BurnAware Free

BurnAware Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 404 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    3,446,397
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,949
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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 and even lets you start from scratch with its deletion feature. This program is far superior to any burner that only handles just one or two types of discs.

BurnAware Free burns discs of plenty of different varieties, including DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, and even boot discs. No matter which style of disc you're trying to make, you can find it with ease, thanks to the program's clean graphic interface. While it doesn't look all that creative, the interface makes the program remarkably easy to use for someone new to the process. BurnAware Free even lets you erase a used disc so you can turn it into something new. The program isn't remarkably fast or slow; it took us about six minutes to burn a CD and about 45 minutes to create a DVD disc. That could change if you have a faster drive or computer, obviously. The program's install process tucks an AVG toolbar into the download and tries to make itself the default action for your computer's autorun prompt, so make sure you uncheck those if you don't want them.

This program is worth the download just because it erases burned discs. The fact that it can burn just about any type of disc you would need is a major bonus. BurnAware Free is very close to a must-have utility for anyone who burns discs regularly.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"AVG says there's a problem"

September 24, 2014  |  By DennisTheCnet

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.4

Pros

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Cons

AVG: "malsign.generic.AB7"

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1 stars

"Installs spyware w/o asking!!"

August 01, 2014

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.3

Pros

Simple intuitive interface.

Cons

Hijacks both your homepage & search provider in both IE and Firefox without asking or telling you!

Summary

Makes "Search Provider" your homepage & search engine by default, and these are spyware. Must uninstall them, run a cleaner, and reboot to clear them. This is completely unacceptable CNET!!!

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4 stars

"Effective and Easy-to-use"

June 13, 2014  |  By cwoodsp

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.1

Pros

This is a program for the 'newbie' and the experienced user in-a-hurry. The graphics on its (opening)task screen are minimalist but easy to follow, and neatly laid out. It doesn't have all the 'bells-and-whistles' of pro software - but hey, this is FREE... and it WORKS. I had no trouble at all with burning several formats, something I'm not used to with Win 8.1, since the Win app is patchy at best.

Cons

Can't really think of any, given that this is a FREE piece of nicely designed software.

Summary

It's FREE and it WORKS. What more can one say?

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2 stars

"Unreliable for audio CDs"

April 04, 2014  |  By FunkyBrewster

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.9.3

Pros

Free, good feature set (if it worked)

Cons

When copying an audio CD by making an image and then burning it, sometimes the resulting CD-R has tracks randomly out of order, repeated, and track breaks in the wrong places. The same track may be burned again and again.

Summary

Doesn't work reliable for audio CDs. Also, when making an image, the only available file type is .iso but then it changes to .bin when you start ripping. This makes no sense. Switching to an alternate software.

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1 stars

"Dangerous and destructive"

February 22, 2014  |  By jj_anyway

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.9.2

Pros

Nice interface

Cons

Ruins DVD's and hangs my system. Nothing works.

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1 stars

"Used to be great, installs junkware with no opt-out."

January 28, 2014  |  By schmartz

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.9.1

Pros

I uninstalled it without using it so I don't know. Past versions were great for basic disk burning.

Cons

V6.9.1 installs AVG Secure Search - no opt out. It immediately popped up in all three web browsers and hijacked my search. Can't uninstall the add-on in FF or IE. Went into control panel programs to remove it - no dice. Clicking uninstall does nothing. Tried deleting the files and something has them open but they don't show in processes. Thanks

Summary

Crapware that screws up your computer. I expect to see an opt out of all extraneous software during uninstall. I was really ticked when it installed and never had an option. Bad enough I just uninstalled it and deleted the download.

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5 stars

"Best burning software available"

January 02, 2014  |  By ngdrb5

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.8

Pros

Extremely easy to use. Works perfect.

Cons

Couldn't find any.

Summary

Downloaded this software today and within the first 20 minutes I created several cd's. Fantastic!

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5 stars

"Really good"

December 27, 2013  |  By Windows78

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.8

Pros

-Easy to use
-Good for free program
-Nice UI

Cons

-Not good as Ashampoo

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5 stars

"Good free program"

December 13, 2013  |  By ptknapp2

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.8

Pros

Does everything most people need to do with burning CD's or DVD's.

Cons

none I can think of.

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4 stars

"it does work"

November 29, 2013  |  By James / Hans Kunz

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.7

Pros

easy to use window where you select what sort of disk you want to make, then it is drag & drop, yes it is freeware

Cons

during install there are windows appearing asking you to install tool bars & others , !!!!you must untick them or you end up with a cluttered web browser & viruses......!!!!!!

Summary

it works but watch when you install it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.7
  • Added options for verification - check files byte-by-byte or compare checksums.
  • Added support of extended CD-Text tags - arranger, composer, message etc.
  • Added new library to expand support of audio formats.
  • Updated user interface, main menu and translations.
  • Improved verification process, finalization and writing lead-out.
  • The problem with searching and loading themes has been resolved.
  • Fixed bug with loading last session instead of selected one in Data Recovery tool.
  • Fixed bug with cancelling verification process.
General
Publisher Burnaware
Publisher web site http://www.burnaware.com
Release Date November 27, 2014
Date Added November 27, 2014
Version 7.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.96MB
File Name burnaware_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,446,397
Downloads Last Week 1,949
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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