I have a Pioneer BDR-206 w/ firmware 1.56
Till now I have been using Nero 8 which I bought long ago.
I wanted to try burning a Blu-Ray disc, and I realized that I need a new burning software. Nero has always worked fine for CD’s and DVD’s with my BDR-206, but I have always felt that Nero had a whole lot of apps that I don’t need and when trying to author a DVD-Video it is way slower than something like TMPGEnc. So I figured that I would try some of the very well recommended freeware out there.
I tried Imgburn. It works well except it will not burn multisession for CD or DVD. I frequently use multisession, so it was a deal breaker.
I tried Ashampoo free, but you cannot set the type of filesystem or use long labels. No dice.
I tried Burnaware and CDBurner XP, but I cannot get them to open the tray drawer after burn and before verify no matter what boxes I check, so the second and further sessions will not verify because they cannot see the new files that have been written.
I can see that a free solution is not going to cut it, but I need some guidance here, because I really do not want to beta test every optical disc burning software out there.
What can I get that will do what Nero does, only better and without loading lots of junk onto my PC?