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Windows 7: Why is Nero Burning Rom rated so low on TopTenRevies ?

23 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 32 bits
Why is Nero Burning Rom rated so low on TopTenRevies ?

I tought nero is better than that. It got dissapointing results on both CD and DVD burning category.
I want to know if the results shown on Top Ten reviews are really reliable or the criteria there are is to look for a burning software. Im especially interested in the File format category which Nero is almost mising as you can see at Cd burning category but I want to know what do they mean by File formats in relation with the software?

CD Burning Software Review 2013 | Best Disc Burning Software | Burn CD - TopTenREVIEWS
DVD Burning Software Review 2013 | Best Burning Software | DVD Burner Software - TopTenREVIEWS

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23 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

First of all, why do you care? [that looks suspiciously like spam]

File formats wise, maybe they are just referring to it lacking in handling MANY file types that have probably come around long after NERO was the go to app for CD/DVD burn backing up [several years ago].


Nero was producing proprietary files, so you had to have Nero on all PC's expected to deal with them, unlike plain old fun .ISO files that almost all programs in that category can handle, as an example.
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23 Apr 2013   #3

windows 7 32 bits

hmm but they are releasing new version of Nero almost any year.Strange they did not bother to keep up and they have prety expensive top multimedia suites on top 3 with Corel, Cyberlink and Roxio

well what exactly means it cannot handle WMV, DivX Xvid, MP4, PAL, NTSC files from a burning software view?

Sorry my real question was if Nero is still among the best burnign sotware and if its not which are the best?
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23 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

It's referring to Nero not being able to convert those compressed file types to write them out to usable discs, is all, it can't handle those file types.

I suggest if looking for a ton of info on video files and software for that purpose.

As I am typing this I was burning a Linux Mint 14 image to eventually load on another PC for testing, that's about how deep I run on image file usage.

My needs are meager for burning software, I don't want to plug the cheapo one I use. muhaha [Maybe if they paid me and not vice versa]

Top programs is an outdated concept for that I think, just too many things available for specific tasks, just buy or find freeware for what you actually need.

Of course if you are talking about product for a business and need 100 copies, yeah I'd definitely be looking to do the minimalist approach and probably save a lot of $ that way.
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23 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I think some may be confusing what the product actually does. Burning Rom and Nero Express are both a burning software. And its a fine one.
But, that's all its capable of, is burning discs. That and it can Copy discs and create images.

For burning DVD, AVCHD or BluRay disc, it does support these if you have a file structure already setup. Just add and burn.

DATA, it will burn anything.

Music, it will support MP3, WMA, AAC/MP4 and convert to CD. Those are the only formats Ive tried though. Not sure about others.

For image files it support nrg,iso,cue,img formats

However, It is NOT a converter. So it will NOT take a MP4,MKV,AVI, DIVX video and convert it into DVD, Bluray etc. If that's what you need, then you are looking in the wrong place, or you need to buy the whole Nero suite.

In the suite you can use Nero recode or Nero Vision to creates DVD/BluRays from a file. For example, take a MKV file and convert to DVD and burn to disc.

OR you can save to the HD after converting. Which results in a Video_Ts folder and Audio_TS folder.
Now as I mentioned earlier, Burning ROM can burn DVDs, BluRays AVCHD if you have a folder structure. So in this case, open burning ROM, make DVD, and add the Video_TS and Audio_TS folder and it makes a DVD. But you need the other products in the suite to make those folders.

Personally, I like Nero. I have 12 Platinum currently and very happy with it.
But, at full price .... Its a bit much.
I do find some aspects of it a bit lacking and better software out there. And I still think for example Nero 9s Showtime was the better video player over the KwikMedia.
Overall its a decent suite of tools and encoders. It can pretty much do everything, but it isn't top of the line at anything either. Still good though.
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23 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Hi Wishmaster, I'm not, I passed on Nero and their lower cost product after trying demos, all I wanted at the time was ease of use selecting files and only the higher tier product offered that, didn't need the extras or any of that.

I am a file manager user, started back with Norton Commander I think it was in DOS, I don't use Windows Explorer ever if I can help it, so anyway my burning software now works fine with my file manager, so I probably can stop buying their 'yearly' upgrade until an OS incompatibility forces me. [grrrrr 8)]

Reversing compressed video to run on DVD/Blu-Ray players is generally UGLY, better off if the Blu-Ray player itself can handle the compressed file via burned disc or USB device or the HDTV's own USB connection, if the format is high enough quality, any way.

I'd recommend my burning suite, but it's one of those SPAMMING you with offers companies that people tend to hate and I prefer to not condone that activity when I can, but I use a lot of their software and can deal with the spam.
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23 Apr 2013   #7

windows 7 32 bits

Well I try to stay away from this kind of suites comprising countless tools that are not even by far among the best at what they are doing. I have Adobe CS6 master colection whihc has 2 pieces of software I havent really tried yet : Adobe Encore and Adobe media Encoder. Can these 2 help me in creation of DVDs and Blurays in those places Nero Burning rom lacks ?
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23 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Stef, what's the specifics of what you want to accomplish with DVD/Blu-Rays?

For example:

"I'm trying to take my homemade videos and make a video tutorial on making cupcakes that can be viewed on a DVD/Blu_Ray player."

If that was the case, I'd say:

There are fairly easy to use programs that will place files with an editable menu and have templates to assist, and assuming at least 720p quality video for HDTV once you have it ready, just burn it. [and maybe recommend one or two I know about]

As I said earlier has all info overload on the subject though.
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23 Apr 2013   #9

windows 7 32 bits

yeah I think this stuff is called DVD authoring

So Adobe Encore doesnt have a built in burner to burn DVDs HD DVDs and Blurays?
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23 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

If their web presence doesn't list it as a feature, then that is probably correct. will surely point you in right direction and give tips on what to use depending on your specific needs, seriously.... GO THERE!

This is a program that probably would work for authoring for newbs and those with not complex needs:

...and yes it burns within or you can send it to a fold to burn with something else later.
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