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Discussion in 'Computers' started by MichaelBA, Jan 5, 2006.
Roxio or Nero -- which is better?
I have Nero, latest version. Was recommended Roxio.
Nero, never heard of but as far as Roxio is concerned it was pretty good. I couldn't do D.J. Mixed CDs because Roxio would create a small space between each track number hence breaking the entire CD up. I went with a stand alone Audio CD Recorder (TDK) and I love it. Not as fast as the computer burner 32x as oppose to 4x, but an eighty minute cd is done in 20 minutes with out the skips. Roxio or Nero can use regular CDr's or CDrw's as oppose to the audio recorder uses Digital Audio CDrs only.
I have Nero Express on my desktop and even the Express version allows you to eliminate the pause between tracks. Are you sure Roxio does not? It's supposed to be pretty good.
Anyway, I don't burn for mixes or anything, just personal use and Nero has been fine for compilation CD's, as well as MP3/WMA CD's for use in CD players that are MP3 capable. Now I have to get to get one in my car, so I can shrink my 100 plus roadtrip CD's down to about 20. My CD cases are like an extra passenger.
Another vote for Nero. I've used about 4 different programs and always end up going back to Nero.
Nero. And yes, you can indeed eliminate the space between tracks in Roxio quite easily by using the "Disk-at-once" option. I learned that from the help file.
If you want to do more sophisticated stuff like crossfades between songs I highly recommend Cakewalk Pyro which is very inexpensive. The thing I like about Nero is that it does CD-Text when it burns.
I used to use Roxio, but when I upgraded PC's a few years ago that older version no longer worked on my new PC. I upgraded to Nero (it was less expensive than a Roxio upgrade at the time) and have been quite pleased with the program. I use it mostly to make compilation CD-R's for listening in my car. It also has an integrated program for creating jewel case insert song listings, if that is a need.
I had a bad experience with Nero a while back.
I use EAC for CD ripping. (The best ripper in the world. It does multiple reads to make sure it's getting a bit for bit perfect copy of the disc. No other ripper does that.) I wanted to use Nero for writing. But after install, Nero "broke" something that EAC needed for ripping. I had to completely reinstall and reconfigure EAC to get it to work right again. Had something to do with Nero messing up the ASPI layer.
Roxio is OK.
To be honest, if you cruise the hardcore CD burning sites, the software you use to burn discs isn't a big deal. Now, I just use whatever's already installed on my PC. I use Sonic Record Now or something now. As long as I have the "disk at once" option, and the option to change write speed, I'm happy. Not like the old days where you had to worry about buffer underruns.
Thanks for the info on Roxio, I'll look it up and start using it again to make copies for the truck.
That's curious. FYI, I use both Nero and EAC with no problems on my machine. I think I installed Nero before EAC, though.
Anyone know of software that allows you to copy karaoke cd's.I have sonic on my computer and it doesn't allow me to do it.
Is it a Karaoke "CD"? Or a Karaoke *video* CD? You might need a different application.
I'd put a vote in for Nero, but then again I haven't really used Roxio since it became Roxio. I know that Adaptec's "EZ CD Creator" was a piece of junk though. I'd only assume that it got better over time, but I've been using Nero without any problems for years.
It's CD+G. I've copied them before with the sonic program but all i get is music , no words on the screen. Sorry about hi-jacking the thread Mike.
Nero is better than Roxio to answer the original poster.