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NEW VERSION 9.3

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 $33.

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OS:Windows
Version:9.3
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File size:9.4MB
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9.3 (July 07, 2016)



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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Version 9.3 (7-Jul-2016)

New features:
- Introduced new method of MP3 tags/CD-Text reading.

Enhancements:
- Updated EULA and translations.
- Lowered CPU resource usage during track extraction.
- Improvements to tracks conversion in Audio CD.

Fixes:
- Bug with saving file with settings in multiple locations.
- Bug with cutting of MCN number in Audio CD.
- Bug with multiple tracks extraction in Audio Grabber.
- Bug with reading CD-Text in Audio Grabber.
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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 by . Tool version 9.2 using OS Windows 10 64-bit
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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 by . Tool version 7.7 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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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 by . Tool version 6.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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@mail2tom
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 by . Tool version 6.4 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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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 by . Tool version 6.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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To the DOPE in the previous post,,you are clueless.I have been burning discs since 1995 and probably spent more time and money on this stuff then you spent in your entire little life..I post what I see in the many computers that I have burnaware installed ..The author of this application changes it constantly and that is fine IF it works from version to version..BUT it dosent..His next update may ruin it..And he is very pompous and aloof about it,,We have exchanged quite a few emails about Burnaware over the years..AS for Burnaware 6.0,,it seems to be working fine in all of my win7 and xp desktops and laptops..Thats why I gave it high scores this time..I dont post in here to play around or flame and if you dont like it then too bad...


Posted by . Tool version 6.0 using OS WinXP
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I would sincerely hope that the previous poster continues to use his other CD/DVD burning app and stay clear from testing this. It'll save him a lot of anxiety, and the rest of us any further exposure to his poorly substantiated flames.

For me BurnAware Free works perfectly. No probs whatsoever. Straight A's.
I burnt lots of good CD's and DVD's.



Posted by . Tool version 6.0 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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Once again I have to post about Burnaware..I wrote the author through technical support and all he wrote back to me was that I wrote a threatning letter..All I said to him was that I have never seen a piece of software get worse with each update..BURNAWARE 5.5 is a MESS,,im not even going to start to tell you whats wrong with it but all you have to do is download it and find out for yourself..I really hope its works fine for you,,if not just trash it as I did in all my desktops and notebooks..Im back to using CDburnerXP and now am able to burn the same compilations quickly and efficently..Its a shame,,Burnaware has always been a reliable workhorse for me and a staple in all my win 7 and xp machines and to me its a fine piece of burning software gone bad...:(


Posted by . Tool version 5.5 using OS WinXP
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The author of Burnaware has totally fixed the burn speed issue in 4.6 it is why I changed my scores for this program.He added the option to (detect actual burn speed) or use predefined burn speeds..Burnaware has been around for years and now its back to being my burn program of choice once again..CDburnerXP is also another fine free burn program in my opinion...;)~


Posted by . Tool version 4.6 using OS WinXP
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I have to follow up my last post because the author added more predefined burn speeds of which I greatly appreciated and I did write him and thank him for it BEFORE I tested it.But he must take me for some kind of fool as the new predefined burn speeds do nuthing if you try to use them..I wish he would have left the burn options alone they always worked fine in versions prior to 4.2,,the author of Burnaware has taken the best burn program and turned it into one of the worst pieces of garbage Ive seen in the last 17 years of burning discs..As I said before I installed the newest version of CDBurnerXp and everything burns fine again...;)~


Posted by . Tool version 4.5 using OS WinXP
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The author of this program killed Burnaware by incorporating predefined burnspeeds..For years Burnaware would read the blank disks then give you a choice of what speed you want to burn at according to the disc brand you inserted.Predefined speeds would be ok except for the fact that the author gives you a Max setting but after that the only other choices you have are very slow burn speeds and they are totaly unacceptable to me.NO OTHER BURN PROGRAM INCORPORATES PREDEFINED BURN SPEEDS that I know of..I have contacted the author and he is a very nice person and he told me he was having issues with other peoples burners not reading blank discs correctly so he just made predefined speeds.I have been using this program for years in all of my computers without this kind of issue.And from what he was telling me hes not changeing it back so I moved on to CDburnerXP and all is well and I can choose my burn speeds...;)~


Posted by . Tool version 4.4 using OS WinXP
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It's a no brainer.
For a free program, they didn't pull any functionality . Of course your options for Video DVD are limited in the sense that you can't arrange for a custom menu and interface. No custom backdrop etc.

