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Ashampoo Burning Studio 22

By Ashampoo Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Ashampoo Burning Studio 22

  • Burn data, movies, and music to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs
  • Last updated on 01/18/21
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 18, 2014

From burning music and images to copying data and creating cover art, Ashampo Burning Studio 15 manages to offer enough features and options to make more experienced users happy while keeping it all accessible.

Pros

Clean layout: Ashampoo Burning Studio's initial window presents the eight main options clearly under four categories, such as Burn or Design & Print. There are also links to buy the software or see others by the same publisher under Service. A new window opens for each of the options, and they all have the same basic file menu at the top, over the main window.

Flexible process: For the most part, novice users will need to make few if any changes to the default settings for projects like ripping a music CD. Ashampoo Burning Studio uses a wizard-like approach, so you aren't overwhelmed with choices in multistep processes. Advanced settings are easily accessed, but they don't get in the way.

Functional output files: From music files to image files, the duplicates worked just as well as the originals.

Extensive Help files: If you get stuck or don't understand a specific feature, the Help files are well-written and very helpful.

Cons

Cross-selling: It's a minor issue, but during the installation, you're offered another software to check your drivers. Fortunately, the default setting is "No, thanks," so there's nothing you need to watch out for. And other than links to buy this and other software in the main window, there are no other product pushes.

Bottom Line

Ashampoo Burning Studio 15 gets high marks for its ease of use and features. It's not a free application, and there are some decent freeware alternatives available, but its overall approach and flexibility make it well worth the cost.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 15. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 22.0.0

  • Burn, copy and backup data with unbeatable ease of use
  • Create, cut and burn high-quality movies
  • Your photo memories as gorgeous slideshows
  • Create and burn audio discs complete with covers
  • Modern H.265 decoder for stunning video quality
  • Smart backup plans for reliable data backups
  • Perfectly arranged tracks in the best format for your car radio

General

Release January 18, 2021
Date Added January 18, 2021
Version 22.0.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,887,855
Downloads Last Week 59
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Developer's Description

The new Ashampoo Burning Studio 22 is a powerful disc burning software that burns data, movies and music to CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. In addition, the program boasts extensive multimedia features. You can produce and edit movies and slideshows or create video discs. Custom animated menus, opening and closing credits as well as customizable auto-play settings offer loads of exciting possibilities. Resulting files and discs are playable on almost any device thanks to built-in support for popular formats like MPEG-4, H.264, AAC, MP3 and WMA. Not only does the program also create MP3 and standard audio discs but also supports disc-ripping with automatic track naming and cover search. The integrated cover editor makes it particularly easy to create custom covers, booklets and inlays or disc labels. Thanks to disc spanning, data can be spread across multiple discs automatically and scratch protection ensures readability even for damaged discs. The backup section features smart planning options to back up data from cellphones and tablets to any medium. Version 22 features H.265 support for better multimedia versatility and a new search engine for automatic disc artwork and metadata retrieval during disc ripping. Customizable desktop shortcuts now offer instant feature access without going through the program menu first. The user interface has been further optimized for usability and new presets and templates for CD, DVD and Blu-ray artwork have been added. Special emphasis has been placed on overhauling various technical underpinnings to future-proof all features regarding burning, backups and conversions.