Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 613 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.14.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,513,690
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,569
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a no-nonsense performer that not only burns data, music, and video discs but also copies and rips discs, backs up and restores data, creates disc images, and erases rewritable discs. New features in version 1.14.5 include more powerful tools, multidisc file backup and restore, an integrated Audio CD ripper that creates high-quality WMA or WAV files, and verification without ejecting the disc in supported drives.

Pros

Startup splash screen: New software shouldn't leave you guessing, and Burning Studio Free's splash screen helped us learn about, recommend, and register the product (registration is free).

Clean and plain: Burning Studio Free's plain Explorer-style layouts are a refreshing change from disc tools that pretend to be a recording studio console, and the program's menu lists its features in plain language: Burn Data, Backup & Restore, Music, Movie, and so on.

Backup: Burning Studio Free can create and restore compressed, password-protected archives of your discs and data. It also creates and burns disc images from data files and stores file backups on CD, DVD, or Blu-ray discs -- or to your hard drive, USB drive, or other storage device.

Cons

Not a full backup: Don't get us wrong; Burning Studio Free's backup feature is most welcome, but it's not a replacement for a solution that can back up and restore your entire system or discs when (not if) catastrophe strikes.

Bottom Line

Ashampoo's products have often impressed us with their performance -- not flashy style. Burning Studio Free certainly reinforces the impression.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"It can't create ISO files"

October 24, 2014  |  By jbalboa

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

It's free and it's got other features that might work.

Cons

The main reason I use this program is the ability to create ISO's or so it did in the past. Every time I choose CD to ISO, it crashes, however, if I chose "ashdisc", it does fine. So it's exclusively for ashdisc, so why even list the ISO option?

Summary

It used to work fine--like a year ago--but then they decided to revamp the looks and somehow, they knocked off a few features. If you're not into creating ISO files, you'll be fine with the rest of the burning features, but for my ISO purposes, it does not work.

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2 stars

"Does NOT compress video - Some features don't work"

October 04, 2014  |  By Lord_Glorfindel

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

simple looking interface

Cons

Does NOT compress video - Some features don't work - has very few user settable options - AND IT SAID IT WAS THE FULL VERSION.

Summary

Not much value here, even for free.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD! CONTAINS VIRUS!"

August 23, 2014  |  By skipking

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NONE.

Cons

CONTAINED VIRUS THAT TOOK ME 2 HOURS TO REMOVE. HAD TO DOWNLOAD NORTON POWER ERASER TO REMOVE. MALWAREBYTES AND NORTON 360 WERE INEFFECTIVE. (SORRY, I ALREADY FORGOT THE NAME OF THE VIRUS, BUT IT WAS A BEAST.)

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

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3 stars

"Program Works well but....."

June 16, 2014  |  By djbee12

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

The program looks great
Update are available from install followed by a prompt to buy premium version.
It erase disks and writes data on a disks I only previously erase or write to using windows alone.
The program gives the option to verify disk written, rewrite data to another disk or go back. and of course the prompt to buy

Also it does/ but I have not tried
movie
music
images
copy disk
projects

Cons

Cons
I don't like the auto install function................ So i cancel and downloaded directly. Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE still auto installs :(
It does ask if you want to download the Adware--> backup program.
Once installed it asks you to share on the social network and asks a second time to tell your friends as well as let you know the full version is ready for you to buy
upon installing It adds a two shortcut to Your desktop 1. the program and 2. "a link Software Deals" without asking prior.
When uninstalling it leave 9 folder, 8 files, 50 -58 key something keys and other leftovers on your system.

Summary

I love the look of the program and it works well. I knock it down stars because of the Auto install (autoinstall does not allow you to check the program for viruses), the added desktop links. ( I just don't like getting extra stuff that i have to remove later) and three attempts to get you to buy before you have tried the program. Other than that it a great program.

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4 stars

"no nonsense burner once you dodge the junk"

June 04, 2014  |  By batvette

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

it works, what else can I say

Cons

as reported by others some junk sneaks by

Summary

I've used various versions of this for years now, it does the job well and is easier to use than many paid burners. Lately it has been putting crapware in it but it's not so bad you can't get rid of it easily.

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3 stars

"Not sure what to think..."

May 11, 2014  |  By GinnyLee8

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

It seems impressive with an easy interface/user-friendly.

Cons

Crashed my computer after installation & then activation.
Comes with a "Your Software Deals" software which I was not given the option to DECLINE.

Summary

Seriously, I'm not sure what to think. Immediately after installation it prompted me to activate/register the software which I happily did, but then the computer crashed and I had to reboot.

*I just want to make very clear that I download free software all the time, without problems, and I know to DECLINE all other software so it annoys me that 'Your Software Deals' was craftily coded to piggyback itself onto my desktop along with the Ashampoo.

As for the Ashampoo software itself it appears to be user-friendly and impressive. I will keep it for now, but the other piggybacked software will be removed.

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4 stars

"Simple, Easy to use, Lots of "Free" crapware included!!"

May 05, 2014  |  By pukeyluke

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

Simple to download and install.
Very easy to use.
Interface is easy to understand.

Cons

**BEWARE** when installing this software.
Click "decline" for everything otherwise you'll
end up with alot of crapware.
Don't just click accept accept like you would usually do.
This is one of those programs that you end up with strange programs installed that you don't know where they came from.
They're not viruses just very very annoying programs.

Summary

Good software.
Sneaky crapware installed if you don't read and click carefully during the installation process

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1 stars

"Error Without Help"

February 23, 2014  |  By mcclenaghan1

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.12

Pros

None. It didn't do the job and didn't do it well. In fact, it wouldn't do any job at all. All my video files were given error messages without reason or help.

Cons

Your video files may give an error message that they are not encoded correctly to make the type of video disc you want. But there's nothing in their help menu to tell you why, or tell you how to rectify the error. Even a Google search doesn't bring up a solution. If I have to obtain another program to re-encode my video files, then I may as well buy a program like Nero which evidently automatically does whatever encoding is needed to create the disc.In this case, "free" is a come-on.

Summary

My experience was a disappointment since my videos weren't "encoded" properly for the creation of a DVD or VCD disc. But the program's error messaage saying so didn't say why and their help menu didn't say why or how to re-encode the file. The program was totally useless for me. An email sent to Ashampoo requesting help was never answered.

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5 stars

"Much better than paid burning software"

November 26, 2013  |  By Windows78

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.12

Pros

-Very good doing it's burning job

Cons

-No complaints

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5 stars

"Excellent, one of the best."

November 21, 2013  |  By jkb614

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.12

Pros

As good or better than many paid apps.

Cons

None, as it does everything DVD/CD burning software should do.

Summary

Gets the job done, and does it well.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.14.5
Improved burning engine and general bug fixes.
General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date December 12, 2014
Date Added December 12, 2014
Version 1.14.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32MB
File Name ashampoo_burning_studio_free_1.14.5_sm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,513,690
Downloads Last Week 6,569
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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