It does not always have to be Nero, because the simple and clear burning software “BurnAware Free” is a privately used free alternative to commercial specialists. “BurnAware” is limited to the essentials and is therefore intended primarily for users who only need the basic features in dealing with CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The program interface works task-oriented, which means you can choose between jobs like “Data-Disk” or “Burn ISO”. Burn audio and MP3 CDs as easily as Blu-ray Discs, regular data CDs / DVDs, video DVDs, BDMV / ACHD format discs or bootable CD / DVDs. If the amount of data to be backed up exceeds the capacity of a CD or DVD, use “disc spanning” to automatically distribute the data to multiple media.
With “BurnAware Free” you can delete rewriteable media or check your CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays for errors. If you want to store duplicates on your hard disk, image files can be created. For this purpose “BurnAware” supports not only the obligatory ISO format but also UDF images. Similarly, you can burn all popular ISO, BIN, CUE, IMG, NRG and DMG format images. Duplicating directly from CD / DVD to CD / DVD is not possible.
In addition to the free version, there is “BurnAware Pro 9” exclusively at COMPUTER BILD as a full version for free download. With “BurnAware Pro” you can copy CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray directly without ISO detour, transfer tracks from audio CDs to hard disk and may save data from defective media. The Pro version is also able to copy images simultaneously on multiple burners.