Whenever we buy a new computer, it comes with a good CD/DVD, or even Blu-Ray burner. However, most of those software are trial versions, and expire in a few months. To renew the subscription, you have to pay a hefty fee. Many people don’t know that there are actually many good free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burners available that will burn discs for free. So, you don’t need to spend any money on renewing those expensive ones.
Here are my favorite 8 Free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Burning Software
1 CDBurner XP: Burn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Free
CDBurner XP is my favorite software to burn CD, DVD, Blu-Ray discs. First of all, it is completely free, and secondly it is extremely easy to use. It comes with LightScribe integration, can also burn data discs, and burn songs to discs. Totally worth the money ;)
2) Nero Free CD/DVD Burning Software
Many of you might be surprised to see that I mentioned Nero as a free CD/DVD burning software, as Nero is known as one of the most popular paid software for burning discs. However, Nero does has a free version as well (not a trial version) that can burn CD and DVD. It lacks some of the advanced features of the paid version, but does a pretty good job if you just want to burn discs.
3) ImgBurn: Burn CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray
ImgBurn is another good free CD, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray burner. This is a no frills disc burning software, and comes in multiple languages. Apart from burning discs, it can even convert an existing DVD to an ISO image file. And the best feature – it can create an ISO image file from files on your computer, or even your network. You can then mount those ISO image files using some good free CD/DVD emulator.
4) BurnAware Free: Free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc burner
BurnAware is a good free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc burner, and is probably the easiest of all. If you have never used a CD/DVD burner, you can start with BurnAware Free, and you will immediately know how to use it. The interface is a one page screen that simply shows you the different things that you can do with this free burner, like Create DataDVD, Create Boot DVD, Burn ISO Image, Make DVD Image, Create DVD Video, Create MP3 DVD, and more. This makes it really easy to use.
5) Free Disc Burner: Simple CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Burner
Free Disc Burner as the name says is a free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burner. It is simple to use, and can easily burn discs. It can even create multi-session discs, and supports buffer protection technology.
6) Burn4Free: Full featured CD/DVD Burner
Burn4Free is a really good free CD/DVD burner. It is packed with features. Some of the features I like are: It can compile a new disc from a corrupted disc, and restore spoilt DVD that cannot play in a DVD player. It can burn ISO images, and lot more.
7) InfraRecorder: Free CD/DVD Burning Software for USB drive
InfraRecorder is another free CD/DVD burning software. The coolest thing about this free CD/DVD burner is that you can run it directly from your USB drive, so you don’t even need to install it.
8) DVD Styler Free: Burn DVD with your Custom Menu
DVD Styler is not just a simple DVD burner. It is a full fledged DVD Authoring tool. You can create your DVD disc with your custom interactive menu, just like the professional DVDs. This comes really handy if you are trying to create DVD of your family videos, and want to organize them nicely under a menu. This software is even used for creating professional DVDs with menu.