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Giveaway of the day — StarBurn

StarBurn a powerful tool for grabbing, burning and mastering CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media.
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User rating: 223 (84%) 42 (16%) 94 comments

StarBurn was available as a giveaway on October 3, 2007!

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StarBurn a powerful tool for grabbing, burning and mastering CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media. StarBurn supports all types of optical storage media (including CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Dual layer DVD-R & DVD+R, BD-R/RE, HD-DVD-R/RW and DVD-RAM) as well as a wide variety of burning hardware.

With StarBurn you can perform grabbing, copying and burning operations as well as advanced DVD authoring and mastering. Additionally with the DVD Decryptor Wizard you can decode CSS DVD-Video discs into ISO images and burn them to DVD writable discs or share them with the StarPort DVD-ROM emulator and watch DVD video directly on your PC. This enables you to create copies of the protected DVDs with just a few mouse clicks.

StarBurn is easy to learn and to use. In addition to advanced DVD authoring and mastering features StarBurn offers a number of step-by-step wizards for novice users.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn; Minimum System Requirements: Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4 installed); 800 MHz Intel Pentium III class processor; 512 MB of RAM; 50 MB of disk space for StarBurn application data; CD or DVD burner

Publisher:

StarBurn Software Ltd

Homepage:

http://www.rocketdivision.com/starburn.html

File Size:

11.5 MB

Price:

$50

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#94

It crashes many times on my computer.I like Movavi VideoSuite better. It also can:
Capture video from your digital and web cameras
Convert video to run on any mobile device
Split and merge video files
Add filters and special effects
Rip, backup and copy DVDs
Burn data, audio, and video CDs and DVDs
Create classy video postcards

Reply   |   Comment by toamskcord  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

#91 try uninstalling the StarPort driver in Device manager itself.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

help function is inoperative... but there are a bunch of chm help files in the .\help subdirectory off the instalation directory.

I dislike the wizards only approach to performing an operation. I prefer GUI and buttons and menus.

It didn't seem to do anything bad to my instalation so that's a plus.

I don't view the ability to burn a pre-built DVD file structure to a DVD+-R disc as DVD Authoring. Maybe I am missing some obscure wizard that does offer true DVD Authoring.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

People encounting problems with StarBurn may use the editor's forum to report them, and maybe find a solution...

Here it is:

http://www.rocketdivision.com/forum/index.php

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

logo screen locks-up on one of my computers
WIN XP Pro SP2

Microsoft Runtime C++ Error

Reply   |   Comment by RegUS PatOff  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

I tried reinstalling couple of times however it still gives me 'Starport lite driver unable to install due to previous version'. What do i need to uninstall the same? somebody pls. help

Reply   |   Comment by Dev  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Like many comments have stated, Clicking on "Help" does absolutely nothing. However, I did see a message after installing stating, I think, something to the effect that not all features will work unless the computer is rebooted. I did not reboot because I have been having problems with the registry hive, I think, and the computer is having troubles booting through to windows.

So, until I have time to work this out with the Microsoft Techs, I will need to wait to see if a reboot will get the "Help" function to work. Thus, could someone please post here to let me know if a reboot corrects the "Help" function problem?.....Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by D  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

First time I tried to run it, it crashed. Unhandled Exception. Second time, same thing. So, there isn't much I can do with it. Except remove it. And move on.

Reply   |   Comment by Toolman  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

just so you know guys, nero 8 is out for a while now
and it still rulez; as for this one it gives me "out of memory" error message and just quits on me, i'll try closing some of the many programs i run at one time, but i always run them at one time, and this is the only software that is running out of memory at install.
wich is further odd is i can install and run other huge programs but not this one... so don't quit on nero yet, cuz nero would never quit on you,do note nero its been around for years, and it was meant to do a lot of stuff, it may not succeed at it all perfectly, but it will do the job for 99% of all windows users, not to mention for all win versions from 9x to vista out there

Reply   |   Comment by melc  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

This software was horrible to use compared to my current freeware tool (ImgBurn). No drag & drop, got several errors before it eventually crashed. Was just trying to burn a normal data DVD! Not recommended. At least try ImgBurn aswell, and see which you prefer.

