Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise.

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017 Giveaway
$23.99
EXPIRED

Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017

Burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs fast and safely!
$23.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 177 (92%) 16 (8%) 98 comments

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017 was available as a giveaway on January 3, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
free today
You'll be amazed how fast you'll be able to build your first website.

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017 is a powerful burning application that covers various use cases. It burns files, music or movies and extracts audio from CDs, but also provides backup functionality also for external devices such as flash drives, cellphones or tablets. The integrated cover editor helps with designing individual covers and booklets and comes with multiple ready to use templates for quick results. Copying existing discs is effortless, this includes the creation, browsing and burning of disc images.

Please note: You can upgrade to Ashampoo Burning Studio 18 from this version. A unique upgrade price for GOTD users: $23.99 instead of $59.99.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; Single-core 1 GHz processor; Memory: 2 GB or more; Hard Disk Space: 250 MB for installation; Windows Media Player 10 (Or higher); Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5; DirectX 9.0C

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/4910/burning-software/Ashampoo-Burning-Studio-2017

File Size:

72.6 MB

Price:

$23.99

Comments on Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017

Thank you for voting!
Please add a comment explaining the reason behind your vote.
#37

Wonderful work.. That is the kind of information that should be
shared across the web.thanks for sharing Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017 License Key 18

Reply   |   Comment by alina  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

On four (!) PCs at home and in school it happened, that glorious Win 10 didn't open any more( it had worked about 8 months correctly) , no rollback possible, no Win 10 repair option possible. Only one thing offered: "Win 10 has to be reset"-what it did. Everything lost (Lucky I had saved docs as backup) none of the installed programs existing any more. Last week, the same thing happened to my son's PC, living 109 miles away - so it's not an in-house, or in-school problem. All these PCs had regular updates and had either Norton Internet Security or Kaspersky installed.
So, where is the huge "security with Win 10" and the so extremely risky XP (and soon Win7) a lot of people proclaim in this discussion?
I returned (with the PCs I have to care about), back to XP SP3 and Win 7. All of those PCs didn't have any problems (Protected by Norton IS and Kaspersky), until they were updated to WIN 10 last year.
I think, the only really alternative after XP or 7 is (if you do not want to be patronized by MS, like they do in Win 10 massively) Linux, but with a similar problem we have got in WIN 10: Your "old" software may not be running - but the chance with an In-Linux-hidden Windows-Compatibility to use Windows Software is bigger, than the possibility of running this software in Win10.

I am sorry for my perhaps bad English (words and grammar!)
Greetings from Germany
A Win10 multiple shocked user...
Harald

Reply   |   Comment by Harald K.  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

Ashampoo makes good software but I've never been able to get the activation keys from them to register GOTD offers. Always disappointing.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#34

I am not getting the activation key. The page says I am logged in, but the "Show license key" tab does nothing. Any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by K  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#33

Haven't burnt CD/DVD in years, have created tons of bootable thumb drives though.

Reply   |   Comment by Pearl of the Orient  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I downloaded and got to where I clicked on "Get free activation key" and I keep getting a message "This site cannot be reached". Have tried a dozen times. I went off internet and back on, still same message. Is there an alternative method to getting the activation key? I also tried downloading from the Ashampoo site, and I get the same message when clicking on "Get free activation key". Would like to secure this software from GOTD if I can. Thanks...

Reply   |   Comment by cygnet  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

The software itself is good. The original one though. Because- usually the Ashampoo versions presented here for free have some limitations. Usually.

And of course- the same idiocy with the registration- they really want your email, then they will send you a tons of spam. That is the reason for my thumb down.

However- Happy New Year! :)

Reply   |   Comment by NoSPAM!!!  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

NoSPAM!!!, that is not my experience. I do OCCASIONALLY receive a solicitation from a software company that I have given my email address to in connection with a GOTD offer, but the number of such emails I receive is negligible.