But if you just want to burn data, Divx, Mp3's, make copies or image files, this is a better program than Nero which really scums up your system with useless junk.
For everything else, this sight is equipped with plenty of great programs, many of which are free.



Posted by . Tool version 2.4.4 using OS WinXP
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I guess the previous commenter would rate Adobe Reader a one also, since you have to uncheck a box to not install Google Toolbar!

The is the easiest burning program that can be used by anyone - the interface is the absolute cleanest and most intuitive. No it is not the most powerful, that is for ImgBurn. I have installed BurnAware on 9 computers for friends and relatives, and they all are mose grateful for such an easy program to use.

I use it to burn my music mp3/CD's, ISO's, and data discs. The problen burning music CD's has apparently been fixed. I highly recommend it.



Posted by . Tool version 2.22 using OS WinXP
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Burnaware free is now scumware.
Beware of the installer for ask tookbar, do NOT check any of the 3 boxes.
v2.1 is the last clean version.






Posted by . Tool version 2.2.3 using OS WinXP
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This program is great except for one major hiccup

Burning mp3s to audio CDs results in noiseless gaps after the song has been played. A work around is to convert the mp3s to .wav then burn them. This is a simple step that the software should be capable of doing without interaction from the user.

I think that the free version of CDBurneXP is a better program at the $0.00 price point.



Posted by . Tool version 1.3.1 using OS WinXP
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Easy program to use. The only glitch I find is that when I create an audio CD using MP3 files, there is anywhere from 2 to 6 minutes of dead air at the end of each song. The fix is, as was previously posted, to convert to a different file type such as WAV.


Posted by . Tool version 1.2.6 using OS WinXP
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To the people who have probs making audio cd's, just convert your mp3's, wma's etc into cd compliant wav files and bingo, no probs.



Posted by . Tool version 1.2.7 using OS WinXP
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Okay. But with ImgBurn available -- really, what's the point?




Posted by . Tool version 1.2.6 using OS WinXP
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This gets updated frequently and it is easy to use but the Create Audio CD function still does not work for me in the latest version 1.2.6


Posted by . Tool version 1.2.6 using OS WinXP
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Nice interface and simple to use. Has potential but when I tried to make an audio CD all I got was an error message.


Posted by . Tool version 1.0 using OS WinXP
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can't change "book type". That will be its downfall.....


Posted by . Tool version 1.0 using OS WinXP
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brilliant Tool!
even if imgburn it's free to and better, this tool can make an audio CD
which imgburn couldn't.

hope it will keep stay free for all.
highly recommended!

from today, it's become my faver burning tool.



Posted by . Tool version 1.0 using OS WinXP
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Works great! Uses some .net and VB so sue need at least win2k with support packs... easy and simple to use...

now only if it would ad context menu options to "send to" > dvd image > Burnware ;)

but hey its free and does what is supposed to.

as for the 1st poster, win98? are you kidding ? do they allow computers that old on the internet anymore ? Seriously though... your "surprised" a modern app will not work on win98?



Posted by . Tool version 1.00 using OS WinXP
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Kind of wondered "what for" when I first came across this app, as there are already plenty of freeware burning programs out there. But this thing has turned into a pretty handy tool to have around, and the author seems to strive on continuous improvement, so two thumbs up from me! I'd still like to be able to manually re-size the main window to suit my needs, but all in all, good stuff!


Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9.3 using OS WinXP
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Cannot install(Win98 SE)-gives runtime error.


Posted by . Tool version .99? using OS Win98
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