Alternatives to Brasero for all platforms with any license

  • ImgBurn icon

    ImgBurn

    ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application, available in 39 languages.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Even if the developer, in a post on the official forum dated February 2015 (http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/21614-imgburn-v2580-released/page-2#entry155228), said the project is not dead, the last version of ImgBurn, 2.5.8.0, was released years ago, on the 16th June 2013.
    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    CDBurnerXP

    CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware The default installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third party offers is available in More Download options page.
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    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.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued The project seems to be abandoned. Last version, 0.53, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    K3b

    K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems. It provides a graphical user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Even if the project seems to be still in development, last stable version, 2.0.3, was released on November 4th, 2014.
  • PowerISO icon

    PowerISO

    PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all...

    Commercial Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Nero Burning ROM icon

    Nero Burning ROM

    Nero Burning ROM, commonly called just Nero, is an optical disc authoring program. As of version 6, the program has been a part of Nero software suite. It features new cutting-edge functionality. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share...

    Commercial Windows

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    cdrtfe

    A small open source CD/DVD burning application for Windows. cdrtfe is a win32 frontend for the cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, cdda2wav), Mode2CDMaker and VCDImager. It can burn data discs (CD and DVD), Audio CDs, XCDs, (S)VCDs...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    BurnAware

    BurnAware is a family of full-featured burning software to create CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs of all types. Home users can easily burn bootable discs, multisession discs, high-quality audio CDs and video DVDs, make, copy and burn disc...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Burn icon

    Burn

    Burn is a free optical disc authoring application with a simple interface that offers a lot of advanced options. The program supports the creation of data, audio and video discs, and is capable of copying data and audio discs.

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued official: Burn 2.5.1 released Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:01:37
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    dBpoweramp

    dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements. Preloaded with mp3 & Wave codecs, practically every audio codec can be installed from Codec...

    Commercial Windows

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    Xfburn

    Lightweight CD/DVD burning software designed for Xfce, but it runs on Gnome, KDE etc as well. It can blank CDs and DVDs, burn and create ISO images and burn personal compositions of data. At the moment it is at heavy development.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • AnyBurn icon

    AnyBurn

    AnyBurn is a light weight but professional CD / DVD / Blu-ray burning software that everyone must have. It provides a free and complete solution for burning.

    Free Windows

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    Ashampoo Burning Studio

    Ashampoo Burning Studio is compact, fast and amazingly easy to use. You just choose from a list of tasks and the software guides you through every step. And even though it has all the functions you would expect from a complete burning...

    Freemium Windows

  • EZ CD Audio Converter icon

    EZ CD Audio Converter

    EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use. Rips audio CDs, converts audio files, allows editing of metadata, and burns discs. It has efficient error-detective...

    Commercial Windows

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    ISOburn

    ISOburn can directly burn your ISO and CD/DVD image file to CD-R,CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW,HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, it write any data directly.

    Free Windows

  • Roxio Toast icon

    Roxio Toast

    The easiest way to burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Copy discs with one click, compress & convert video. Expand your iTunes library with web audio capture. Watch your video, movies and TV shows anywhere. Convert your media for...

    Commercial Mac

  • Astroburn icon

    Astroburn

    The best choice for those who want to have quick and easy-to-use home program with essential features to perform disc burning. A. Insert a disc into your drive; B. Select data or an image file; C. Start burn. You can also...

    Free Personal Windows

  • ISO Workshop icon

    ISO Workshop

    ISO Workshop is a free application designed to facilitate disc image management, conversion and burning operations. It supports a wide range of commonly used disc image formats, including ISO, CUE, BIN, NRG, CDI, MDF, IMG. Optical...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Bundleware Installer defaults to installing ByteFence and Yahoo search extension, there is an option to not install these.
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  • CloneCD icon

    CloneCD

    It uses to get Image from any CD or DVD, Copy them or Burn an Image on a CD or DVD.

    Commercial Windows

  • SimpleBurn icon

    SimpleBurn

    SimpleBurn is a minimalistic application for burning and extracting CDs and DVDs.

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • DeepBurner icon

    DeepBurner

    DeepBurner is an advanced and extremely powerful CD and DVD burning package. It even removes the hassle of making autoruns, creating and printing your own labels and booklets. Burn any data, copy any disc, make backups, create...

    Freemium Windows

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO

    DoISO - free ISO CD/DVD image maker and CD/DVD burner for Windows.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Not updated since 2010
  • Disco icon

    Disco

    Disco allows you to burn optical media discs, and makes it an fun and amazing software experience. Available as freeware from July 2011.

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued As of July 2011 development and support of Disco have been officially discontinued. It is still downloadable for free from the official website.
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    Burrrn

    Burrrn is a little tool for creating audio CDs with CD-Text from various audio files. Supported formats are: wav, mp3, mpc, ogg, aac, mp4, ape, flac, ofr, wv, tta, m3u, pls and fpl playlists and cue sheets. You can also burn EAC’s...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.14 beta2, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Nero MediaHome icon

    Nero MediaHome

    Nero MediaHome is the media manager for your photos, music and videos. The complete, all-in-one source lets you find, organize, edit, play, share, sync, burn and enjoy your media with the built-in market that lets you buy and activate...