I think you can furnish your email address to them without worrying unduly. After all, they have presumably already been vetted by GOTD as having reputable business practices.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik K  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

Good software. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Carter  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#29

This is the first time I have had trouble installing an Ashampoo product. After running the setup program, I find that clicking on the "Get free activation key" button does absolutely nothing. As well, clicking on the system requirements button on the initial dialog likewise does nothing. If it is trying to open a browser window, I don't see what the trouble is as all three browsers on my system (Edge, Internet Explorer, Cyberfox) open just fine when run normally. Oh, well. I don't do much burning anyway- I will just stick to the 2016 version.

Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

I've used this program for many years and it never, ever, failed -- NEVER!

Reply   |   Comment by Napoleon Van Hardridge  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#27

Really useful .. NOT, says it runs on XP then installation says unsupported op sys.

Reply   |   Comment by hrwaller  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

hrwaller, where here does it say it runs on XP? Sys requirements list windows 7 and newer versions they don't even support Vista!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Rats - had XP version of this for some time - SO downloaded this AFTER I uninstalled the old one THEN as more common lately, the PGMS won't work on XP.........too late now but the Sun will FREEZE BEFORE I QUIT XP.......the last System MS didn't screw up.

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

same problem as #21, i cannot get the downlaod button to work

Reply   |   Comment by heyunclemilt  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Flash River here is the information re the "operating systems (OS)" that work with this software. in order to run this program you would need to update to (at least) Windows 7. Hope that is helpful. Happy New Year 2017!

System Requirements:
Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; Single-core 1 GHz processor; Memory: 2 GB or more; Hard Disk Space: 250 MB for installation; Windows Media Player 10 (Or higher); Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5; DirectX 9.0C

Reply   |   Comment by Rachel Cain  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

click on " get activation key " and nothing happens

Reply   |   Comment by dangg  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Used for burning data and music disc's for more than 10 years now. Best thing is the upgrades cost me less than $20 (v.18).

Reply   |   Comment by reenie  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#21

Can't get download button to work. I'm not on Facebook, but when I put in my email and click the download button which is supposed to send the info to my email, nothing happens, it just sits there. I've refreshed the page and shut it down and come back and tried again. No joy. Any ideas or suggestions? GOTD, it's your link that is not working. Help please? I have windows 7 by the way.

Thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan McLaughlin  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Dan McLaughlin,
put your email address in capitals. Revert to lower case after for your password.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Carter  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

As with many GOTD and other offerings, I ask if one should first uninstall the old version or just overwrite the old install?
Been burned once when I didn't set a restore point, uninstalled old version and new version wouldn't install so I lost a nice piece of software.
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi John. :-)

You should have got a license for your previous version (burning studio 2016?).
You should get a new license for this version (burning studio 2017).
Hence, you can uninstall the old version and install this version, if you know where is (on ashampoo website) the installer for the older version, or if you have downloaded it and kept it.
You should see your licenses when you log in to your ashampoo account.

Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John,
Most times (perhaps all times), You don't have to uninstall Ashampoo prior versions.
You will find that the current and previous versions, both will work.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Over the years, I've found Ashampoo to have the most dependable, well-designed, and easy-to-use programs. This one installed and registered flawlessly and EASILY. Thanks very much, Ashampoo and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

I downloaded it about two hours ago, and still haven't received the email with the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rick_S,
use capitals for your email address. Revert to lower case after for your password.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Carter  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

Decent software - I actually bought a copy of Version 2016
Good for DVD and CD copying and ISO burning
But my go to DVD Creator is ConvertXtoDVD, which as the title suggests, coverts ANY video file to DVD format( video.vob, audio.vob), complete with title page, chapters of you chosen length. and a lot more. Ain't cheap, around $40 US

Reply   |   Comment by bobo  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

On every computer I get, and each new reinstall of the operating system, I install Bitdefender Internet Security, Softmaker Office Suite, and Ashampoo Burning Studio. Two thumbs up for Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

Utter confusion about versions and upgrades, and this, in my opinion, is just deliberate. Obfuscate the real info and keep changing version names, in order to have ever more people click on the download button -- then upgrade for a fee at some point.

The best place to start, in order to make sense of this mess, is the download page of the Ashampoo site.

