Create video and photo DVDs, burn audio CDs, and rip MP3s
Search and locate files instantly using file names or tags
Secure discs with encryption and password protection
Drag-and-drop files to burn via the Power2Go sidebar gadget
• Windows Sidebar Gadget — drag-and-drop then burn files directly via the Windows Sidebar.
• MP3 ripping and audio file conversion — take your favorite CDs and quickly create files for playback on a music player or your home media center PC.
• New-look interface — feel right at home with the new look of Windows Vista; easier navigation and a cleaner design.
Burn any disc, any file:
• Data burning — burn a huge amount of data to disc, on CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs.
• Video and photo disc authoring — create discs of videos and photo slideshows that play on a home DVD player:
• Creation of Audio CDs — create compilation CDs.
• Mixed media CDs — burn data files and audio files onto the same disc, play your music on your CD player, then access data on your PC.
Search and burn:
• Simplified burning process — find files in an instant, search using tags or titles.
• Drag to burn — drag complete folders or individual files in one easy step.
• Disc capacity bar — manage the number of files you can burn for your current disc media using the easy-to-read capacity bar.
• Burner settings — take control of the burning process with speed, data settings, auto-run, and other burning options.
Safeguard your data:
• Secured data disc —add a password and encrypt to ensure better protection.
• Disc copying — create perfect duplicates of your discs.
• Erase disc and disc image utilities — save or burn disc images, erase and re-use re-writable discs.
Windows Vista or XP, 2000, ME, 98SE
1024 x 768 pixels
128 MB SDRAM for data and music burning
256 MB DDR RAM for video burning (512 MB recommended)
CD/VCD (MPEG-1) production: Intel Pentium II 450
DVD (MPEG-2) production: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz, or AMD Athlon 700 MHz
(Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 2100+ or above recommended)
Hard Drive Disc Space
1 GB for making VCDs
5-10 GB for making DVDs
25-30 GB for making Blu-ray discs