CDBurnerXP: Free Alternative to Nero for burning CDs and DVDs

If you do not have (just like I do not have it now) Nero CD / DVD burning software on your computer or if you do not want to spend $130 on buying Nero 10 then CDBurnerXP is for you.

We were discussing few years back about Alternative and Open Source software market that it is the future in computing. And two of the most popular examples are Ubuntu and Android. There are many such wonderful softwares. CDBurnerXP is not an open source project, but it is available for FreeWe can burn Data, Audio, Video CDs and DVDs on a PC.

What is CDBurnerXP?

CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilingual interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.

With CDBurnerXP we can

  1. We can burn all kinds of discs
  2. We can burn Audio CDs and can choose whether songs with a gap between them or not.
  3. Creating or Burning ISO files
  4. Verify data after writing the discs
  5. It can convert ISO files to .bin or to .nrg (Nero Image)
  6. CDBurneXP works on all Windows versions starting from Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

CDBurnerXP Features

Create Data-CDs/DVDs

  • Burn any Data on CD-R/CD-RW/DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/BD/HD-DVD, including double layer mediums
  • Burn mp3-CDs to store many audio files on one single disc
  • Create bootable discs
  • Disc spanning: Spread data on multiple discs
  • Verify written Data automatically after burning process
  • Use either the internal browser to add your files or the intuitive Drop-Box to drag and drop files directly from any Windows Explorer window
  • Save your compilations for creation of backups
  • Burn on-the-fly and with buffer-underrun protections
  • Import earlier (ISO 9660) sessions and edit existing file structure on CD/DVD
  • Quick- and full-erase disc
  • Copy data discs (possible copy-protection is not bypassed)
  • Retrieve recorder and disc information

Create Audio-CDs

  • Create Audio-CDs from the following formats: MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, WMA, APE, MPC, WV (WavPack)
  • Add single or multiple tracks from existing audio-CDs directly to your new compilation without ripping tracks before (add cda-files)
  • Play audio-files with integrated audio player
  • Gapless audio-CDs supported (disc-at-once-mode)
  • Import M3U or WPL playlists or Nero audio compilations (NRA)
  • Support for ReplayGain
  • Import CUE sheets
  • Export audio compilations as M3U playlist and Cue sheet
  • Create mixed-mode discs

ISO features

  • Burn ISO files to CD
  • Create your own ISO files
  • Convert bin- and nrg-files to ISO
  • Save CDs/DVDs as ISO file to disc

Other features

  • Simple cover printing feature for data and audio-discs
  • LightScribe integration
  • Command line version
  • Supports most IDE, USB, FireWire and SCSI drives
  • Integrated option to enable access to drive for restricted users
  • Multi-language interface
  • Online update

CDBurnerXP Screenshot

CDBurnerXP: Free Alternative to Nero for burning CDs and DVDs

CDBurnerXP System Requirements

CDBurnerXP works on following Windows OS versions

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2008
  • Windows 7

It can work on 32 bit or 64 bit PC with Compatible Drives

CDBurnerXP Recommended Additional Programs

  1. Audacity – a good free audio editor
  2. DVDShrink – backup/rip your DVDs
  3. ISOBuster – read scratched CDs and ISO files
  4. nlite – create slipstreamed and/or reduced WinXP CDs (resulting ISO image can be burned using CDBurnerXP)


CDBurnerXP is a FREE alternative software to Nero. The installation file size is as low as 5.18 MB.


You can download it free from CDBurnerXP Website. It looks neat and tidy CD / DVD burning software that can entirely replace Nero. I have been using this for a year or so when I need to burn some CDs or DVDs & this one a perfect free disc burning software in the market. Tried it? Let us know your thoughts.


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