Free disc burning software

Jasmine France Jasmine France, Senior associate editor February 12, 2010


Anyone who has ever experienced a hard-drive crash knows the importance of backing up data. One of the simplest ways to do it is with an external hard drive, but that's still not as portable and cheap as good old CD and DVD media. Plus, this method is necessary if you want to burn a playable audio CD or back up your DVD collection in a playable format. If you don't already have burning software, the good news is that there are several decent programs available for free. We've rounded up a handful of selections for Windows that have received high marks from editors or users.

Product Name CDBurnerXP Ashampoo Burning Studio Free InfraRecorder (32-Bit) ImgBurn BurnAware Free Sun CD/DVD Burner
Date Added July 20, 2014 March 26, 2014 September 03, 2012 June 17, 2013 July 02, 2014 May 21, 2009
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Review Date November 07, 2008 December 09, 2012 January 13, 2013 December 15, 2013 February 27, 2009
Summary Though this multifaceted burning tool won't win any beauty awards, it has almost everything Windows users need to create CDs and DVDs. One of ... Read more In addition to being tucked into a very user-friendly package, this full software suite comes without a price tag. Though many of Ashampoo Burning Studio'... Read more No review available If your PC has an optical disc burner like a DVD or Blu-Ray burner, you can create DVDs that you can play in your home ... Read more BurnAware Free completely handles any burned disc, whether you need music, a movie, or something much more complicated. It does it with a straightforward interface ... Read more Due to a rather serious trial limitation, this CD-burning application strikes us as strictly average, if even that. Besides audio CDs and DVDs, the program ... Read more
License Free Free Free Free Free Free
Limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations 25-MB burning trial
Downloads Last Week 2308 4406 23 6875 2413 14
Total Downloads 1390288 5420050 45170 1922841 3404609 400302
File Size 5.43MB 32.52MB 3.96MB 3.31MB 6.36MB 1.37MB
Operating Systems Windows 7
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Windows 2000
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Additional Requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements
Publisher Stefan Haglund Ashampoo Christian Kindahl LIGHTNING UK Burnaware 01smith