    Freemium Windows

  • LiquidCD icon

    LiquidCD

    LiquidCD is for burning CDs and DVDs. It allows you to burn personal hybrid discs (i.e., showing files on PC/Mac only), add a custom icon to the disc and burn cue/bin files.

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.8, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from MacUpdate
  • Gnomebaker icon

    Gnomebaker

    GnomeBaker is a CD/DVD burning application for the Gnome desktop.

    Free Linux

    • Discontinued Last update : 2008-06-18
  • SimplyBurns icon

    SimplyBurns

    SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media. It has the following modes: Audio CD project; Data project (Filesystems: ISO9660, Joliet, HFS+, UDF); Duplication mode; Burn image mode...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, rev428, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • Free Audio CD Burner icon

    Free Audio CD Burner

    Free Audio CD Burner creates CD discs to play them in any music center such as disc center, car stereo with CD player, etc. Program's Features: - burns CD-R and CD-RW discs; - erases information from rewriteable discs; ...

    Free Windows

  • Roxio Creator icon

    Roxio Creator

    Roxio Creator NXT is the ultimate software suite for DVD burning, video capture, video editing, photo slideshows and more! PHOTO Easy & powerful photo editing and creative design tools make every picture perfect. Create...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • Cdw

    cdw is an ncurses front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim, mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso. It utilizes ncurses library to build user-friendly interface and it can be used in UNIX...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Current version of cdw is 0.8.0, it was released in July 2014.
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    Explore&Burn

    Explore&Burn is a free CD/DVD burning application with intuitive and easy to use interface, integrated with Windows Explorer. It is the easiest and fastest way to burn files and ISO images on your computer to CD or DVD....

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued last official update: Friday, January 18, 2013
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    ISO Recorder

    ISO Recorder is an extremely light (<400KB) and easy tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003, Vista and Windows 7, that allows (depending on the Windows version) to burn CD, DVD and Bluray images (DVD and Bluray support are only...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.1, released on December 07, 2010, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
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    recorder

    Recorder is a graphical frontend of cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs. It aims to be simple and easy to use, free of large configurations and useless options, following the KISS principle and offering a disc burning of...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Recorder is no longer developed. Last update dates back 2009/05/06. The source code is still available
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    mybashburn

    Basically, it is no more than a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend based of the CD burning shell script called BashBurn for Linux®; this originally does not have the best eye-candy CD-burning UI, nevertheless, MyBashBurn uses...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Last update : 2008/12/23

Brasero Comments

Brasero NOT likely at fault for coasters but debian "fork" of cdrtools

Positive Comment by commenting
about Brasero Jun 2012

debian/ubuntu users ought install ACTUAL-cdrtools and ditch the debian broken "fork" to fully benefit from the brasero front end:

http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdrecord.html

Ubuntu users who are not comfortable compiling themselves are encouraged to use this PPA

https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/cdrtools

One may optionally create links to old broken binaries from the current-, maintained-, functional binaries to quell issues with quarrelsome software.

Wiki*dia, "truth" by consensus, not surprisingly is not representing the issue correctly.

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It literally 'burns' your DVDs

Negative Comment by LauraCardinalis
about Brasero May 2012

If you want to destroy as many DVDs as possible, try Brasero. It killed 10 DVDs in just two days. And this ain't a problem of the DVDs, because the same brand works flawlessly with K3B. On top of that, Brasero burns my 4x DVD+RWs at only 0.3x speed. Again, with K3B no problem. Avoid Brasero at any rate!

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New score!

Negative Comment by Deafboy
about Brasero Nov 2011

New score... 6 damaged (audio) CD's in 2 days

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I hate Brasero

Negative Comment by Deafboy
about Brasero Nov 2011

I don't remember If I've ever finished burning of some project in brasero.
Always ends with error. So many damaged CDs and angry moments.
And it's not fault of HW. It is acting like this on any PC in many different versions of Ubuntu.
I don't know if it's fault of developers, package distributors, position of planets in solar system or bad karma, but I hate Brasero.

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Brasero + Handbrake = Nero StartSmart for Linux.

Positive Comment by Reprotected
about Brasero and Nero Burning ROM, HandBrake Jun 2011

This thing makes Nero Linux 4 a piece of overpriced crap. It has almost every feature that Nero Linux 4 has! Combine this with Handbrake, and you got yourself a special piece of software called Nero StartSmart for Linux.

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Very good, simple and easy to use burning software.

Positive Comment by mohanpram
about Brasero and Ubuntu Jun 2011

Very good, simple and easy to use burning software. It comes installed with Ubuntu and the latest version is very good.

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