From Stefan Haglund:
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. it features create Data-CDs and DVDs, burn ISO files to CD, supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives, and integrated option to enable access to drive for restricted users.
What's new in this version:
Updated StarBurn library (should fix CD-Text and supports SPTD 2.x).
I wanted to burn a DVD to an ISO file. It was taking so long to simply add the DVD to the burn project that I gave up on it. Even canceling the operation did not succeed within 5 minutes, so I killed the process and uninstalled it.
I have used Alex Feinman's "DVD Recorder" software in the past - the step of "adding" the DVD is entirely eliminated, and the time it takes to burn the ISO is only the write time. The write time using that piece of software was much faster than the add time alone using this piece of software. (I don't know how long the write time might have taken with this product, since I never even got to that step.)