Ashampoo Burning Studio 2018 is a safe and versatile burning application. At the cores lies the powerful burning engine that allows users to burn data of any type to all common disc types with a high degree of safety and speed. This includes files, movies, music and backups. High-volume formats such as BDXL or high-security discs like M-Disc are also supported. Users can furthermore rip audio discs and rename and burn tracks in the process complete with individual playlists and custom designed covers. Disc spanning helps spread data that exceeds the capacity of a single disc such as huge photo, document or song collections across multiple volumes. The program also features a viewer to browse the contents of disc images and extract individual files. The built-in 1-click backup feature helps backing up files from external devices such as cellphones, tablets and flash drives with minimum effort. This version also features automatic cover searches during disc ripping and the option to create stunning photo mosaics from cover artwork. Users can now also explicitly finalize discs that would otherwise not work with software or hardware players.