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Free Burning Disk Software

Burning disks at home means that you may need specific disk-burning software to complete the task. However, this does not mean that you have to pay a lot for it. In fact, there are plenty of free options available that will save you a great deal of money.

If you want to just copy standard audio or data files to a disk then you will find that the software included with Windows will be adequate. If you want to do anything more complicated than this you are going to need software that can do a bit more.

Ashampoo  is software developed by a German company. It can burn as well as rip audio CDs, create data discs and burn video disks with support for Blu-Ray too. This software has a user-friendly interface and the back-up options make this a must for those who are new to burning disks. While you do not have to pay anything for this software you need to supply an email address so that you can get the license key.

WinX DVD Author is designed for creating video DVDs but does not support the creation of audio disks. It does have a tool that will let you download videos from YouTube, convert the format and then burn them to disk. You can create a menu for easy navigation of the disk and there are tools for carrying out basic video editing.

BurnAware is a software that can be used to create CDs, data disks and DVDs and one of the disadvantages of this software is that there are a few distracting features that come with it. The tools that you need are right there. It is considered to be a great program for the beginner but when you are installing the software you need to keep an eye open for the extras that you might not necessarily want or need.