Roxio Creator 2011 review
A powerful CD burning software from Roxio
Roxio Creator 2011 promises to “Easily enhance, preserve, and share your digital media” and “Turn your standard videos and photos into 3D masterpieces, and playback 3D movies on your PC.” Is this all true? Find out more from our test and review.
The system requirements
Before installing it you should know that the following requirements are needed for the best download and installation: Microsoft 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 and Windows XP SP2. For the video editing, conversion and DVD playback it’s indicated to have a multi-core processor with at least 2GB of RAM; for editing, data burning and audio capture your computer will have to sport Intel 1.6GHz Pentium 4 processor or AMD equivalent, with 512MB of RAM (for windows XP) and 1GB of RAM (for Windows Vista or Windows 7). For a full list of requirements you should visit Roxio Creator’s home page.
Not very fast installation
Like in the case of the Ashampoo Burning Studio 10, installation of this software didn’t go as smoothly as in the case of other products: it took more than half an hour to complete. But that was the only downside, as you’ll soon discover in our test and review.
Once installed, the software was very easy to use; once again, if you happen to be a beginner, you will find plenty of clear instructions to help you along the way: you’ll find a very good knowledgebase, a preinstalled user guide and the possibility to access live chat. The left navigation came with titled tags that made jumping between section extremely easy; we could easily and quickly select files, folders and such directly from the directory into the program by using the drag and drop option.
A lot of features included
In the features department, things were also great. The new Roxio Creator boasts the following: burning data to a disc, playing movies, creating audio books and labels, editing/sharing/enhancing photos, video capture, scheduling backups, ripping music CDs directly from the drive. Moreover, this software enabled transfer of music to a portable gadget and offered support for music formats such as WMA, MP3, AAC and WAV.
After this test and review we can conclude that the the Roxio Creator 2011 occupies a good spot in the list of best burning software available today.