Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 612 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.14.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,469,674
  • Date Added:
    March 26, 2014
  • File Size:
    32.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,717
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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

    2.8

    out of 6 votes

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

    4.0

    out of 612 votes

    • 5 star 282
    • 4 star 192
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 73
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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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    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 March 25, 2014
    Date Added March 26, 2014
    Version 1.14.5
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory CD Burners
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 32.52MB
    File Name ashampoo_burning_studio_free_1.14.5_sm.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,469,674
    Downloads Last Week 4,717
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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