Alternatives to Nero Burning ROM for all platforms with any license

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  • Rufus icon

    Rufus

    Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

    Open Source Windows

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    ImgBurn Discontinued Bundleware

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

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    CDBurnerXP Bundleware

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

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Open Source Linux

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    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

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    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

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    PowerISO Bundleware

    PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split...

    Commercial Windows

  • Alcohol icon

    Alcohol Bundleware

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the...

    Freemium 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...

    Open Source Windows

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    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

    • Much better: it can do everything nero does and it's FREE
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    DVD Flick Discontinued

    DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your...

    Open Source Windows Linux Wine

  • 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

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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...

    Free Windows

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    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

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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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • 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

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    CloneCD

    It uses to get Image from any CD or DVD, Copy them or Burn an Image on a CD or DVD.

    Commercial 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

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    DeepBurner

    DeepBurner is an advanced and extremely powerful CD and DVD burning package. It even removes the hassle of making autoruns, creating...

    Freemium Windows

  • SimpleBurn icon

    SimpleBurn

    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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    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

  • 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

  • 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....

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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

  • 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...

    Free Windows

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    PowerLaser Express Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • Sony CD Architect icon

    Sony CD Architect

    Produce professional audio CDs to Red Book specification. Perform full PQ code editing, trim events from full-length media and add as...

    Commercial Windows

  • Windows DVD Maker icon

    Windows DVD Maker

    Windows DVD Maker, available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate, enables you to create professional-looking...

    Free Windows

  • LiquidCD icon

    LiquidCD Discontinued

    LiquidCD is for burning CDs and DVDs. It allows you to burn personal hybrid discs (i.e., showing files on PC/Mac only), add a custom...

    Free Mac

  • Gnomebaker icon

    Gnomebaker Discontinued

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

    Free Linux

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    Smart DVD Creator

    Smart DVD Creator Pro for Mac is the most powerful Mac DVD Burner. You can use this Mac DVD Creator to burn popular video formats...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • 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

  • DoISO icon

    DoISO Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

Nero Burning ROM Comments

Nero for Mac alternative

Comment by MacHow2
about Nero Burning ROM Apr 2013

The best alternative for Nero for Mac is definitely Roxio Toast. The best free alternative is Burn for Mac. More info and video: http://machow2.com/nero-for-mac/

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Nero Linux 4

Positive Comment by Journeyman
about Nero Burning ROM Feb 2013

Unlike its Windows version the Linux version is quite amazing and not bloated at all, if all free alternatives fail try this.

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Nero Packages

Comment by AwkwardReply
about Nero Burning ROM Apr 2012

I very much liked Nero 5 back in the old days and still use it on a derilect W2000 machine.
I had been using Nero 8 to some extent but for limited usage as the software had become too awkward to use. Complex sequences and at the end of a sequence you were left with antiquated user interface styles.
Nero Vision stopped working on my Nero 8 installation and I thought it might be hardware, no I tried to install on another computer. Of course, I got a message that I could not. The email link to support didnt work and so I did it manually. Unfortunatley, I got a reply back in "some sort of english". The reply used english words entirely but the syntax made no sense whatsoever. In the end, I purchase a Nero 11 but Ouch, what a mistake! Even more awkward to use than Nero 8. Germans seem to have this capaicity to over-complicate software to the nth degree without making it more functional but rather less functional. Take .AVG for example, or Adobe Acrobat and I even tried the simplest of Adobe read/writers. Ouch. why would anyone use such junk.

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I'm going to say that this is a great software, even though ...

Comment by Reprotected
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

I'm going to say that this is a great software, even though I encountered a trillion problems with it. Contradiction much? For the price, it is not worth it. Not even Nero Linux 4 is worth it.

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I'm still confused as to why people still use this. InfraRe ...

Comment by evan
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

I'm still confused as to why people still use this. InfraRecorder works a lot better, isn't nearly as bloated, and is free/open source. Nero was the best before Open Source developers had come up with a viable alternative. Nowadays, that's just no the case.

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I used to use this, but its way too bloated and slows down ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

I used to use this, but its way too bloated and slows down your boot time. Plus that bloody animated logo thing on bootup is annoying. Make the switch to something else, I use cdburnerxp now

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You actually have to download additional app nero provides ...

Comment by gzp
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

You actually have to download additional app nero provides to uninstall their products without a headache, here it is for nero9 http://www.nero.com/enu/tools-utilities.html#tab4 . My recommendation is to stay away from nero, there is plenty of much better alternatives.

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Hands away of Nero! Uninstall completely incomplete!After t ...

Comment by em4020
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

Hands away of Nero! Uninstall completely incomplete!
After the deinstallation there are still over 50 entries in the systems registry (regedit), which one must delete separately.

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As I bought a DVD burner 1 year before, "Nero 7 essentials" ...

Comment by em4020
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

As I bought a DVD burner 1 year before, "Nero 7 essentials" was included. I did not choose this software. Now Vista reported a problem:
"Solve a problem with Nero 7. Nero 7 has stopped working properly. A newer version of this software is available for download that addresses this problem. Nero AG recommends updating to take advantage of security and stability improvements.
Click to download the update from the Nero AG website."
Nero is the 1st software I know, which brings a security & stability danger for your computer, if you do not BUY the newer version.
Normally security upgrades are for free, if you have a legal software.
Therefore I rapidly deinstalled Nero 7 essentials, which required with its 1.98 GB by far the most hard disk space of all my programs, and substituted it by ImgBurn, which needs only 2.29 MB.

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Used to use Nero all the time but it just takes over your c ...

Comment by foxhead
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

Used to use Nero all the time but it just takes over your computer. Try uninstalling it and see what a nightmare that is. I have tried CDburnerXP and IMGBurn but not impressed. I could never suss out what the hell IMGBurn was up to although I understand it has improved a lot recently. I use Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 now because it is simple, does not take over your computer, is free and it works as well as anything I have ever tried. Just make sure you don't register or give your email address to them as they love to send out emails.

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Nero takes up a lot of system resources and has a lot of us ...

Comment by RoyalKnight
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

Nero takes up a lot of system resources and has a lot of useless functionality: things like it's own media browser and disk crawler. While it'd be nice if you can easily turn them off, it isn't, and simple CD burning has turned into a bloatware. For things like Nero Vision, I can understand the system load, but CD burning? Sorry, but that's not for me. I've switched to CDBurnerXP for your bread-and-butter burning due to its reliability (it's never crashed on me and I've had very few coasters compared to Nero), better handling of my system, and a more price tag (free).

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Nero is good, but for me it has always been slow and take u ...

Comment by Aaron
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

Nero is good, but for me it has always been slow and take up too much processing to run.

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Nero is still one of the best choices. I have tried a numb ...

Comment by janduplessis
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

Nero is still one of the best choices. I have tried a number of other alternative applications, but always seems to get back to Nero. It just works!

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ImgBurn and Cdburnerxp are both great choices, although I t ...

Comment by askj113
about Nero Burning ROM Jun 2011

ImgBurn and Cdburnerxp are both great choices, although I think imgburn really only handles disc images. Cdburnerxp has a wider range, but neither has the wizards and slickness of nero. But for the most part, you can do as much with these.
Windows dvd maker fails, and I've heard good things about ashampoo.

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