7 Best Free CD DVD Burner Software

There are many free DVD/CD burning software available. Some of them can perform as good as expensive Burning applications like Nero or Sonic. However not all such freeware applications are good.


Users are confused with the feature set and often end up downloading and using the wrong one. In this article, we present you our pick of best seven alternatives to CD/DVD burning applications like Nero.

1. ImgBurn


ImgBurn is one of the popular and good free DVD/CD burning software. It can burn CD, DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray. It supports a wide range of image file formats like BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. ImgBurn can burn Audio CDs from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM – including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV. It can also burn DVD Video (VIDEO_TS), HD DVD Video (HVDVD_TS) and Blueray Video (BDAV / BDMV) Discs.

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2. CDBurnerXP


CDBurnerXP is a good free DVD/CD Burning Software. It’s a good alternative to expensive DVD Burning software like Nero or Sonic. CDBurnerXP can burn any data on CD-R/CD-RW/DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/BD/HD-DVD, including double layer discs. Using it, you can create Audio-CDs from mp3, wav, ogg, flac and wma files. It includes disc-at-once-mode i.e. gapless audio CD support. CDBurnerXP also supports creating bootable discs. You can copy data discs and also perform erase disc functions. After the burning is complete, CDBurnerXP can verify written data on disc for burning errors if any. You can also burn ISO files to CD, create your own ISO files, convert bin- and nrg-files to ISO and also save CDs/DVDs as ISO file to disc. Apart from all these features, CDBurnerXP also supports cover printing feature for data and audio discs. It also integrates with LightScribe.

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3. InfraRecorder


InfraRecorder is one more widely used alternative to expensive burning suites like Nero. Infra Recorder can burn CD, DVD, Dual Layer DVDs and also supports various audio formats. The audio and data tracks includes .wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso formats. It can erase rewritable discs. Infra Recorder can also burn images in ISO and BIN/CUE formats. It supports multisession writing of discs.

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4. FinalBurner Free Edition


FinalBurner is one more top free burning software. It  can create data, audio and video discs. It can burn CD R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD DL. It can also rip Audio CD in .wav, .mp3, .ogg, .mid, .wma, .aac, .mp4,  .m4a, .xm, .mod, .s3m, .it, .mtm, .mo3 audio files. FinalBuner can burn Video DVD with formats AVI, DIVX, XVID, MP4, MPG, WMV, ASF, MOV, FLV, etc. FinalBurner can also create an ISO image of a disc.

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5. Your Free DVD Burner


Your Free DVD Burner is a good one which isn’t much popular. It has some powerful features which is the reason it makes into this list. It can create data DVDs and CDs. It also supports DVD Video. Your Free DVD Burner allows you to create multisession CDs. You can create Bootable CD/DVD discs. It can burn ISO images onto disc. It supports CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD+R disc formats. Rewritable CDs and DVDs can be erased.

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6. Create-Burn ISO Image


Free Create-Burn ISO a good free CD/DVD burner. It can burn CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R/RW, and DVD-R/RW discs. It can also create ISO image for burning CD/DVD. Burn ISO image can also create bootable CDs and DVDs. After burning the disc, Burn ISO Image can verify written data for finding any writing errors. It can erase re-writable CDs and DVDs. It supports Joiet File System, ISO, UDF& ISO/UDF project.

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We asked our readers to suggest other good CD/DVD burning software. All such tools are included here:

7. StarBurn Free


StarBurn Free is a powerful CD/DVD authoring tool from RocketDivision. It supports a wide array of hardware like CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. StarBurn has step-by-step wizards to do grabbing, copying and burning of CDs and DVDs. Basic users will find it’s interface very easy to use. It’s key features include extracting individual tracks from DVDs to store them as ISO image files on hard disk, taking backups of your favorite CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD in 1:1 mode, grabbing sound tracks from audio CDs to store them as WMA (Windows Media Audio) files, burning photos, documents etc.

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Apart from the above list, Ashampoo’s Burning Studio 6 is also a good burning software which is feature rich and gives a wide array of burning features. The free version is released by the company many years ago, but still continues to be one of the popular free burning software. We didn’t include it in the above list as it’s free version is no more under further development. Worth a try.

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47 Responses

  1. nismo says:

    What about StarBurn?

  2. dks says:

    StarBurn looks good. Will soon include in the list above. Thanks nismo for pointing it out.

  3. Hamza says:

    I like ImgBurn and CD BurnerXP

  4. steve says:

    hi i like to know what is the best softwear to us for avi file so i can put them on a dvd and play them on my home dvd player

  5. Free DVD Burning Software says:

    What a comprehensive list of free dvd programs! A few I have never heard of!

  6. PC says:

    Can’t go wrong with ImgBurn.

  7. lalo says:

    I think it is cool

  8. Michael says:

    CDBurnerXP is my top pick. It’s fantastic that we have these quality free burning applications now.

  9. george david says:

    i do hope it will fullfil my needs

  10. george david says:

    im looking for a good burning programe

  11. Phil says:

    For the record imgburn has one check-box for installing the Ask toolbar and accepting the license. You can’t do one without the other. If you’ve ever tried uninstalling the ASK toolbar you know why this needs to be avoided like the plague.

    • dkszone says:

      Here is how you can remove Ask Toolbar, for those of you who are trying to get rid of it.

