Tired of Nero-Burning - Alternatives?

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  1. Tommy

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    Because i don't need all the functions of blown up software on my Laptop (first Photoshop was killed), Nero Burning is going to fall. I need some suggestions regarding small alternatives. I heard about Prasi Ones, Sateira, etc. Any suggestions from your experinces folks?
     
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    ashampoo burning studio. i couple of ppl recommended it to me when I was looking for a nero alternative.
     
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    I tested that one, seams to be good, but - don't ask me why - i don't like it. I think i don't like these 'What would you like to do' Dialogs.
     
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    u mentioned prassi ones, have u tried that one?

    it wouldve been my first alternative, but i could never get it to burn a disc.
     
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    If there is a shareware available i will give it a try.
     
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    You mentioned Sateira. I use their DropToCD. It burns DVDs, ISOs, bootable media & more. 10x less system resources than Nero. And the whole program is 1.5MB vs 125+MB for Nero. :D
     
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    My new (old) PC come with Prassi CD burner, its not bad.

    I like HT Fireman, find somewhere version 1.4 its latest free version after that they charge for software....
     
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    I don't think so.

    But it supports BURNProof. Also you can use burning simulation.

    Also the features considering its size & lack of system impact are incredible. From the site.

    DropToCD (DataCD/DVD) is a very easy to use tool to create and burn data CDs and DVDs based on drag&drop technology. Just drag&drop files and folders to a little window and hit 'Burn disc' from popup menu to burn a CD or DVD. Simply as 1,2,3... Also you can burn ISO images, erase rewritable CDs or DVDs and more...

    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...
     
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    Ones and Sateira are indeed two nice programs.
    - ONES is very impressive; to the interface from ONES one has to get used to.
    - I like Sateira, but it does not support verify cds/dvds after burning, thats bad.
     
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    For databurning in ONES what do you use from your experience for closed CD's? SAT Mode 2 closed or TAO Mode 2 closed?
    And for Multisessions?
     
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    here's a screenshot of the interface

    http://www.upithere.com/thumb/4776.jpeg

    her's a screenshot of the wizard (displaying options)

    http://www.upithere.com/thumb/4777.jpeg

    I'm moving onto Roxio Media Creator 9 (hoping to get my hands on the OEM version when it's out) simply because I need a software that is user friendly for the whole family. ONES is light and driverless, but IMO more suited to advanced users (that's me out).
     
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    I burn data cds & movies if that's what you are asking. I normally would use track-at-once mode 2 closed for burning. I've done quite a few cds with session-at-once but I never added more stuff to the first session. I hope I've answered your questions.
     
  15. betauser2

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    I personally don't change any settings unless it promts me to do so, so I leave it as TAO Mode 2 Open/closed
     
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    heres some info from help file

     
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    Thanks, i will give Prasi further tests. So far i like it very much for my Laptop.
     
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    For Music burning I use Apple iTune, and for datas...sorry but I still uses Nero. :D ;) It's hard for me to replace Nero, it looks elegant, cool and very reliable...and aside from that, it's made in Germany. So it has a German quality engineering. :cool:
     
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    I would highly recommend ImgBurn which is free (although you should make a small donation if you use it). I used to use Nero myself, but have now switched to IB. It doesn't curently support multi-session though.

    www.imgburn.com
     
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    I use ImageBurn also. Great program for burning images, and 'hey,as i see suports building ISO files now. That's fantastic, didn't knew that. Multisession i nearly don't use, so they often make trouble.
     
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    As well as ISO creation/burning, it also supports burning files/folders to CD/DVD on-the-fly.

    IB is actively developed by a very talented programmer, and is the only free solution that has worked for me.

    There is also a very helpful forum.
     
  23. Tommy

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    I think we _all_ used his former little program :D
     
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    What was it?
     
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    Check out the IB home page and all will be revealed.
     
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