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/fdl/0/0/0/0

There, we see that there are currently four distinct free versions of this software :

- Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017 v.18.0.0 of 2016/12/15 (presumably the one on offer here)
- Ashampoo Burning Studio 2016 v.16.0.2 of 2015/12/03
- Ashampoo Burning Studio Business v.15.0.4 of 2015/07/23
- Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE v.1.14.5 of 2014/06/02

And two paid-for versions :

- Ashampoo Burning Studio 18 v.18.0.1 of 2016/12/16 - 60 $
- Ashampoo Burning Studio 16 v.16.0.7 of 2016/07/26 - 60 $

As for the differences between them, there's no comparison chart obviously. You'll have to make your own, by opening each product page, going to the Details tab, copying the features list and pasting it in a spreadsheet or word processor.

Such is the price of free (or cheap).

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#14

I neither face nor twit. The email link took me right back to this page.

Reply   |   Comment by Grant McCormick  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Anything Ashampoo puts out is great! I'm sure this is too. I own Burn Studio 16 and it's great. I'm going to pass on this offer, because Burn Studio 16 has more features that I use. In music I can, equalize and adjust frequencies for music files with the integrated equalizer, before burning. Put custom pause on my lengths. In video I can, cut and split movies. Adjust volume and normalize either mp3 or wma on video audio tracks. Add motion and zooms to slides. I'm not knocking anything about this offer. Download it! You'll love it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim C  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

I have been an Ashampoo user for many years and have found their software to be from above average to superior. BS 2017 is well above average ESPECIALLY for the price. Any and all software has it's likes and dislikes ... period.

We should not blame GOTD for all the short comings that application developers put out here. IMO GOTD is providing a service that allows us to readily access software for free even though some is for a limited time. It is our choice whether we download, use and provide comments via this site.

In regards to XP vs. Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, the reason we are being more or less (sooner or later) forced to use Windows 10 may have something to do with the security of our country. Or, some folks would say an invasion of our privacy. Since Microsoft and Google merged in Windows 10 the capability to gather sick amounts of mass information has been created. Some people compare this capability to being able to collect amounts of information equivalent to the NSAs information gathering capability. Some even say Windows 10 / Google provide all their information directly to The National Security Agency. If this is the case then you must decide in this day and age of technology do you want "Privacy" or "Security" and I for one will give up my online privacy to make this a safer country.

Reply   |   Comment by Contevou  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)

Contevou, the most ridiculous comment I have ever read here in 10 or so years.

Reply   |   Comment by Gup  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Contevou ...

Hey man ! ... i dig what you're saying ...

Could you concept your article into a quicker version ...

preferably slower and more understandable focuses on

"Privacy" or "Security" and I for one will give up my online privacy to make this a safer country.

Reply   |   Comment by umm '  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Gup, thank you for the feedback. Fortunately I did not add my comment to please you or anyone else. It matters not that you think it is the most ridiculous comment you have read in 10 years or so. It is my opinion and I definitely DO NOT ever reply to someone else's comment especially with a comment that is at best from a below average IQ.

:>)

Reply   |   Comment by Contevou  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

Contevou,
" I definitely DO NOT ever reply to someone else's comment"

English second language, or just comprehension deficiency?

Reply   |   Comment by Gup  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Contevou,

Just want to address a few things real quick...
you say (and I quote)
"It is my opinion and I definitely DO NOT ever reply to someone else's comment..."

You get that you made it IN REPLY TO SOMEONE ELSE'S COMMENT, right?

" especially with a comment that is at best from a below average IQ."

I agree, saying that you don't reply to comments AS a comment indicates a very low IQ, but you shouldn't knock yourself for that.

here's another quote:
" the reason we are being more or less (sooner or later) forced to use Windows 10 may have something to do with the security of our country. "
and
"Since Microsoft and Google merged in Windows 10 the capability to gather sick amounts of mass information has been created."
...
This is wrong. This is propaganda and speaking as if you are an authority about something you don't know about is dishonest and misleading.
...
The reason we will all be forced to eventually use a higher version of windows is money.
Microsoft makes more money selling a new OS than supporting your old one...which do you think they'll focus on more? And the money it would take to keep a staff just to support an old OS just isn't worth it; There is no miracle code in 10 that could not be implemented in windows XP, it's just not cost effective.
...
"Since Microsoft and Google merged in Windows 10 "
- Can you quote your source on this, because after searching online for about 10 min, I could not find even one thing that validates your statement.

