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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 111 Votes 23.7% was Ahead Nero Burning Rom / Express
are distributed both at retail, and with various CD / DVD Burners.
In second place with 79 Votes (16.8%) was Ashampoo Burning Studio
And in third place with 58 Votes (12.3%) was Other: Not on list - Post Below
The rest of the software included in the poll,by rank:
Roxio Easy CD Creator
SlySoft:CloneCD / DVD
Windows Built in CD Burning
Alcohol 120% - Record & Emulate
Sonic Record Now
NTI CD & DVD-Maker
dBpoweramp CD Writer
Cheetah CD Burner/DVD
Acoustica MP3 CD Burner
AVS Disc Creator FREE
Also mentioned by users, but not included in the poll:
Leopard's Disk Utility