Trusted Reviews rates Nero 6 and Easy CD&DVD Creator 6

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Roxio and Aheads newest products are compared in separate, but rather concise reviews. They say Ahead has upgraded their product with respect for ease of use for the novice…

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Well I have to say it - Easy Creator 5 surely can’t be as bad as Nero 6. Ahead have done a dreadful job on Nero 6. Wished I’d never wasted my money moving from 5.5

could someone please explain what the problems with Nero 6 are? i see it being bashed a lot, but i’ve burned quite a few cds and dvds with it now and haven’t had a single problem yet. and it’s WAY more versatile than the Roxio 6 that came bundled with my DVD burner…

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Nero 6 takes forever to transcode an MPEG2 file (why ??), the editing is tortuous, the Nero SmartStart is cluttered and involves more wasted keystrokes; adding in chapters seems to cause problems; bugs in the “create menu” options; and it seems hit or miss whether it will burn a DVD. What really cheese me off is the ridiculous ‘transcoding’ which you can’t seem to get round. Even if you save a project - the next burn it still ‘transcodes’ !! I am a real fan of Nero5.5 and hardly ever had a bad burn on VCD, but despite using good Ritek media I produce more coasters with Nero6 than any other authoring application. To top it all off, yesterday I got a ‘reminder’ that my ‘demo’ version runs out on Oct 31st despite pre-paying for a full serial key. Instead of Ahead Nero I want to rename it “Behind Zero”. It rates a generous 0/10 from me.:r
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I actually like Roxio 6, it has a couple of features that Nero doesn’t. Version 6 is a lot more stable then the crappy 5x version. It’s still to bloated but it looks like Nero 6 is getting a little bloat as well.

I have Easy CD Creater 4 and it can write Audio CDs straight from any type of file, including MP3. Later versions of Roxio couldn’t?