Best Free CD / DVD Burning Software
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When looking for the best free software program for either CD (Compact Disc) or DVD (Digitally Versatile Disc) I think it is worth the effort to precis your needs.
Keep in mind that CD & DVD burning programs are designed for you to author CDs and DVDs for music, photos, movies, games, data, or other digital file and that will hopefully stimulate your creativity.. As well as CD burning software and DVD burner software, this category also includes Lightscribe software which enables you to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
With new software (particularly new free software) don't be afraid to experiment and try try a few different options before you decide on the right one for you.
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ImgBurn is the product I decided is the most powerful free burning application I can find, for no other software comes close to its advanced features and options.
ImgBurn includes support for:
ImgBurn has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task:
Read - Read a disc to an image file.
ImgBurn's advanced features may confuse you if you just want to do a basic burn. The welcome menu provides quick access to some common tasks, but other basic features such as erasing a re-writeable disc are not immediately visible. Playing around with ImgBurn for a while. Exploring the menus will certainly reveal most of what you need. However, if you simply aren’t interested in advanced functionality you may wish to check out my other recommendations. Although ImgBurn is primarily aimed at advanced users, I still feel that it is deserves top spot in this category.
Burn Aware Free is probably the prettiest in the interface department for this collection and offers a step-by-step procedure for your burning projects. BurnAware Free is now probably one of the most popular free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software available for Windows. Using BurnAware Free Edition you can easily create and burn Audio and MP3 CD, Data and DVD-Video disc, ISO and Cue Image, erase or format rewritable disc, copy your CD or DVD to ISO image. This software is for personal, home use only
A launch window lets you choose the type of project you want and leads you through the process to completion. Navigating your directories is easy with BurnAware's file management system and adding files is as simple as highlighting them and hitting a button. BurnAware offers enough features for most burning projects.
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CD Burner XP is a another wonderful free tool. It is especially brilliant if you are accustomed to using Nero.
Big picture - CDBurnerXP is a quick and easy solution for creating audio CDs,Video Discs (DVD and Vlu-Ray) and has extra features for ripping your audio CDs and finding track info on the Web. It adds sessions to multisession discs, burns on-the-fly, verifies burns, erases rewritable media; creates audio discs, creates video DVDs; command line version; LightScribe cover printing support with very basic designer supporting custom background images; enables access to drives for restricted users; multilingual; some advanced features and options.
I like CDBurnerXP's clean user interface. The four-paned interface makes it easy to find what you are looking for. You can then drop-and-drag files to your chosen media. Also the audio player, which is included, helps you ensure you have captured the tracks you want. You may find the dropbox window handy as it allows you to browse your files using Windows Explorer and then quickly drop-and-drag files to your burn list as you go. Judging from other user reviews, some people had trouble with CDBurnerXP when burning data DVDs although I did find I was able to use this function without too many hassles.
Once again, CD BurnerXP supports common types of optical discs like CD, DVD, and Blue-Ray discs including double layer mediums. You will find creating Audio CDs, Video Discs, DVD or Blue-Ray, very easy. I found dealing with re-writeable media is also very comfortable with this program. ISO files can be created and burned as well with support of converting BIN/NRG file formats into ISO.
InfraRecorder is the software I consider a review of free burning software must include, so I am listing it as my fourth choice. InfraRecorder is a stable project that has been popular for quite a long time. It supports all of the common features that a good burning application should have, and it works with all types of CDs and DVDs including dual layer discs. It even includes full command line support like CDBurnerXP. With InfraRecorder, you can burn and create images with support for bootable discs, author rewriteable discs, and create audio CDs and video DVDs. The interface is clean and simple without a lot of extras to make things confus
InfraRecorder is a respectable burning program, but it has a few disadvantages as well. It does not support Blu-Ray discs or HD-DVDs. It also does not include many advanced options for tweaking the burn process to perfection like ImgBurn. Its interface isn’t as nice as that of BurnAware Free, and it doesn’t have any extra features like CDBurnerXP. Aside from these possible downsides, it feels like a solid program that definitely deserves a chance at becoming a part of your favored software collection.
Ashampoo Burning Studio When trialing this software I was relieved to find is still simple and intuitive to use. For power, simplicity and file backup I suggest you try the new Ashampoo Burning Studio 6.77 FREE which contains numerous small improvements that make the program easier to use and more effective as well.
Anybody who is struggling with the ever increasing complexity of CD and DVD burning applications then Ashampoo 6.77 may be the answer you are looking for. If you want a program that focuses on burning discs quickly and easily with quality and a minimum fuss then this could be the program may well suit your needs.
This version retains all the advantages of previous versions as well as adding multi-disc file backups and restores on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray. The program creates compressed backup archives with powerful password protection as well as splitting archives automatically across multiple CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. I loved the fact it restored the archive contents to their original locations
Ashampoo Burning Studio 6.77 FREE also features , an integrated audio CD ripper which stores your audio tracks as WMA or WAV files with an option across all formats to set the number of copies you want to burn. All discs can now be verified without ejecting first.
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I have tried out CD Burner XP and it works great and is easy to use. If you have tried any of the rest. Let me know what you think...