BurnAware Premium

BurnAware Premium

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4
  • Total Downloads:
    42,527
  • Date Added:
    September 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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1 stars

"Be Burn-Aware and buy something else."

August 02, 2012  |  By brainout

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 5.0.1

Pros

Fast installation.

Cons

1. Makes everything ROM, doesn't preserve the rewritability, no matter what disc you use.
2. So it's really a WRITE ONCE ONLY software program, despite the instructions.
3. Can't read DVD+RW and keep the same capacity, turns a DVD into a CD-ROM.
4. Help doesn't help, as the product doesn't do what's advertised.
5. NO REFUND, so the minute you buy it, before you even know its flaws, you're stuck.

Summary

BURNAWARE is worse than Roxio or Nero (see video). Be aware that if you buy burnaware, you will be burned worse than Nero and Rome. The first burn is that you can't get a refund, which you must agree to up-front. The second burn is that the software instructions guarantee you sleepless nights trying to figure out what the options mean, since the help is no help.

The third burn: if you use RW-type media and don't fill up the disk because you properly checked the burn options to ALLOW later re-writing -- well, it ignores you. For not only is your DVD with RW or CD with RW turned to ROM, but your computer can't read it UNLESS you reformat it or extract the files through Burnaware or some other proprietary extractor.

In short, those files become invisible to Windows, AS WELL AS the CD or DVD becoming read-only, never mind you didn't finalize the disc! (I used Verbatim DVD+RW, unilayer 4.7GB and Memorex 700 MB CD+RW.)

Weirdly, another computer you have can read those files (I used Acer Aspire One to test read, but burnaware was on my Dell 8400). But when you mass copy using Windows Copy, it keeps bombing. You must then manually copy JUST that bombed file, and resume where you left off. Very annoying.

Fourth and fifth burns: burnaware is SLOOOOOWWWWWWWWW to burn the first time: average for a non-damaged disc is 7 minutes for CD+RW, 15-30 mins for DVD+RW. But burnaware DAMAGES discs in formatting. To its credit, it can repair what it wrecks.

Example: first, I asked burnaware to make a Bridge DVD from my DVD+RW; it 'produced' a 522MB with no files added and it changed the RW into ROM! So, I had to reformat it via Erase Disc.. 20 minutes later, I gave up and just exited the program. What solved the problem for me, was to reinstall my old Roxio Sonic MyDVD 5.3 LE and RecordNow 7.3 LE software. It FULLY reformatted the same disc within 3 minutes. And is readable on my other computers which also have Roxio. Same result obtains from Nero, though the latter is a pistol to use and I ended up uninstalling Nero.

In short, burnaware burns, alright; in all the wrong ways.

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3 stars

"Doesn't Say Pay Product In Description"

May 13, 2012

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 4.9

Pros

Did not try, product wanted to be paid only after download

Cons

Only after product downloaded does it tell you, Oh yea, you have to buy this. Not dinging it too bad since I have used the free product for years.

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3 stars

"Not impressed but not used enough to be sure"

April 03, 2011  |  By clarkbgm

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 3.1.6

Pros

I have only used this 2 times to figure it out.

Cons

I can't make a real comment since so far I am still analyzing.

Summary

I would not buy it...still using trial version.

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3 stars

"nice to make back up cds"

May 11, 2009  |  By svscofield2

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 2.3.4

Pros

like the info on my burner

Cons

wish I could burn dvds

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5 stars

"This software product seems to work very well for me ."

May 07, 2009  |  By reddraggon6

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 2.3.4

Pros

I find this product fairly easy to use. It's got some options that need to be discovered, but I'm sure to have a great deal of fun with it.Also I'm using it on "Linux' OS with a patch plug-in on wine. I'll let you know more about that later.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Seems to be a very good every day burner. It misses some advanced features, but those are not the stuff I use much anyway. For general service, it produces excellent quality burns. Myself I do allot of data CD's & DVD's. Clean as a whistle. hope to try it on other stuff. Bottom line, give it a try. It just might be what your looking for.
reddraggon

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3 stars

"It is a very good product."

March 24, 2009  |  By rajeshsvs

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 2.3.2

Pros

DVD writing.

Cons

Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

July 15, 2008  |  By trorud

 |  Version: BurnAware Home 2.0.1.709

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4
Added new skins/themes.
Added feature to set hidden attribute and priority to multiple files.
Added WAV and FLAC format support to MP3 Disc compilation.
Added command-line support to Make ISO compilation.
Added Summary tab to Disc Info tool and button to copy information to clipboard.
Updated installer and translations.
Minor improvements to user interface.
Fixed bug with hotkeys in Audio CD compilation.
Fixed bug with checking of free space on hard drive before saving ISO image.
General
Publisher Burnaware
Publisher web site http://www.burnaware.com
Release Date September 16, 2014
Date Added September 25, 2014
Version 7.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.05MB
File Name burnaware_premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 42,527
Downloads Last Week 12
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $19.95

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