Free DVD burner software

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  1. ssj100

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    Anyone got recommendations for a good free DVD burner program?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sully

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    cdburnerxp is nice, deepburn can be a nice one for light purposes. I use imgburn more than any other. Having stopped using the paid versions, if imgburn does not do it, usually I use cdburnerxp.

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  3. Capsize

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    infrarecord
     
  4. Saraceno

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    If you're meaning rip and burn another DVD, then I'd use DVD Shrink and ImgBurn.

    To copy another DVD, 'analyse' and 'backup' with DVD Shrink, then copy just the video and audio folders with ImgBurn. Then you have an exact copy in no time at all.

    ImgBurn can also copy any files to CDs or DVDs.

    Burnaware free is quite good, just make sure you don't select to install the 'toolbar' when installing. Also uncheck 'check for updates' in settings. Otherwise, decent software for burning and burning to even Blu-Ray discs. But it's mainly for data only, not for making a copy of another DVD.
     
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    welp i try this one http://www.burnaware.com and its seems working fine ;)

    also update frequency

    BurnAware 2.4 (21-Sep-2009)

    • Added OS support Windows 2008 Server R2.
    • Solved compatibility issues with Windows 7.
    • Added Support for BDR DL and BD-RE DL media.
    • Updated user rights service.
    • Fixed bug with USB drives detection.

    BurnAware 2.3.9 (27-Aug-2009)

    • Install improvements:
    -> Added option to disable 'Check for update' feature during installation.
    -> User will be prompted to restart if 'Allow non-admin users...' option was enabled.
    -> Resolved minor compatibility problems with Windows 7.

    BurnAware 2.3.8 (28-Jul-2009)

    • Changes in BurnAware Free:
    -> Setup file size reduced to 5 MB.
    -> Launch time increased for every compilation.
    -> No more false positives from Avast and AVG.
    • Fixed bug with DVD-Video compilations introduced in v2.3.4.
    • Fixed bug with "access violation" message if no recorder connected.

    BurnAware 2.3.7 (6-Jul-2009)

    • Modified BD media detection method.
    • Fixed bug with verify results after burning some data compilations

    cheers:doubt:
     
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    If you're looking to first rip a copy protected DVD, nothing that is freeware can match DVDFab.
    http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

    It starts as a 30 day full-function trial, then reverts to the freeware version if you don't buy it.
    The freeware version will still rip pretty much any DVD and is updated regularly.
    The primary loss with the free version is you lose the ability to burn to DVD.
    You can still burn to the Hard drive and then use a separate program such as Imgburn to burn to DVD.

    DVD Shrink hasn't been updated in quite some time and is incapable of ripping many of the newer DVDs.
    For older DVDs, it usually works fine.
    The primary benefit of DVD Shrink is that it can in many cases reduce the target size so to fit on a standard DVD+/- R without serious loss of quality.
    It also allows for removing some of the original material you do not want or need.

    For burning to DVD or CD,Imgburn works well in most cases and I use it regularly.
    It does have a fairly extensive array of options, so you should read the help files in order to get the most from it.

    As far as Deep Burner, Burnaware, and CDburnerXP, I haven't used them so I cannot offer an opinion.
     
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    Longtime fan of CDBurnerXP here
    ImgBurn is another good one.
     
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    Ashampoo has always worked very well for me.

    Never had a coaster with it.
     
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    This is being given away free until the end of the month-

    WinX DVD Ripper
     
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  11. Sully

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    Not at all. Even a program that an do 'everything' may not do everything well. For example I am still looking for the 'just right' freeware burning program which makes audio cd's that work 'reliably' in some older optical drives I have. Seems that most any burner might create an audio cd, the settings used being the same, the media being the same, yet different software have different results.

    Sul.
     
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    WinX DVD Ripper

     
  13. FastGame

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    Yes, I don't know of anything better ;) to bad there isn't a Linux version.
     
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    Works fine under Wine (at least the last time I tried it...which was rather recent).

    Referring to ImgBurn, of course.

    Later...
     
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    I guess ImgBurn is ok for the experienced user but imagine someone not too familiar with computers trying to deal with it. (I've been around this stuff for a few years and find ImgBurn very frustrating to comprehend. Not to mention it won't do multi-session.)

    I recommend CDBurnerXP for very basic stuff. Also free BurnAware (be careful during the installation to not install the Ask Toolbar.)
    If you need more than they can give, wait for a sale price on the latest full version of Ashampoo Burning Suite. It costs a little but blows the others all away when dealing with DVDs.
     
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    imgburn or simply ashampoo 2010 version.. does anything you could want
     
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    ashampoo works great over here.
     
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