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Matt
06-04-2009, 08:47 AM
I made the unfortunate mistake of buying Nero 9 yesterday, which just fails on the install everytime. I'm trying to just install the burning part of the software as it comes with a ton of what I consider bloatware (over 500MB install file WTF!?!) which I do NOT want on my system.

I've asked for a refund as I'm not happy at all.

Which leaves me still needing some decent (better than in-built Windows burning) software.

I tried http://cdburnerxp.se/ (free) but the DVD of files I was trying to burn only ended up with one folder! So I'm not sure I can trust it.

All I want is something that can burn data, audio and DVD movies, simply and effectively. But most seem to come with a whole host of crap that I will never use.

What are others using on Vista 64?

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Matt

Nangleator
06-04-2009, 09:23 AM
Geez, you don't want their easy-to-use label making software and their easy-to-use CD compilation software and their easy-to-use clip art software and their easy-to-use menu maker software and their easy-to-use archiving software and all that other crap that you'll never, ever, ever get out of your registry again?

Matt
06-04-2009, 09:29 AM
Geez, you don't want their easy-to-use label making software and their easy-to-use CD compilation software and their easy-to-use clip art software and their easy-to-use menu maker software and their easy-to-use archiving software and all that other crap that you'll never, ever, ever get out of your registry again?

No! I just want to burn a CD please :D

oobievision
06-04-2009, 09:34 AM
for data I just use windows burner, for DVD movies and DVD authoring im using Adobe Encore

down_in_black
06-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Matt, check out : http://infrarecorder.org/

I have it installed on XP 64 and not had any problems so far.

Small, easy to use and free.

RollerJesus
06-04-2009, 09:48 AM
Second here on infrarecorder... It's simple and powerful.

kosmodave
06-04-2009, 09:51 AM
Hey Matt,
I have found Ashampoo Burning studio 8 (under 20 pounds ) quite good, basically all drag and drop and like a lot of their software it's quite light on system resources. It does have cover designers etc, but as I have not gone through the install process recently I can't remember if you can choose not to install or not. You can download a free 30 day trial and I believe Burning studio 9 has just been released so you could give that a try as well.

http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/product_2_1810___GBP.htm

Also I have found that once you are on their mailing list ( which does get a bit too regular unfortunately ) you get very good discount offers for their software, and they even have a relatively cheep CAD package for building design, that saves out in LWO format.
Sometimes they even allow you to say what price you want to pay for their software - Got their Antivirus with a years subscription for about 8 pounds:D

Dave.

allabulle
06-04-2009, 10:10 AM
Matt, check out : http://infrarecorder.org/

I have it installed on XP 64 and not had any problems so far.

Small, easy to use and free.

Agreed. I use it on XP 64bit and it just works.

Matt
06-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Thanks guys, gonna check out these two:

http://infrarecorder.org/

http://www.imgburn.com/

adamredwoods
06-04-2009, 12:06 PM
I have had small problems with infrarecorder, where I could not read a burned DVD in a panasonic blu-ray player. It worked in other DVD players. Nero burned it fine. I am using WinXP sp2, so it may work better on Vista. I still use it for data dvds, it is a quality piece of software.

But I am with you Matt-- Nero and most burning software is utter bloatware and a waste. Even the ashampoo 9 has now added an "easy-to-use" movie editor...

Matt
06-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Nero is by far the worst offender, over half a gig install!?!?! I mean come on, that's just ridiculous.

I'm staying way clear of their products in future, utter tripe.

Earl
06-04-2009, 01:15 PM
Hey, just thought I'd pipe in too. I used to use Nero exclusively, and was always very happy with it. I never bought it - just used the free versions that came with my CD/DVD drives. After ugradeing to Vista 64, I went ahead and bought the full Nero 8 suite (it was free after mail-in-rebate from Fry's). Holy crap, it is nothing like the old Nero program. It lags so much under Vista that I can barely use it, and as you've mentioned the number of bloated programs it comes with makes it very difficult to actually do anything! I don't know what happened to Nero, but it is not a good piece of software anymore.

BeeVee
06-04-2009, 02:42 PM
I have used Deepburner for a long time and bought a licence (that gets you nice command line stuff to use with DOpus btw), however, the free version works just as well. The only thing it doesn't do is burn dual layer DVDs.

B

safetyman
06-06-2009, 02:16 PM
I've used Deepburner and CDBurnerXP, free versions, on Vista 64 and both work great for me. BTW -- I just installed Vista x64 SP2 and after the install was over I somehow got back 43GB of hard drive space! WooHoo!