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#1 shk

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:24 PM

I'd like to switch because ImgBurn is a progression/enhancement/degredation of the "no longer mentioned program - lmfao" but I need some solid reasons why it will be an improvement over using Nero to burn my DVDs and Alcohol 120 for my image burning/making needs.

I'd say I've never had a problem with Nero for DVDs and alcohol 120 is a gem of a program in my opinion.

But prove me wrong! :)

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:53 PM

use it and prove it to yourself :)
nobody is forcing anyone to use anything, but you won't get support from nero like you will here, directly from the guy who wrote the programme. he also wrote the other no longer mentioned programme (and i dont find that funny at all)
i tried nero for dvd's and it sucked, imgburn calculates the optimal layerbreak position for me from vob files, i dont have any coasters whereas i did with nero
alcohol is a good programme , but i still prefer imgburn, it does everything I want

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:12 PM

Where's Wally ?

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:34 PM

use it and prove it to yourself :)
nobody is forcing anyone to use anything, but you won't get support from nero like you will here, directly from the guy who wrote the programme. he also wrote the other no longer mentioned programme (and i dont find that funny at all)
i tried nero for dvd's and it sucked, imgburn calculates the optimal layerbreak position for me from vob files, i dont have any coasters whereas i did with nero
alcohol is a good programme , but i still prefer imgburn, it does everything I want


The first line sounds like I'm supposed to experiment + find reasons on my own. Are there not actual reasons besides my own personal preference?

The support is definately a plus, I'd rather have the programmer do it instead of 1000 drones who know little about the technical things. So that's good.

Yea Nero determines the breaks on its own...I didn't have coasters but I suppose I'd like to have control over that anyway.

And for alcohol...no comments? Any specific things imgburn betters in?

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 05:01 PM

My biggest problem with Nero is it's graphic heavy interface done in flash. I have had more troubles opening and closing the program, bothersome to say the least!

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 05:13 PM

Yea that's a minor issue; but it's with 7 and up versions. 6 is less bloaty. I'll deal with the crap if it makes dvds better though; haven't really had problems with it.

The only thing I'm considering now is the fact that ImgBurn lets you hand pick what layer break you want. Anything else?

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:28 PM

I don't really understand why you have to be convinced to use IMBburn .Its about choices and having more than 1 . If you're happy with Nero and 120 then thats OK it fills your needs .The world will not stop if you dont use IMGburn and the truth of the matter is no one will care either way .If you cant/wont try the software thats OK too, its your choice.

"The first line sounds like I'm supposed to experiment + find reasons on my own. Are there not actual reasons besides my own personal preference?"

its all about personal preferance after all isn't it :thumbup:

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:32 PM

I don't understand this constant comparison with nero/alcohol etc.

It's another burning program, so whatever works for you best should be the one you use, no?

But, here is some points to think about.

When you look at an install file size of 1MB vs 35MB plus for the others, then you look at just a single EXE file vs shit plasterd all over your HDD with the others, then the simple easy to use GUI, then the support offered by many knowledgeable members.

It makes the choice very simple in my books.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:21 PM

Hmm, I suppose that's true.

I really like imgburn, I was just hoping for specific things that it's better in. That way if I recommend it to others I can say a little more than just "it has a nice gui" or "well, if you try it...I think you will come to prefer it because of...your personal preference of it!"

But some of the things do ring true; I'd say for me I'll use it over nero 'cause it's much less bulky. Nero's going downhill with every successive version, so this will be a good alternative.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:57 PM

I haven't touched Nero since I found this program. I only use nero to make copies of audio CDs, which I haven't done in months. ImgBurn is an awesome program. Definitly prefer it over nero (For the burning part anyway) :).
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:28 AM

Why I use ImgBurn instead of Nero or any other burning program:

:. ImgBurn is not bloatware

:. ImgBurn does everything I want and does it simply and efficiently

:. I am a huge fan of LUK! ;)

:. ImgBurn support is the #1, thanks to LUK! and all fellows here in this message board

:. ImgBurn is FREEWARE! (Anyway, I really recommend you to donate a couple of bucks, so LUK! can always improve it!)

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:54 AM

And Ner0 STILL can not technically set a layer break right, despite you paying for the privilege of owning it.

And if you can't be farked to try a bit of freeware and compare, you're just stirring.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:55 AM

I tried an earlier version of Nero and found it to be the worst piece of burning software I have ever tried - even the originally installed Roxio on my PC was better :o !!

ImgBurn is simple to use, easy to get to grips with and the support is second to none...... Look at the updates that LUK! has put into his program at the suggestion of users - does Nero do that ?

When you consider that ImgBurn is donationware I don't see the need for any further comparisons.....

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:26 PM

Where's Wally ?


Wally is alive and well , heard from him recently :thumbup:

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:46 PM

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:02 PM

lol I found him :P

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:06 PM

Me too !

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:10 PM

same here :thumbup:

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:05 PM

I think I found him too.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:20 PM

Yup...Had to use the magnifier setting...damned glasses...lmao

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