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February 17th, 2009, 16:33
I have a Samsung DVD lightscribe burner. I was going to installed the Nero 7 essentials pack, but that has so much bloat ware on the disk its not even funny. Any one know of any good lite-weight DVD burning software?

February 17th, 2009, 19:33
I've been using DeepBurner http://www.deepburner.com/index.php for a while now for both CDs and DVDs on three different machines.
Works a lot smoother than Nero (The latest Nero I have is 6.6.something) and I haven't made a "coaster" with it yet. I'm just using the free version, but the Pro version is supposed to be fairly easy on your CPU too.

I don't believe they've got Lightscribe support yet but I don't have a Lightscribe drive yet so that hasn't bothered me so far. If you don't need the Lightscribe stuff, check it out.

February 18th, 2009, 02:56
Another vote for Deepburner, far better than Nerobloat.

February 18th, 2009, 03:43
I have never really cared for Nero. You would think as long as they have been around they would have been able to make a good product. It is way to buggy for me.

February 18th, 2009, 09:31
I've used Nero Start Smart or Nero Express for years becuz they're a stripped down, compact, and user friendly program. I've got the over-bloated versions and never used them. Express is for CDs only. Start Smart is for CDs and DVDs. I recently used Start Smart to burn an ISO image that I had slipstreamed SP3 onto XP SP2.

February 19th, 2009, 13:48
Hi all,
If you look around I believe you can still get Ashampoo's Burning Studio 6 for free.It is nolonger free on their site but it is still on sites like Major geeks,File Hippo or Cnet.It is a fully functioning ex payware product.
You can get it here,


February 19th, 2009, 17:05
I'm finding the freeware version of "DVDFab 5" not to bad at all. Running on Vista 32 bit home premium. Worth a try.

MÔra Trilokadev
February 21st, 2009, 15:47
I've converted to Ashampoo from DeepBurner. Their free version seems to do all the nifty stuff DeepBurner does for money. I may be biased as my DVD burner fried in the middle of a DeepBurner job but that isn't the program's fault. Thanks for mentioning it B13 - I'd not heard of it until I saw this thread.

Absolutely amazing the things a person can learn in an outhouse!


February 25th, 2009, 04:53
Does Ashampoo's Burning Studio 6 run on VISTA 64bit ?

February 25th, 2009, 12:56
Hi all,
I have it running on Vista 32bit so do not think it should be a problem.


February 26th, 2009, 08:02
I tried deepburner, and no issues yet! Finally I can get my CFS2 project of ground Zero.