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BurnAware Free

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 412 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,537,022
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,269
  • 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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5 stars

"Worked Great First Try"

March 16, 2016  |  By ksnax

2016-03-16 22:32:50  |  By ksnax

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 8.9

Pros

Easy Interface

Cons

Still have to wait on the burner to do it's thing

Summary

Installed and performed flawlessly on my Windows 7 machine when I needed to convert and write MP3s to CD audio.

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4 stars

"got it to work ok"

December 29, 2015  |  By i_hate_slackers

2015-12-29 12:07:41  |  By i_hate_slackers

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 8.7

Pros

has most popular disk / burn features, recognized my DVD recorder wish it had a cue file creator option (for making cd+g disks)

Cons

no cue file creator for multiple bins,

Summary

got it to burn, once cue was written (in Notepad by hand).

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1 stars

"NEVER worked on any of my computers -Windows XP thru 10"

December 21, 2015  |  By GlamourDomme

2015-12-21 14:32:50  |  By GlamourDomme

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 8.7

Pros

Program NEVER worked so NONE

Cons

constant error codes on 3 different computers from Windows XP thru 10; not for me or even a recording studio engineer!

Summary

Because I never let my ego get in the way of thinking that I could never make a mistake, I've asked 5 different people (including recording engineers and software designers) to try to get this program to work on 3 different ASUS laptops and this program ONLY destroyed discs during recording and gave errors claiming "incompatible file format." Meanwhile, other programs burned the files without issue.

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5 stars

"Loving it."

August 17, 2015  |  By Alec Armour

2015-08-17 23:13:49  |  By Alec Armour

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 8.3

Pros

Nice easy interface. Versatile. Seems to work very well.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

This is the best free burning software I've tried so far and I've tried a few.

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1 stars

"WARNING : LATEST VERSION ONLY PRETENDS TO BURN CD'S !!!"

March 27, 2015  |  By rocketcab

2015-03-27 18:20:45  |  By rocketcab

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

I primarily used "BurnAware Free" software for making music CD's.... The older versions worked well.... This "Version 7.9" only makes a pretense of burning a CD.... In short, the software is useless.

Cons

Program "goes through the motions" of burning a CD.... However, when the finished product is played, nothing happens....

Summary

Thank goodness, it only cost me two (2) blank CD's to figure out this latest version of "BurnAware Free" is total garbage.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

March 16, 2015  |  By kenj547

2015-03-16 05:58:24  |  By kenj547

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

Easy to use. Copy disks, burn cd's. No problems.
No problems with added PUP's Just pay attention when installing

Cons

So far NONE

Summary

Great product that I downloaded to try.

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4 stars

"Great product, dodgy install."

March 16, 2015  |  By evitalrepus

2015-03-16 03:56:18  |  By evitalrepus

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

Copy disks for backup and burns ISOs without any fuss. I haven't tested out all the features but it does exactly what I want with the minimum effort.

Cons

Comes bundled with Lavasoft's Web Companion tools but does not inform you about this or give an option to skip it. This tool may not be too bad but it changed my homepage to Bing, set my prefered search engine to Bing and removed all other search engines from by browser - who knows what else. I was able to find and uninstall "Web Companion" from the control panel and it says it will put the browser settings back to normal but it ddidn't do this for me (Firefox 36.0.1) so I still have some work to do. The Lavasoft processes no longer show in the task manager.

Summary

Good product but watch what you download - CNET use to be a pretty safe place to get clean software so I'm supprised they let this version through.

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4 stars

"Efficient and free"

February 18, 2015  |  By LMLP

2015-02-18 03:32:52  |  By LMLP

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

Clear and understandable interface.Easy to use

Cons

None for the moment.

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1 stars

"AVG says there's a problem"

September 24, 2014  |  By DennisTheCnet

2014-09-24 02:13:23  |  By DennisTheCnet

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.4

Pros

I must enter ten characters minimum.

Cons

AVG: "malsign.generic.AB7"

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1 stars

"Installs spyware w/o asking!!"

August 01, 2014

2014-08-01 17:39:52

 |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0

New Features

  • Full support of M-Disc format.
  • Added Romanian translation.
  • Command line option to load last session of multisession disc.
  • An option to change disc file system at any moment (ISO, UDF, ISO+UDF).
  • ISO/UDF settings were added to the Data Disc compilation.
  • Auto-detection and selection of file system during session import.
  • An option to import any session, if more than one session available on disc.
  • DOS boot image (IMA) has been included in main package of the program.
  • Span Disc tool now supports all file systems (ISO, UDF, ISO+UDF).
  • If "Shutdown PC" option enabled, log file will be saved in program's directory.

Enhancements

  • Improvements to session import process.
  • Improved compatibility with DVD-Video and MP3 Discs.
  • Minor user interface improvements.
  • Help file has been updated.

Bug Fixes

  • Problem with incompatible file system during session import.
  • Bug with ISO Level 1 file names.
  • Bug with long file names in MP3 Disc compilation.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Burnaware
Publisher web site http://www.burnaware.com
Release Date March 23, 2016
Date Added March 24, 2016
Version 9.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.17MB
File Name burnaware_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,537,022
Downloads Last Week 1,269
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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