Roxio WinOnCD 6: Test and Review

Many of the features and functionality of WinOnCD 6 are inspired by the Videopack DVD authoring tool Roxio: as versatile product, burning software should replace the specialized solution. In addition to many other improvements, such as support for CD text, creating UDF discs (CDs and DVDs) and UDF-Bridge (ISO / UDF) or the ability to copy raw mode discs called Raw, version 6 shines with its multimedia support.

Thus, this program offers a host of new formats (S) VCD: (S) VCD Overspan, ie the distribution of a video file in several (S) VCD, MP3 album, filled data CD with MP3 files and an autorun function with menu, music album, video CDs containing music tracks in MPEG-1 audio, photo album, which corresponds to a selected photo slideshow.

Despite these many formats, it lacks the important program of multimedia features, such as audio tracks extractor and MP3 encoder (Pro), WMA or other audio files. In contrast, the Wave Editor software included has been improved and now strongly resembles an application to professional composition, with multiple processing elements and countless effects for retouching.

Many opportunities in video

In video processing, WinOnCD Power Edition already offers a multitude of design possibilities for (S) VCD. The DVD Edition module to buy more, is an extension of the product that adds detailed DVD authoring functions and an MPEG-2 encoder to convert existing video files in MPEG-2 DVD and SVCD files.

The handling of the program is fast. However, it requires prior knowledge increased for the most complex projects. The work surface, which seems somewhat overloaded at first, is fully resumed Videopack which, remember, has its roots in earlier versions of WinOnCD. Windows Explorer has been integrated into the interface, you have now all its features. Similarly, the browser function has been integrated.

Poor device driver update should be severely criticized. If the program recognizes the reference devices, namely 300i DVD burners and 300th of HP and LF-D521 Panasonic, it is however unable to provide any appropriate driver. Therefore, it can not properly take advantage of all the capabilities of devices (for example, the burning speed by 4x).