Infrarecorder stinks, what other free burning software is good?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Schnitzelhed, May 21, 2014.

  1. Schnitzelhed

    Schnitzelhed MDL Novice

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    I always had great success with Nero 5.5 under XP but it won't install in Windows 7. I tried Infrarecorder but I'm getting too many bad burns. ImageBurn is free but it makes me create an .iso before I can burn a disc, which seems like a waste of time.
    Can some smart person recommend something free and good for the 32 bit version of Windows 7?
    OH, but I haven't tried XP Mode to see if I can still use Nero 5.5... I have run XP Mode but it did a sketchy job of grabbing USB devices so I abandoned it. Glitchy crap!! lol
     
  2. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    You can also try Ashampoo burning studio free.
     
  3. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    #4 Myrrh, May 21, 2014
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    Have you tried the native built-in functionality?

    Drag files/folders directly onto DVD drive, tell it to "burn" them...

    I cannot remember the last time I used a Nero, Roxio, similar software to burn a disc but I haven't needed one since I got off of XP.
     
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  4. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Burnaware free and or Imgburn
     
  5. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Try ImgBurn.
     
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  6. dougwa

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    #8 dougwa, May 22, 2014
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    Thank you thank you thank you!

    Thanks 1,000,000 for all the suggestions, I'll play with them all.
    But re: the native disc burning with Windows... I never liked XP's burning compared to Nero, but heck, I'm willing to let Billy Gates's pals have another chance.
    Thanks again, all!!
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    oh! ps!: I installed XP Mode and it is as I feared... my beloved old Nero 5.5 doesn't work properly on this Windows 7 box. And speaking of XP Mode, WTF is the deal with the XP image I downloaded from MS? It says "service pack 3" but it has IE 6, not IE 8, and it lacks 127 other updates. Why the blazes anyone would create and offer an out-of-date VM image is beyond me! lol
     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    that was created a long time ago and never updated lol
     
  8. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    I'm using Nero 15 Micro (40meg, 120 installed) for music and data DVDs and Imageburn for ISO's and haven't had a problem in years.
     
  9. budzos

    budzos MDL Addicted

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    HALIKUS I didn't realize they were up to Nero 15 yet.
    If you don't mind me asking where did you get Nero 15 micro from?
    budzos
     
  10. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    #13 dougwa, May 26, 2014
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    BUDZOS, thanks so much, you've given me hope that I may be able to still use Nero and without all the new friggin' bloat! (but i'm still going to try out all the other suggestions here too)
    Thanks again!!
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    Nero 8 Lite: Just what I like! THANKS AGAIN!!
     
  11. khagaroth

    khagaroth MDL Novice

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    Err... Does it really? I guess you should try again.
     
  12. urie

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    Nero 15 I am still using nero 9 micro 28mb :biggrin: only really use it for burning music cd's i,e converting mp3's or if I may want to copy multiple dvd's or cd's. Normally use UltraISO for most things.
     
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  14. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    Hello khagaroth,
    Well, I guess I expressed it incorrectly. Start a project, hit 'burn to a compact disc', and it spends a long while "building image", whereas in Nero 5.5 I could tell it to burn and it just burned immediately.
     
  15. CaffeinePizza

    CaffeinePizza MDL Novice

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    ImgBurn.

    This is what I used when I used Windows a majority of the time.
     
  16. XOL2

    XOL2 MDL Novice

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    Be careful to opt-out of the included spyware if you install ImgBurn.
     
  17. urie

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    Yes I agree nothing is for free now, you need to watch when installing and make sure you read the options it could be installing google chrome or tool-bar or some other I would say advertising spam ware.