Editors' reviewWith the cost of CD and DVD media so low, discs now are the preferred mode for backing up, sharing, and transporting data. The good-looking, easy-to-use Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 comes with all the tools most users will need to create audio, data, and video CDs and DVDs. The latest version supports Blu-ray discs and allows you to back up and restore data across multiple CDs. Other features let you burn disc images, erase media, and make copies. The intuitive step-by-step interface keeps you moving in the right direction and makes it hard to screw up. To set up a burn session, you can simply drag and drop files into a playlist-style window. We like the handy, omnipresent gauge at the bottom of the window, which let us know how much free space we had left. Audio CDs can be made from file types including WAV, MP3, OGG, and WMA. Ashampoo Burning Studio doesn't have all the advanced features you'll find in huge packages such as Nero, but average users won't miss them. Ashampoo Burning Studio's simplicity and broad range of tools make it a superb choice for most burning needs.
Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs / Create compressed backup archives with powerful password protection / Split archives automatically across multiple CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray discs / Restore archive contents to their original locations / Integrated Audio CD ripper store your audio tracks as WMA or WAV files / Option for setting the number of copies you want to burn / Discs can be verified immediately without being ejected first / Burn files and folders on data CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs / Burn Audio CDs from WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis files / Burn MP3-CDs from your MP3 files / Burn Video DVD, Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (S-VCD) / Create and burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc images / Burn speed and other options can all be set automatically / Make copies from audio, video or data discs / Erase CD-RWs, DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs, DVD-RAM, BD-REs / Integrated support for over 1,700 CD, DVD, Blu-ray burners / Interactive troubleshooting assistant / Save project.
Version 6.5 is Vista compatible.