Nero replacement:BurnAtOnce vs CDBurnerXPPro

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Since I had had enough of Nero 5.5, I asked in another Thread what freeware could replace Nero. Two options were givin to me.
    CoatHanger007 then asked me to compare BurnAtOnce to CDBurnerXPPro.

    Being used to Nero, I looked at these two progs from a Nero user standpoint.

    CDBurnerXPPro definately wins in the user friendly interface. Any Nero or EZCD user can quickly figure out what to do to compile and write a CD with this prog. Pretty limited as to what you can do with it too. Audio and DVD's, that's it. No mastering. Atleast none that I can see. Size of installation:22.4Megs

    BurnAtOnce was not easy for me to get working. I fried 12 CD's trying Bin/Cue, Bootable Slipstreaming, and Audio configurations. The help file was really no help at all. The forums was a big help for each of the mentioned configurations, but the moderator was not impressed that I was a newbie to the bin/cue burn using burnatonce. He seemed pissed of that I did not understand the help file and was asking a dumb question. Size of Installation:2.47Megs

    CDBurnerXP Pro, does have one major fault through the 4 audio cd's that I burnt, it is that it recreates a new buffer for each song that it is going to burn. This meant an inexcusably long burn times. Average 700meg audioCD burn: 22minutes.

    Between the two: I am tipping my hat towards the BurnAtOnce because of: burn times, complete control over mastering, extremely small installation footprint, but I will be posting questions about it here as I am sure that I will get removed from the forums over there if I ask another simpleton type question again. Dam newbies!!!

    My computer settings for comparison: IMAPI disabled, Autoplay enabled, let prog detect max burn speed, same mp3 songs for both burns, totalling 651megs.

    I have found my Nero replacement, totally freeware.


    Heeter
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    also replaced nero with burnatonce, and i really like it. also tried cdburnerxp but didn't like it. couldn't find a way to burn cd images, and burnatonce is so simple and effective with its interface. so burnatonce has completely replaced nero :)
     
  3. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    Cool stuff... I will check out these apps.

    Nice work ;)
     
  4. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    All burn-at-once is is a front end for mkisofs and dao .. made completely in vb6 .. It is a nice prog though ..
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    *Raises hand*
    Another Nero-to-burnatonce convert here. Moved to it a while ago, and I didn't look back. Burnatonce is so simplistic, yet it does everything I need it to do. Just how a CD-burning app should be.
    :)
     
  6. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Thanks Heeter. My CD-RW came with Nero so I'm sticking with it. Like the overburning feature.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yip :D

    ^what he said. :p
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    please try sony extreme, tell me how it compares

    read about it on this site

    this iswhat I've been using, but I don't know much about these programs
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Just so you know, Burnatonce includes an overburning feature as well. Not asking you to switch, just letting you know ;)
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    sony extreme...someone compare please so I can tell if I should switch

    'ppreciate it
     
  11. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Sure Dealer,

    I will try Sony Extreme.

    Heeter
     
  12. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Very nice write up. :)
     
  13. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Thanks - certainly got me thinking.
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    what do you mean by overburn?

    sony extreme writes over used cd's...is this what you mean?
     
  15. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    I use both Nero and BAO.
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Burning more than you should be able to onto a CD basically.
    and you can't write over used CD's it's physically impossible, unless the disc is a re-writable (aka: CD-RW)
     
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    aha...now I know what over burn is, and of couse I emant cd-rw.

    thanx 4 the inf0
     
  18. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Overburn is like overclocking. You can burn more than the discs capacity. I've burnt 850MB on a 800MB CD-R :)
     
  19. Perris Calderon

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    I see now an option in the sony extreme interface to over burn
     
  20. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Blimey! :D
    What brand CD-r's where you using?