CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 471 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.4.1.3184
File Size:
5.43MB
Date Added:
June 09, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,389,433
Downloads Last Week:
1,874
Product ranking:
#13 in CD Burners
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Though this multifaceted burning tool won't win any beauty awards, it has almost everything Windows users need to create CDs and DVDs. One of the most glaring needs for Windows XP users is a DVD burner, and CDBurnerXP Pro fits the bill well. Despite a slightly confusing interface, this freeware tool should not disappoint users who take the time to familiarize themselves with its functionality.

The core of the program's feature set consists of three main tasks, which are prompted via a wizard upon start-up: writing data CDs and DVDs, creating CDs for audio playback, and ripping music from CDs or editing ID3 tags. Canceling the wizard results in a rather blank blue screen with only a few selections in the toolbar. In order to work on a new project, you'll need to select one of the options, which can be brought back via the "New document" icon in the upper left. Unfortunately, you can't even open an existing project without selecting one of the wizard options first. The program supports both burnproof and on-the-fly disc writing, as well as bootable ISO files, but it cannot burn double-layer DVDs, a feature promised for version 3.5, which is currently in alpha development. While it may take users some time to learn how to use it effectively, CDBurnerXP Pro is a competent tool and a great value.

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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 471 votes

    • 5 star: 211
    • 4 star: 152
    • 3 star: 28
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 59
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Very Slow on Older Hardware; Fails to Copy CD's Exactly"

    May 24, 2014   |   By PiratePete52

    Version: CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4746

    Pros

    Seems mostly to do what it claims.

    Cons

    Read from and wrote to optical drives much more slowly than the hardware was capable of doing.

    Did not make an exact copy of an audio CD; changed the date/time stamp.

    Summary

    I installed this software on a 10-year old Dell mini-tower with a Pentium 4 processor. The computer had been updated from Windows XP to Windows 7 with a recent, clean reinstall. The RAM was maxed-out at 4 GB and the latest BIOS installed.

    Using either a DVD drive or a 48x CD drive, and 52x Verbatim CD-R's, a straight copy of a commercial audio CD took about ten minutes. That was approximately 10x performance.

    I initially assumed this was a system problem. I spent hours on the net searching for a solution, verifying DMA settings, checking for updated drivers, and even tried disabling the anti-virus and firewall software. Nothing helped.

    I then installed Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE, and the problem disappeared. The same disk copy operation took about four minutes.

    Another problem with this software is that the date/time stamp on the copied audio tracks was the current date and time. As a result, Windows Media Player did not recognize the album. The Ashampoo software made an exact copy of the original CD.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very well designed and constructed"

    May 04, 2014   |   By Mark R. Jones

    Version: CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4746

    Pros

    Easy to use, GUI is very straightforward, performs the functions quickly with status display to let you know where it is at in the processes. For my purposes, (see below), it worked perfectly.

    Cons

    None that I have found thus far.

    Summary

    I needed this for a Linux ISO Live CD, (Linux Newbie). As I see it with all of the other features packed into this I can see many other uses for this.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    May 01, 2014   |   By donrop

    Version: CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4746

    Pros

    Works great for copying discs in Windows 7

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet

    Summary

    Came with my PC on the recommendation on the sales tech

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  • 5 stars

    "Works as adfvertsied"

    April 25, 2014   |   By persch

    Version: CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4746

    Pros

    Never had a problem, quick as a bunny and does the job.

    Cons

    Yeah, interface is a little confusing but other than that a great tool. Been using it since its first release many moons ago.

    Summary

    Can't ask for more from a free software package. I use it all the time

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