by Dan Delong
I have long used InfraRecorder for burning CD / DVD discs, as the interface is quite easy to understand. Fred Fernbach recommends CDBurnerXP, another great burner that now handles Blu-Ray discs and prepares print covers.
BurnAware is one more, free, burner, with Blu-Ray capability, disk spanning, verification and audio ripping (with CD text preparation).
Direct disc to disc copying (i.e.; cloning) requires the Premium version, costing about $ 28 CDN.
Installation was fast and easy on either a Win10 laptop or a Win7 laptop. Curiously, downloading from a BurnAware (mirror) provides both a larger installer (8.5 MB) and a larger final installed file (33.7 MB).
Downloading from Snapfiles gets a smaller installer (7.7 MB), which also creates a smaller installed file (32.8 MB). I would tend to trust the Snapfiles version more, as both installs report the same version and date of compilation
The mirror site may have added crypto-currency mining code or some extra (possibly dangerous) code. I'll probably uninstall the BurnAware (mirror) downloaded version, just to be on the safe side.
Platform: XP, Vista, Win 7, 8, 10 - includes 64 bit
Price: Free (more features in premium and pro versions)
Language: English, and others
Download Size: 7.7 MB
Installed Size: 32.8 MB
Download Site: here.