"Some even say Windows 10 / Google provide all their information directly to The National Security Agency."

My neighbor says there are satellites in his fillings that send his thoughts to the NSA. Either one is just as believable.
(And really, what is it you do that the NSA might want to see? You think that movie you downloaded is going to get them to tap your info and arrest you? Maybe your conversation with the wife about buying eggs is a covert attack plan?)

Also, the dig at the end about the low IQ? It makes YOU sound like a petty troll.

What about his comment makes you assume he has a low IQ? It is all spelled right and the sentence structure is correct...mostly. :)

S/He could obviously use a lesson in online etiquette and manners, but it looks like you could also. (Hi Pot, I'm Kettle!)
Ironically, had you not tried to insult someone else, I would have just shut up and moved along.
I hate bullies though, and your comment about the IQ is something a bully would say.
Have a great day and let's try being nice to each other this year...being jerks didn't work last year either.

Reply   |   Comment by GOTD Etiquette Police- Self Appointed  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

GOTD Etiquette Police- Self Appointed,

Guilty ...... I apologize for my hour of stupidity today. No excuses, just I'm sorry for the ignorance and thoughtlessness I experienced while posting today.

Have a great new year!

Reply   |   Comment by Contevou  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Contevou, Well wont' argue with your "CHOICE" but have used XP since it came out..... ..24/7....with over 150 programs installed that ALL work.....(even some old excellent 3.1's that nothing replaces) never been "hacked or hit" with some FOOLS VERSION of Rot-Ware SO XP since MS thinks we all have to "change or else"........that applies to over 100 MILLION others. around the world that WON'T CHANGE.
Naughty word to MS........GO BROKE.......

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Bart, if you want to censor someone elses comment please petition the moderator as it is the moderator that allows our posts to become public not you! Even Gup can't delete their post to placate you, only a moderator can.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I purchased this just a few days ago. I have used other versions of this
product over the past three years and it is generally a well behaved burning
solution that fits well in my use for such.

Reply   |   Comment by Vincent Andrews  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

Downloaded and installed with no problems. Biggest difference between this and Ashampoo burning studio 16 is that 16 didn't bombard you with ads every few seconds. I can understand the wanting to make money but seriously? I had 4 popup ads in under 2 minutes. Uninstalling and just using burning studio 16. The obsessive pushiness of Ashampoo is their only downfall. It's the one aspect of every one of their programs that make me seriously consider finding something new, and it also makes me never want to spend a penny on anything they sell. There is such a thing as SEVER OVERKILL. Other than that I love it :)

Reply   |   Comment by levitiquetus  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)
#9

In addition to my previous comment and make it even more confusing: when you install BS 2017 and look to the version info, you will discover that BS 2017 has the version number 18.0.0 ...

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#8

This is not a giveaway, it's freeware and permanently available at the Ashampoo website.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Dalls  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

Jeff Dalls, no, the free version on Ashampoo's website is not the same version as BS 2017, which contains more functions and has another GUI.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Jeff Dalls, It is free, so it is a giveaway. Lighten up ;)

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

J, Virtualbox, VLC Media Player and Paint dot NET are also free, but you wouldn't expect them to be offered as a giveaway, would you?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Dalls  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

J, Yes, it is a giveaway.
But it is NOT giveaway OF THE DAY. That implies get it now or lose your chance.

To clarify the version numbers: Ashampoo has two series of Burning Studio products.
* The number titles, such as BS 17, 18 are paid software.
* The year titles, such as BS 2016, 2017 are always free. (I'm not referring to the "version number" which you find in the "About" menu. I'm referring to the TITLE of the software.)
It's the free versions, like the one offered here today--and everyday at Ashampoo.com--which bombard you with advertising.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Stan, I don't know what site you looked on, but this IS the free version. I put up two different pages for each one and read line for line. They are the same!!! There isn't any added features or functions. If they did change the user interface, that doesn't make worth $23.99 and it still remains the free one!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jim C  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Bruce Fraser, If you consider this as a giveaway, then you must also class all freeware as a "giveaway", because there is no difference between the two.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Dalls  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Jim C, I downloaded the official FREE version (no numbers in the name) from Ashampoo's site. Looking to "about..." mentions version 1.14.5; the GUI page is entirely light blue with "Burning Studio Free" in big letters. On the left menu, you have 7 topics. The temporary free version of this GOTD is BS 2017, and is version 18.0.0. The interface of this version is black, with "Burning Studio 2017" in big letters. On the left menu, you have 10 topics.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Stan, You are still getting versions mixed up, BS 2017 is completely free and if you follow the "Homepage" link at the top of this page, it takes you to the BS 2017 official webpage, where you can download it for free any time. BS Free is a different product but also free.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Dalls  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Jeff Dalls, Correct on website click downloads it clearly says
Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017
v18.0.0 Free Full Version

