Burning question?

  Muergo 10:53 27 Nov 2011

I have been using Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 for a year or so having downloaded it free.

Are the later versions any better, I can't see any particular improvements and I have been having difficulty with finishing recordings. It goes through both procedures of reading and writing and only when I get to the end does it say that it failed.

Is there a better burning program, I've tried Nero but it isn't any better, and the Windows burner is poorer still.

I have tried all discs, DVD plus and minus and also double layer.

I'm using Verbatim and Sony discs but will buy some Toyo Y???... (forgotten) discs as they are said to be the best.

  TopCat® 13:26 27 Nov 2011

My daughter has just read your post and tells me she finds thisprogram is very good. It is free and covers all current Windows OS. TC.

  Aitchbee 13:35 27 Nov 2011

I would also recommend TopCat's daughter's choice.

  Muergo 13:42 27 Nov 2011

Thank you very much, I shall download now and run some discs.

  lotvic 13:48 27 Nov 2011

Yep, ImgBurn is good (and free)

  Forum Editor 14:22 27 Nov 2011

This belongs in Consumerwatch.

Transferring it now.

  Muergo 14:31 27 Nov 2011

As you are switching my posts around all over the place why not put this in Digital Home, looks like it's better there

  Muergo 15:54 27 Nov 2011

Just discovered major snag with ImgBurn, it won't copy "on the fly", you have to download on hard disc and upload to burner, may not be a problem for some applications but for a long film it will double the time taken and use (temporarily) a big chunk of hard dribve

Haven't found anything better than Ashampoo yet, probably have to buy their full suite instead of using the freebie.

  beeuuem 17:40 27 Nov 2011

According to videohelp.com Imgburn will burn - 'on the fly' although as I don't use it myself I can't verify this information.

  Muergo 18:06 27 Nov 2011

It doesn't according to its creator, he has put a stickie on his forum saying so and not to keep asking him!!

Seems as though it's a sore point with many users.

I have uninstalled it now and trying other alternatives but seems as though Ashampoo has the edge on this aspect.

  interzone55 15:10 28 Nov 2011

If different software is all having the same problem I'd be inclined to look at something else, namely the DVD writer.

My last laptop used to be quite adept at making coasters, tried several different software packages and a number of CD brands before I realised the problem, the drive didn't support over-burn, so could only record 74 minutes on a CD - one firmware update later and I never had another problem...

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