I have both of these programs installed on my system. I don't seem to be having any issues but I do notice that when I make a backup of a movie and play it on a dvd player on another computer it skips, lags studders. Could it have anything to do with these two software being installed? I also have done nero speed test and on the plextor drive I have it comes out with no errors yet, on the tdk drive I have it does have errors. But then again maybe it doesn't it seems to vary with each test. I don't get how is that possible.