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Burn - Create many kinds of CDs and DVDs Pick of the Week
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[This is the Pick of the Week for the week of September 18th]

A recent posting on Command-Tab reminded me that I had downloaded Burn a while back, intending to take a look. So I did, and like what I saw, so here it is as a Pick of the Week. So technically, yes, I'm cheating by backdating it for last week's pick -- but I have had it on the hard drive for a while, if that counts...

Burn is an alternative to Disk Utility (free but somewhat limited) and Toast (not free but feature rich). Using Burn, you can burn data discs (in five formats), audio and MP3 CDs, movies in VCD, SVCD, DVD, and DivX formats, and disk images. There are lots of settings in the Preferences for the various formats -- you can set the audio and video bitrate for your DivX burns, for instance.

I've never found the need for all of Toast's features, but I've been looking for a tool with a bit more flexibility than Disk Utility. Burn seems to fit my needs quite well, and it's hard to beat the price!
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Burn - Create many kinds of CDs and DVDs
Authored by: metiure on Sep 25, '06 04:01:37PM

It's free and only uses about 10% of CPU while burning, while Toast sometimes almost freezes my other apps, taking 80%.
Burn is a little jewel.



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Burn - Create many kinds of CDs and DVDs
Authored by: wallybear on Sep 26, '06 02:19:45AM

Don't forget to take a look at LiquidCD also, another good (and free) burner.



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Burn - Create many kinds of CDs and DVDs
Authored by: sighup9 on Sep 26, '06 03:15:00AM

Definitely a killer application!

Toast is bloated, non-intuitive, resource/memory hungry and expensive. I wonder if it was originally developed on Slowaris ;)



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Burn - Create many kinds of CDs and DVDs
Authored by: neoguri on Sep 26, '06 04:25:04AM

I'm not sure I agree. I think Toast is the most intuitive cd/dvd-burning solution I know and very versatile too. It has faults but honestly: show me a better burn-UI.

Have you ever see Windows burn applications: talk about, bloated, confusing and generally horrible to work with!

If someone can show me a burn app that works well, handels different formats including disc images and has a clear UI than I'd be very happy (also for PC plz:). And now to check out Burn...



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