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Optical disc authoring software is computer software for authoring optical discs including CD-ROMs and DVDs. They are also known by synonyms such as CD burning application or DVD authoring software. Such software is required to use a optical disc recorder.

Creating an optical disc usually involves first creating a disk image with a full file system designed for the optical disc, and then actually burning the image to the disc. Disk file systems include ISO-9660 (often known simply as "ISO") and Universal Disk Format (UDF). ISO is most common for CDs and UDF is most common for DVDs.

The results from this years Poll indicated that members use both free and paid versions from a variety of providers.

This year, members had multiple choice, where users could select the programs they use.

The winner with 74 Votes 26.6% was Ahead Nero Burning Rom / Express
Nero Burning ROM / Express are distributed both at retail, and with various CD / DVD Burners.

In second place with 45 Votes (16.1%)was Ashampoo Burning Studio

And in third place with 28(10%) was ImgBurn

The rest of the software included in the poll,by rank:

Roxio Easy CD Creator
Alcohol 120% - Record & Emulate
•Windows Built in CD Burning

Other choices

SlySoft:CloneCD / DVD
Sonic Record Now
NTI CD & DVD-Maker
Cheetah CD Burner/DVD
dBpoweramp CD Writer
FinalBurner FREE/Pro
AVS Disc Creator FREE
Acoustica MP3 CD Burner

Also mentioned by users, but not included in the poll:

•Rhapsody & RealPlayer
•SonicStage Mastering Studio(Sony)
•Cyberlink Power2Go

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by gate1975mlm See Profile edited by lilhurricane See Profile
last modified: 2009-01-27 12:12:10