VSO's CopyToCD/DVD Ver.2
|VSO's CopyToCD/DVD Ver.2|
|Testing and Final Thoughts|
Back in October, I had the chance to take a look at VSO's BlindWrite 5. BlindWrite 5 was designed with a single purpose in mind; to make perfect backup copies of CD's and DVD's. Although a tremendous program, it only serves the single purpose of backing up your media. VSO Software has another program available that completes your CD/DVD Burning needs - Copy To DVD. Although the name of the software suggests that it is simply a DVD burning program, it does in fact work on both CD's as well as DVD's.
The computer industry is already quite crowded with the "Big Guns" of CD burning software, such as Ahead and Roxio, so what does VSO and Copy To DVD bring to the table? Keep on reading and you'll find out.
What It Is:
Here is what VSO has to say about their product:
"CopyToDVD is a new generation tool to backup all your music and data files. CopyToDVD contains several methods to build your CDs or DVDs, such as integration to shell, user friendly frontend or FileDepot technology. With a few clicks you can burn files, folders, pictures, and music (MP3/Ogg Vorbis/WMA) to CD/DVD. CopyToDVD uses a smart data analyser which suggest the best output format (audio CD, DVD Video...). CopyToDVD is easy to use, don't lose your time with complex interfaces. If you are a developer, you can use CopyToDVD to add a burning feature to your application. CopyToDVD supports CD-R(W), DVD-R(W), and DVD+R(W) and DVD-RAM writers. It works under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/.NET."
- Audio: You can create Audio CDs from MP3, WMA, Ogg and APE file formats.
- Data: You can create CD or DVD using ISO/Joliet/UDF, and support of multissession.
- Video: Create highly compatible DVD Video backups to be played in your home player.
- Settings: A large number of settings allows you to customize the general behaviour of the product to suit your needs.
- Compatibility: Supports any hardware CD and DVD writer and all popular formats available.
- Developers: Add a CD/DVD burning feature to your application using the batch/command line mode of CopyToDVD.
One of the above "Key Features" is the settings. VSO claims to have a large number of settings to allow total customization of the burning software. Here are some shots of what's available.
There are many, many more settings available as you can see from the available tabs, but in an effort to keep this simple software review short, I've just highlighted a few of them. As you can see, the settings interface is easy to navigate and allows control of almost every aspect of your burn process.
It is actually quite surpising to see that Copy To DVD supports Sanyo's HD-BURN technology. Good for VSO.
Now that you've seen what Copy To DVD's settings look like and what it claims to do for you, let's head on over and take a look at the program itself. Good stuff on the next page!