Today I discovered that another favorite program of mine has fallen as a victim of my multi-layer approach to computer security. CDBurnerXP doesn’t cooperate with Comodo Firewall — it crashes while disc burning. What a shame…
It took me four tries and, thus, four bad CDs to figure out that there is a feud going on between the two programs.
And so I started looking for replacements.
Finding All Alternatives for Disc Burning Software
The first place I visit when in need to find a replacement program is AlternativeTo.net.
Since AlternativeTo.net is a crowd-sourced recommendation system, there are always a lot of options available.
Each app has the number of likes displayed next to it which can be misleading at times. Some of the best apps can be found near the bottoms of these lists.
When looking for replacements, it’s handy to select your platform (in this case it’s
AlternativeTo.net considers Freemium free but I simply disregard those results. I also disregard all discontinued software, save for those that I have used for a long time and know that even though they are abandoned, they are still stable.
After applying these specifications, the results shrink down to 6 alternatives:
- cdrtfe — 25 likes
- AnyBurn — 5 likes
- AmoK DVD Burner — 2 likes
- Hanso Burner — 1 like
- Burn4Free — 0 likes
- Hamster Free Burning Studio — 0 likes
Mozilla Firefox shows a Reported Unwanted Software Page! warning for the
Hamster Free Burning Studio all look alright, but they don’t come in a portable version. And that’s the only kind of software I like to have on my laptop.
This is how
There are only two things I don’t like about it:
- It doesn’t remember the last location of the files selected for burning — you have to click through to the correct sub-folder every time.
- You can’t create compilation files — this is really annoying when you occasionally need to burn the same set of files and have to select them manually each time.
Other than these two minor insufficiencies, AnyBurn does its job as expected. And, most importantly, it doesn’t clash with Comodo Firewall or any of my other security programs running in the background.
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