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BurnAware Free


BurnAware Free is a free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software. It is ideal for users with basic disc burning needs as backup, creating data, audio, video discs and burning disc images. Free, easy to set up and maintain, it enables you to save your files to disc quickly and provides a more flexible interface to help you complete your burning tasks much faster. BurnAware Premium/Proffesional has more features, see comparison, and it costs from $20.

File size:9.4MB
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  Latest version

9.5 (October 10, 2016)

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Version 9.5 (10-Oct-2016)

New features:
- Support of Daylight Saving Time (DST).
- Option to select discs to burn in Span Disc.
- Option to ask to save compilation before exit.
- Option to make CUE file with CD-Text in Audio Grabber.
- Support of CUE/WAV playlists in Audio CD compilation.

- Updated installer and translations.
- Minor improvements to user interface.
- Removed MS-DOS dates option.

- Bug with loading PLS and M3U playlists.
- Rare bug with hanging at "Checking files" stage (introduced in v9.4).
- "Failed to get data from Start" error.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.
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My favorite burning software for quite some time; comparing it to the old dinosaur that has become Nero, makes you wonder why people are throwing their money on such a resource eating software. For every day use, I don't think you should look any further: it burns your ISO files (or saves files as ISO), mp3 discs, audio CDs, DVD discs, Blu-rays/AVCHD, bootable ISO, all with an easy to use and intuitive interface. And even better - it's free.
Could it get better? I suppose so, my only improvement wish would be a x64 version.
At the time of my review, the VideoHelp admins, haven't noticed (and advertised) that from version 9.2, BurnAware is offering to install Safe Finder (which will change your home page, new tab and search engine), but this can be declined by choosing from Basic to Advanced install, and unselecting the option. It's the usual adware software (already got used to it), but this doesn't diminish BurnAware's quality.

Posted May 25, 2016 by muLineZu. Tool version 9.2 using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

A lot of harsh and highly questionable criticism around. Using it for years now, mainly burning DVDs.
Started using it when I discovered it could burn a fisc which cdburnerXP couldnt ("not enough space".
Highly recommended, thanks for this great little tool.

Posted December 03, 2014 by tuco76. Tool version 7.7 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Trying to burn an audio CD it says there's insufficient room on a 80min CD, despite the total compilation time showing as 79m15s. Throws up errors and won't let me add some mp3s.

Using WMP instead now which doesn't have either of these problems and lets me toggle normalise and gaps between tracks.

Posted October 30, 2013 by doveman. Tool version 6.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

Like many other 'freeware' some additional software offerings are included.
Installation of it IS avoidable, though.
Note that the 'AVG' dialogue offers a couple of radio buttons in the lower half.
But maybe you've missed another button right above the AVG-ad, almost at the top of the dialogue. Click this to prevent installation of AVG.

Posted July 23, 2013 by StephanP. Tool version 6.4 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I have no problems with the program functionality. Works great for a free program. However, no matter which option I've chosen to opt-out of the AVG add-on it still gets installed.

Posted May 30, 2013 by mail2tom. Tool version 6.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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