Top 10 Free DVD Burning Software for Windows

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Top 10 Free DVD Burning Software for Windows: - When you copy images, audio or video files from your computer to a blank DVD or CD, the copying process is known as burning. Burning is an easy way to transfer files to a CD right from your PC or laptop. What we are actually doing is writing the blank CD, but since the CD burner actually burns the information to the recordable CD, let's say we are “burning” the DVD or CD.
Despite the advent of increasingly advanced USB drives and smartphones in which to store files, many may still prefer to burn music, pictures and especially blank DVD movies. If a person has multiple large videos or movies to store, a pen drive may not be enough, while CDs and DVDs often have a lot of space. USB like pen drives are portable and durable, but it is commonly seen that they get damaged easily and you run the risk of losing your data unless you have several backups. However, there is very little chance of your DVD getting damaged unless you are really careless, it is not likely to erase or ruin your files, so that is why burning DVD might be a better option for archiving. In this article we will list our 10 best DVD burning software:

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This free DVD burning software comes with a simple user interface and offers basic burning functionality, nothing too advanced. However, it can support a wide variety of disk data storage, including CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray media, etc. The software also provides verification to check if your DVD or CD was burned correctly, offers backups for your files along with copying and creating image files. The only downside might be that it's not free for commercial use, but for personal use only. Otherwise, it's a great simple and utilitarian software for burning DVDs and CDs.

This completely free software is extremely easy to use, even for beginners. It also supports ISO images to create new image files. It has a drag and drop file option enabled so you don't have to do a lot of tasks manually while selecting the files you want to burn to DVD. Free CD DVD Burner also supports a variety of audio file formats like WMA, WAV, MP3 etc. And it's compatible with Windows.

With a clean and uncluttered interface, this software allows you to burn different types of discs, choose to burn audio CDs with spaces between tracks or without spaces if you prefer. The software has a multilingual interface, which makes it more popular with users who wish to work with a language other than English or who are not very familiar with English. The most interesting part is that this software is perfectly compatible with all versions of Windows, from XP to Vista up to the latest Windows 10. However, it can only work with the ISO format when it comes to image files, so it could be a problem for many users.

This free software makes the burning process shorter and faster by reducing the number of clicks that need to be done to select and transfer files. It allows you to select your preferred layout, color and other options for compiling prints and offers fantastic online updates completely free. Burn4Free offers the user four ways to burn DVD: drag and drop, right click from Explorer, internal add window, flyout window; so that the user can choose the method with which he feels comfortable. This software also offers a multilingual interface which is another advantage. Although several users have complained about the software bringing malware into their systems, it could be because Burn4Free keeps trying to install the NavExcel toolbar and you should be cautious and not allow Burn4Free to install it. The software itself is easy to install, but some caution should be exercised when using it.

This software easily supports most video formats, making it easy to burn video files and movies. The user can set their own menu, with their favorite colors, fonts and many other options offered. This customization makes the software very popular among those users who like to have a personalized experience with the software they use. A downside might be that you can't preview the work before burning it, but as the interface is fairly simple to understand and follow, the user is very likely to anticipate the results correctly and don't worry much about the lack of preview.

This software offers a free trial period, if the user is satisfied with its performance, they can go ahead and purchase the full version of the software. Alternatively, if the user is not satisfied, he will not lose money and can make the right decision after the process. Coming to the software itself, in addition to the quick and clean burning functions, it also provides a range of advanced video and image editing tools. The user can crop parts of the video clip that he does not want, can join one segment to another and change audio and brightness, along with many other features. If one can pay a sum of money to purchase this software, it will not disappoint them. Plus, the free trial ensures that you won't have to purchase the software without using it first.

Ashampoo Burning Studio is an effective and accurate software for burning CDs and DVDs. The splash screen provided allows you to learn more about the features Ashampoo offers and how to register. The interface is simple and doesn't claim to offer advanced tools that won't actually work when you try to use them, as in many other software out there that promises a lot of features but can't offer any. The software can also create password protected records and backups of your files. However some users have complained about its inability to create ISO image files, so if you want to burn images, in particular, this may not be for you, but for burning videos and movies, Ashampoo is particularly good.

ImgBurn is capable of burning video files of almost any format, even those incompatible with expensive software. It comes with a simple interface, but offers advanced options for even beginners and those looking for tools that allow for more than just the audio and video burning process. Several custom settings are offered to those looking for advanced options, but they are not displayed in a way that confuses novice users. These options are very detailed and easy to use if you know what you are looking for specifically. The help guides offered are excellent and easy to understand and the community forum is always up and ready to respond, making this software even better. The best part is that the software is completely free!

While it doesn't have as beautiful an interface as BurnAware, nor is it capable of supporting Blu-Ray media, this is software worth a try. InfraRecorder is solid and reliable in performance, with minimal user experience of crashes, and offers dual-layer disc burning. The interface is simple and not confusing at all, which is especially useful for beginners or for those users who simply want to burn audio, images and videos without the need for editing and other complicated options. You can use InfraRecorder to burn bootable and author rewritable discs, as well as to easily create audio and video DVDs. InfraRecorder isn't the best DVD burning software out there, but it's free and works well, so if you want basic burning features, you can try this

This software is excellent for easily burning DVDs and editing audio, image and video files before burning. Wondershare allows you to experiment on a large scale with your files: crop images and resize them, change the brightness and saturation level of video clips, add watermarks and labels to videos with any font and style you prefer. You can use the built-in editor to touch up videos or even create your own. You can choose from a wide range of templates available and easily customize the frames and buttons offered for the DVD menu. You can also add background music and images for the menu. It is easy to install and runs smoothly. One downside could be that it is not compatible with Windows 8, and another minor downside is that after creating your template, you are not allowed to save it among the ones provided. However, these are minor flaws and most users are happy with the software. Basically, WonderShare offers a unique personalized experience for DVD burning and editing.

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