Free CD burner for windows

Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think I’m alone in the thinking that the cd burning software included with windows is one of the worst, if not plainly the worst cd composition software available to users today. It is severely lacking in features such as those that would allow you to copy a cd, design an audio cd with any normalization or track control, or even simply create an .iso image file. About the only thing it does do is allow you to burn some piece of data on to the physical media that we call cd’s or dvd’s. That’s why I’m happy to have found CDBurner XP.

I’m not going to blow smoke where it doesn’t belong by saying something like, “this is the greatest burning software of all time”. But I can at least promise it won’t suck the moon out of orbit. All in all I’m quite pleased with this software and here is a quick run down of its key features;

  • burn all kinds of discs
  • audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks
  • burn and create ISO files
  • data verification after burning process
  • create bootable discs
  • multi-language interface
  • bin/nrg ? ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

I used to be a pretty big fan of the Nero burning rom software, but its become a victim of software bloat. CDBurner XP on the other hand offers a plain and simple user interface that is actually quite flexible and most importantly FREE. Honestly I tried to find something I could gripe about with this software, but well quite simply it does exactly what I need it to do. It even has the ability to burn LightScribe lables. I used to use Nero Burning Rom for most everything, and I found that I have a large collection of .NRG files. Well CDBurner XP has the ability to convert .bin and .nrg files to the standard .iso format. It does still lack one feature that I used on a semi regular basis with Nero and that’s normalization for audio tracks. But it does offer something similar which is RealPlay gain. So if you are looking for an upgrade to your native windows cd burning software then give this a shot.

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