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Mike
23-07-2002, 11:08 PM
Well, I just bought my first CD burner, and so I'm now interested in what people think is the best free burner software, and where I can get it, and WHY you think its the best. At the moment I'm making do with the XP built in software, and might get around to trying out the software that came with the drive later this week (its called NTI CD-Maker 2000 Plus).

Any comments?

Mike.

vk_dre
23-07-2002, 11:12 PM
wot type of cd burner did u get? i thought they gave programs like nero burning roms with new cd writers. well anyway there are good free programs but i only use pay programs like nero burning rom, clone cd etc.

cheers,
v.K---------- :D

Mike
23-07-2002, 11:14 PM
> wot type of cd burner did u get? i thought they gave
> programs like nero burning roms with new cd writers.
> well anyway there are good free programs but i only
> use pay programs like nero burning rom, clone cd
> etc.

I thought I said what software came with the drive?

Mike.

tweak\'e
23-07-2002, 11:20 PM
is there any free burning software? i will have to search on that one. all of mine have come with the drives.

nti is not bad tho i had a problem with one ver that has a clash with IE6 that there wasno fix for.(when you drag & droped files it crashed)

replaced with nero and is running sweet.

Sam H
23-07-2002, 11:34 PM
I think CloneCD has to be the best CD burning software out, I think there is a trial version but the full version is cheap enough. If you can't be bothered paying for the full version then you can use an alternative method of getting it. ;\

Check it out here (http://elby.ch/english/products/clone_cd/index.html)

Regards
Sam

vk_dre
23-07-2002, 11:39 PM
by cd burner i meant the drive not the program, if u misunderstood that then my apologies.

cheers,
v.K--------- :D

drys
23-07-2002, 11:41 PM
NTI is very good been using it for some time very easy to use have a look at their site www.ntius.com
Regards Trev

Mike
23-07-2002, 11:44 PM
> by cd burner i meant the drive not the program, if u
> misunderstood that then my apologies.

I didn't misunderstand you... you also mentioned that you thought new drives came with software, so I was just saying that I'd already said it came with software. :)

Mike.

-=JM=-
23-07-2002, 11:45 PM
Clone CD can only be used for copying CDs and writing/burning images of CDs.

It can not let you grab random files from your HDD and put them onto CD.

NTI is good. I prefer Nero.

I'm picking that you purchased a BTC CD Writer ;)

Mike
23-07-2002, 11:47 PM
> I'm picking that you purchased a BTC CD Writer ;)

ummm, no... a Sony. :)

Mike.

Sam H
23-07-2002, 11:53 PM
XP's built in burning software is quite capable of this.

CloneCD is great for 1:1 copies and backups though.

vk_dre
23-07-2002, 11:55 PM
i'm confused ?:| this is all i said in my first post:
wot type of cd burner(cd writer/drive) did u get? i thought they gave programs like nero burning roms with new cd writers. well anyway there are good free programs but i only use pay programs like nero burning rom, clone cd etc.

how did u get the impression that i said no software came with ur drive?

v.K---------- ?:|

vk_dre
23-07-2002, 11:56 PM
i never said ur drive came without software?

v.K---------- ?:|

Sam H
24-07-2002, 12:02 AM
I think these statements caused a bit of confusion

>might get around to trying out the software that came with the drive later this week (its called NTI CD-Maker 2000 Plus).

then you saying

>i thought they gave programs like nero burning ROMs with new cd writers.

This gave the impression that you thought Mike didn't say It came with a CD Burning program.

Elwin Way
24-07-2002, 12:02 AM
Nero is best.

NTI is ex Easy CD creator, which, with its direct CD, is a mayja Clutz.

Nero is best.

Get a 2nd hand copy cheap somewhere. You will only get frisbees if you use freeware. (Ja ja flame away

Nero is best.

One more time for the lads at the back.. (all together now)

Nero is best!

