I've been sitting here for almost an hour, trying to figure out how to tackle this question. It's N O T easy.
First of all, what exactly are Imgburn and VSO?
Well, they're software programs... i.e., a set of instructions carried out by a CPU designed to do a specific set of tasks. On that basis, and that basis alone, define 'better'.
Not easy, is it? At least, not without bringing into the equation things like, VSO wouldn't copy this... or Imgburn failed at that...Leave the end result out of it for the time being - it involves other considerations that have nothing to do with software - right now, we're just looking at a set of instructions designed to do specific things.
Although they both may take slightly different routes to get the job done, does that make one 'better' then the other - and one way or the other, how can we tell? Point is, on that basis, we can't tell. And I don't think there is, for two pieces of software that both function correctly, a valid basis for saying one is 'better' than the other.
Now comes, for some, the juicy part. The end result.
First let me say, that, in almost 2 years of using VSO with DVDFab, of the two or three coasters I got, all were of my doing... not the program. Secondly, the VSO burner is the default burner for DVDLab Pro, the authoring program I use on a semi-regular basis, and it has performed flawlessly there, too.
But people are complaining that VSO won't verify, won't write discs that will play on ..., the DVDs it writes freeze or the images are all pixellated...
Bear in mind almost 2 years of flawless performance over here...
Many of these problems others have, upon closer examination, are the result of:
a) bad media
b) improper settings
c) 3rd party plug-ins interference
d) bad media
e) weird Windows settings
Even the maligned Vista isn't proving to be the problem many thought it would (just more of a pain to use, and Windows 7 doesn't look much better...).
I dunno... still trying to figure out what 'better' is.