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Old 23-02-2013, 11:45
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As about need recommendations please
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:50
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I like CDBurnerXP. It's compatible with WinXP, Win7 and Win8.
http://cdburnerxp.se
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdburnerxp
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:52
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for which operating system?
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:20
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Windows 7
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:35
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there are loads out there & lots can be done without adding any more programs, can burn cd/dvd from windows explorer .... for a really easy to use program which is free you could try http://store.v3.co.uk/p29361-ashampoo_burning_studio_2013
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:36
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totally free without a few emails per week, which ashampoo does, could hunt out infrarecorder
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:36
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What sort of things do you want to burn. Win7 has adequate builtin software for burning data and music cd's.
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Old 23-02-2013, 14:06
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What sort of things do you want to burn. Win7 has adequate builtin software for burning data and music cd's.
Exactly, Windows 7 can burn data CDs from within Explorer, and music CDs from Media Player.
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Old 23-02-2013, 14:38
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I like CDBurnerXP. It's compatible with WinXP, Win7 and Win8.
http://cdburnerxp.se
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdburnerxp
+1 to this. It's recently had an update to the burning engine (since 4.5) that made it better at/capable of writing data discs on non-Intel chipsets.

The interface is old school, like Nero before they messed it up (v7.0 onwards).

It burns DVDs and CDs, handles image files and can write to file. There are lots of expert options if needed, but it's just so easy to use.

Completely free and no registration required. It just works.
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Old 23-02-2013, 14:44
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id also recommend cdburnerxp
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Old 23-02-2013, 15:36
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I like CDBurnerXP. It's compatible with WinXP, Win7 and Win8.
http://cdburnerxp.se
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdburnerxp
Another vote for this software, its very impressive.

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Old 23-02-2013, 15:37
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I'd vote for DeepBurner - it's a few years old but I still use it even today. Very simple - you just have data, audio and image options and that's it.
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Old 23-02-2013, 17:17
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http://www.imgburn.com/

Dead easy to use.
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Old 23-02-2013, 19:26
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Hard to far wrong here. Its being the one to trust for many a year now.
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Old 23-02-2013, 19:33
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From the description on their web site that program only seems to be for creating image discs. Is that correct?
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:07
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From the description on their web site that program only seems to be for creating image discs. Is that correct?
No it does much more.
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:12
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No it does much more.
Fair enough, I suspected as much. IMHO it's a pity they don't make that fact more obvious on their site.
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:15
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From the description on their web site that program only seems to be for creating image discs. Is that correct?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imgburn
You needed to wiki it.

It is the de-facto one used. I'd only ever consider another one if I got stuck.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:34
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If I right click on a music file I can send to the E: drive which is a rewritable drive when duo g this the draw opens in readyness in receiving A disk just wondered if it will burn as audio file
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:25
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If I right click on a music file I can send to the E: drive which is a rewritable drive when duo g this the draw opens in readyness in receiving A disk just wondered if it will burn as audio file
No, the files will be just be data, not audio.

Either Windows Media Player or iTunes etc. can burn audio CDs if that's what you want.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:30
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If I right click on a music file I can send to the E: drive which is a rewritable drive when duo g this the draw opens in readyness in receiving A disk just wondered if it will burn as audio file
you can burn either a data or audio CD with windows built in option

Edit: Must have been think of WMP for burning audio CD, still built into windows though.
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:37
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burn 4 free is very good.

it also installs an advertising toollbar, giving occasional popup ads for paid for products from same author. but you just go to "installed programs" in windows and uninstall it. quick and easy to do.
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:44
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you can burn either a data or audio CD with windows built in option

Edit: Must have been think of WMP for burning audio CD, still built into windows though.
to the computer, all files are "just files". audio and video files of different formats will play on a pc in most mediaplayers. however, bluray and dvd must be mastered inro a specific format to play in standalone players. and cd format requires converting from mp3 sound format (usually) into the pulse code modulation that standalone cd players recognise.
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