|Operating System||Windows 7 / 8 / 10|
No need to reach into your pocket to buy expensive software if your only need is to burn files to DVD. On the internet, there are many free software with the same features and performance as commercial software. If you only want to use popular free software, then BurnAware might be the solution you want.
Pro, Premium, and Free are three editions provided by its developer, Burnaware Technologies. Unless you want to copy DVD content directly to another DVD, extract files from ISO files, or burn ISO files to multiple drives simultaneously, the Free version of Burnaware is more than enough for your burning needs.
Features and Highlights
The first advantage that you will immediately feel from BurnAware is the loading speed. Very fast. It feels like I’m not running software, but rather like opening a blank notepad. Once you double click on the BurnAware shortcut located on the desktop, the BurnAware window will immediately appear. There would be almost no delay at all, even if there were, maybe only milliseconds.
The second advantage, all the options for burning are displayed in a line at the front in the main window. Nothing is hidden in the menu, so it is very easy to search.
For those of you who prefer to use the keyboard rather than the mouse, after BurnAware opens, you can press Alt + F on the keyboard and then use the up and down arrow keys to select one of the various burning options.
The burning options available are: making data discs, boot discs, span discs, DVD videos, audio CDs, MP3 discs, as well as several tools for handling ISO files such as ISO creation, copying files to ISO, burning ISO files and making ISO boot. At the far right in the BurnAware panel, there are three extra choices for you, namely the option to delete a disc, view disc information, and to verify the disc.
All of these options are grouped into four columns based on their function, namely the Data column for burning files containing documents and so on, Multimedia for creating multimedia DVDs, Disc Images for anything related to ISO, and Utilities, which hold some extra features. BurnAware can be integrated with the File Explorer context menu, but to enable this integration you must run BurnAware as an administrator. After that, the integration options can be checked. BurnAware provides four options in the context menu when you right-click on a file, which are options for creating data discs, making ISOs, and options for adding files to compile discs or ISOs.