]:)

Sam H
24-07-2002, 12:09 AM
*Chanting*

Down with Nero, Down with Nero, Down with Nero, Down with Nero!!!!!


hahahahaha :^O :^O :^O :^O



No I'm just kidding, (It's been a long day ok) hopefully I will get a chance to try Nero sometime in the near future.

vk_dre
24-07-2002, 12:10 AM
ok then, thanks sam, i meant that i thought sony drives had nero bundled with them not nti. confusion cleared? :)

cheers,
v.K---------- :D

Baldy
24-07-2002, 12:37 AM
For a free CD burning software, I sometimes use the one that is bundled with Musicmatch Basic. But its sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

My burner (LG) came with Easy CD Creator. Find it very good for compilations

Regards, BALDY

dot_com
24-07-2002, 12:41 AM
Hey Mike,

v.K was only asking what brand of burner you brought. No need to be rude to him...... He knew that you got software

Dot_Com

Mike
24-07-2002, 08:25 PM
> Hey Mike,
>
> v.K was only asking what brand of burner you brought.
> No need to be rude to him...... He knew that you got
> software

I wasn't being rude to him, I just didn't get his point about getting software with the burner... I still don't really

Mike.

Mike
24-07-2002, 08:26 PM
> I think these statements caused a bit of confusion
> >might get around to trying out the software that
> came with the drive later this week (its called NTI
> CD-Maker 2000 Plus).
> then you saying
> >i thought they gave programs like nero burning
> ROMs with new cd writers.
> This gave the impression that you thought Mike didn't
> say It came with a CD Burning program.

EXACTLY! :D

Mike.

Mike
24-07-2002, 08:29 PM
> Nero is best.
> NTI is ex Easy CD creator, which, with its direct CD,
> is a mayja Clutz.

in what way?

> Nero is best.
> Get a 2nd hand copy cheap somewhere. You will only
> get frisbees if you use freeware. (Ja ja flame away

how so?

> Nero is best!

why do you think so? I'm not gonna go get it just cause people keep saying its the best; I want to know why its the best.

Mike.

Mr. Insanity
24-07-2002, 08:33 PM
Nero!!!! (isn't there a shareware version?)

lol, well I can't say much. I've only ever used Nero, But it's so easy to use. For Music CD's and VCD's especially.

Is it me? or is the built in XP burner reaaaaaally slow?

Terry Porritt
24-07-2002, 08:38 PM
Well Mike, I recently bought an AOPEN CDWR, and it came bundled with Nero and InCD. I printed off the manual because I have to have something to read, but it wasnt all that clear, at least to me not having used a burner before.

The only problem I had was that InCD had to be updated from the Nero site in order to get it to work properly.

Anyway, discarding the manual and just doing, everything has gone fine. No coasters, made lots of audio disks, data disks. etc.

I can see why people like Nero, it's easy to use.

Chilling_Silence
24-07-2002, 08:59 PM
I agree with you, Nero 5.5 is the best, and I've used NTI - It crashed heaps and continuosly coasted my CD's (Nero doesn't with same speed burning)
Buy nero if you must, it's worth it in the long run!
Jo
BTW, i have tried those 2 and about 6 other pieces, including roxio, I found roxio wasn't straight forward enough, and didn't do the job easily enough

vk_dre
24-07-2002, 09:01 PM
nero is the best!!!!!!!! :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O
and so is cloneCd :^O:^O:^O:^O

cheers,
v.K---------- :D

tech_mister
24-07-2002, 11:12 PM
Mike ,Nero is the best because not only will it do all your cd burning
jobs( burning images ,files off the hard drive,converting audio cd,s to mp3,etc ) it will also copy most copy protected cd.s as well and is highly
configurable in that area,in short it will do it all (provide your burner supports the features)
Blind read& blind write and CLone cd are also good for copying protected cd,s

Dragonslayer
25-07-2002, 06:06 PM
Nero is definately good for general purpose writing, Creating VCD's from AVI/MPG, creating Music CD from .MP3's, or backing up your data.
For copying CD's (Especially protected ones) then the best programs are CloneCD, and one I newly discovered for warcraft 3 called FANTOM CD (www.fantomcd.net)

Elwin Way
25-07-2002, 06:23 PM
Need I say any more? :D

-=JM=-
25-07-2002, 09:20 PM
Just a reminder people.

