if you just want the programs you can just keep them all in a folder somewhere on your HDD like in My Documents or your C drive. i've gone abit OT looooooool i don't use windows anymore so there's not much else i can reply too :|
     
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  13. MaB69

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    I second WSFuser advicing you nero lite (only the best from nero)

    MaB
     
  14. lucas1985

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    I think that Nero Lite violates the EULA
     
  15. HAN

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    Thanks for the thread. :)

    I still have Nero 6 on my other computer and I like it pretty well. It's not a small installation but it's acceptable. But the new PC I just bought came with Nero 7 pre-installed and it's up to almost 460 MB!!!

    So yesterday, I took a look at the Ashampoo Burning Suite and I was quite impressed. I tried 3 small tests and it worked for all 3. So today I bought Ashampoo and tonight Nero will be removed... :)

    *Nero removal tools site http://www.nero.com/nero7/enu/Clean_Tools.html
    If you want a complete Nero removal, don't use the uninstall routine included with the program or the Add/Remove in the Control Panel. Use the Tools. (Great huh? :thumbd: )
     
  16. lodore

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    i had problem with uninstalling nero 6 in program files.
    im gonna use the removal tools and just install package one so i only have the main features.
    lodore
     
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