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  • CDBurnerXP icon

    CDBurnerXP Bundleware

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

    Free Windows

  • Brasero icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux

    • No Blu-Ray support. ImgBurn does Blu-Ray.
      Guest 12/24/2015
  • 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

  • UltraISO icon


    CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO...

    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

  • MagicISO icon

    MagicISO Discontinued

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files...

    Freemium Windows

  • BurnAware icon

    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

  • cdrtfe icon


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

    Open Source 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

  • CloneDVD icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Xfburn icon


    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

    • Xfburn does not even recognize the *.cue sheet file as an image file to burn a CD according to.
      Guest 11/3/2015
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  • 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

  • AcetoneISO icon


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

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • ISO2Disc icon


    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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  • 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

  • SimpleBurn icon


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

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • BlindWrite icon

    BlindWrite Discontinued

    Blindwrite is best game copy software. Copy games & keep yourself safe from damaging your original disks with the VSO Blindwrite...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • X-CD-Roast icon

    X-CD-Roast Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • 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....

    Free Windows

  • FireStarter FX icon

    FireStarter FX Discontinued

    FireStarter is a pure Cocoa, Mac OS X only burning application which will allow you to duplicate all kind of CDs (even those that...

    Free Mac

  • 7Burn icon

    7Burn Discontinued

    7Burn Free Burning Software (SevenBurn) is designed to work properly under Windows 7 operating system through IMAPIv2 that enables to...

    Free Windows

ImgBurn Comments

It's fine...

Positive Comment by Jonsalt
about ImgBurn Dec 2015

Don't listen to the other commenters, I just installed 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.


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.


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.


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 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 "*" 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]_


Great tool!

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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


I use it to burn ISO files but I don't think I like it to j ...

Comment by Flaystus
about ImgBurn Jun 2011

I use it to burn ISO files but I don't think I like it to just burn files. Great at what it does and the creator is a great guy.