Reply   |   Comment by Nebby  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Downloaded, installed with no problems. Decided to read up a bit first.

Only thing is, I can't get the Help file. Click on it in the drop-down & nothing happens.

anyone else able to get it OK??

Reply   |   Comment by zhuk  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Hi Raoul,

Just wish to express my appreciation for your advise. So I will just install 'another' set of this Star Burn as the addition feature may be useful for me in future using.

Thanks and have a great day everyone. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

#39 Comment by Adam Gordon - Does anyone know if you create an ISO image from an AVI file, and burn it to disk. Could you watch it on a regular DVD player?

DVD Data formats don't normally play AVI files on standard DVD decks.
A DivX-certified DVD player will play xvid/divx/mpeg4 AVI files.
I believe there may also be WMV windows video capable players.

Or use ConvertXtoDVD to quickly burn AVIs to DVD-Video format with a selection menu. Other programs can do necessary encoding as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian M  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

I also have the same problems some have repeatedly mentioned with no proper answers given - There is no help file when help is clicked. Also, I tried to copy one of my DVDs, which seems to make a successful image, somewhere? Now how do i find it and burn it to a blank DVD? I cannot find out where it is held or how to transfer it.
Someone mentioned an iso file so I searched and found it in the Starburn dir under Wizards, and it's a 7.8 GB file, so I think this is the image. But, it won't allow me to copy to a 4.4 GB blank DVD. Any help?

I'm thankful for the program, especially if this can be solved.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven B  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Help Please! I am such a dope when it comes to this kind of thing...If I download this, will I be able to copy videos from YOU TUBE and put them on a disk? I don't even know how to burn a CD, yet I have been told countless times by countless people that its SO EASY! Not to this 50 year old brain it isn't, lol. Any help would be so much appreciated!

Thanks in advance :*)

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

Software is so easy to figure out. It would be worth buying BUT_No Disc to Disc copying_ and it CRASHES when you "Build Image", and sometimes when you use/access star port "virtual divice" it also has problems compiling some video files for dvd video creation...I was able to create an .iso image using "Dvd Decrypt" though. The give away of the day has no limmits on use as far as I can tell,Other than glitches that need to be cleaned up...a great product for free...

Reply   |   Comment by Sceptic  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

#72: Why don't you simply google "copy DVD tutorial"?

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

#74, He said PINES...! Hey, that's not freeware, its shareware!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Ferley  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

#70 I have the same problem with win2kpro. Then I went to Start, Programs, Rocket Division Software, StarBurn and double click hard on the star icon, after a few tries app starts to work. Trying to launch from the shortcut on desktop but not successful yet.

Reply   |   Comment by winston morris  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Could someone explain why for the first time this has occured, when I setup the GAOTD key for the Grab&Burn I received this first as I allowed to install,
Application: DrvInst.exe
Destination IP: 66.38.192.233:DNS
Party SPTD Setup V1.50 (c) 2004 Duplex Secure Ltd.

then, after this I received the usual GAOTD Activated web site took place way after the Grab&Burn was installed.

Is this spyware since I can not find this software no ware in my Program Files nor All Programs. What did I download?

Reply   |   Comment by Lion  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Haaha #58. Some people have no idea what they have here! Thanks to Rocketdivision for a really nice program.

It looks as though it may even be portable.

Reply   |   Comment by Tracy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

#64, Hempman is a troll. You can't believe anything he says, though I did get a chuckle at his claim that he encrypts his own movies so that we plebes can't rip them -- as if anyone would want to see any movie he might make (*shudder*).

Reply   |   Comment by yomann  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Try SINEP Encryptor, Personal Edition (Freeware), instead. You won't be disappointed.

Reply   |   Comment by Joshua  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Well now I have CD burning software again. Since Nero 7 does not
work with Windows Vista. Thank you Giveaway of the Day!
Just to let other people know it will probably work with a PCs that only have 512 Megabytes of ram like mine does.
PS Windows Vista does work as well as XP with 512MBs of ram.

