Ashampoo® Burning Studio 14
The developers of Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 have spent more than 14 years perfecting this blu ray burning software and is just one of the video tools they offer. As a result, this program is not only phenomenally easy to use, but it offers every option you could possibly want in a burning studio. Ashampoo not only offers ease of use, but they package it with all the bells and whistles, including a beautiful interface.
If one of your goals is to convert your standard DVD movies into stunning blu ray movies, you may need an additional DVD ripping program. Ashampoo Burning Studio will rip the media from it’s original format, but it cannot rip copy-protected discs. Aside from that one drawback, Burning Studio 14 is nearly perfect.
The options Burning Studio gives you are what makes this product so much more than any of its competitors. It includes all the basics (create a blu ray disc out of nearly any media file type – AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, and more – easy, useful, and aesthetically pleasing menu creation options, burn DVD, blu ray, and ISO, as well as music and data cds, etc) as well as: the ability to burn the entire file, or just selected clips; ability to split a project’s data over several discs; specialized creation of cases covers; multi-burning sessions (so you can add more files to the disc later); and even the ability to encrypt files to protect your data.
One thing to note, while Ashampoo Burning Studio is one of the oldest established software that will burn and copy just about any format on the market, and while it has features for nearly everything you could want to do in regards to burning a blu ray disc, there are two things it does not do: convert 2D movies to 3D format and allow video editing.