Reply   |   Comment by B  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Stan,
The free version on their website actually has a version listed as well as a date.
Ashampoo® Burning Studio FREE
Version 1.14.5, 2014/06/02

The GOTD version as today's free program is
Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017
Version 18.0.0 - [18.0.0.12 (4910)], 2016/12/15

Reply   |   Comment by nstoll  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

There seems to be some confusion about BS versions: a free version downloadable on Ashampoo's site, but with no version number, and then a serie of versions with a year number (BS 2017, BS 2018), and finally a serie of versions with just a number BS 12, BS 13,.... up to BS 18. BS 2017 is available for free on many download sites today including GOTD, but pushes you to try BS 18 (not BS 2018 !). I' ve been using different versions of BS for years and can only recommend this software, although I' d like some clarification in Ashampoo's product strategy. And yes, as stated in the product requirements, XP was only supported up to BS 13 (or is it BS 2013 ?).

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Stan: "some clarification in Ashampoo's product strategy"

From what I understand, whenever Ashampoo offers a product that includes the full year in its title (e.g., Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017), it is the freebie promotion version of a prior Ashampoo non-free version (in this case, Ashampoo Burning Studio 16).

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Suze, that is EXACTLY how it works.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

DD, Thank you for verifying.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Suze & DD, re "(e.g., Ashampoo Burning Studio 2017), it is the freebie promotion version of a prior Ashampoo non-free version (in this case, Ashampoo Burning Studio 16)." That is incorrect. Studio 2017 is NOT the freebie version of Studio 16.

ABS 16 has many more features than ABS 2017. Check it out:
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/4510/burning-software/burning-studio-16#ash_top
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/4910/burning-software/Ashampoo-Burning-Studio-2017#ash_top

I have no dog in this fight. Just sayin'...

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Tony S, Indeed, ABS 16 does have many more features than ABS 2017. Thank you for pointing this out.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Can't burn encrypted data CD/DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by Staal Burger  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#5

Installed and runs fine on Windows 8.1
Have used this for many years, mainly to make music CDs for the car, and it has never let me down.
Very easy to understand and use.
Always recommend it to friends who want a program like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Harroman  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#4

One of the best!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Bojan  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#3

If you miss this today, it is also available via SharewareOnSale (i.e Failmids site) until Thursday morning 8am (GMT).

Reply   |   Comment by Heavy Water  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Heavy Water, Ashampoo has nearly all the "lite-version" progs permanently for download on its website - this "free" version in GOTD is one of those lite versions. (See remark at end of offer for a cheaper upgrade) So it's not really a giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by Harald K.  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Harald K., Aw, it is free, so it is a giveaway. This free 2017 version is brand new right now, so GOTD gets to feature it.
Some people would not know to check to find it anywhere else if they don't know it exists.
It's all good.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#2

Ric,not using XP,actually using Win7...your reason(s) for thinking Ashampoo Burning studio 2013 is better ??Please and thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

vanierstein,

I got into problems burning discs with the other versions.
No idea why.
YMMV.
But with 2013 version burning discs always come out roses easily with no hassles.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

ric, Thanks !!

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

This 2017 version cannot be used in XP.
Likewise the 2016 version cannot be used in XP.
The last version that can be used in XP is 2015.
I have tried the versions 2013, 2014, 2015 (in software, a newer version is NOT always better).
For those using XP, try using the Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 version, which I think is the BEST.
YMMV.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

ric, you should not be using Windows XP; unless you're employing the rather dubious POSReady hack, XP stopped receiving security updates nearly three years ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

ric .. .

i also wished ...

that Ashampoo GmbH & Co would take reconciliation with XP's operators again.

