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Windows 7: Ashampoo Burning Studio v12 Vs v11


06 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Ashampoo Burning Studio v12 Vs v11

I'm hoping someone here is using Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 (the full version, not what they call ABS 2013) and can comment on what, if any improvements have been made compared with v11. I have 11 and an opportunity to get 12 at a deeply discounted price, but I would like there to be at least one difference that seems worthwhile other than the slightly revised UI


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06 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ImgBurn works and it is free. It is not always the most user-friendly program, agreed, but that is nothing a 3-second Google search can't fix.


This information was taken from their website.

New in Ashampoo Burning Studio 12

Less is more - Shorter startup times, streamlined user interface
Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 is a burning application that requires less time to start up and launches modules almost instantly. To further boost your productivity, the user interface has been restructured improving clarity and readability.

More compatible - Bigger is better
This burning software fits more data on a single disc. Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 features full support for BDXL discs (100 and 128 GB). Need to burn large amounts of data? Use the new disc-spanning feature for virtually unlimited storage capacity and store data across any number of discs.

More customizable – Unleash your creativity
Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 takes professional disc authoring to the next level. Create your own themes and menu templates and add more individuality to your projects.
Other Enhancements


Video Authoring
  • Normalize audio tracks

Slideshow Editor
  • Organize themes into categories
  • Add empty slides either with single colors or gradients
  • Apply Ken-Burns effects
  • Insert credits

Audio CDs
  • Rip to FLAC and OGG
  • Burn from CUE sheets (MP3, FLAC, WAV)
  • Apply equalizer effects to individual tracks (e.g. Loudness)
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06 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
ImgBurn works and it is free. It is not always the most user-friendly program, agreed, but that is nothing a 3-second Google search can't fix.
Thanks for the reply. I'm aware of ImgBurn and do use it when I wish to have complete control over CD-TEXT. I also use CDBurnerXP. Ashampoo Burning Studio doesn't do anything these other programs can't do, but I like the UI and I appreciate your posting the stated improvements from their website. The faster loading time may be worth the upgrade as version 11 is a bit slow.
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07 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

After you have purchased the new version and tested it, post back and let us know if the speed has improved.

John
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08 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
After you have purchased the new version and tested it, post back and let us know if the speed has improved.

John
Yes, the initial loading speed of Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 is significantly faster than version 11. There are also some nice tweaks to the interface. The features are exactly the same AFAICT. I would really like to see them add support for CD-TEXT when burning audio CDs - that's the only thing it lacks for my purposes. I think you can install it with a trial license if you want to test it.
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08 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, for the update.

Glad to hear your happy with their newest version.

I may give their software a test, as you suggested.

Try asking their tech support why there is no support for CD text while burning.

Best Regards!

John
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08 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
Thanks, for the update.

Glad to hear your happy with their newest version.

I may give their software a test, as you suggested.

Try asking their tech support why there is no support for CD text while burning.

Best Regards!

John
Actually I've already asked them about CD TEXT support - they said it couldn't be implemented because it was "device specific". That doesn't seem to be true since it's an option in both ImgBurn and CDBurnerXP, but whatever.
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27 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 has been released.

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...ning-Studio-14

Looks like they've updated the UI again but still no CD TEXT.
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27 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 has been released.

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...ning-Studio-14

Looks like they've updated the UI again but still no CD TEXT.
Hmmm...I did email their support back then. Their response was they would let their programmers know. Not sure, why they will not add this feature. All I can suggest is to try to contact them yourself, perhaps you may get more information.

Thanks, for the update,
John
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