Different burning software has its own strenghts. New Nero has more codecs than I had ever seen and in my opinion finally beat out WinOnCD for doing video encoding/burning/VCD creating. CloneCD is best all around for protected games. Much of it is also hardware dependant as some people have better luck with clonecd, some with blindwrite, some with alcohol. The problem isn't really which program is best, the problem is in your question, asking which program is best because is too broad and can't be answered. Thats like me asking what operating system is best? Well duhh, for what? -- for the common everyday user, for gaming, for security, for being responsible for handling millions of transactions daily (certainly would need unix for that now wouldnt we).