CD/DVD burning software

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anjinha, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Hey. I just wanted to know if the macbook comes with any CD/DVD burning software. If not what (free) software do you use?

    Thanks
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Well, for basic burning needs, between the Finder's integrated burning (for making data CDs), Disk Utility (for burning or making images), and iTunes (for audio CDs), you should be good. If you need to do more advanced stuff, you could always get Toast Titanium, which is a great piece of software.

    There are also a couple free CD burning programs, but I've never used them.
     
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  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    for more advanced work Toast is great. Disco is sweet for the simple things.
    i personally don't like finder's burning capabilities, but thats me.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Disco looks cute, and Toast is very powerful, but the only app I've ever used besides the built-in tools and those in iLife is the excellent freeware app Burn.
     
  6. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no Toast Titanium 8 is ~$80 i think. might be able to find 7 used for a good price though
     
  8. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    What is really going to dictate what you need is how you plan on using it.

    If you're just looking to rip DVDs, then HandBrake is the way to go. If you're doing video work or multimedia authoring of some sort, most of the native apps have DVD burning built in.

    I am a long-time Toast user, from well back into the OS 9 days. I use Toast Titanium (v 7.x) for the most part, mainly because it integrates nicely with other programs, such as EyeTV. That being said, Toast is a very powerful app, and is often more than what the average user needs.

    Give us an idea of what you plan to do - that would help narrow things down considerably.

    MD
     
  9. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    I think the free burning software suggested is enough for me. I was just asking about Toast because I used to use it on my parents' macs when I still lived with them but I don't really need anything powerful, just something easy to use.
     
  10. jecoy2011, Apr 25, 2011
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    jecoy2011 macrumors newbie

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    ROXIO + MACburn

    Toast is available as your DVD burning software if you are using MAC. MACburn is also available if you have the budget to buy one.
     
  11. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    The OP of this thread is probably in a nursing home by now.
     
  12. Kristine macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, maybe. But kudos to jecoy2011 (who is only new to the forums) for actually searching MacRumors and taking time to respond to a thread, rather than just posting a new "help me" (or similar) thread without bothering to search the forum, like a lot of new members do.
     
  13. ConnYoungy macrumors 6502a

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    Im actually glad this thread has been revived as i was about to start a new one....

    Can anyone recommend something OTHER than Toast? all of its menu options are hideous! I just want to be able to write video to dvd with a simple menu.

    Kind of like how you could customise the menus in Nero if anyone if familiar with that
     
  14. justabrake macrumors member

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    LOL; Right ! but i'm also looking for a CD burning software Free :)
     

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