reliable program for burning data cd

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    i currently use nero 6 with no problem, but im looking to make a switch.

    i would prefer if the program offered verification and if the latest version was made in 2006.

    also prassi ones is not an option, i have had problems getting it to work. i prefer not to use NTI or Easy CD Creator either. any suggestions?
     
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  2. FluxGFX

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    Hi,

    Then you would seem to be out of luck in that dpt then. I use Nero, Roxio and I can't even remember the last time I had a problem after a CD was burned.

    Wait wait, yes I remember when I had WinME... or was it 98? ;)

    Regards,
    fluxgfx.com
     
  3. WSFuser

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    i know theres many alternatives for cd burning, do they all lack verification or all outdated?
     
  4. Wake2

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    Not sure this will meet your requirements but
    I have been using cdBurnerXpPro 3 for awhile
    now and think its a decent program.

    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/index.php

    Regards,

    Wake
     
  5. WSFuser

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    yea ive heard of it. maybe someone can confirm that it verifies cds after burning?
     
  6. crofttk

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    Although I use Nero on my desktop, I have Sonic DigitalMedia Plus on my laptop and it does verifies on copying and burning data. I haven't had a problem yet.

    Two potential hurdles: I think this is the same outfit that makes Roxio software - not sure, but it's NOT Easy CD Creator, the other is that some would classify this as Dell crapware simply because it came installed on my laptop from Dell-- well, tough! -- it works for me.
     
  7. FluxGFX

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    Hi,

    Here's the information from the website

    # Writes all kind of mediums apart from double-layer DVD (follows in next version). Burning video-DVDs is limited.
    # Burn audio-CDs with and without gaps between tracks
    # Burn on the fly / Burn-proof
    # Supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives
    # Rip Audio-CDs to harddrive, obtain track-information (ID3-tags) from Internet
    # Burn and create ISO-files
    # Customizeable with many settings
    # Data verification after burn, create bootable discs
    # (will be) available in multiple languages
    # 100% freeware - no adware or restrictions
    # bin/nrg->ISO converter, simple cover printing and
    much more!
    # Operating systems: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server.

    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/features.php

    They mention data verification.

    Regards,
    fluxgfx.com
     
  8. furballi

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    Nothing new in 2006 that could displace my Nero 6.6.0.3. Nero 5.x was probably the best, but it would not support the latest DVD writers.
     
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  10. WSFuser

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    thanx fluxgfx and pvsurfer, i will check out those two programs.
     
  11. furballi

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    Nero 6.6.0.3 can also verify the data. Put a check mark next to VERIFY WRITTEN DATA when Nero is checking the disc (prior to burn operation).
     
  12. furballi

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    Ashampoo looks okay, but I don't see a DVD backup tool similar to Nero Recode.
     
  13. pvsurfer

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    Like Nero, it allows you to copy movies (or whatever) as long as it's not copy-protected.
     
  14. WSFuser

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    yes i know this and currently am using nero. it works fine but im looking for an alternative. mayeb save a few mb in ram and disk space.
     
  15. furballi

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    So Ashampoo can transcode a DVD9 to a DVD4.5? What about the other features found in Nero Recode?

    Is there a .PDF manual for this application?
     
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    It can't do everything that Recode can, but it does everything I need. It won't cost you anything for a fully functional 30-day trial, so why not check it out yourself? Btw, the entire program consumes only 23MB.
     
  17. furballi

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    Will DEFINITELY checkout the program. I'm a HUGE fan of efficient software encoding. Recode permits the user to set the START and END points of any commercial DVD.
     
  18. ErikAlbert

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    I got Nero StartSmart v6.6.1.4 and Nero ShowTime for free along with my DVD/CD-rewriter (BenQ) and I also trialed Nero 7 Premium (more than 500MB download. Pffft).
    I couldn't find anything wrong in v6.6.1.4, but Nero 7 Premium failed once in burning a CD properly.
    So, I'm not planning to buy Nero.
     
  19. WSFuser

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    500mb huh? looks like u downloaded the multilanguage version. the english version is still 100megs tho.

    with version 7 out, im concerned for version 6 which has been more reliable for me.
     
  20. ErikAlbert

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    Perhaps it was, but it doesn't really matter for me. What matters to me is that it failed burning a simple CD.
    I look it this way. Whatever the many possibilities are in Nero, if it can't burn a CD properly after so many years of development, I get my doubts.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    well i tried install cdburnerxp pro but it requires .net framework 1.1 which i dont have. i have .net 2.0 so i can use paint.net but im not gonna bother with 1.1.

    i tried ashampoo burning studio and i like the gui very much. its as close to nero express as u can get. unfortuneately, it uses about the same resources too. im gonna burn a disc now, if it works, i may keep this program.
     
  22. ErikAlbert

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    I'm also looking for a software like Nero, but it's not my priority #1 right now.
    In the future I need a DVD/CD software that allows me to remove parts in a recorded movie on TV, like advertising and burn it on another DVD as a movie without interruptions. I hope you understand what I mean. :D
     
  23. pvsurfer

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    Fwiw, Ashampoo just released Burning Studio v6.20 today.

    New in v6:
    - Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs
    - Create compressed backup archives with powerful password protection
    - Split archives automatically across multiple CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray discs
    - Restore archive contents to their original locations
    - Integrated Audio CD ripper – store your audio tracks as WMA or WAV files
    - New option for setting the number of copies you want to burn (available for all disc formats)
    - Discs can now be verified immediately without being ejected first (if the drive supports this feature)
    - Numerous other small improvements that make the program easier to use and more effective

    http://www.ashampoo.com/dl/0710/ashampoo_burningstudio6_se.exe
     
  24. WSFuser

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    that was quick. good thing the file isnt very big.
     
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