How good is "Easy CD Creator for XP"?

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    I need a good CD burner program for WinXP. I don't like using Media Player. Does anyone have any comments about this program?
     
  2. Ron Snaider

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    You will hear mixed reveiws. Some people hate Roxio and swear by Nero, and others have had no problems with Roxio at all.

    I fall into the; it was frustrating, but it now works category.

    I had upgraded from Easy CD 4 to Version 5 and then when XP was officially released, installed it on my primary machine with the burner. After going through many updates from Roxio, and various instructions on the order to install the updates, things are finially working with the latest patch (5.1).

    Why the long story in liue of the short answer? Maybe to give an insight into the complexities of software and that Roxio did try to get things working quickly, but it did take some time, and now everything is fine.

    Although there is nothing wrong with Nero, Roxio is the company that developed the built in components to Win XP.

    I like the program, it is very intuitive, and simple to use. You can easily burn Music, VCD's, and just data CD's. You can read ISO images, but I have not yet found the option to create one if necessary.

    Hope this helped,

    Ron
     
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  4. AllenD

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    Is Easy CD Creator by Roxio and the Adaptec version one and the same? I have the Adaptec version which came with my LG CDR-W. It's my first and only CDR-W software and I like it. I only say this so you can gain perspective from a first timer. I especially like the DirectCD function that keeps a CDR-W open for writing when I have to share software with other PCs not on-line. It helps me archive photos as well. [​IMG]
     
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    Roxio bought the right/name of Adaptec's CD Software.
     
  6. Neil Joseph

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    Thanks for the responses. I plan on buying it so I guess I won't have the upgrade to XP version problems. I used to use Adaptec for Win ME which I liked.
     
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    I think the version in stores is still the pre-XP version and you have to download the free upgrade
     
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    Sorry, but I should add that the store version of Nero is also pre-XP and you have to download the upgrade.

    I had used Easy CD Creator before XP, but I could never get it with my system to work in XP. I went to Nero, it works, and I'm just as happy with it as with Easy CD
     
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    If you are going to be buying a software package, i highly recommend you use Nero. There is a _slight_ learning curve on it, but in the end you will be happier with it.

    not to say that Roxio isnt a capable program, but it just cant compete with power of nero
     
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    If you have the choice, definitely go with Nero.
     
  11. Brett DiMichele

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    I have Ahead Nero that came bundled with my NEC Burner.

    At work we use Roxio (Adaptec) and IMHO there is no comparison

    between the two. Nero is a far more "powerful" utility that

    can be used in either "Idiot Friendly" mode or the more

    complicated interface mode. You can burn any way you can

    think or dream of.

    And it works!
     

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