Alternatives to Nero Burning ROM for all platforms with any license

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    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. 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: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    Brasero

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

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    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...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • 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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    K3b

    K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems. It provides a graphical user interface to perform...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD KDE

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    • Discontinued Even if the project is still in development, last stable version, 2.0.3, was released on November 4th, 2014. It can be downloaded from GitHub.
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    Alcohol

    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...

    Freemium Windows

    • 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.
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    PowerISO

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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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, cdda2wav), Mode2CDMaker and...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    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...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
    • Much better: it can do everything nero does and it's FREE Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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 complete solution for burning.

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Free Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued official: Burn 2.5.1 released Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:01:37
    • very simple but very efficient I use only this one for burning CD or DVD. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    DVD Flick

    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 computer and turn them into a DVD that...

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued As of Oct 2015, the project seems to be abandoned and the installed versions do not function. Last version, 1.3.0.7, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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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 create ISO images and burn personal...

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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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 through every step. And even though...

    Freemium Windows

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    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...

    Free Personal Windows

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

Nero Burning ROM Comments

Nero for Mac alternative

Comment by MacHow2
about Nero Burning ROM · Apr 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

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 Packages

Comment by AwkwardReply
about Nero Burning ROM · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Reprotected
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by evan
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by s0me0ne
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by gzp
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by em4020
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by em4020
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by foxhead
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by RoyalKnight
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Aaron
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by janduplessis
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by askj113
about Nero Burning ROM · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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