You have your image. You’ve mounted it, and now you want it on CD or DVD. Or maybe you have some files you need to get burned onto optical media ASAP, and don’t have money to spend on paid software or don’t have time to waste on programs that don’t work. Look no further.
- Supported Filetypes: bin/cue, cdi, cdr, di, pdi, dvd, gcm, gi, udi, ibw, img/ima, iso, cst, md5, urg
ImgBurn is a free & powerful program designed to quickly and cleanly burn many common image formats. As of version 2.x, ImgBurn also has a file-burning application built into it that allows you to burn files and folders just as easily as you would an image. ImgBurn can also clone CDs and DVDs from one drive to another (on-the-fly or via a on-disk buffer).
Besides the in-built extensive support for all kinds of files, should you find that ImgBurn doesn’t support a format you’d like to use, burning it is as easy as mounting it with one of the programs on the previous page and then using the disc clone feature to copy it onto a physical optical drive. ImgBurn supports a wide range of drives and gives you control over every detail and aspect of the burning process, with advanced features like choosing multiple filesystems, setting individual dates and filenamese, and much more. ImgBurn can burn DVD and VCD image types, so long as you have the DVD previously ripped to the hard drive.
Windows Media Player 11
- Supported Filetypes: Music
You may scoff, but if you’re looking for a free program to burn your music the way you want it, don’t look further than Windows Media Player. It’s free and it comes with Windows, but that doesn’t mean it’s a wimp when it comes to getting your music on a portable device, be it a CD, DVD, or a MP3 player. Windows Media Player 11 takes the entirely redone portable media framework introduced in WMP 10 and adds quite a few new features that make it the idea choice for burning music.
Besides levelling audio volumes, searching ID3 tags for the music you want, and filtering with on-the-fly search, Windows Media Player offers extensive support for synchronization and playlists. Think about it, if you want to burn your music and enjoy it on the go, what better choice can you have other than the best media player itself?1
Media Player Classic not withstanding! ↩