For many people, a media player like iTunes or Windows Media Player can handle day-to-day media ripping and burning tasks. Users with slightly more demanding needs, however, may seek out a separate application for this kind of work. Astroburn Pro is a simple program that gives users a handful of features for working with digital media. It's nothing fancy, but it's a straightforward set of tools made especially to handle CDs and DVDs and their contents.
Astroburn Pro's interface is plain and fairly intuitive, although the way things are organized takes a little getting used to. A series of attractive buttons with tool tips represent the program's major features. An Explorer panel lets users navigate to files on their machine, and an Info panel supplies information about CD or DVD currently in use. Astroburn Pro lets user copy and erase disc contents, create disc images, and burn images and projects to discs. Creating a new project is as easy as navigating to the desired files and then dragging and dropping them into the project pane, and on the whole, the program was very easy to use. Astroburn Pro supports the use of CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and HD DVD technology. The program's online Help file is well-written, with plenty of screenshots. Overall, Astroburn Pro didn't totally knock our socks off, but it's a simple, straightforward way to work with digital media.
Astroburn Pro installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Astroburn Pro 2.0.1.0087. The trial version has a 20 days limitation.
Handy tool for burning and mastering CD, DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD media. Astroburn Pro allows you to perform burning, copying, erasing operations with all types of optical storage media: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, BD-R/RE, HD-DVD-R/RW and DVD-RAM. The program also works with a wide variety of burning hardware. With Astroburn Pro you can easily grab original discs to create image files and save them on your hard drive or compile disc images with the data or audio projects. Create CDs and DVDs with just a few mouse clicks. It is easy to learn and to use. Key features: -Burn CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray media; -Burn image and custom files; -Grab discs to *.mdx, *.mds, *.iso image files. Create *.ape audio images. Erase discs quickly or in full; -Select burning speed; -Verify burning process; -Compose audio projects using an additional feature: listen before start burning; -Select a needed file system for new discs; -Master your own data projects; -Try console burning application: AstroburnCmd.exe; -Make disc copies with "on the fly" option; -Build and save *.iso images; -Import data from image files; -View device and media information; -Select language for program interface.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.2.0.0197: Prevention of application shutting down during burning operation; Folders with duplicating names merging in DataProject page; Improved folder expanding/collapsing speed.