BurnAware Free

BurnAware Free

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 408 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.4
  • Total Downloads:
    3,473,366
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,398
  • Platform:
    Windows
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    out of 22 votes

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    out of 408 votes

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4 stars

"Very good for a free burner"

February 16, 2010  |  By lovelyl1976

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

Fast, easy to use. Doesn't take up much room and slow your computer down like Nero doea. Burns cd, dvd and blue ray.

Cons

I haven't found one yet. Do not download upgrades from the offical site as it does have a virus attached, when upgrading go to cnet.

Summary

Try it out and you will be surprised what a good product this is.

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5 stars

"Best Free CD and DVD Burner"

April 13, 2010  |  By erfpm

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

Has a simple interface and requires low system resources.
The free version supply all your basic need of a CD and DVD burner.

Cons

It lacks a description of each function to better aid newbies.

Summary

After trying this CD/DVD burner I can't imagine why people keep using expensive CD/DVD burners solutions like Nero.

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1 stars

"Could not get this software to duplicate a DVD."

March 28, 2010  |  By sharonwsmn

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

This is not user friendly.

Cons

Could not get this software to duplicate a DVD.

Summary

Could not get this software to duplicate a DVD.

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5 stars

"Best DVD/VCD Burner"

March 25, 2010  |  By mhn_blotz

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

Coooooooooooool! Easy to Download! Easy to Burn! Non Expired and coooooooool product!

Cons

Everythings r goood! Nothing dislikes

Summary

It's easy 2 burn and there are no errors to install and burn!
Most of da formats can be burn!
I like thiz product tooooooooo much

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5 stars

"i love it !"

March 19, 2010  |  By valente73

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

very easy to use. intuitive and friendly interface. no problems running under vista

Cons

nothing to report

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4 stars

"Very good freeware choice"

March 18, 2010  |  By daddywalter

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

It works, and works well. Fairly intuitive interface, not a huge footprint on your hard drive.

Cons

When burning a program file to CD, it could be a little more informative/clear in telling what type of disc to burn. (Data CD is the correct choice, btw.)

Summary

Recommended.

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1 stars

"Didn't work with Windows 7"

March 17, 2010  |  By lizzzi

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

How do I know...it wouldn't work.

Cons

Crashed my computer. Had to restart in Safe Mode to delete the program

Summary

None of the information on the program indicated that it didn't work with Windows 7 Home Premium. It doesn't! in a big way. It's fine for XP, but forget it for Windows 7, and I have my doubts about Vista.

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5 stars

"Simple and full functioned"

March 13, 2010  |  By JonDeath

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

Burns images, music, DVD video and of course, data.
Simple interface, drag and drop file implanting and it even handles Blue Ray.

Cons

No DVD menu options. You can't build your own custom DVD menu or background image/video.
Beyond that, I see nothing else to point out.
Since it's free, this really isn't much of a con.

Summary

For general purpose it's very effective.
I'll use this rather than deal with the garbage Nero clutters up your system with while truly giving you nothing more. Nero is also SLOWER. Slower in all interface functions as well as burning.
If I want to make a DVD with all the trimmings, there's free software for that around.
Mostly, I just want to burn DIVX videos to DVD's, image files and storage data.
Recommended.

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5 stars

"Does just what it says it will"

March 12, 2010  |  By Szyzsnyk

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

The user interface is simple & user friendly, and it does exactly what it says it will. Burning speeds are decent on my equipment and it has not made a single coaster.

Cons

Doesn't make back up copies of copy protected DVD's

Summary

Overall this is a dependable & easy to use program that has done everything it was advertised to

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3 stars

"It might work, but ImgBurn works"

March 06, 2010  |  By slack7639

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

Simple interface

Cons

Couldn't get it to work, it might though. Maybe lowering the drive write speed, and software speed to 2X would have done it.

Summary

Burning data to DVD experience

3/4/10

BurnAware did the first copy no problem, but not a second: No Seek Complete.
I tried lowering the write speed before burning:

Win Explorer \ Properties of the CD Drive \ Recording tab \ Select a write speed: 1X \ Apply
The minimum in BurnAware is 2X . . . I put the CD Drive on 2X

Burn process completed successfully
Verify process failed

Nothing showed up on the DVD
Another time, the burn and verify worked, and I had to do a restart to get the DVD out

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Ashampoo
Burn process completed successfully. Verify process failed, and nothing showed up on the DVD
I put the drive on 2X from Fastest, worked, but it has weird file name extension: .ashbak
I want it to look the same as on my hard drive.

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ImgBurn

Working folders: only these two show up, there is nothing large in them, less than 169 KB
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Log Files\
. . .
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Project Files\
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Queue Files\
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\
C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\Languages\

Win Explorer \ Properties of the CD Drive \ Recording tab \ Select a write speed: 2X \ Apply
Higher speeds take less time, but if they cause errors, select a lower speed
- I didn't notice any difference in the speed between 2X and Fastest, both were about 7 minutes.
- I tried 1X, but found the ImgBurn minimum was 2X. The status showed: Write Speed Miscompare! - it wanted 1,358 KB/s (1x), but got: 2,770 KB/s (2x)

Properties on hard drive of the folder I'm copying:
1.16 GB, 10 files, 2 folders
1 250 961 545 (Size)
1 250 983 936 (Size on disk)

Discovery \ Write Speed \ Change Automatic Write Speed... \ Switched write speed from Max to 2x \ Ok
Mode \ Verify \ [check] Verify Against Image File

Mode \ Ez-Mode Picker \ Write files/folders to disc \ select the folder \ Burn the files \ a small window pops up
Yes, just this folder \ Yes, take this volume label
1 250 961 545 same Size as the hard drive ... Sectors: 610,286
1,251,573,760 Image Size (this is different), Image Sectors: 611,120

Win Explorer \ Properties of the DVD show nothing after the burn \ Restart \ properties show as: 1 251 545 088 (this is different) ... 1.16 GB
ImgBurn \ Discovery \ Shows 1 251 573 760 ... 611,120 sectors

I compared file sizes on the hard drive to file sizes on the DVD. They were the same, the software did not show any errors, so it seems like it worked.

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5 stars

"Fast, clean , simple."

March 06, 2010  |  By fjpickett

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 2.4.4

Pros

Speed, lack of bloat, does what it says on the tin.

Cons

Nothing found yet.

Summary

Installs and works straight out of the box, very clean interface. An object lesson in program design for big players who seem to think large hard discs are an invitation to fill them up!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.4
Version 2.4.4 adds option to specify temporary folder for copying, updates translations.
General
Publisher Burnaware
Publisher web site http://www.burnaware.com
Release Date February 08, 2010
Date Added February 10, 2010
Version 2.4.4
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.63MB
File Name burnaware_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,473,366
Downloads Last Week 1,398
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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