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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.