DVD Burning Software | Roxio Easy CD & DVD
Your Windows Video Editor Review has yet to review Roxio’s flagship video editor Roxio Creator 2012, and as sort of a preview, has decided to review the lower-priced all-in-one software package, called Easy CD & DVD. Retailing at $30.00 US, this is a package for those of you either on a limited budget, or those who prefer to have a software package that will burn and copy data, video, photos, and music to CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray at the click of a button.
The following are the minimum system requirements one must have in order to run Easy CD& DVD burning software properly:
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista Home/Business/Ultimate, Windows® XP Home/Pro/MCE (Service Pack3), Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, (32 bit and 64 bit)
For burning music and data discs:
500 MHz Intel® Pentium III or equivalent; 128 MB RAM
For DVD, slideshow or video authoring:
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent; 256 MB RAM
7200 RPM hard disk drive recommended for video projects
1 GB of free hard disk space for typical installation of all components
1 GB of free hard disk space for every 5 minutes of video for video capture
1024×768, 16-bit color graphics card; 24-bit or 32-bit true color recommended
DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card and graphics card
Windows Media Player 9, 10, 11 or 12
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8 or higher
CD-ROM drive to install the software
Multimedia compliant CD, DVD recordable drive
For audio capture or playback:
16-bit Windows compatible sound card and speakers
Any Internet charges incurred are the responsibility of the end user.
** Does not copy encrypted or copy-protected discs
Easy CD & DVD Burning software suite has four major features which operate out of an interface called Roxio Central. This is the starting point for all of your digital media projects. The features are: Burning and Copying; Video; Music; and Photo.
This can be accomplished two ways: Through the Roxio Central – in the CD & DVD Burning Home. All of the disc burning options are listed in the pane to the left of the main screen – Home, Audio, Data and Backup, Copy, Photo, Video and tools – all are there. There is also a neat Desktop Widget which allows discs to be burned right from the desktop rather than go into Roxio Central.
I have found that this widget works quite well. When you insert a disc into the drive, an icon with the drive letter pops up, and if the disc that was inserted was a source disc, the option to read appears to the lower left of the icon, and when you click on it, the disc will be read. When the read is complete, the disc is promptly ejected and you’ll be prompted to insert a destination disc. Once that is done, the burning process begins and you’ll just sit tight until it is finished. I found this fairly quick on my desktop PC, which is a Pentium D 3.4 Mhz Dual-Core machine running Windows 7 32-bit and with 4 GB of RAM. The burns were very good. I used the Roxio Burning Home through Roxio Central method as well, where I was able to copy discs on the fly (CD to CD) and found this working well, although believe it or not, this took longer than the desktop widget. Burns in both cases were good, so the Burning function gets a thumbs up from Your Windows Video Editor Review.
As to the other features, Your Windows Video Editor Review still has to go deeper into them in order to get a better feel for each, but from what we have been able to garner so far, each feature does what it is supposed to do in satisfactory fashion. I’ll be giving final impressions in a later post.
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