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Windows 7: Looking for a small cd/DVD writer for a 32 bit system

25 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Looking for a small cd/DVD writer for a 32 bit system

Can you suggest a small cd/DVD writer that's free and works on a 32 bit system and that can write data and audio CDs.

I've tried Nero but found it to be too bulky.

Thank you in advance

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25 Mar 2013   #2

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Would ImgBurn do what you want?

The Official ImgBurn Website

Some other free programs:

BurnAware Free (Windows) This software lets you burn data CDs and DVDs, create audio and video discs, burn ISO and Cue disk images, and create ISO images from an existing disk. Be aware that it does not have the ability to copy one CD/DVD to another, nor can you use the program in a commercial environment. Warning: As with many free programs, the installer will offer to install other "stuff" on your computer. So if you don't want another toolbar, security suite, browser, etc foisted upon your system, make sure you uncheck any "stuff" when you install.
Final Burner Free (Windows) Final Burner allows you to burn data CD/DVD, audio CD, video DVD, and rip audio files from a music CD. Supported formats include CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD DL, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. You can create audio CDs from *.wav, *.ogg, *.mid (ie midi files), *.wma, *.aac, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.xm, *.mod, *.s3m, *.it, *.mtm, *.mo3 audio files. To create your video DVD, you can import video from AVI, DivX, XviD, MP4, MPG (MPEG), WMV, ASF, MOV, etc. You can also capture your video from a webcam, a TV tuner, DV, etc. The commercial version of this tool (the Pro variety) also allows you to burn ISOs, VideoCDs (VCD) and create audio CDs from mp3 files.
InfraRecorder (Windows) InfraRecorder is a free CD and DVD mastering software that lets you create CD/DVD data disks, audio discs, and mixed-mode discs. It also supports disk copying of CDs and DVDs, adding data to multisession disks, record an ISO or BIN/CUE file to a CD or DVD, etc. This is a Windows program that is released under the GNU General Public License (that is, it's open source).
AmoK CD/DVD Burning (Windows) AmoK CD/DVD Burning lets you create multisession CD/DVDs, burn your media from ISO, CUE, BIN and NRG (with the help of an additional plugin) files, create audio CDs directly from WAV, MP3, WMA, WMV, and Ogg Vorbis (requires additional plugin) files, create movie DVDs and VCDs (with plugin), etc. It works with CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+DL (dual layer) media, and IDE, SCSI, USB and Firewire CD or DVD writers. The software is portable and may even be run from a USB flash drive.
CDBurnerXP Pro (Windows) CDBurnerXP Pro is a free CD/DVD burner that is able to write CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW discs, creating either data or video discs. It can also create audio-CDs, rip audio-CDs, burn and create ISO images, convert WAV files to MP3 and vice versa, verify discs after burning, create bootable discs, print covers for your creation, convert BIN/NRG to ISO, etc. It supports Burn on the Fly and Burn-Proof hardware. It apparently works with most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives (or so the site says). This program requires Windows and the .NET framework to run. Warning: the installer apparently offers to install other programs on your system, so read when installing instead of blindly clicking "Next".
DeepBurner Free Version (Windows) DeepBurner Free allows you to burn data CDs and DVDs, audio CDs, build and burn ISO images and create bootable CDs and DVDs. It does not support the copying of CDs and DVDs though. This software is for personal use only; business and educational use is not allowed. The program is no longer being maintained.
ISO Recorder Power Toy ISO Recorder Power Toy is an add-on for Windows, which comes with rudimentary CD burning facilities out of the box. ISO Recorder adds the ability to copy CDs and create ISO images from your existing CDs. On Vista, it also supports burning DVD images. Note that you cannot use this tool to directly create a music CD or a movie DVD from audio or video files. At the time this was written, this tool is only meant for creating ISO files and burning them.
Burrrn (Windows) Burrrn allows you to create audio CDs with CD-Text from your audio files on your hard disk. It supports wav, mp3, ogg, aac, mp4, ape, flac, ofr, wv, tta, m3u playlists, pls playlists and fpl playlists and cue sheets. It can read tags from these files.
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25 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx


You sure take the fun out of replying (btw, Nice list)

Personally, I have used CDBurnerXP, Infra Recorder and PowerISO and I'd suggest CDBurnerXP
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25 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Thank you marsmimar for the amazing list+discriptions.

I installed CDBurnerXP. Where is the option on CDBurnerXP to write a data DVD?
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25 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Disclaimer: I don't use CDBurnerXP. I use ImgBurn. But perhaps these help links will be of some use.

CDBurnerXP: Burn Options

CDBurnerXP: Create Data Disc
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26 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

I uninstalled CDBurnerXP and installed ImgBurn. Now I have started to appreciate the big bulky Nro because it does everything ( audio, video and data) while these smaller free programs only do a subset of what Nero does.
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