As of the time of writing, Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE stands out among the best free burning software. This is because, it provides features that even some premium burning software does not.
Apart from allowing you to burn to CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs, including rewritable discs, Ashampoo also gives you the ability to erase and reuse such disc.
When what you are burning is too big to fit into a single disc, Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE automatically splits it up into smaller segments across multiple discs.
More to that is the fact that Ashampoo has a built-in compression and passwording features which ensure that you are maximizing the disc storage capacity and also protecting the content.
However, if Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE seems to be too complex for you. Or if you are just looking for a great alternative to it, here are the best.
WinX DVD Author
True to its word, WinX DVD Author is a free software that empowers even novices to burn files and media to disc.
WinX is able to achieve this by providing several features. For example, if you want to burn videos to disc, you can personalize it by inserting menu, subtitle and setting the aspect ratio of the video.
WinX DVD Author is so powerful that it allows you the ability to even set the format of the DVD to either PAL or NTSC DVD.
This free burning software comes built-in with a converter for all types of video. It also delivers impressive video quality and fully supports Dolby Digital AC-3 audio.
And noteworthy is the fact that it also has a built-in YouTube downloader which enables you to download YouTube videos for later burning to DVD or other purposes.
If you are looking for an alternative to Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE because it seem to be too complex, then BurnAware is your best choice.
The free version of BurnAware is a great alternative to Ashampoo.
Like Ashampoo, BurnAware can be used to burn virtually all kinds of contents to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray. It can also be used to create bootable disc.
Disc image can be done using BurnAware. And too large data can be burned data across multiple CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs.
Express Burn is both a disc burning and DVD authoring software. However, the free version of this software can be used only for burning purposes.
When it comes to burning content to disc, Express Burn can be used to burn both media and data content to disc.
Though it is available for non-commercial use, it is totally free and no signup is required to use this program.
So, if you are looking for the fastest, easy-to-use and powerful burning program, Express Burn is perhaps your best choice.
With support of over 40 language, ImgBurn is one free burning program with every one in mind.
Though ImgBurn is incredibly lightweight, it can be used to read a disc content to an image file. Create an image file from your computer or write the individual files or image file directly to a disc.
Also, it can check if a disc is 100% readable, and can compare a disc content with an image file to ensure the data is actually correct.
Apart from burning contents to disc, ImgBurn can be used also to build DVD Video discs.
In short, ImgBurn is a burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit.
CDBurnerXP is a completely free to use disc burning program.
It can be used to burn all kinds of disc and files. You can use it to create ISO files including bootable discs. It has a multi-language interface and can also be used for data verification after the burning process.
Audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks can be created using CDBurnerXP,
CDBurnerXP supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives, and it can be integrated with LightScribe.
See also: How to watch Blu-ray discs on Windows 10
Windows DVD Maker
As the name implies, Windows DVD Maker is a tool that enable you burn video files to disc.
It supports the burning of virtually all of the video format (which is over 60 video format) to a disc.
With its easy to use interface, you can create your own subtitles and chapters freely.
Windows DVD Maker supports all DVD players, Media Centers or Home Cinema Set. And it also support all forms of DVD discs, DVD 5, DVD 9, Mini DVD, Mini DVD DL.
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