Alternatives to ImgBurn for all platforms with any license

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    Brasero

    Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their...

    Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

    • No Blu-Ray support. ImgBurn does Blu-Ray. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD KDE

    • Discontinued Even if the project is still in development, last stable version, 2.0.3, was released on November 4th, 2014. It can be downloaded from GitHub.
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    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...

    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...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    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

    • lightweight and easy to use, covers everything Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    MagicISO

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert bin to iso and...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.5(build 281), released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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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...

    Freemium Windows

    • 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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    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...

    Open Source Mac

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

    CloneDVD copies movies in unparalleled picture quality. If it's only the main movie or a complete DVD - CloneDVD compresses even long footage in brilliant quality...

    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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

    • Xfburn does not even recognize the *.cue sheet file as an image file to burn a CD according to. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    AcetoneISO

    AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as fuseiso, AcetoneISO will let You...

    Open Source Linux

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    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...

    Free Personal Windows

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

ImgBurn Comments

just be careful

Comment by DeathOfTime
about ImgBurn · Nov 2016 ·

extract the file as a archive. not actually sure how much this program can be trimmed down and still run. looks like deleting everything but "ImgBurn.exe" and "ReadMe.txt" might work. needs further testing.

looks like each mirror the site provides might have packaged it differently. so that is worth taking into account as well.

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It's fine...

about ImgBurn · ·

Don't listen to the other commenters, I just installed 2.5.8.0 and it allows you to not install the extra programs. If you pay attention and uncheck any additional software, it will only install ImgBurn and nothing else.

or you can just install Small Unchecky iconUnchecky to automatically uncheck

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Malware included!

about ImgBurn · ·

Got nasty malware - two nasty additional programs were installed! Hopefully they unistalled without leaving more junk on the computer.

you can just install Small Unchecky iconUnchecky to automatically uncheck additional programs

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Was good

Comment by SpiderMan
about ImgBurn · Jul 2015 ·

Had it preinstalled on my Lenovo laptop and it was a very good burner. All the basic features that I need. Considering that I simply burn ISOs, I'll probably ditch this program for ever upon reinstalling Windows (as Windows is capable of this by default). Have never updated it and had no problems.

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WAS a good software. Now it is a MALWARE!

about ImgBurn · ·

As of May 2015, the latest version 2.5.8.0 installer will include the adware/spamware/malware OpenCandy with no option to stop it!
Earlier versions included checkboxes under "Custom"/"Advanced" installation settings to opt out installing any of this adware/spamware/malware. This is no longer available!

Norton Antivirus has now marked this software as a malware and rightly so!

The only way to avoid install the malware is, as claimed on the OpenCandy website, is to either
- disconnect your system from the internet during installation
- include "/NOCANDY" switch in the command line in executing the installer
- configure your router to block all "*.opencandy.com" connections

All of which are complex steps beyond the average system user who would unknowingly install this software which is intentionally inserting malware into their system *with absolutely no acknowledgement or even notification of it except in the bottom half of the 'Terms & Conditions' documentation.

DO NOT RECOMMEND OR PROMOTE THIS SOFTWARE to anyone who isn't capable of the above steps!

Even so, there is the lack of trust for such statements from a company who's profits rests on the concept of (and has a history of) developing malware with rootkits and hijacking user's systems without consent.

[Edited by GameR, May 03]_

[Edited by GameR, May 03]_

Yes, it's true. But if you skip to install other software, it will be great application. Don't forget skip!

As for opting out of software, I find using Small Unchecky iconUnchecky to be very helpful for catching these types of things.

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Great tool!

about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM · ·

Earlier I used Nero, but ImgBurn is better and free ;)

I also used to use it. It was OK. But then I realized it installs the vicious malware Conduit Search. So when I got a new PC I realized how stupid I had been and refused to install it this time. The bloated crapware that came with the machine is better than this.

True, the bundled junkware is annoying, but understandable considering that the app is free. It is also completely avoidable and deselectable as long as you don't have the attention span of a gnat and an itchy trigger-finger on the mouse button.

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Always reliable

about ImgBurn · ·

In my experience, I've always found ImgBurn to be the most reliable burning tool for making bootable CDs and DVDs. The default burning tools built into Windows 7 and Mac OS X are okay, but they still trip up more often than I would like. ImgBurn is the only one that works every time.

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about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM · ·

This, by far, is my favorite burning app. It's simple, effective, and just works. Like karden said, I can't believe Nero is still around. Nero is bloatware, and difficult to use for an ordinary end-user. If you haven't given imgBurn a shot, do it now.

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about ImgBurn and CDBurnerXP · ·

Tried this, but went back to CDBurnerXP.

I like CDBurnerXP's interface much more, ImgBurn is a little too minimal.

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about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM · ·

Simple and clean, and best of all: free. It won't be the 100% replacement for Nero, but it's good.

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about ImgBurn · ·

The best Windows burner (and ISO creator). Simple to use but lots of options for the power user.

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One of the best ISO burners

about ImgBurn · ·

One of the best and easiest ISO burners available, paid or otherwise.

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It supports .bin/.cue files, which makes me choose it over ...

Comment by Egregius
about ImgBurn · Jun 2011 ·

It supports .bin/.cue files, which makes me choose it over a number of other cd burning apps. I had to adjust to the small icons which weren't immediatly obvious to me on first glance though, and the burn-button which isn't highlighted if you don't have an adequate empty medium in the drive, but it's definitely usable.

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Nero will not be missed :P

about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM · ·

I've been living fine with only ImgBurn. You can use it to burn everything from disc images to data discs, audio CD, DVDs, etc. It doesn't support encoding/conversion of files though.

Nero will not be missed :P

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