CeQuadrant WinOnCD 3.8 review
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our overview of VCD writing software we concluded that WinOnCD 3.7 was
nothing less than a gift from the gods. The program provided a fabulous
array of tools for creating menu-based VideoCDs, and while it had the
occasional flaw (such as an MPEG-1 encoder that cropped source video
rather than resizing it), the modest price of £40 made it the
Ômust buy' program of the year. Even its flaws weren't fatal -
video produced by any VCD-compliant MPEG encoder can be used in its
projects, and with so many available for free download from the net,
there's no real problem.
For serious VCD
authoring, WinOnCD 3.8 is the best there is at such a low price point.
We're still awe-struck by the breadth of tools on offer, as well as
the results produced. But it's sad - and stupid - that Roxio has restricted
distribution and not produced versions in languages other than German.
It must be that Roxio is worried that WinOnCD will steal some of the
thunder from the company's revamped flagship program, Easy CD Creator
5. However, we feel that these programs sit nicely together, covering
just about every CD-burning need, and that Roxio should realise that
it would be better off with two sales rather than one.
More in the May
2001 issue of Computer Video Magazine