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Digby
27-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Hi Guys

This may be a silly question,
but with Widows 7 what do you use to format and burn DVD's legally ?

When I was on XP I used the various versions of Nero lite that came with my DVD drives.

What do you use ?

Snorkbox
27-12-2011, 10:55 AM
I don't use Widows 7.

Paul.Cov
27-12-2011, 11:29 AM
I've given up on optical media, as anything with a capacity larger than a CD has proved to be too unreliable in the long term.

I rely on a number of HDDs for my media storage, and now only burn to optical media when asked to by others if there is no alternative regarding the recipients hardware. Given that flash drives now have capacity to match DVD there's even less call for DVDs when sharing files.

Haven't burnt a disc in many many months.

jxer4567
27-12-2011, 11:36 AM
download nero for free maybe, ive heard of people i know doing it

CYaBro
27-12-2011, 11:52 AM
Imgburn is all I ever use.

nerd89
27-12-2011, 12:24 PM
ImgBurn does it for me.

wainuitech
27-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Ashampoo Buring Studio (general day to day stuff) - it does a lot more than image burn, But Active@ ISO Recorder for ISO images, sometimes use imageburn for burning ISO files ( but not to often)

Zippity
27-12-2011, 03:13 PM
Is Widows a new programme?

gary67
27-12-2011, 03:25 PM
Burnaware free is what I use small, easy to use and does what it says

KarameaDave
27-12-2011, 03:42 PM
Widows a new program?
I believe it must be.

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2011, 04:02 PM
I only use Poweriso, dvd movie maker, or CDburnerXP. Depending on what I burn. No need to format, these programs do it for you

Digby
27-12-2011, 04:18 PM
I've given up on optical media, as anything with a capacity larger than a CD has proved to be too unreliable in the long term.

I rely on a number of HDDs for my media storage, and now only burn to optical media when asked to by others if there is no alternative regarding the recipients hardware. Given that flash drives now have capacity to match DVD there's even less call for DVDs when sharing files.

Haven't burnt a disc in many many months.

Yes I have quit a few hard drives nowadays.

But as you say, occasionally you need to backup to a DVD.

Great replies guys thanks

Snorkbox
27-12-2011, 04:33 PM
@digby.

Is that quite a few or quit a few hard drives?

dugimodo
27-12-2011, 10:26 PM
I use Windows movie maker on the rare occasions I want to make a DVD from video file. For burning data DVD's or ISO's I just use the built in windows 7 tools. (drag and drop for data using explorer, for iso files right click and use the menu).
I don't burn a lot though so it doesn't matter to me what's better as long as it works.

As for backing up to DVD, nah personally I just backup to another hard drive.

Bobh
28-12-2011, 05:10 AM
I use Ashampoo burning studio 10 for burning ISO images. I burn movies onto DVD using Serif MoviePlus X5.

sarel
28-12-2011, 07:20 AM
I use the same as Wainuitech

sarel

Chilling_Silence
28-12-2011, 07:29 AM
cdburnerxp (Yes, works for Win7). It's small, easy to use, and works well :)

momona
28-12-2011, 10:02 PM
i use nero too,download it for free

pcuser42
28-12-2011, 10:22 PM
The built-in software if it does the job. :p
i use nero too,download it for free Which is illegal.

Bobh
29-12-2011, 12:42 AM
It appears that Nero do have a free version called Nero Kwik Burn (http://www.nero.com/ena/downloads-nbl-free.php).

Tbird650
29-12-2011, 12:02 PM
+1 for imgburn

kahawai chaser
29-12-2011, 02:13 PM
I've given up on optical media, as anything with a capacity larger than a CD has proved to be too unreliable in the long term.

I rely on a number of HDDs for my media storage, and now only burn to optical media when asked to by others if there is no alternative regarding the recipients hardware. Given that flash drives now have capacity to match DVD there's even less call for DVDs when sharing files.

Haven't burnt a disc in many many months.

Same with me. Though have imageburn on standby. Have not bothered looking for updates, or other burning software. Discarded dozens of unneeded burnt discs, due to neglect, or being somewhat outdated. I do have a few master discs (and drives) with photo's and documents.

susa
31-12-2011, 03:44 PM
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Nomad
31-12-2011, 03:59 PM
I use Active@ISO for ISOs. Don't really use DVDs other than a software ISO download. Ie., the MS Office Academic which is offered thru a download.

I just use the HDD for typical downloads and they go out of date, difficulty trawling thru the discs to get you what you want etc.

If I am just burning some photo's for someone, I just use the Win7 included software.

Trev
31-12-2011, 04:27 PM
I use Nero 9 full version. The reason I use it is because I'm use to it and know how it works.
:)

Twelvevolts
31-12-2011, 05:23 PM
Windows 7 has burning built into it - so you don't really need anything else unless you want advanced features.

I use Nero 11 platinum - got it for NZ $79 with voucher discount for Xmas.

PC User magazine just reviewed the burning software and rated Roxio Creator 2012 Pro as the best one out there, Nero was second.

Burnaware Free, CDburnerXP and Infrarrecorder seem to be the pick of the free ones.