Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 617 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.14.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,589,710
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,390
  • 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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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 617 votes

    • 5 star 283
    • 4 star 192
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 75
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2 stars

"It's free. But so is the static."

April 10, 2015  |  By mutaulgia

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

Simple, intuitive navigation. Ideal burner for audio cds but for one thing ...

Cons

ABS Free inserts brief snippets of "static" about midway on audio CDs (haven't tested it on anything else). Doesn't matter what track, playlist, CD media brand or even computer (verified on notebook and desktop). Static completely absent on audio cds created w/other burners, ex. Nero, CDBurnerXP etc., using exact same songs/playlists.

Summary

Loved this product as an ABS newbie. Just disappointed ABS chose this "method" to protect itself against copyright, DRM issues. Caveat emptor. Else if it's a bug, please correct bc product really is great once bug is eliminated (already tried changing DMA to PIO re device channel).

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5 stars

"Easily downloaded and installed."

February 03, 2015  |  By vjmohan

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

Easy download.
Straightforward functioning.
No ********.

Cons

Have not run into any yet.

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1 stars

"once dependable, now... nope."

January 10, 2015  |  By teadoust-1

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

burns fast
attractive interface

Cons

doesn't burn dual-layer discs anymore

Summary

as stated above, this used to be a GREAT piece of software. something happened though and it simply doesn't work the way it once did. on December 31st the version i had installed stopped working. i went to Ashampoo's website, downloaded it and started using it again about a week later. it looks like the same program, but now every dual-layer disc i burn with Ashampoo is useless and locks at the layer-jump point. but hey, at least it burns those useless discs REALLY fast!

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1 stars

"Malware Do Not Use!"

January 03, 2015  |  By 7Cav

 |  Version: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.14.5

Pros

Didn't get that far

Cons

Has Malware

Summary

I installed this software, and immediately noticed two(2) new icons on my desktop....
Live Chat Help
Your (Something) Software

I could not delete the 2nd one because it kept saying "You do not have permissions".....Well, i'm logged in as Admin so WTH??!!

Stay away from this download....CNET really needs to check what they allow on this site!!!!

Updated on Jan 3, 2015

"Software Deals" was the icon I could not get rid of no matter what I did....Nothing in the registry or on the computer at all, yet I could not get rid of it.....Had to resort in restoring a System Image from a backup

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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 XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32MB
File Name ashampoo_burning_studio_free_1.14.5_sm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,589,710
Downloads Last Week 3,390
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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