Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Yash Khan, Mar 12, 2014.
Burnaware or CDBurnerXP?
Which is better?
Win 7 64.
Better in terms of what?
All burning applications have the same burning quality, because it depends on the drive and media used, not the software.
Both I believe have proven themselves as reliable and stable products.
I'm not particularly familiar with them but that should be up to you, anyway. You need to try them and see which one you like better. It's basically as simple as that.
Disc drive on my system is Lightscribe enabled.
Is Lightscribe independant or dependant on disc burners?
I use ImgBurn .
I like it but more suited for advanced users.
I am looking for average users.
I use BurnAware Free.
I also use Imgburn and i definitely agree that it is not easy to use, you gotta learn to use it.
First off, be careful installing any of them to not get adware or something similar.
I agree with the feeling that they all work pretty well. (I have all 3 mentioned on my machine. I don't have Lightscribe on my burner so I can't answer that.)
For a beginner, my feeling is that BurnAware is probably the easiest to use. But CDBurnerXP is close...
I've used them both, and the main difference is that cdburner xp install it's own service (services.msc), thats only why i stay with burnaware.
There is Deepburner as well that i like.
I like Infrarecorder, which I find intuitive and reliable. I use the Portable Apps version to ensure no toolbars or other junk come along for the ride.
BurnAware, In my opine is the best out there right now
According to this KB, CDBurnerXP supports Lightscribe: https://cdburnerxp.se/help/kb/5. Don't know about Burnaware though.
for me burnaware looks like imgburn
by the way InfraRecorder is a cool software and opensource , sadly no updated
but is it compatible with w8.1 ?
you don't need portable apps , it's portable
zip files 64bit
How is Ashampoo Burning Studio Free?
Thanxx for all the info guyz.
I checked all & decided to go with CDBurnerXP Portable as I dont burn disc often.
Another very good one to consider is anyburn its free, Portable and is frequently updated, it has a simple GUI, with advanced burning features.
burnaware just like MANY other is based on the starburn sdk. they mainly add their own gui to it. they are honestly about equal so use whichever you like or find easier to use. and to the person who said the software does not matter this is very incorrect. the burning sdk can make a huge difference in the overall quality of the burn. there are many more factors involved than just the drive and the media though those are the 2 most important. imo dont use junk media. depending on if you are burning a cd or dvd there are brands of media that are FAR FAR better than others. my 2 top choices are falcon media first and ty second. just stay away from cheap junk media like imation (which is the same as most store sold brand names now like tdk, memorex and many others) falcon actually uses the REAL tdk stampers from which the real tdk media used to be made and now tdk sold out just like almost everyone else has. but both will work imo if you want absolute ease of use ashampoo would be my top pick but it is a large program and is getting bigger with each release.
DeepBurner seems to "calibrate the laser power" before it starts the burning process.
Do all burning applications do this?
or is this something that only Deepburner does?
(I havent come across another program that informs the user that it is doing this)
I uninstalled CDBurnerXP & now trying Burnaware Free & it seems easy & good.
I forgot to notice what you have mentioned when I had CDBurnerXP installed.
Do you mean a process is always running even if CDBurnerXP is not running?
During install I think there is an option to associate CDBurnerXP to something, may be if you disable that option then the process will not be there.
I use CDBurnerXP to burn MP3 audio to files as CD audio, and also in very rare cases for burning data files to DVD. For burning ISOs I just use included disk image burner in Windows 7.
I have used it for years and it works great.
The only problem with Ashampoo Burning Studio Free & CDBurnerXP is that .NET Framework is required; Burnaware and Anyburn not required.
also ashampoo can not do cd text for audio discs.
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