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CDBurnerXP Pro: Not just for the Pros

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Published on January 23rd, 2006
Category: Utilities

In my last article, I revealed two methods of burning CDs and DVDs in Microsoft Windows

  1. Through the integrated Windows burning wizard
  2. Through CD and DVD writing applications like Nero and Easy CD Creator

The integrated Windows burning application is adequate most of the time. But, there are some instances when a separate, 3rd-party CD writing application is necessary. Some reasons include:

  • The Windows burning wizard is often very buggy
  • The Windows burning wizard can’t burn DVDs
  • CD writing applications provide for more advanced options and configuration

When CD-RW drives were at their infancy, the CD burning applications were generally limited to Nero and Easy CD Creator, which, by the way, cost too much money. Luckily, we have more choices today, including those that are free.

CD Burner XP Pro is one of these choices. Though, its name is a little misleading.

  • For one, it doesn’t just burn CDs; it also burns DVDs.
  • It’s not restricted to just Microsoft Windows XP. It will run on most other versions greater then Microsoft Windows 95.
  • It does not require the knowledge or the experience of pros. Nor does it have other edition like standard, basic, or home as the name “pro” seems to imply.

Usage is very simple. Just open the program and click one of the three options:

  1. Data CD - Click this to write files to a normal, everyday disk
  2. Audio CD - Click this to create a music (audio) CD that can be played in a CD player
  3. Rip MP3 - This option is not really used that often (at least by me) so I won’t be covering it. Mainly, it lets you copy select portions of CDs. Personally, I like to just use ISOBuster instead.

cbxpstart.jpg

Data CD

To make a data CD, you can either drag-and-drop from a Windows explorer window

cbxpdragfile.jpg

Or, you can add from the explorer-eque nested window.

cbxpaddfile.jpg

Finally, click the burn icon. cbxpburn.jpg

Audio CD

Creating an audio CD is a little similar. Again, you can drag-and-drop from Windows Explorer.

cbxpdragaudio.jpg

Or, you can add from the explorer-like nested window.

cbxpaddaudio.jpg

Click Burn cbxpburn.jpg

CDBurnerXP Pro is a formidable alternative to Nero and Easy CD Creator. It beats spending so much money for such a simple application!


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2 Responses to “CDBurnerXP Pro: Not just for the Pros”

  1. chris Says:

    I just downloaded CDBurnerXP, how do you copy a dvd then burn it to another dvd thanks.

  2. blogger Says:

    check my article on dvd decrypter: http://www.freewarereview.info/2007-02/dvd_decrypter_easy_dvd_filevideoiso_ripping.html

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