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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!

Nero Burning ROM alternatives are mainly DVD Burners but may also be CD Burners or DVD Copying Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nero Burning ROM.
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  1. ImgBurn icon

    ImgBurn

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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

    The last version 2.5.8.0 is from June 2013.

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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.

    Discontinued

    The last version (4.5.8.7128) is from November 2019.

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    Most users think CDBurnerXP is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

    CDBurner XP is like a Nero with basic funcionality

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    Simple and full funtionality

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    Brasero

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME

    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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    InfraRecorder

    • 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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    Most users think InfraRecorder is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
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    K3b

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE

    K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems.

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    Most users think K3b is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.


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    AnyBurn

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    AnyBurn vs Nero Burning ROM opinions
    Most users think AnyBurn is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
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    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...

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    BurnAware

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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).

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    Almost everyone thinks BurnAware is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

    Much better: it can do everything nero does and it's FREE

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    Alcohol

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Most users think Alcohol is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.
  9. Freemake Video Converter is video converter that lets convert videos to avi, wmv, mp4 (iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, xBox), 3gp, rip dvd, extract mp3, burn DVD and Bluray, create photo slideshow and audio visualization, cut, join, rotate and upload videos, photos and music to YouTube.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains OpenCandy. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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    Burn

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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 video discs, and is capable of copying data and audio discs.

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    Burn vs Nero Burning ROM opinions
    Most users think Burn is a great alternative to Nero Burning ROM.

    very simple but very efficient I use only this one for burning CD or DVD.

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