Disc burning software

These days, most computers come with a DVD burner. This disc drive allows you to ‘burn’ data and files – like photos, video or audio – onto blank DVDs. DVD burning software allows you to burn audio and data CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Disc burning software comparison chart for 2017

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NTI Media Maker Express
Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning
Roxio Toast 15 Titanium
Fireman CD/DVD Burner
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Ratings
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Overall
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of five  overall cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five  overall nch express burn plus video has a rating of five  overall burnaware professional has a rating of four  overall nti media maker express has a rating of four  overall roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four  overall roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of four  overall fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of four  overall
Setup
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of five for setup cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five for setup nch express burn plus video has a rating of four for setup burnaware professional has a rating of four for setup nti media maker express has a rating of three for setup roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four for setup roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of three for setup fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of three for setup
Disc burning
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of five for disc burning cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five for disc burning nch express burn plus video has a rating of five for disc burning burnaware professional has a rating of four for disc burning nti media maker express has a rating of three for disc burning roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four for disc burning roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of three for disc burning fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of three for disc burning
Security
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of four for security cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five for security nch express burn plus video has a rating of five for security burnaware professional has a rating of four for security nti media maker express has a rating of three for security roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four for security roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of four for security fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of four for security
Features
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of five for features cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five for features nch express burn plus video has a rating of five for features burnaware professional has a rating of four for features nti media maker express has a rating of three for features roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four for features roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of three for features fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of three for features
Ease of use
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of five for ease of use cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five for ease of use nch express burn plus video has a rating of five for ease of use burnaware professional has a rating of four for ease of use nti media maker express has a rating of three for ease of use roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four for ease of use roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of three for ease of use fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of three for ease of use
Help & support
nero burning rom 2017 has a rating of five for help & support cyberlink power2go 11 has a rating of five for help & support nch express burn plus video has a rating of four for help & support burnaware professional has a rating of four for help & support nti media maker express has a rating of three for help & support roxio easy cd & dvd burning has a rating of four for help & support roxio toast 15 titanium has a rating of three for help & support fireman cd/dvd burner has a rating of three for help & support
Features
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Disc types
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Data types
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Audio files
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Video files
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Audio features
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Help & support
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Telephone support
nero burning rom 2017 does not offer telephone support cyberlink power2go 11 offers telephone support nch express burn plus video does not offer telephone support burnaware professional offers telephone support nti media maker express offers telephone support roxio easy cd & dvd burning does not offer telephone support roxio toast 15 titanium offers telephone support fireman cd/dvd burner offers telephone support
Email support
nero burning rom 2017 offers email support cyberlink power2go 11 offers email support nch express burn plus video offers email support burnaware professional offers email support nti media maker express offers email support roxio easy cd & dvd burning offers email support roxio toast 15 titanium offers email support fireman cd/dvd burner does not offer email support
Live chat
nero burning rom 2017 does not offer live chat cyberlink power2go 11 does not offer live chat nch express burn plus video does not offer live chat burnaware professional offers live chat nti media maker express offers live chat roxio easy cd & dvd burning does not offer live chat roxio toast 15 titanium offers live chat fireman cd/dvd burner does not offer live chat
Manual
nero burning rom 2017 offers manual cyberlink power2go 11 offers manual nch express burn plus video offers manual burnaware professional offers manual nti media maker express offers manual roxio easy cd & dvd burning offers manual roxio toast 15 titanium offers manual fireman cd/dvd burner does not offer manual
Knowledge base
nero burning rom 2017 offers knowledge base cyberlink power2go 11 offers knowledge base nch express burn plus video offers knowledge base burnaware professional offers knowledge base nti media maker express offers knowledge base roxio easy cd & dvd burning offers knowledge base roxio toast 15 titanium offers knowledge base fireman cd/dvd burner offers knowledge base
Forums
nero burning rom 2017 offers forums cyberlink power2go 11 offers forums nch express burn plus video offers forums burnaware professional offers forums nti media maker express offers forums roxio easy cd & dvd burning offers forums roxio toast 15 titanium offers forums fireman cd/dvd burner offers forums
Tutorials
nero burning rom 2017 does not offer tutorials cyberlink power2go 11 offers tutorials nch express burn plus video does not offer tutorials burnaware professional offers tutorials nti media maker express offers tutorials roxio easy cd & dvd burning offers tutorials roxio toast 15 titanium offers tutorials fireman cd/dvd burner offers tutorials
FAQs
nero burning rom 2017 offers faqs cyberlink power2go 11 offers faqs nch express burn plus video offers faqs burnaware professional offers faqs nti media maker express offers faqs roxio easy cd & dvd burning offers faqs roxio toast 15 titanium offers faqs fireman cd/dvd burner offers faqs
Operating systems
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Windows 10
nero burning rom 2017  windows 10 cyberlink power2go 11  windows 10 nch express burn plus video  windows 10 burnaware professional  windows 10 nti media maker express  windows 10 roxio easy cd & dvd burning  windows 10 roxio toast 15 titanium  windows 10 fireman cd/dvd burner  windows 10
Windows 8
nero burning rom 2017  windows 8 cyberlink power2go 11  windows 8 nch express burn plus video  windows 8 burnaware professional  windows 8 nti media maker express  windows 8 roxio easy cd & dvd burning  windows 8 roxio toast 15 titanium  windows 8 fireman cd/dvd burner  windows 8
Windows 7
nero burning rom 2017 is compatible with windows 7 cyberlink power2go 11 is compatible with windows 7 nch express burn plus video is compatible with windows 7 burnaware professional is not compatible with windows 7 nti media maker express is compatible with windows 7 roxio easy cd & dvd burning is compatible with windows 7 roxio toast 15 titanium is compatible with windows 7 fireman cd/dvd burner is compatible with windows 7
Windows Vista
nero burning rom 2017 is compatible with windows vista cyberlink power2go 11 is compatible with windows vista nch express burn plus video is compatible with windows vista burnaware professional is compatible with windows vista nti media maker express is compatible with windows vista roxio easy cd & dvd burning is compatible with windows vista roxio toast 15 titanium is compatible with windows vista fireman cd/dvd burner is compatible with windows vista
Windows XP
nero burning rom 2017 is compatible with windows xp cyberlink power2go 11 is compatible with windows xp nch express burn plus video is compatible with windows xp burnaware professional is compatible with windows xp nti media maker express is compatible with windows xp roxio easy cd & dvd burning is compatible with windows xp roxio toast 15 titanium is compatible with windows xp fireman cd/dvd burner is compatible with windows xp
Mac OS X
nero burning rom 2017 is not compatible with mac os x cyberlink power2go 11 is not compatible with mac os x nch express burn plus video is not compatible with mac os x burnaware professional is not compatible with mac os x nti media maker express is not compatible with mac os x roxio easy cd & dvd burning is not compatible with mac os x roxio toast 15 titanium is compatible with mac os x fireman cd/dvd burner is not compatible with mac os x

