Ashampoo Burning Studio 18 is a comprehensive software package that handles all of your burning, copying and file back up needs. It is ideal for storing media files, such as pictures and videos, in a place other than your main hard drive in order to both free up space and to create copies. The full version, Ashampoo Burning Studio Pro, is great for anyone who also wants to back up their mobile devices, such as smartphones and laptops, too.
Taking Care of Your Burning Needs
Taking data from one place, or a series of file locations, and sending them to another form of storage media, such as a writeable CD or DVD, can be a hassle. Sometimes files and folders get mixed up into different orders. Likewise, the way in which data is stored might cause problems when it comes to retrieving it, for example if your music files are stored according to their size or file type, rather than by artists or genre. Ashampoo Burning Studio 18 makes life simple for anyone who is burning their data to another format by ordering things sensibly in default mode as well as offering users a great deal of flexibility with the way in which things are burned. For example, if you want to burn a playlist to a USB memory stick to play in your car, then Ashampoo Burning Studio Pro will handle all of the issues that commonly surround things like unsupported formats and lost playing orders. It will seamlessly integrate imported data from both iTunes and WMP, leaving you to just sit back and enjoy the music.
Updates Put Ease of Use At the Centre
The latest version of the software, Ashampoo Burning Studio 18, has a clever enhancement in that it now supports the popular video formats of MPEG-4, H.264 and AAC. There are a number of transitions offered in the software, as well, which allow different video formats to flow one into the next, if wanted, making it ideal for creating slide shows or videos backed with music. However, most people are likely to buy Ashampoo Burning Studio Pro in order to burn personal data to CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays and this remains the core feature of the software. All of these functions remain easy to do and it is even possible to create a DVD with animated menus and sub-menus with just a few clicks of the mouse. The latest version of the package promises newly improved graphical interfaces, better structured menus and self-explanatory icons which, when added together, make for a more intuitive workflow than its earlier generations. The package is available to trial for 30 days without fee, after which there is a charge to download the full version of Ashampoo Burning Studio Pro after that.
Burn, Baby Burn?
Although other comprehensive data burning suites exist, Ashampoo offers plenty of functionality especially if you have a number of different file types that have built up over the years, perhaps because you have used both Windows and Apple products. It is also good at securing items, offering a password protection option for all backed up data stored to discs.