I don't think the ability to copy protected CDs is of any use. As well all own the licences to use our software and abide by the rules.

Sam H
25-07-2002, 09:39 PM
yes......yes we all abide by the rules. ;\ ;\ ;) ;)

I think the fact that it is illegal to make back up copies of CD's and programs is so full of ****.

In the states you are allowed to make 3 copies of an audio cd. One for work, one for a portable device such as walkman or laptop and one as a backup.

Any way mike I think you would be fine with Using Windows to burn files to CDR and media player to burn MP3's, and to use CloneCD for copying 1:1 copies of games and programs (that is if you decide to rebel our current laws).

However a second hand copy of Nero or something similar would come in handy if you want to muck around with CD Burning options as XP doesn't offer that many options and configuration capabilities.

Regards Sam

Mike
25-07-2002, 10:09 PM
> (that is if you decide to rebel
> our current laws).

<changes name to e_ and storms off> :)

> However a second hand copy of Nero or something
> similar would come in handy if you want to muck
> around with CD Burning options as XP doesn't offer
> that many options and configuration capabilities.

so what features would those be? This is what I'm wanting to know - why get something rather than the Windows XP software... finally I'm getting somewhere!

Mike.

Sam H
25-07-2002, 10:15 PM
With a specialist burning program you can decide what format it is burnt in and the speed. You can also over burn, if you have files slightly larger than what the cd says will fit on it.
I had a link all about cd burning I will try and look for it for you.

Sam H
25-07-2002, 10:33 PM
Sorry Mike I couldn't find the link I was talking about but I did find these links while I was searching for it.

CD Burning Becomes Routine (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/columns/bridgman/august13.asp)

CD Burning Software Roundup (http://www.techtv.com/shopping/story/0,23350,3327265,00.html)

Just another suggestions, I had Prassi Primo CD Plus bundled with my computer and it seems to do the job well. It features the following modes,

Data Disc
Audio Disc
Disc copy - CD ROM to CDRW or CDRW to HD to CDRW

Mike
25-07-2002, 10:37 PM
> Sorry Mike I couldn't find the link I was talking
> about but I did find these links while I was
> searching for it.
>
> CD Burning Becomes
> Routine (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/col
> mns/bridgman/august13.asp)
>
> CD Burning Software Roundup (http://www.techtv.com/shopping/story/0,23350,3327
> 65,00.html)

Thanks, Sam, will take a look

Mike.

Chilling_Silence
25-07-2002, 10:50 PM
Well, Lets see, Nero has So many uses (Yeah, I know you've heard that lots lately)
It's not only great for fully customization of audio Cd's (Like how long a ggap to leave between songs) but for data storage (CD-Name, date to give the files, like when created and last modified can come in real handy!)
What about V-CD's for your PS2? I've not tried it out, but will be in a week or two! Change those music video's you downloaded into and Mpeg1 file and then burn like a dvd cd!
GTG, hope this has helped a little
Jo
BTW, Nero has a lot less tendancy to coast a cD than most other pieces of software

Mr. Insanity
26-07-2002, 04:39 PM
> It's not only great for fully customization of audio
> Cd's (Like how long a ggap to leave between songs)
Huh? I can do that on my version of Nero

> What about V-CD's for your PS2? I've not tried it
> out, but will be in a week or two! Change those music
> video's you downloaded into and Mpeg1 file and then
> burn like a dvd cd!

I burned some game movie trailers onto a CD and tried them on my DVD, and it works perfectly :)
Depends though, i've herd a few DVD players arn't compatible with VCDs for some reason, not sure about a PS2 though...

Mr. Insanity
26-07-2002, 04:40 PM
ooops ignore the first part of my post. I mis read

Elwin Way
26-07-2002, 06:42 PM
With Linux out for the PS2, I thinnk anything would be possible - from VCD to MP3 Cds...

Chilling_Silence
01-08-2002, 04:01 PM
Yeah, the linux on PS2 Sounds like fun, wonder if they'll make a windows for it??? That'd really kill sony, and open up a whole lot of un-invited hacking, I think I'll start a post on it!

L8rz