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Five of the best CD burning programs

Store you photos or music collections on disc

If you want to occasionally burn files to a CD or DVD, forking out for a fully fledged disc burning tools can certainly seem like an unwarranted expense. If you don't enjoy using Windows integrated burning software, then check out these five free alternatives.

Explore&Burn 1.6

Explore&Burn is an incredibly lightweight burning tool which is tightly integrated into Windows which means that there is no program to launch in the familiar sense. Instead, you need simply select the files or folders you would like to copy to disc, right click and select the burning option. A simple wizard will then appear to guide you through the rest of the process.

ImgBurn 2.5.5

ImgBurn is a lightweight disc burning utility that can be used to create, burn and check disc image files with ease. The program supports a wide range of disc image formats include .bin, .cue, .iso and .img and it can be used in a number of ways. If you have an existing disc image, it can be quickly burned to CD, DVD or Blu-Ray using ImgBurn's easy to use interface. You can also create image files from an existing disc, or use files stored on your hard drive to create an image of your own.

Nero BurnLite 10.0.10600

Nero BurnLite 10 is a cut down version of the word famous Nero burning software - it provides access to only basic burning tasks, but it is available completely free of charge.

BurnAware Free 3.3

BurnAware Free manages to perfect the balance between ease of use and range of features, and yet it is available completely free of charge. Rather than being fill with options and features which are rarely used, BurnAware focuses on the disc burning tasks which most users need most frequently.

Tiny Burner 1.0.202

Despite being free, Tiny Burner includes many of the features you would expect to find in commercial disc burning tools, and benefits from being light on resources and its incredibly ease of use. The application can be used to burn files to CD, DVD and Blu-ray, and starting a new burning projects is a simple matter of dragging files and folders onto the program interface.

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