7 Best Programs to Burn CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in 2022

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Burning content to CD, DVD and Blu-Ray is still useful for many people. One of the advantages of adopting physical media is the possibility of keeping them in a place that you consider safe. In addition, there are those who prefer not to leave their data exclusively in the hands of third parties and choose to also make a physical backup.

If that's your case, we've prepared a list of the best disc media recorders for you. Check out!

CDBurnerXP


Despite the unmodern look, CDBurnerXP can be considered one of the best options for anyone looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use program. The software burns CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD and is compatible with all major media formats.


You can burn audio CDs with or without a gap between tracks and even make simple album covers. The application also offers the possibility to convert images from BIN and NRG to ISO and create bootable (bootable) disks.

  • CDBurnerXP (free): Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a CD, DVD and Blu-Ray burner that stands out for being simple to use. Through its friendly interface translated into Portuguese, it is possible to use data, audio and movie disc recording resources.

The program also streamlines the backup process on physical media, with automatic division if the backup is too large. The user can protect the information with a password, preventing it from being accessed by third parties.

If you are interested in burning items from disk to PC, the software allows you to rip the media in a few clicks, as well as turn it into an ISO file without any hassle.

  • Ashampoo Burning Studio Free (free): Windows 11/10/8/7

Nero Burning ROM



Nero Burning ROM is one of the pioneers when it comes to burning discs. Of course, the software has evolved over the years and currently has a more user-friendly interface and varied features.

You can control every aspect of your CD, DVD or Blu-Ray recording to make it exactly the way you want it. In the case of audio CDs, developers promise superior sound to the original, thanks to auto-enhancement technology.

The user can also rip CDs and convert audio into MP3, create ISO files, as well as copy and duplicate discs quickly. Data files are protected by 256-bit encryption and can be password protected.

  • Nero Burning ROM (paid, but can be tested for 30 days): Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7

ImgBurn

ImgBurn is a lightweight and powerful tool that supports a variety of file extensions. Easy to use, it lets you burn CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-Ray in just a few steps.

Besides audio and video, the program offers option to save your data to disk and create ISO image. The application also has advanced features such as auto burn speed and layer break selection screen for dual layer DVDs.

Yes, the software is free, lightweight, compatible with all versions of Windows and full of features, but it's not perfect. The installer tries to download apps that the user did not request together. So, during installation, be careful to uncheck unwanted options.

  • ImgBurn (grátis): Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000/98/95

Burnware


BurnAware is suitable for both home and professional users. The software is compatible with CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray of all types, including dual layer discs and M-Disc.


You can create standard and bootable data media and high-quality audio CDs, as well as MP3, BDMV, and AVCHD.


The paid versions even offer features such as burning ISO images to multiple drives simultaneously and recovering files from unreadable discs. The user is also able to rip tracks from audio CDs as well as copy disc to disc using direct copy.

  • Burnware (free, but it has a paid version): Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP

AnyBurn

AnyBurn describes itself as a free professional CD, DVD and Blu-Ray burning software. The program allows you to produce audio discs from the main digital formats, as well as rip CDs and transform them into MP3, WAV, WMA, among other extensions.

User can even backup entire files and folders and create ISO file from disk or HD. The application can also be used to create bootable USB flash drive for Windows and Linux.

  • AnyBurn (free): Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000

WinX DVD Author


WinX DVD Author is a program dedicated to creating DVDs and, therefore, it gathers specific resources for the function. The software supports virtually all video formats, including analog ones such as PAL and NTSC.

It is possible to create a menu and separate the content by chapters. The app also has an integrated tool to cut unwanted scenes and the option to download videos from YouTube. There is also a feature to insert subtitles.

Material can be in standard or widescreen TV format and saved in high definition. As far as audio is concerned, it fully supports Dolby Digital AC-3 audio.

  • WinX DVD Author (free): Windows 10/8/7

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