BurnAware Free

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I was using Ashampoo Burning studio that I got from GAOTD, but it couldnt handle all the burning discs I needed to create. So I did some digging.

    Ive had experience with Ashampoo, Cheetah DVD Burner, CDBurnerXP, ImgBurn, and now this. Issue is I havent had to burn a CD since getting my iPod which was a few months back. Needless to say I still havent used it so Im looking for opinions on it.

    Anyone have likes, dislikes, or use another software over this and why?
     
  2. HAN

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    I like it. (Watch out for the Ask Toolbar installer!) It's simple but has worked for everything I've tried it on (music CDs and ISOs.)

    I also like CDBurnerXP but it needs .NET Framework. For some, this is not desirable. But it too has performed well for me.

    Whenever I have bothered with ImgBurn, it works. But my god what a pain to use! It's not intuitive to me at all!

    I too have been a booster of Ashampoo's Burning Suite but have given up after version 9 issues. Recently I have been getting nearly 100% coasters from it which is ridiculous. In fact, I have uninstalled it from every PC I had it on.
     
  3. pajenn

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    BurnAware Free v2 was my default CD and DVD burner for a long time; it was super simple and straightforward, but not as capable as ImgBurn (fewer options, etc). v3 came out recently and I'm still deciding whether I like it more or less than version 2. This new version now shares my default burner spot with CDBurnerXP (because I feel CDBurnerXP has improved over its recent updates).

    In any case, BurnAware Free is not a big or difficult program, so just keep it installed until you have occasion to use it, see how it works for you, and uninstall if you don't like.
     
  4. SFC

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    Not anymore IMHO. From version 2.5.0.0 (26/07/09) there´s an "advanced input mode" that is in fact very easy to use. You can drag and drop files like CDBurnerXP for example. And there´s also the Ez-Mode Picker.
     
  5. Matthijs5nl

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    There are just a bunch of great free programs. In my eyes BurnAware and CDBurnerXP and ImgBurn are all great programs. I do however use InfraRecorder, I love it. There is only one problem if you compare if to the others 3, there are hardly updates coming out.

    Previously I always used BurnAware because it is really easy and simple to use. The last time however CDBurnerXP had quite a lot of good updates. I think that CDBurnerXP is the most flexible program of all.
    ImgBurn is my least favourite, despite its options.
     
  6. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    ImgBurn has alot of flexibility. I doubt I would ever use it all so the majority of it would be useless.

    I really like the layout of BurnAware. It has a nice, clean, simple interface. You just select what you want and go from there.

    Only thing I wish was different was their update process. Its just like CCleaners. You have to download the new installer and install over the old installation rather than just the update files.
     
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