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
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.
From Ashampoo: The new Ashampoo Burning Studio 16 burns data, movies or music to any CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. 16 years of experience helped create a software that offers maximum compatibility and user-friendliness. The extensive multimedia features help users turn even ambitious movie ideas with individual cuts, effects and subtitles into reality.
Burning data, copying discs or creating backups has never been so user-friendly. Professional data archiving is also possible using secure media such as M-DISCs or the latest BDXL discs with password-protection, if required. Users can furthermore rip music CDs and create their own custom CDs with individually designed covers, custom equalizer settings and auto-recognition of unknown song titles. New features such as jump lists, cover mosaics and over 500 enhancements for improved usability throughout the application provide additional benefits. Feature highlights: burn & copy data to Blu-ray, DVD and CD. Cut, produce and burn movies with ease. Extract, convert and burn music CDs. Create slideshows with music, subtitles and overlays. Password-protected backups also with M-DISC support. Menus, themes and templates for various occasions. Browse, burn and create disc images.
What's new in this version:
Version 16.0.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Date Added:Aug. 01, 2016
Price:Free to try (30-day trial); $59.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Downloads Last Week:296
|Publisher web site||http://www.ashampoo.com|
|Release Date||July 27, 2016|
|Date Added||August 01, 2016|
|Category||MP3 & Audio Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10|
|Downloads Last Week||296|
|License Model||Free to try|