Nero Burning ROM Alternatives for Mac

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: 6/14/2015 2:20:00 PM

Alternatives to Nero Burning ROM for Mac with any license

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

    • 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

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Roxio Toast

    The easiest way to burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Copy discs with one click, compress & convert video. Expand your iTunes library with web audio capture. Watch your video, movies and TV shows anywhere. Convert your media for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PS3 & more Pro features: High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-in. Sonicfire Pro soundtrack creation. SoundSoap SE audio noise reduction. FotoMagico high-def slideshows. LightZone visual photo editing

    Commercial Mac

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  • Cisdem DVD Burner

    Cisdem DVD Burner is great DVD burning software with more functionality but fewer steps to master than iDVD. It can burn any videos to DVD with subtitles/menu and background music and also provides an array of DVD menu templates to suite all your occasions. With its editing functions, you can crop, rotate, trim, remove letterboxing, and add special effects or watermarks, and then easily burn your high-quality personal DVD. Features 1.

    Freemium Mac

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  • Express Burn

    Express Burn is a DVD and CD burner that burns audio, mp3 and data CDs. It seamlessly burns audio to CD to play on your computer, car or home stereo system converting many audio formats automatically. Achieve perfect audio quality with direct digital recording. Works with traditional CD players to create MP3 CDs or Audio CDs.

    Free Personal Mac Windows

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  • SimplyBurns

    SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media. It has the following modes: Audio CD project; Data project (Filesystems: ISO9660, Joliet, HFS+, UDF); Duplication mode; Burn image mode (Formats: ISO9660, DMG, CUE/BIN, cdrdao's TOC/BIN); and Disc ripping mode.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, rev428, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Disco

    Disco allows you to burn optical media discs, and makes it an fun and amazing software experience. Available as freeware from July 2011.

    • Discontinued As of July 2011 development and support of Disco have been officially discontinued. It is still downloadable for free from the official website.

    Free Mac

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  • LiquidCD

    LiquidCD is for burning CDs and DVDs. It allows you to burn personal hybrid discs (i.e., showing files on PC/Mac only), add a custom icon to the disc and burn cue/bin files.

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.8, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from MacUpdate

    Free Mac

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  • Smart DVD Creator

    Smart DVD Creator not only burns popular video formats into DVD discs that will playback in any DVD player or computer’s DVD drive, but also creates ISO files, which are suitable for virtual drive user. It's easy. Smart DVD Creator works out what to do even if you haven’t any idea about DVD burning. Key Features: ? Support burning popular video formats including MP4, MKV, FLV, AVI, MPEG, DivX, DV, WMV to DVD.

    Commercial Mac

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  • SmallDVD

    SmallDVD is a simple DVD authoring utility for MacOSX that will take video files and create a DVD image from them that can be burnt using Disk Utility. It is an AppleScript front-end for dvdauthor and a variety of other existing command line tools. I use MPEGStreamClip to edit the MPEG2 files recorded from TV, create the disk image in SmallDVD, then burn it with Disk Utility.

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.2, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from MacUpdate

    Free Mac

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  • MovieGate

    Use MovieGate encode your video files and create your DVD with menu, subtitle and slideshow. You can also burn and preview your DVD. MovieGate uses technologies that are specific to Mac OS X so as to offer the best performances in terms of preview and video encoding. Add text in different languages and by video track. Correct the colors, diminish noise and imperfections of the original video files in preview before encoding.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Doremisoft DVD Maker

    Burning tons of videos to DVD sounds very cool. By doing this, you can enjoy the videos via DVD player or wide screen TV at home while lying lazily in the sofa or armchair, besides, you can release a lot of computer disk space as well. It is not in the least difficult to achieve this goal, all you need is a powerful burning tool to offer help. This DVD Maker for Mac is right here at your service.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • FireStarter FX

    FireStarter is a pure Cocoa, Mac OS X only burning application which will allow you to duplicate all kind of CDs (even those that other Mac OS X applications won’t), burn VCDs and SVCDs, and have access to unique features such as overburning and CDDB access. It’s also a very easy way of burning disc images from the PC world: It handles perfectly well cue/bin files, which are so common on Windows, and which were very hard to burn with other tools.

    • Discontinued The website is down. Last version, 1.0rc1, was released on July 2008. It can be still downloaded from MacUpdate.com

    Free Mac

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