Alternatives to Brasero for all platforms with any license




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  • ImgBurn icon

    ImgBurn Discontinued Bundleware

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

    Free Windows Linux Wine

  • CDBurnerXP icon

    CDBurnerXP Bundleware

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

    Free Windows

  • InfraRecorder icon

    InfraRecorder Discontinued

    InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an...

    Open Source Windows

  • K3b icon

    K3b Discontinued

    K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems. It provides a...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • PowerISO icon

    PowerISO Bundleware

    PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

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    A small open source CD/DVD burning application for Windows. cdrtfe is a win32 frontend for the cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd...

    Open Source Windows

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    BurnAware Bundleware

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Burn icon

    Burn Discontinued

    Burn is a free optical disc authoring application with a simple interface that offers a lot of advanced options. The program supports...

    Open Source Mac

  • dBpoweramp icon


    dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements....

    Commercial Windows

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    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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • AnyBurn icon


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

    Free Windows

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  • Ashampoo Burning Studio icon

    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...

    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...

    Commercial 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...

    Commercial Mac

  • ISOburn icon


    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...

    Free Windows

  • CloneCD icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Astroburn icon


    The best choice for those who want to have quick and easy-to-use home program with essential features to perform disc burning. A....

    Free Personal Windows

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  • ISO Workshop icon

    ISO Workshop Bundleware

    ISO Workshop is a free application designed to facilitate disc image management, conversion and burning operations. It supports a wide...

    Free Personal Windows

  • SimpleBurn icon


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

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • DeepBurner icon


    DeepBurner is an advanced and extremely powerful CD and DVD burning package. It even removes the hassle of making autoruns, creating...

    Freemium Windows

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Disco icon

    Disco Discontinued

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

    Free Mac

  • Burrrn icon

    Burrrn Discontinued

    Burrrn is a little tool for creating audio CDs with CD-Text from various audio files. Supported formats are: wav, mp3, mpc, ogg, aac...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • LiquidCD icon

    LiquidCD Discontinued

    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...

    Free Mac

  • Gnomebaker icon

    Gnomebaker Discontinued

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

    Free Linux

  • SimplyBurns icon

    SimplyBurns Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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 ...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • 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. ...

    Free Windows

  • Cdw Discontinued

    cdw is an ncurses front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim, mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format...

    Open Source Linux

  • Explore&Burn icon

    Explore&Burn Discontinued

    Explore&Burn is a free CD/DVD burning application with intuitive and easy to use interface, integrated with Windows Explorer. It...

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

  • ISO Recorder icon

    ISO Recorder Discontinued

    ISO Recorder is an extremely light (<400KB) and easy tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003, Vista and Windows 7, that allows...

    Free Personal Windows

  • recorder icon

    recorder Discontinued

    Recorder is a graphical frontend of cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs. It aims to be simple and easy to use, free of...

    Open Source Linux

  • mybashburn icon

    mybashburn Discontinued

    Basically, it is no more than a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend based of the CD burning shell script called BashBurn for...

    Open Source Linux

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:

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

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.


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!


New score!

Negative Comment by Deafboy
about Brasero Nov 2011

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


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.


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.


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.