Reply   |   Comment by Captian Black  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Can someone point me to a tutorial on copying DVDs? I downloaded this software and now am lost. The authors website isn't much help.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

First of all, the screen for the app doesn't line up. Can't move it so that I can see the first menu item. That's unforgivable for a so-called commercial program. Secondly, after choosing the Burn Video icon and starting the wizard and selecting test, it stopped and gave an error message without a hint as to what the error is.

I don't need that kind of aggravation!

Reply   |   Comment by seattlesluff  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

#68

Sergio, i used SmartSniff form Nirsoft.

You may also use HTTP Sniffer, very useful to monitor a specific program's network access. (didn't work for me this time with StarBurn...)

That's it. Enjoy it's freeware!

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

#26 Raoul, can you tell me what you use to see what the contents of the packet it sends contains ?
it would be useful, as i wouldn't complain about programs sending out my personal data in the future if i could see that info you just posted.

Reply   |   Comment by sergio  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#59

Hi, Jul!

I'm no professionnal reader, but there is no need tu uninstall StarBurn before installation of improved version of StarPort.

StarPortLite driver will still be running, but you may disable it, reboot, and then uninstall (delete) it, using pserv if you will.

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Come on!
if you tried it and liked it then keep it, if not, just throw it! What's the matter? You are creasy guys!

Reply   |   Comment by Bazil  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

re: #43. Jennifer, if you could explain to me how to use the GAOTD activation software with Opera, I would much appreciate it. I have tried 5 or 6 downloads from here, and like the software. However, the activation software ALWAYS grabs IE without asking me which browser I wish to use, even though I have Opera set as my default browser in Vista. I have not set any of the security features in IE, because I do not use that software. As per Secunia Software Inspector, Opera is still the safest browser available.

re #58. I would imagine that the whole reason people give away their software on this site is so that users will report problems or request different features so that the company can improve the product. Some of the deprecatory language is certainly out of line; but, the comments themselves are not.

Reply   |   Comment by Joan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

@ # 52 -are you sure of what you're saying?

Reply   |   Comment by anu  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Person #1 has the new world record, downloaded, installed, observed and then comment to GAOTD only in four minutes. How they all do this?

Reply   |   Comment by Giuseppe Iantomasi  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

To #61 yes I had the same problem so I have uninstalled the program, it is not very user friendly. I just want to place a DVD in my drive and be able to copy it, this is not very good unfortunately.

Reply   |   Comment by Tall53  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Is any one else having problems burning the dvd u grab? I grab the dvd then go to burn it onto a blank one and cannot find the file i just grabbed. I look in the directory its given and it does not exist yet it was a "succeful grab". I also try to change the destination file of the grab and it will not let me.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

No help files ?

Reply   |   Comment by no-virus  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Hi Slava and rest of the professional readers,

May I know for those who have downloaded Starport (include Grab & Burn). Do we need to uninstall the Grab & Burn version before installing this latest software or it doesn't matter? I don't want to 'contradict' my laptop like last time :P. Thanks for advise.

Have a great day.

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I can not believe you people bitch when things are FREE..that just gets my goat how much people complain these days..Its FREE duh!!!!!If you don't want the dam thing turn back into tomorrow and go get a life...

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Pretty good program.

#10, I don't get why it has a explorer window either.

#52, My Philips +RW's work fine.

I would use this over Nero (especially Nero 8) simply as it isn't a 180MB download with tonnes of uneeded extras. If Nero came just as a burning program then it would be a lot better.

Reply   |   Comment by nic  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I meant: BUY it someday! (I'm in Groenland, not easy to type with that huge gloves.)

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

If you look here, you may find two freeware versions of RocketDivision interesting softs:

StarPort is a more compete version of StarPortLite program that installs itself with StarBurn (and asks for reboot).

You may create virual disks with iso images, and ramdisk (whose size seems to be only limited by the amont of your physical ram) and some other features.

Power users may also appreciate StarWind, on the same page.

Anyway, StarBurn works well and fast on my system (Xp Pro):

Only five minutes to copy a Dvd (4 Go) to an image!
Maybe i'll be it sometime! ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

This one looks like a real winner. Thanks, GOTD team.

For more information about DVD Shrink, see my capsule review in post #17 (22 April 2007) of my utilities blog, http://jonathanstoolbar.blogspot.com .

