CD/DVD Burning Software

  J B 16:09 16 Jan 2007

Hi all. I have pre-installed on my trusty Laptop a very basic version of Roxio Record Now version 6.5.4, however I am looking for a more inclusive package. These are the ones that I have been looking at:

Ashampoo burning suite: click here

Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 9: click here

Nero premium Reloaded 7:click here

Up until now I haven't been to interested in these type of programs, however, with a recent insurance claim and all that entails it has become necessary to have another look. Right now I am just concerned with backing up photo and documents relative to the claim but in future I could use the program for other things that are a bit less mundane.

I would be grateful for any views offered on the above software. Thanks. J.B.

  Stuartli 16:13 16 Jan 2007

Why not try Nero6 for the moment cheaply? See:

click here

This can be updated free of charge from the click here website right up to the final version.

  Stuartli 16:13 16 Jan 2007

..should read click here website right up to the final version...

  Totally-braindead 16:17 16 Jan 2007

Windows own burning software, assumming you have XP, will do fine. I've never used it as I came to XP from Windows 98 and therefore used Nero and Roxio before so I tend to use what I already know.
I now use Nero 6 which you can get for about a fiver, Nero 7 had some terrible problems when it came out, there have been patches to address them but since I am unsure of whether all the bugs are sorted I hesitate to recommend it. Roxio I haven't used for a few years as Nero does it all without having to have 2 seperate burning programs.
So my advice is buy Nero 6, its cheap and works well.

  Stuartli 16:20 16 Jan 2007

As far as I'm aware, the XP burner is based on a Roxio product.

It also won't write to DVDs.

  Totally-braindead 18:08 16 Jan 2007

Ah Stuartli I failed to notice in his title he wanted to burn DVDs as well.
Forget Windows own burner, Stuartli is correct it doesn't write to DVDs.
Nero 6 will though its cheap and works well.

  J B 10:03 17 Jan 2007

Thank you for the information, I will give your suggestion a try. J.B.

  Les T 20:54 15 Feb 2007

Must say i totally agree with Totally-braindead, get yourself Nero 6. Brilliant piece of software that's easy to use and covers most types of video files.

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