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Windows 7: burning cds/dvds

04 Aug 2010   #1

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burning cds/dvds

Used to use Nero to burn audio cds and video dvds. Do I still need to use burning software or is windows7 capable of the same in the following situations?
  • Burning audio cds by dragging mp3 files and having then burned as an audio cd.
  • Burning video dvds by dragging and burning the video_ts and audio_ts folders.
Windows DVD burner seems to only burn movie files like mpg which are converted during burning to a playable dvd. Haven't tried the burning of mp3 files through windows media player yet.

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04 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Not sure it helps you, I guess it's more of a vote-like thing, but personally I still use Nero. I don't see any advantage in using the built-in burning capabilities, given that I do have Nero already. Maybe if i had to decide whether to buy it or not, I would think more on the issue, but since I did that already, there seems to be no issue at all.
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04 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

i don't think there's a built in audio burner in windows
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04 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Sure there is, Kasor. Try this Microsoft page. However, I repeat, I find a dedicated app such as Nero to be better suitable to at least my needs. Especially since I have uninstalled the Media Center .
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04 Aug 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Give this free program a try.

CDBurnerXP: Introduction and News

On the Download page click on More Download Options for 64bit version.

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04 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

I use Nero 10, this program does it all and use it for everything.
Burning CD/DVD/DVD DL/ even BD-R(E) is just too easy to use.
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04 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I still use Nero as well. Despite all the bad rep it gets, i find it quite useful for many things.
It is my default Cd Burner and DATA burner.

There are many alternate methods that are free.

Aside from Phonemans suggestion

For Audio CDs, if you want a player as well, i really like Zune. it can also create CDs. And of course Itunes & Media Monkey.

For DATA disc and other disc burning, IMGBURN is an excellent application.
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