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

StarBurn is a very nice piece of software in that it seems to work as advertised. The interface is of medium to high quality. Though it is hardly intuitive. Users that have Nero 7 down pat should not have much of a problem in learning how to use StarBurn. Others will face a steep learning curve as soon as they move from burning a simple CD data disk to figuring out how to burn images.

Those (above)that have compared StarBurn to Nero 7 and suggested StarBurn take the place of Nero 7 are way off base. Nero 7 has over a dozen applications for multi-media alone. That is a dozen more than those applications shared by both programs. Documentation of the applications that are a part of the Nero 7 package number a total of 300 plus pages. The two programs have no where near the same capabilities. For the power hungry computer user, Nero 7 is the way to go. Other might not ever get the Nero program to work as it should.

The tools that come with Nero 7 not only measure all of the parameters of the CD / DVD drives - they also let the program (Nero)user configure the speed of the drives. More and better tools come with Nero 7. However, those tools can make understanding the program difficult.

Most computer users appear to struggle with a program that has any complexity to it. When program came in a box with a printed manual, beginners had a chance of being able to use their programs. Help files do not take the place of a written operation manual. Very simple programs might be able to get by without a printed manual - but anything other than the simplest program can sit unused by beginners or basic computer users.

It is too bad that StarBurn does not come with a printed manual. The program can eventually be understood by most computer users. Many users will quit trying to learn the ropes of a program before "eventually" ever comes. StarBurn could be a good program for most everyone, out side of power users, if it were simpler and it came with a written manual.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Boyce  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I use Nero 7 Enterprise, and find that it is flawles, rips ANY DVD I have ever handed it, encrypts my movies so people like you guys using primitive programs like this one can't rip them (thanks for letting me see which encryption this can handle, so I know how to block it!).

I found this program works OK for probably 99% of the people out there, but it doesn't begin to touch what a full Nero Enterprise package does for only a few buck more. If you don't have a package, and can't afford one, this one is OK.

The authoring stuff is way primitive, next to Nero. In fact, it is primitive compared to Arcsoft's stuff and they give that away with new DVD burners.

I found it choked on about half my test set of DVD's (chosen to reflect the different protection schemes).

There were many bugs, I am on a timetable today, but I was able to confirm nearly every error lsted so far in this form, and in Bladed Thoth's review.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

My first ever post here. This is probably a keeper :) Thank You Team of GAOTD!

I had no problem downloading or installing (on my Notebook w. XPH) as far as I can tell, and application seems to work just fine; no problem with firewall etc. Nice interface and also easy to understand for me as a non-geek, and non-native in English tounge/language. However, Help button in the StarBurn does not work for me, but Help does open swiftly from Actions dialog windows. Although Help-file is quite meager from what I can find...

I would also like to know what the correct registration data should read? The only info I can see is during start up, when program window expose "Licensed to: RDS User" (would this be correct?).

I also wonder if someone could explain the "DVD Feature" options under Properties button?

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Isabelle  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Doesn't recognize my DVD+RW by Philips for backing up ripped DVD's
Essential.

Reply   |   Comment by Floris  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

#32 (Kevin) I also have used DVD Shrink, but what does DVDDecryptor do and how does it work with DVDShrink? Does today's giveaway do the same functions for backing up one's DVD movies?

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

#32 Perhaps if you google a little you will get what you want.

DVD Decryptor:
http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/SetupDVDDecrypter_3.5.4.0.exe

DVD Shrink:
http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/dvdshrink32setup.zip

BTW todays giveaway rocks! Thumbs up to starburn and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by KDFQ  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Bit ironic that intall requires a reboot, though there is a checkbox on the last install screen letting you run the application. Didn't reboot, ran application, clicked on DVD drive, application hung/crashed Vista Ultimate. OK, reboot, try copying DVD to iso image. Started throwing C++ errors. I'm thinking this software doesn't work very well. On the positive side, nice interface, seems well thoughtout and has the potential to be a good bit of software. Doesn't seem to work for me, though.

Reply   |   Comment by Don M  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Seems OK to me - but is it just me who can't get the 'Help' to work? No response from any of the help locations.

Reply   |   Comment by gmacm  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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