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[Windows] Burn CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays with CDRWIN 9

Posted By dotTech Staff On January 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM In Windows | 17 Comments

CDRWIN 9 [1]Are you still looking for a program that can burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays for you? Well if you are, or are just looking to replace the program you are currently using, you should have no problems stumbling across more programs that offer the same features online. Since they all pretty much do the same thing, it really comes down to interface and style. So let’s take a look at CDRWIN 9 and see if it is worth your hard-earned cash.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

CDRWIN 9 is your typical disc burning program. It is able to burn CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays. The layout is simple to understand for people of varying skill levels. It also comes with a few bonus features, like a sector viewer, disc info and disc erasing.

Pros

  • Burns discs fairly quickly
  • Can create data CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays
  • Can burn and create ISO, BIN, and XMD images
  • Can rip audio from CDs
  • Can delete information from re-writable discs
  • Supports various techniques for buffer under run protection (BurnProof)
  • Multi-session support for data discs

Cons

  • Most of these features can be found in other disc burning programs. Offers nothing that makes it stand out from the onslaught of other burning programs.
  • Will burn DVDs/Blu-Rays but will not author them. In other words, putting a video or movie on a DVD or Blu-Ray will not create a movie DVD/Blu-Ray that you can pop into a DVD/Blu-Ray player to watch.

Discussion

CDRWIN 9 Screenshot [2]Let me just start off by saying that CDRWIN 9 is a great program. It does what it says it will do and is able to do it pretty quickly. However, is that enough to make you want to buy it? I mean, the program offers the same kind of services that you can find in other programs for free. Well let’s find out.

CDRWIN 9 is a paid program. However, you can use the program for free for 7 days to see if you like it. After you download it, you will see that it has a very easy-to-understand interface. It has big buttons with clear descriptions of what they do. There is no guesswork involved here, and this makes the program perfect for people who are new to the burning scene.

The program, like most burners nowadays, can be used to create CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. So there is nothing really special there, just keeping up with the growing standard. It does have the ability to create and burn ISO files. This is big since not all other burners give you the ability to create your own ISO files, but they do give you the option to burn them.

The real problem with this program is the fact that it does nothing to stand out from the tons of similar programs already out on the market. Not only that, but the program asks that you pay $24.99 for it. That is not really a steep price, but it is more than what most people are willing to spend considering the fact that they can find an equally good burner for free.

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

In and of itself, the program works well. However, although the program works well, it is hard for me to recommend it to anyone simply because it doesn’t offer anything noteworthy; it doesn’t have any features not found in other freeware and shareware burning programs. Why pay $24.99 for a program when software like CDBurnerXP [3]and Ashampoo Burning Studio [4] can do it all for free? And these are only two free burning programs — there are many more out there.

Price: $24.99

Version reviewed: 9

Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7

Download size: 20.9MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/45 [5]

Is it portable? No

CDRWIN 9 homepage [6]


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[3] CDBurnerXP : http://dottech.org/90459/windows-burn-cds-dvds-and-blu-rays-and-create-isos-with-cdburnerxp/

[4] Ashampoo Burning Studio: http://dottech.org/91542/windows-review-ashampoo-burning-studio/

[5] 0/45: https://www.virustotal.com/file/b658a4a9e2347d14f2a998202ceaae4fd1a71ab1cfc67e78095bb4795ab777de/analysis/

[6] CDRWIN 9 homepage: http://www.engelmann.com/eng/cdrwin9.php

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