Built-in Windows CD/DVD burning software doesn’t always work smoothly. Even though you can buy Nero or Roxio, you don’t really need to. Here are 3 programs I’ve used that have worked well for me.

  • InfraRecorder – InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
  • CD Burner XP – DBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.
  • StarBurn Free – StarBurn (100% based on StarBurn SDK) is a FREE powerful tool for grabbing, burning and mastering CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media. StarBurn supports all types of optical storage media (including CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, BD-R/RE, HD-DVD-R/RW and DVD-RAM) as well as a wide variety of burning hardware.

Some write-ups on the web about it:

CDburner XP write-up from LifeHacker – http://lifehacker.com/software/featured-windows-download/burn-cds-and-dvds-with-cdburnerxp-304430.php

Write-up on StarBurn Free – http://www.freewaremission.com/2008/05/star-burn-10-burn-cddvdblu-rayhd-dvd.html

What would you add, if anything?

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