Originally posted by Squage
[B]there is no one "best program". i use lots of different programs for different jobs. for instance, you can't use a hammer to do the job of a screwdriver, can you?
i use nero for most data (multisession) tasks, clonecd for protected game discs, feurio for audio compilations, and fireburner for ISO writing. so you see, there's actually not a "best, most reliable software". [/B]
Couldn't agree with you more.
Every job requires a new evaluation on what program is best suited for the job.
Personally I stick with Nero for daily burning of data (unprotected) or music CDs, while Fireburner is perfect for those .cue/.bin files you find on the internet (less chance of crashing than CDRWin, in my humble opinion). CloneCD is of course a great program for copying protected games, as long as your burner is supported of course.
What I actually don't use (and refuse to install) is Easy CD Creator (now known as Roxio), for it can completely mess up your configuration, especially in combination with DirectCD. WinOnCD is not all that user friendly, but is supposed to be very good when making Video CDs..
My overall favourite is Nero 5.x (haven't used 5.5 yet, waiting for the official release, for which I have a license