As old fashioned as it may seems, burning files to disc is the most reliable and surprisingly popular way of distributing software, operating systems IOS files, games, movies, and other types of media.
While Windows 10 and other PC operating systems comes with a built-in disc burning function, using a third-party burning software gives you more control over the burning process.
So, if you want to opt in to using a third-party burning software but you do not want to break the bank, here are the best burning software that are absolutely FREE to use.
See also: How to watch Blu-ray discs on Windows 10
Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE
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.
While Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE might has more feature than it’s alternative, it can seem to be too complex for a beginner.
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.
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 this, 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.
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.
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