MikeTR wrote:Looking at the comparison matrix though, I don;t see any difference between the Professional Edition and the DVD Standard Edition. But since the Pro is almost twice as expensive as the Standard, there has to be some difference, not? What would that be?
According to the matrix, the only difference is the Command/Batch File support capability of the Professional Edition. Most users would never use or need this capability, but for those that do, they have to pay a substantial premium.
As for testing it myself, I can hardly call myself an expert on the testing of various software packages. I just know what I like when i use it for a while. I'm quite happy with Nero for my normal burning duties, but just wondered what added features GEAR could provide. I was hoping for someone to already know about this. Everybody pretty much knows 'all' about Nero, but I have yet to see someone talking about GEAR.
Software tests by "experts" are not always useful unless they have exactly the same biases, preferences, and goals as a review reader. That's the whole point of trying a demo version of software, to see what you
like or dislike according to your own preferences and comfort zone.
Most people that are happy with their current software will have no motivation to switch to another. If you are happy with Nero, I would recommend that you stick with it. For the home user, GEAR doesn't offer extra features of any significance. On the other hand, GEAR has been making a DVD burning package longer that most other burning software. Possibly this experience may avoid some of the bugs sometimes found in other products. This is just "maybe" speculation on my part.
Nero is one of the best values available for full featured, low cost burning software. The reason you don't hear much about GEAR is that their home user base is not as high as some other products.