Recommendation - Express Burn Plus
NCH Express Burn is a easy yet powerful CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc Burning software that lets you create and burn audio CDs, data CDs, video DVDs, data DVDs, as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVDs.
Express Burn Plus is the upgraded version of NCH free Express Burn. It supports AVI, MPG, VOB, ASF, WMV, MP4 and OGM. The software is a good option for DVD burning, video DVD authoring, and recording CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
The drag-and-drop interface is wonderful – drag the files you want onto the basic Windows-looking work pane and click Burn. The program does the rest, including file conversion if needed. Express Burn also seemed to be the fastest CD/DV D/BD writing program we reviewed: the NCH site boasts proprietary optimizing systems that speed this process up big time. Express Burn also features more advanced features like the ability to create and record ISO images of your data discs and support for many more file formats.
Express Burn Plus burning discs including:
- Data CDs (perfect for backup).
- Audio CDs (for traditional CD players).
- MP3 CDs (larger capacity alternative to audio cds).
- Video DVDs (such as are played on a standard DVD player).
- Data DVDs (4.5GB+ on a single DVD).
- Blu-ray discs (25GB/50GB - Windows version).
Burning Audio CDs
- Audio is recorded with direct digital recording so perfect audio quality is maintained
- Create MP3 CDs or Audio CDs for a traditional CD player
- Audio CD burner supports a wide range of audio file formats including wav, mp3, wma, ogg, flac, aac and more
- Normalize audio volume and customize the pause between tracks when burning audio CDs
Video DVDs and Blu-ray Disc Burning
- Video files are re-encoded for standard movie discs
- Video burning supports avi, mpg, vob, asf, wmv, mp4, ogm and all video formats with a DirectShow based codec
- Create and manage chapters on DVD and Blu-ray discs
- Template menu screens and buttons for DVD authoring
- Widescreen or standard formats for video burning
- Record video files to PAL or NTSC
Advanced Disc Burning Features
- Burn to recordable and re-recordable discs (CDR, CDRW)
- Copy and burn DVDs and other discs
- Command line operation for automation and integration with other programs