Nero Burning ROM Alternatives

    Ah, the good old days when the hottest thing on the block was a freshly burned CD-ROM with some MP3s on it. Software to make that happen, such as Nero Burning ROM, was the coolest software on the planet. Well, the world has changed.

    Newer versions of Nero has dubious installation prompts for bundleware and Nero is simply not the best anymore. Try some open source alternatives that can be inspected and guaranteed for the safety of both your computer and your sanity.

    Another major flaw of Nero is that it's only available on Windows, so if you are looking for an alternative for Linux, Mac, or other platforms, we have you covered, of course!

    The list of alternatives was last updated Aug 7, 2020

    • ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application, available in 39 languages. View 71 alternatives to ImgBurn
      Almost everyone thinks ImgBurn is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

      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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. View 45 alternatives to CDBurnerXP
      Most users think CDBurnerXP is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

      Bundleware

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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      CDBurnerXP vs Nero Burning ROM
      pros, cons and recent comments
      CDBurner XP is like a Nero with basic funcionality
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Simple and full funtionality
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago



    • 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. View 58 alternatives to Brasero
      Some users think Brasero is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM, some don't.
    • InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. View 53 alternatives to InfraRecorder
      Most users think InfraRecorder is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
    • 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. View 60 alternatives to AnyBurn
      Most users think AnyBurn is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      AnyBurn vs Nero Burning ROM
      pros, cons and recent comments
      classic57 This is a very basic CD/DVD burning tool in its functionality but doesn't have the creative features of a Nero or Roxio but everything it does do, it does well...
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    • K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems. View 58 alternatives to K3b
      Most users think K3b is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE
    • PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files... View 62 alternatives to PowerISO

      Bundleware

      The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: Forum

      • Windows
    • BurnAware is a full-featured and free burning software to create CD, DVD and Blu-ray of all types, including M-Disc. View 56 alternatives to BurnAware
      Almost everyone thinks BurnAware is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

      Bundleware

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

      No screenshots yet
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      BurnAware vs Nero Burning ROM
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Much better: it can do everything nero does and it's FREE
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    • Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. View 44 alternatives to Alcohol
      Most users think Alcohol is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

      Bundleware

      The free version of Alcohol 52% contains an optional adware toolbar bundled. It also installs Smart File Advisor without allowing you to uncheck this option during setup.

      • Windows
    • Ashampoo Burning Studio is a versatile software to burn CDs, DVDs and BDs. Movie discs with animated menus, slide shows and audio discs are also equally easy to create. View 65 alternatives to Ashampoo Burning Studio
      Most users think Ashampoo Burning Studio is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      No screenshots yet
      • Windows
      Ashampoo Burning Studio vs Nero Burning ROM
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's really great as nero burn
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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