Alternatives to K3b 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • SimpleBurn icon


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

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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

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  • FairStars CD Ripper icon

    FairStars CD Ripper

    A free powerful software for ripping audio CD tracks to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV formats files on-the-fly. Free CDDB is...

    Free 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

  • dvd::rip icon

    dvd::rip Discontinued

    dvd::rip is a full featured DVD Ripper GUI for Linux, written in Perl. It features an easy to use, yet powerful interface for ripping...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO Discontinued

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

    Open Source 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

  • KAudioCreator icon

    KAudioCreator Discontinued

    KAudioCreator is an audio CD ripper, which uses "cdparanoia" as a backend to extract the tracks and later it encodes them to...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • AmoK CD/DVD Burning icon

    AmoK CD/DVD Burning Discontinued

    Amok CD/DVD Burning is a lightweight (under 1 MB!) application for CDs and DVDs. It supports multi-session, verification of the...

    Free Windows

  • 321Soft Clone CD icon

    321Soft Clone CD

    321Soft Clone CD can clone Data CD, Video CD, Audio CD on-the-fly. Do you have the bad experice getting your important data CD...

    Commercial 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

  • 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

K3b Comments

install actual-cdrtools

Positive Comment by commenting
about K3b Jun 2012

debian/ubuntu users ought install ACTUAL-cdrtools and ditch broken "fork" to fully benefit from the k3b front end.

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


Since I am on Ubuntu I use this program a lot and it does a ...

Comment by Aaron
about K3b Jun 2011

Since I am on Ubuntu I use this program a lot and it does a wonderful job, its quicker and easier than any other CD/DVD program that I have used.