Freeware CD/DVD burner software

By vomacka
May 30, 2012
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  1. I just loaded Nero Essentials 7 and don't really like it. It is VERY bloated and slows my system down when running.

    Is there a freeware cd/dvd burner ( With lightscribe) that is easy on the system and not so large that it slows my system down.

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    I'd use ImgBurn for burning, and something else free for Lightscribe.
  3. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +15

    I'd second ImgBurn, v. light and works well.
  4. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,026   +51

    Hi. I've tried most of them, Imgburn is fine for most things, no Lightscribe though.
    I like and use Trueburner by Glorylogic too, simple to use, again no Lightscribe. (This is sometimes available to download but 'goes missing' too, not sure why.)
    There is a new one I have not tried yet, 7burn. They do a portable version, and it works with Blue Ray disks, if you need that. It's at;
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

  6. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    I use the already mentioned ImgBurn too. The reason I make this post is to bring to your (and the others’) attention that there’s a portable version which doesn’t need installation and will even run from a memory stick. So you can try it, and if you don’t like it just delete its folder.
  7. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +15

    Thanks for that, bobcat, I'd never noticed (duh!), seems useful.
  8. vomacka

    vomacka TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Thanks for the sugestions everyone. Lots of choices to go through.

    What about CDBurnerxp?


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