Alternatives to K3b for all platforms with any license

  • ImgBurn icon

    ImgBurn

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

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Even if the developer, in a post on the official forum dated February 2015 (http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/21614-imgburn-v2580-released/page-2#entry155228), said the project is not dead, the last version of ImgBurn, 2.5.8.0, was released years ago, on the 16th June 2013.
    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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

  • 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

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

  • cdrtfe icon

    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

  • 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

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

  • Xfburn icon

    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

  • 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

  • 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 audio files, allows editing of metadata, and burns discs. It has efficient error-detective...

    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 library with web audio capture. Watch your video, movies and TV shows anywhere. Convert your media for...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

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

    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

  • SimpleBurn icon

    SimpleBurn

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

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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

  • Disco icon

    Disco

    Disco allows you to burn optical media discs, and makes it an fun and amazing software experience. Available as freeware from July 2011.

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued As of July 2011 development and support of Disco have been officially discontinued. It is still downloadable for free from the official website.
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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

  • 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 Easy & powerful photo editing and creative design tools make every picture perfect. Create...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • 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 supported(Querying & Submiting). It supports normalization when ripping, and also support ID3 tag.

    Free Windows

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    dvd::rip

    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 DVDs to many formats, including AVI, MKV, etc. dvd::rip can also rip subtitles into VobSub format...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.98.11, released in March 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Burrrn icon

    Burrrn

    Burrrn is a little tool for creating audio CDs with CD-Text from various audio files. Supported formats are: wav, mp3, mpc, ogg, aac, mp4, ape, flac, ofr, wv, tta, m3u, pls and fpl playlists and cue sheets. You can also burn EAC’s...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.14 beta2, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.1, released on December 07, 2010, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • 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, play, share, sync, burn and enjoy your media with the built-in market that lets you buy and activate...

    Freemium Windows

  • Gnomebaker icon

    Gnomebaker

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

    Free Linux

    • Discontinued Last update : 2008-06-18
  • 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

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

    DoISO

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

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Not updated since 2010
  • KAudioCreator icon

    KAudioCreator

    KAudioCreator is an audio CD ripper, which uses "cdparanoia" as a backend to extract the tracks and later it encodes them to mp3 or ogg files (or many other formats supported)

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Last update : 2011/09/03
  • 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

    • Discontinued Current version of cdw is 0.8.0, it was released in July 2014.
  • AmoK CD/DVD Burning icon

    AmoK CD/DVD Burning

    Amok CD/DVD Burning is a lightweight (under 1 MB!) application for CDs and DVDs. It supports multi-session, verification of the recorded discs, creating and burning ISO and BIN/CUE images as well as converting NRG images into these...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued last official update: 28.05.2010
  • 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 corrupted or damaged when you need it? Do you worry about your favorite Video CDs or Audio CDs bought...

    Commercial Windows

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    recorder

    Recorder is a graphical frontend of cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs. It aims to be simple and easy to use, free of large configurations and useless options, following the KISS principle and offering a disc burning of...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Recorder is no longer developed. Last update dates back 2009/05/06. The source code is still available
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    mybashburn

    Basically, it is no more than a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend based of the CD burning shell script called BashBurn for Linux®; this originally does not have the best eye-candy CD-burning UI, nevertheless, MyBashBurn uses...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Last update : 2008/12/23
  • 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. Program's Features: - burns CD-R and CD-RW discs; - erases information from rewriteable discs; ...

    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

https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/cdrtools

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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.

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