Stay Happy ... 2017.

Reply   |   Comment by duck'n at ya '  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Jim Stone, anyway: It was and is simply the best windows , beneath WIN 7(I use both again) - I came back from unbearable Win 10 with its built-in "hacks" from Microsoft....

Reply   |   Comment by Harald K.  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

ric, Sorry but got to agree with Jim Stone, you should not be using XP, or if you are it shouldn't be connected to the internet. Ever. I run a corporate network and our last XP machines were scrubbed 18 months ago and THAT was very late! By using XP you are essentially volunteering to be part of a botnet and to help spread spam and viruses. The reason most new programs wont' work with XP is not that they can't be made to, it's that they aren't going to make software to run on a 17 year old dead OS that no one should be using anymore because it's such an easy attack vector! If you can't afford to upgrade fair enough, but you're going to have to live with the idea that very few if any useful new programs will work on your computer and that sooner or later your computer is going to be infected, if it isn't already.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jim Stone,

As far as I know I have never been hacked because I use XP.
Because I am a nobody and not wealthy.
Not some politician or celebrity.
It would be a complete waste of time for a hacker to hack me.
Contrary to public misconception, NOT receiving the much dreaded Windows security updates to one's Windows OS from nearly three years ago - is a big PLUS.
Please Google the number of times users' systems have crashed after and caused by a Windows OS security update.
I buy and pay for very good anti-malware product every year.
The only time I get into trouble is when I ignore the anti-malware and knowingly install a dubious "giveaway".
(By the way, in my experience, it is the German giveaway sites that are notorious for malware infections).
I think Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit is OK.
Just a few days ago, a friend complained bitterly about the "free" upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and now curses the newer OS. He wants to revert to Windows 7.
Maybe he has to reformat his whole hard disk.
Because Microsoft has put in locks to prevent users from going backwards.
They are dead set on promoting Windows 10 no matter what.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Chris,
XP is safe now because every hacker has migrated to Win 7, 8 and 10.
just like firefox used to be safe when it was new out and everyone was hacking Internet explorer. Now firefox is being hacked constantly. Switch to Chrome and the problem will switch to chrome too.
the hackers go for the most used programs to attack. How can they do it?
Volume is the the secret.
Leave my XP alone. It is safe and I never get hacked at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Bill, You do understand that viruses and scripts are automated right? You understand that they are out there spreading from machine to machine automatically, not because someone is taking the time to look for and target your machine specifically? XP is NOT safe because hackers have 'migrated to windows 7'. Viruses, malware and hackers absolutely love people like you.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Chris,
As a developer I don't have to specially create software for different Windows OS’s, as long as the OS understand all the functions I use it will run on that platform.
However, if I use new functions that have been introduced in later versions of the OS then it will not run on the earlier platforms.
If you look after a network I suggest you understand the fundamentals more thoroughly.

I use XP because I like it better than any of the later versions and I am connected to the Internet all the time, but I don't go into dangerous areas.
Don't think hackers like me any more or less than anyone else.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Chris, sooner or later your windows 10 machines are going to be infected by something undesirable, that is excluding the pre-infected spyware funtions of Windows 10!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Chris,
my antivirus programs are savvy enough to trap the trojans, viruses, rootkits and malware just fine.
i require XP Professional to run software that is used for mediacl accounting and cannot be ported over to win 7,8 or 10

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The level of ignorance displayed by ric and Bill above is truly mindboggling.

Jim Stone is absolutely right. Actively using an OS with three years worth of unpatched security vulnerabilities is insanely dangerously in this Internet-connected age.

ric and Bill are leaving their computers open to being recruited into botnets and used for sending spam and launching DDoS attacks on other systems. They're leaving themselves open to being locked out of their computers by ransomware.

Depending upon what they're actually using those computers for, they may even being leaving themselves open to having their credit cards stolen, their bank accounts emptied, or even full-on identity theft.

