Product Type: Roxio in CD & DVD Burning
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An all-in-one software package for all your disc burning needs
Roxio Creator 2009
Member Name: aaronphil
Roxio Creator 2009
Advantages: Lots of software for all sorts of media
Disadvantages: Sometimes freezes
I got this product after seeing an advert for it in Roxio Easy Media Creator Home 9.1. So I though there can't be any harm in buying it especially as I must be better than what I've already got.
I installed the products and was surprised to find that it wasn't one piece of software a whole suite of different tools that I could use to burn all sort of CDs and DVDs at my leisure.
Let's look at what we can do with this suite of programs. Well first off we can burn CDs and DVDs, the primary use of buying the product in the first place. Then we can edit video and create a nice interactive DVD (and if I could be bothered to learn how to use, might come in handy). We can also edit photos and create a photo disc (CD/DVD) or we can even burn a music CD with all of our favourites for easy listening in the car or at home.
So what does the CD burner function offer? We can copy a disc to another disc, we can copy a disc to an image (.iso), we can burn a disc image plus we can backup data and create labels all from the 'Data - Copy' button from the home screen.
I should also mention at this point that although this is a suite and you can access each program individually, you have access to a home screen with icons down the side so you can use the different programs within one window. But some programs do load up in a separate window from the main screen.
And what if we want to create a photo disc? Well you select the photos you want on to appear on a disc and once loaded you can edit each photo individually or enhance multiple photos before burning them.
And video... Using the tools in Roxio Creator 2009 we can import video from DV or digital video cameras, we can edit video copy DVDs and actually watch films with the software oh and there is a link to create labels.
What about music? We can rip music from a CD and there is even a function to capture LPs and tapes if we have the right hardware plus (if that wasn't enough) we can capture audio from our sound card. Another handy function is the ability to batch convert and transfer music. As with all previous types of media we want to burn to disc we can even edit the audio before burning. There is a tool for creating audio books. Last but not least though is the ability to burn MP3 (some car and home stereo players) or standard audio CDs (all standard CD players including home and in-car) and even a DVD music disc (ideal for some music systems and for your computer).
So all in all you get a lot for your money as opposed to just a CD/DVD burner. An ideal companion for people who download music (legally of course) and want to listen to it in their car without buying an MP3 player.
Summary: Pefect all rounder for anyone who burns a lot of media to disc
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