    • me says:

      Just to clarify, The check box for accepting the license and installing the Ask tool bar is for the Ask tool bar only. Just deselect it and Ask will not be installed. The license agreement for imgburn is at the beginning of the install process.

  12. MF says:

    Which can do multi sessions?

  13. Alan says:

    I do hope it will fullfil my needs


  14. naoise555 says:

    I had some old cheap DVD-Rs I was trying to burn with CDBurnerXP and I kept getting “write errors.” Figured they were just bad discs, but I tried using ImgBurn – no more errors!

  15. ken forfd says:

    do you have or can you add Sonic DVD/RW sonic record now 7.3 for windows 7

    Sonic Record Now 7.3, work very well with xp but not Windows 7 is there a patch or fix for this?

  16. Harry says:

    Nice program , I use [DVD Ripper Burner] which is great as it has both the Ripping & the burning together ..
    It’a also fast & I can watch the vids while processing them ..

  17. ssslayer says:

    sorry to sound offensive: but All this can be copy pasted from various review sites or the respective websites of these pakcages.

    Waht we would expect here is a list of pros and cons / strengths and weaknesses of each application.

  18. ssslayer says:

    … or atleast your personal experience dealing with these applications

    • dkszone says:

      No problem ssslayer. Your feedback is appreciated. We do review software and have published many such articles. This one is a quick handy guide for readers to choose the free one they want for their needs. If you spend some time and read some articles you will come across extensive reviews with “How-To” use guide too. Stay tuned.

  19. techie says:

    can u provide me info: which one works well with windows 7?

  20. Sean says:

    “For the record imgburn has one check-box for installing the Ask toolbar and accepting the license. You can’t do one without the other. If you’ve ever tried uninstalling the ASK toolbar you know why this needs to be avoided like the plague.”

    The license for imgburn is on an earlier screen. The license later for the Ask toolbar is completely separate and can be unchecked with no issues.

    • Ronnie says:

      Not true. Install a good firewall, and the problem becomes obvious: The instant you double-click the ImgBurn 2.5.2 installer, your firewall should tell you that AskInstallChecker is trying to go to an IP address such as:

      That resolves to iaccap.com which has a very poor reputation:


      This is before you even get to the installer’s welcome screen!!! Does not inform the user or ask permission, just makes a made dash to iaccap.com for God knows what purpose. Real scumware tactic.

      The “issue” is that before you’ve even seen the ImgBurn installer’s welcome screen, AskInstallChecker is already futzing around on the Internet!

      This is not “ask then install” – it’s “install and run” then remove later, after iaccap.com has already done whatever to your computer!

  21. buangkaayo says:

    InfraRecorder wont run in my PC..if it will run but the result in my dvd still blank..how sad my dvd cannot be use…:-(

  22. gmoneysupreem says:

    Anyone have any thoughts on Nero burn lite 10????

  23. Billy Robert says:

    May JESUS bless you good folk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Poor folk like the wife & myself!!!!!!!!!Would not be able
    to have programs of this nature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So Thank You Very Much
    Billy Robert.

  24. Korte says:

    I need a free burning software, which can use multiple recorders for burning. Burning the same data to 3 IDE recorders simultaneously. Nero can do this perfectly.
    Are there any free softwares to do this?
    I have tried some softwares a year ago, but I haven’t found any for this function yet.

    Thank you in advance!

  25. Secra says:

    Need a free software for converting and burning DVD, which can burn subtitles too…Thanks

  26. cathie says:

    Hi i’v never burnt a cd or dvd before and am looking for a free dvd and cd burning software that will support windows 7. if anyone has any advice as to which software would be best i would really apreciate that thanks cathie.

    • sophiaski says:

       dont download any fee they are rubbish, all of them, you can buy Roxio burner in Amazon only £20 and easy to cuse

    • sophiaski says:

       dont download any fee they are rubbish, all of them, you can buy Roxio burner in Amazon only £20 and easy to cuse

      • paul morris says:

        actually having used free, I found them to be very good – Roxio on the other hand screwed up badly on PC eventually had to remove it. Have used Nero – it’s good but bloated &pricey and has features don’t need – Ashampoo is very good tho and inexpensive

  27. millina says:

    i have i flip.i need software that can burn this video to a dvd.it has to be mp4,the video is in video mp4 format.

  28. shah says:

    this may be good

  29. best dvd burning software says:

    Great software list. I’ve used a few of these programs (imgBurn, Star)and wast 100% happy. More to try I see!!!!

  30. iglhyfc says:

    CD Burner XP has some sort of trojan spyware thing in

  31. BurnOn CD/DVD says:

    BurnOn CD/DVD is also a good free app. Just do a search for it.

  32. judy says:

    Years ago spent $50.00 for DVDFAB, best movie burning program ever had, always got free updates, latest download of newer version for no additional, but now that I have Windows 7, I just have issues, any suggestions?

  33. RUI OLIVEIRA says:


  34. ahmed says:

    ThnQ 🙂

  35. msmeliss says:

    i need a software to burn a dvd that will read any blank dvd disc and burn the movies i downloaded on my bittorrent any suggestions

  36. renee says:

    DVD Flick is a good one as well

  37. renee says:

    DVD Flick is a good one as well

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