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Old 07-31-13, 01:50 AM
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Any good (and free) cd burning software....

That anyone could recommend? Just looking for a basic program that's hassle free (for pc).
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Old 07-31-13, 09:17 AM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

What's your OS?
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Old 07-31-13, 10:12 AM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

I use a free program called ImgBurn to burn iso files to disc. It can also be used to create iso files from discs. It's a pretty nifty little program.
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

I have been using CDBurnerXP (which is not limited to Windows XP, of course) with no issues for years.
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

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I use a free program called ImgBurn to burn iso files to disc. It can also be used to create iso files from discs. It's a pretty nifty little program.
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This is what I use. Never had a problem with it.
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Old 07-31-13, 12:48 PM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

ImgBurn is great for things like disc images. If you're just looking to make music CDs, you can use the built in burner in Windows.
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

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What's your OS?
Windows 7 (basic/home edition)

I want to burn music cds but with more features than Media Player has to offer (like burning cds w/o the 2second delay between tracks)
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Old 07-31-13, 09:02 PM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

I use Ashampoo Burning Studio, which I bought cheap. They offer version 6 for free. It's several versions behind, but it may cover most of the tasks you need:
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...-Studio-6-FREE

BurnAware Free is another option. I've never used it personally, but it appears to have good reviews:
http://download.cnet.com/BurnAware-F...-13200433.html
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Old 07-31-13, 09:26 PM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

Imgburn is the best, and it's free. Also has a very powerful music-CD creator, which incidently, allows you to completely eliminate the 2-second pregap (pause) between tracks, and also to overburn, change booktype on DVD+R media, and many other complex tasks.
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

Thanks guys. Ill try a couple of these and see what works best for me.
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Old 08-05-13, 01:32 AM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

Depends on what you are actually trying to burn. I use ImgBurn.
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

I use both ImgBurn and CDBurnerXP.

Watch out on the latest version of ImgBurn (v2.5.8.0) as it now has the OpenCandy enabled installer. Also would it really kill them to add a copy option? Yes you can make an image then burn the image but a one step option would be nice.

CDBurnerXP's default installer is also OpenCandy enabled but they do offer other download options that don't include the unwanted garbage installer (aka OpenCandy).
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

I installed CDBurnerXP to check out the features and did not see that it included any type of EQ functionality (e.g. lower track volume) when burning audio files. Am I incorrect in that assessment?
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Old 10-12-13, 07:34 PM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

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I installed CDBurnerXP to check out the features and did not see that it included any type of EQ functionality (e.g. lower track volume) when burning audio files. Am I incorrect in that assessment?
While I have actually never used it to burn an audio disc, I think you're correct. The closest thing it supports is ReplayGain, which appears to be player-dependent and doesn't modify the actual audio files in any way.

http://cdburnerxp.se/help/kb/7
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Old 08-25-14, 10:49 PM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

surprised noone mentioned starburn, alot of other burning programs use its engine, cdxppro for one
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Old 08-26-14, 02:42 AM
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Re: Any good (and free) cd burning software....

Well, it might not be the best for audio discs (or maybe it is), but I've been happy with ImgBurn for the past couple of years. I've used BurnAware and CDBurnerXP in the past, but both had issues. BurnAware would fail verifies... because the authors updated the verify subroutine and it was buggy as hell; found out later the burns were probably OK, it's just the verifier that sucks. And the verifier in CDBurnerXP seemed to take longer and longer with each new version. I gave up when, after upgrading to a newer version, the verify routine told me it would take 4+ hours to complete.
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