Alternatives to ImgBurn for all platforms with any license

  • CDBurnerXP icon

    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.
  • Brasero icon

    Brasero

    Brasero is a 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 discs easily and quickly. Features Supports multiple...

    Open Source Linux

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

    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

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

    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

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

    UltraISO

    CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO also handles DVD image files. If you need to know how to make a CD image or need to edit an ISO...

    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 Nero software suite. It features new cutting-edge functionality. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share...

    Commercial Windows

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  • MagicISO icon

    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 back, as well as make ISO file from DVD/CD-ROM or hard disk, and...

    Freemium Windows

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    • 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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    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 icon

    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

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

    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 and at high speed: A special transcoding technology compresses your...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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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    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

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

    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 mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 through every step. And even though it has all the functions you would expect from a complete burning...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • ISO2Disc icon

    ISO2Disc

    ISO2Disc is the best and free ISO burner software to burn your ISO image file to CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive. No skills required!

    Free Windows

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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

    No features added Add a feature
  • BlindWrite icon

    BlindWrite

    Blindwrite is best game copy software. Copy games & keep yourself safe from damaging your original disks with the VSO Blindwrite game copy software. BlindWrite extracts all the characteristics of your media to your harddrive to...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 7.0.0.0, released in January 2013, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • Iso Master icon

    Iso Master

    [You need a C compiler to install it from source.] ISO Master is an open-source, easy to use, graphical CD image editor for Linux and BSD. Basically you can use this program to extract files from an ISO, add files to an ISO, and...

    Open Source Linux

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  • SimpleBurn icon

    SimpleBurn

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

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Free ISO Burner icon

    Free ISO Burner

    Free ISO Burner 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, no need mount any "virtual drives" which emulate physical CDs or DVDs, it write any data...

    Free Windows

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO

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

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Not updated since 2010
  • Free DVD ISO Maker icon

    Free DVD ISO Maker

    With Free DVD ISO Maker, you can easily rip DVD to ISO image to backup DVD/CD on your hard disk or other storage devices. Free DVD ISO Maker is quite easy to use and completely FREE! Features of Free DVD ISO Maker: Make ISO image...

    Free Windows

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  • X-CD-Roast icon

    X-CD-Roast

    X-CD-Roast tries to be the most flexible CD-burning software ever. It allows even the unexperienced user to create or copy a CD with a few mouse clicks in a intuitive and nice looking graphical user interface. Features included in...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Last update 02.02.2014: http://www.xcdroast.org/
  • ISO Recorder icon

    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

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

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  • 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

    No features added Add a feature
  • 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

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

    Express Burn

    Use this free cd burn software to create and burn audio or data CDs. Burn DVDs, Video-DVD (Reauthor, or pre-Authored ones ) and Blu-ray Data discs and HD-DVD. Free never expiring Version for Windows. Commercial Plus Version with more...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Active@ ISO Burner icon

    Active@ ISO Burner

    Active@ ISO Burner is a simple-to-use dialog-style software to burn CD/DVD/Blue Ray ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. Automated burning is also supported. New Features: Many more CD/DVD/BD devices supported...

    Free Windows

    No features added Add a feature
  • PowerLaser Express icon

    PowerLaser Express

    Lightweight and very easy to use CD/DVD burning application with wizard-style interface.

    Free Windows

    No features added Add a feature
    • Discontinued no new version since 2014.
  • 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

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

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...

Positive Comment by Jonsalt
about ImgBurn Dec 2015

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.

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Malware included!

Negative Comment by maxrempel
about ImgBurn Nov 2015

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

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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!

Negative Comment by Game_R
about ImgBurn May 2015

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]_

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Great tool!

Positive Comment by Judithm
about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM Mar 2014

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

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Always reliable

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about ImgBurn Apr 2012

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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This, by far, is my favorite burning app.

Positive Comment by robert152
about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

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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Tried this, but went back to CDBurnerXP.

Negative Comment by rocketmonkeys
about ImgBurn and CDBurnerXP Jun 2011

Tried this, but went back to CDBurnerXP.

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

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Simple and clean, and best of all: free.

Positive Comment by Reprotected
about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

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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The best Windows burner (and ISO creator).

Positive Comment by niteshasdow
about ImgBurn Jun 2011

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

Positive Comment by robert152
about ImgBurn Jun 2011

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

Positive Comment by teohhanhui
about ImgBurn and Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

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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