Explore&Burn Alternatives

    Explore&Burn is described as 'free CD/DVD burning application with intuitive and easy to use interface, integrated with Windows Explorer. It is the easiest and fastest way to burn files and ISO images on your computer to CD or DVD' and is an app in the CD/DVD Tools category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Explore&Burn for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Explore&Burn are ImgBurn (Free), CDBurnerXP (Free), UltraISO (Paid) and Brasero (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 26, 2021

    1. WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.
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    2. ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application (39 languages) that everyone should have in their toolkit. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats. It can burn Audio CDs from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM.

      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. It can be still downloaded from the official website and works on Windows 10.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    3. CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.

      Bundleware

      The default installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third party offers is available in More Download options page.

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    4. 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 image file, UltraISO is the tool you need.
    5. Brasero is an 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      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.

      Discontinued

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

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    6. ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.
    7. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE
      K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems.
    8. 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. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online.
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