Note that several of those things will not be immediately obvious. The hackers aren't going to conviently inform you that they've botted your computer or stolen your identity so "As far as I know I have never been hacked" isn't really saying much.

And don't get me started on ridiculous idea that not being rich or famous is some kind of protection, as though you had to be specifically targeted to be in danger, or the sheer stupidity of "XP is safe now because every hacker has migrated to Win 7, 8 and 10" as though the still-large number of people foolishly using XP weren't a tempting target or even that XP is somehow immune to attacks aimed at later versions of Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Eren  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

XP-Man, It's precisely because I DO understand the fundamentals I made my comment. 'As a developer' you should simply know better than your comment implies so I'm afraid I doubt your veracity there, there's nothing more to say.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Hi Bill, I worked in IT for the NHS for 3 1/2 years, in fact I joined over 5 years ago now to do a Windows 7 rollout for a large hospital who were desperate to get shot of their old XP machines so I do understand the problem of legacy medical apps in the industry, but you're talking about using the computer as a daily work machine that you're still installing more applications on now, not having it sandboxed on the network and locked down to perform a specific function or better still virtualised and locked down. Active XP machines are a HUGE problem for the NHS because of this legacy app problem, but I don't know a single NHS Trust or Foundation that would even consider countenancing using XP as a daily workstation, let alone allowing employees to install random free giveaways on it, so I can only assume you work for a private medical company with a really lax IT department.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Chris,
If you're so well versed in the fundamentals surely you would have pointed out the errors you perceive in my argument.
Doubting my veracity is a rather weak reply to facts.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jim Stone, WRONG.........had XP since day one........24-7, if ya got any decent Malware or Virus Pgms......your SAFE......
Plus, 100+ MILLION others around the world use it.......doesn't that say something?

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Did you happen to find out which version is last for Windows Vista?

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jim Stone, he could also buy XP SP3 security patches from Microsoft like large organisations do. MS just stopped free support of XP SP3 not all support.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Chris, no internet connected computer is safe if you go to malicious sites or do other foolish things like open every unsolicited email attachment or advert... Windows 10 with anti-malware can still be infected if you do stupid things with your computers. MOST infections are caused by faulty behaviour of the nut between the screen and the seat. Sit behind a decent firewall or two, like most people do behind a NAT router which is an effective firewall against unsolocited inbound connections to any individual computer and even windows XP SP3 will fair better with a savey user that knows to keep to the safe parts of the internet than the average Windows 10 user that believes that windows 10 is secure because he has some paid for or free anti-malware product that proves it's working by throwing up the odd false positive now and then.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
Add a comment
Facebook comments

iPhone app giveaways »

Snow Off Road Giveaway
Snow Off Road - a big challenge off-road racing game. Just racing to the destination within the limited time.
$0.99 ➞ free today
Compress Video - Free the Space Giveaway
Compress video to free the space for your device Now!
$2.99 ➞ free today
Collect - Photo Journal Giveaway
- Collect rich memories, not just photos - - Easy, modern memory keeping...
$1.99 ➞ free today
Wallpapers - Pink Edition Giveaway
Love Pink Wallpapers? Pick from hundreds of the cutest, most adorable Pink images.
$0.99 ➞ free today
AirAV Giveaway
An UPnP/DLNA media player that streams video, music, photo from UPnP/DLNA media servers to your iPhone, iPad, iPod.
$2.99 ➞ free today

Android app giveaways »

Animated Photo Widget + Giveaway
Animated Photo Frame Widget + helps you to create your own unique photo widget.
$1.19 ➞ free today
SF Ballet Nutcracker Storybook Giveaway
Watch San Francisco Ballet’s production of this holiday classic unfold page-by-page in an illustrated storybook.
$4.99 ➞ free today
Udine (broken wings) Giveaway
Udine (the broken wings) is a graphical adventure. The game resembles really existing places in the city of Udine.
$1.49 ➞ free today
Efficia ECG100 Giveaway
The specially-designed Efficia ECG100 Application offers an intuitive user interface with simple workflow.
$10.00 ➞ free today
Basketball Dictionnary Giveaway
This basketball dictionnary contains more than 200 definitions and pictures.
$1.01 ➞ free today