Some CD burners available to download for free include CDBurnerXP, AnyBurn, Tiny Burner and ImgBurn. In addition to CDs, these programs support burning content on DVDs, HD-DVDs and Blu-ray discs. They are also capable of creating and burning virtual ISO images, allowing for disc duplication without using multiple optical drives.
CDBurnerXP features a multi-language interface and compatibility with multiple operating system versions ranging from Windows 2000 to Windows 10. The program can create bootable discs by burning bootable ISO images and specifying boot image properties, including emulation type and ISO level. While creating audio CDs, CDBurnerXP can remove the gaps between the individual tracks and add artist-related information from existing ID3 tags in MP3 files.
AnyBurn can create audio CDs compatible with most CD players using files in different formats, including MP3, WAV, FLAC and WMA. It can also rip audio content from CDs and convert the files to the same formats. As a lightweight CD burner solution, it requires only 10 megabytes of hard drive space.
Tiny Burner is compatible with most CD burner hardware and supports every optical disc type, including rewritable discs. It’s possible to run Tiny Burner from a portable drive, making the installation process unnecessary.
In addition to Windows operating systems, ImgBurn is compatible with Linux as long as Wine is installed. It includes an option to assign a specific burning speed for each drive and set up several ISO images beforehand via its image queue system.