The Best, Free Alternatives to Nero CD/DVD Burner

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Nero is one of the best piece of softwares available in the market for CD/DVD Burning Purposes, but it’s quite expensive. It’s bulky and comes with a lot of programs that you’ll never really use.

Why not try some freeware CD DVD Burning Apps applications that can serve as an alternative to Nero Burning ROM for your Windows PC?

1. CDBurnerXP

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This is by far the most popular free alternative to the expensive Nero Software. Works on Vista as well, and here’s a features-highlight from CDBurnerXP:

  • Multi Language Interface
  • Support for Blu Ray/HD DVD
  • BIN > ISO converter included

Download CDBurnerXP

2. InfraRecorder

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This is the software that I currently use on my computer as a Nero alternative, and I must tell, it’s damn simple and straightforward. Has all that you might expect in a CD DVD Burning software like Nero. Some highlights from this Nero software alternative include:

  • Support for Multi-Session
  • Very Light on Resources
  • Support for not just ISO, but also BIN and CUE images
  • Burning on Dual Layer DVDs is supported

Download InfraRecorder

3. DeepBurner (Free Edition)

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Another good alternative. Available both as a regular and portable app. So if you want something you can carry around on your USB Flash Drive then check this one out.

  • Supports both internal and external CD/DVD writers.
  • Burn any data, copy any disc.
  • Create multiple disk copies.
  • Make ISO CDs.
  • Print CD labels.

Download DeepBurner

4. Ultimate CD/DVD Burner

This simple solution can serve all your basic CD burning needs. Similar to above Deepburner, there is a portable version. The only thing I don’t like about this one is interface, it reminds of Windows 95.

  • CD Photo Albums creation
  • Easy Backup CD creation
  • Disk copying
  • ISO Creation and Burning

Download Ultimate CD/DVD Burner

5. Burn At Once

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Burn At Once is another good CD/DVD Burning Application. It can copy discs on the fly and has the following unique features:

  • Tagging of media by importing data from FreeDB
  • Multi Language Support
  • Drag and Drop Interface

However, it looks like support for this application is stagnant at the moment.

Download Burn At Once

6. Burn Aware Free Edition

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This relatively new software is creating waves, and it’s intuitive interface is attracting users. It’s very light on resources, and supports every other format that you can imagine (including Blu Ray). Burning is fast because this software burns data directly on to the medium, instead of waiting for ‘hard disk staging’

Download BurnAware

7. ImgBurn

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Another software that’s worth mentioning here is ImgBurn. It’s a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that can be installed both on Windows and Linux PCs. It’s probably the most extensive out of all. If you’re looking for something advanced and with lots of features ImgBurn seems like a good candidate.

Download ImgBurn

Do let us know about your experiences with these Nero software alternatives in the comments. Have I missed out any? Shoot out your voices, come and discuss!

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Comments (190)
  • Mr.Anderson

    Alot of software out there can do the task needed, but let’s face it, SIMPLER IS BETTER! Hassles of converting, adding menus, and burning nowadays just need to be click, click, burn! Nero offers that… but there stuff sucks now. Too many glitch’s and complications. Many people report troubles with installation, un-installation, and general functionality. It does seem that Ashampoo Burning Studio is the next in line for a simple and easy ‘burn and watch’ method. Good luck

  • JDSage

    InfraRecorder is terrific for compiling and burning CDs and DVDs, but it hangs up if you want to burn more than a single image to disc. Works great the first time; hangs on the second. I use IR for building new compilations, burn them to an image, then use ImgBurn for burning the image to disc. No problems!

  • John

    Imgburn for data, Infrarecorder for music in car, and TheFilmMachine for videos on dvd players. All free and the best in their type, except maybe the last two.

  • Marcel

    BurnAware Free and ImgBurn all the way. Those two are all I need.

  • Ed

    I use CDBurnerXP for many years, but today I have a new Philips DVD Player.
    My problem is that this DVD Player doesn’t work with DVD created in CDBurnerXP.
    I set Multiregion (9) code, so I can see DVD from Europe and USA without any problem.
    But Movies created in CDBurnerXP shows “BAD DISK” when i try to play it.
    I believe that CDBurnerXP burn DVD as Region 0, and this dvd palyer doesn’t work for DVD without specific region (1 – 8).
    Do you know a software to burn DVD that set Region 1 ?

    thanks in advance for your help,
    Ed

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