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!

    This page was last updated Mar 4, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks ImgBurn is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
    2. 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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      CDBurnerXP vs Nero Burning ROM opinions
      Most users think CDBurnerXP is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      CDBurner XP is like a Nero with basic funcionality
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Simple and full funtionality
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. 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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      Some users think Brasero is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM, some don't.
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      • Windows
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      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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      Most users think InfraRecorder is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
    4. 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.
      AnyBurn vs Nero Burning ROM opinions
      Most users think AnyBurn is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE
      K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems.
      Most users think K3b is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
    5. BurnAware is a full-fledged, easy-to-use burning software which allows users to write all types of files such as digital photos, pictures, archives, documents, music and videos to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (including M-Disc).

      Bundleware

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

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      BurnAware vs Nero Burning ROM opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BurnAware is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      Much better: it can do everything nero does and it's FREE
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    6. Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the click of a button.

      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.

      Most users think Alcohol is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
    7. 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 with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN.

      Bundleware

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

    8. 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. The built-in cover designer produces covers and inlays for all disc types.
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      Ashampoo Burning Studio vs Nero Burning ROM opinions
      Most users think Ashampoo Burning Studio is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
      It's really great as nero burn
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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