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InfraRecorder: Open source CD/DVD burner

InfraRecorderLooking for a good CD/DVD burning utility, but short on cash? Yesterday we mentioned that CDBurnerXP had been updated to include Blu-Ray and HD-DVD support among other things. And in the comments one reader pointed out another excellent (and free) disc burner.

InfraRecorder is an open source utility that doesn't skimp on features or accessibility. Once installed, you'll notice you can either launch InfraRecorder or InfraExpress. The latter version features a slimmed down interface with wizards for burning data, audio, and video discs. It's sort of InfraRecorder for dummies. The full feature gives you a ton of options that might confuse folks used to using Nero Smart Start.

Here are a few of the things you can do with InfraRecorder:
  • Create data, audio, video, and mixed-mode discs
  • Record dual-layer DVDs
  • Four methods for erasing discs
  • Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE)
  • Scan SCSI/IDE bus for devices and capabilities
  • Create disc copies using temporary disc image
  • Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions
It doesn't look like there's support for Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, but the product is still under development and new features are being added all the time.

Tags: cd-burner, CDBurnerXP, dvd, InfraExpress, InfraRecorder, Nero, opensource