Disc burning software explained

If your computer has a recent operating system, like Windows Vista or 7, or Mac OS X, you can probably use it to burn DVDs without any extra software. However, DVD burning software offers lots of extra features and flexibility.

A common use for DVD burning software is to create video DVDs which can be played in ordinary DVD players. This is a good way to watch home movies on your television (rather than your computer).

Some packages even let you add a menu screen, subtitles and more. You can also create copies of existing DVDs, with the permission of the copyright holder.

Save important files to DVD

Blank DVDs can hold lots of information, and are useful for keeping a safe copy of important files or for sharing photos and videos. Popping a DVD of photos in the post is often more practical than sending them by email.

However, there are several kinds of blank DVD. Some you can use once, and some you can burn to again and again. Most DVD burners and burning software can handle them all, but some ordinary DVD players may be fussier, so check carefully.

Fine control over your DVDs

DVD burning software gives you tight control over how you burn DVDs. For example, DVD burners operate at different speeds, but some blank DVDs may fail at higher speeds. DVD burning software helps you find the optimum speed, so you can create error-free discs as quickly as possible.

Similarly, the software may be able to compress your files so you can fit more onto each DVD. It might also be able to automatically select the most suitable video format, so all your video fits a single DVD at the best possible quality.

DVD burning software is increasingly able to handle new types of disc. These include Blu-ray discs. Although these can hold much more information than DVDs, you will need a Blu-ray burner fitted to your computer to use them.

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Rank
Nero Burning ROM 2017
CyberLink Power2Go 11
NCH Express Burn Plus Video
BurnAware Professional
NTI Media Maker Express
Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning
Roxio Toast 15 Titanium
Fireman CD/DVD Burner