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 Post subject: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Hiya, folks! I have just consigned Nero SmartSuite to oblivion (as far as MY PC is concerned!) after it ruined not one, not two, BUT SIX BRAND NEW, BLANK CD-R'S!! (The software utterly failed to copy a number of mp3 files to the disks as I had wanted. Instead, it attempted to convert them to cda files and copied those files on to the CD-R's, each one being only 1K in size! Needless to say, the CD-R's were thereby rendered unusable!)

Can anyone recommend an alternative (preferably FREE!) to Nero's worthless, bloated products? I already have RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, VLC, and QuickTime. Also, since my DVD drive supports LightScribe, I have just downloaded appropriate software from www.lightscribe.com. Nevertheless, if anyone can recommend a replacement for the Nero SmartSuite, I'd appreciate it!

Sincerely,
Tom Nichol


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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Since I switched from XP to Win 7, I had to give up using Nero Suite 6, so I feel your pain. (actually it's still on the dual boot XP partition, but it's a pain)

Nevertheless, I find Burnaware Free to do an excellent job of burning anything and everything.
http://www.burnaware.com/burnaware_free.html

BUT... before you give up totally on Nero, try to make sure that when you're burning mp3 files to CD, that you specifically choose to burn data discs (assuming you haven't done this already).


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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:01 pm 
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OOOOPS!! You're right! I never thought of that! My bad! Thanks for the tip about burnaway, though!

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Tom Nichol


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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:04 pm 
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OOOPS again! I meant burnaware free! Thanks again!

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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:39 pm 
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No problem... you're very welcome. Did you have any luck with specifying data discs to be burnt?


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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:44 am 
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I too nixed Nero a few years back when their bloat was inexcusable. As mentioned, Burnaware is good but the free version prohibits a few features like disc-to-disc burning. I more often use CDBurnerXP. I especially like it's x64 and that it comes in a self contained portable app. Zero dll and ini files flying around and not playing nice on the C drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternatives to Nero (NOT-so)SmartSuite
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:23 am 
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CDBurnerXP gets a second vote for me, for the reasons stated by kleinkenstein, and that's just downright east to use.


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