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BurnAware Premium 8.7 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — BurnAware Premium 8.7

Write all types of files to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs with ease!
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 325 (91%) 31 (9%) 62 comments

BurnAware Premium 8.7 was available as a giveaway on December 29, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.95
free today
A hot key program launcher, a scheduler and a task reminder.

BurnAware is a full-fledged, easy-to-use burning software which allows users to write all types of files such as digital photos, pictures, archives, documents, music and videos to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. With BurnAware, you also be able to create bootable or multisession discs, high-quality Audio CDs and Video DVDs, make and burn ISO images, copy and backup discs, extract audio tracks, erase and verify data, recover data from multisession or unreadable discs.

System Requirements:

Windows XP Home/Professional/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64); 600 MHz Pentium processor or faster; 20 Megabytes of free disk space; 128 Megabytes of RAM; 800x600 video resolution

Publisher:

Burnaware

Homepage:

http://www.burnaware.com/

File Size:

12.6 Mb

Price:

$19.95

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#25

does anyone know how i can check on my end if there is so called corruption ?

Reply   |   Comment by crown  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#24

I have never commented before on this site. But have to say already using this burning utility and it works beautifully.

Reply   |   Comment by Eileen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

free - http://www.imgburn.com/

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

If I am not mistaken, this installs SPTD.sys into C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder
The software has an option under File>Settings>Start (or Stop) SPTD
To be safe, just go into the above folder and manually delete sptd.sys

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

ric
SPTD.sys is associated with StarBurn, not BurnAware. Source: http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sptd.sys.html

I checked my drivers folder after installing BurnAware, and SPTD was nowhere to be found . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

Some one said in comments, that this Software Pro Version is good
four Twelve Months (12). Is this True or Not? If True, should it not be
in The System Requirements Section ( Light Blue) ? Other Giveaways
say this up front. Please explain this.

Reply   |   Comment by John A.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Nevermind, I fixed it. I forgot to temporarily disable the my custom rules in Local Security Policy. Sorry about the inconvenience and thank you for the gift! :)

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

With all the free burning programs out there, why would anyone pay for one?
Burnaware Free has been my main burning program for years and is great. No fee's. No time limits. No bs.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

John

This is WHY, because some people want the features NOT available in the FREE version:

http://www.burnaware.com/compare-editions.html

Reply   |   Comment by Yeremyah  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

John
You also could very successfully use a rock to pound in a nail, so why spend money for a hammer? Am surprised hammers even exist any more. Ditto screwdrivers. A long finger nail works almost as well.

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

frank As a former (and occasional) carpenter your analogy is confusing at best. If you want to use your finger nail, go right ahead. You won't have 'em for long.
A free copy burn program as versatile as Burnaware Free makes buying one unnecessary.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

By receiving an email download link instead of having to use Facebook (which I refuse to join) to download the program, after clicking "Run", all I get is a notification box that tells me that Burn Aware is activated. But at this stage I have not been given the opportunity to install the program and I cannot find it installed on my computer.

This has happened on three previous programs I have tried to download over the past couple of months.
Can anyone tell me what I have to do to receive the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Upshon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Bob Upshon
Hi.
What antivirus/antispyware/antimalware are you using?

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bob Upshon
It's later in the day, almost midnight, and I see that there is now a direct download link. Thanks, GAOTD.

However: I have the same problem that I've had with previous downlinks from emails: I extract (all files) to a folder, open Setup.exe, get the Windows UAC prompt, then a couple of small GAOTD windows ("Activating..." and "Activation successful") and then the GAOTD "What next?" page. What I don't get is an "Installing..." configuration or progress prompt from the installer, and I don't get an installed program. (Win7Pro x64)

Is this a punishment for those of us not members of Facebook or Twitter, or is there a similar problem with downloads from those sources?

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

I've always liked BurnAware. Great, lean, simple, and the free version has served me (and others I know) very well.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#16

Nice simple interface. It was able to burn FLAC files to an audio CD. Huge feature in my book.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#15

How dissapointing the program only burns pre-authored Video-DVD folders to DVD it cannot author them itself :(

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

TK

free dvd auth application: http://www.dvdstyler.org/en/

that should help overcome that limitation

plus who wants a jack of all trades yet master of none?

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

TK
You'll be much happier using authoring software for authoring DVDs & Blu-Ray, & burning software like BurnAware for burning discs. Most authoring apps include the capability to burn discs as a convenience -- one that you're better off ignoring. Likewise you can do more better & faster & easier authoring the contents for those discs using dedicated authoring apps.

Many might think of Nero & Roxio as burning apps that let you author discs, but they're actually suites tying separate authoring, video editing, & burning apps together. Trying to tie those separate apps together is a big part of how & why Nero & Roxio are so unpopular nowadays. Software should not try to be what it's not -- BurnAware is a great example of developers focusing on improving the app rather than trying to gain sales by making it *appear* to be something it's not. Doing that BurnAware avoids becoming a Jack of all trades, master of none.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

mike
Personally I prefer a program that does Everything I need in a particular job. If I wanted to have a series of specialised programs that have the source data piped from one program to the next to get the complete job done I'd be using linux and shell scripts ¦ piping stdout to stdin.... under windows I expect to be able to stay in one competent application to perform the task. I was dissapointed because the description clearly says.

"With BurnAware, you also be able to create bootable or multisession discs, high-quality Audio CDs and Video DVDs, "

We cannot create Video-DVDs solely with burnaware as we need them pre-authored, Burnaware can only burn pre-authored Video-DVDs not CREATE the data structures necessary from scratch!

In my understanding the description is making the program apear to be something it is clearly not!

There is no rule in windows app development that requires functions and procedures to be seperated out into multiple disconnected executables either, like burnaware is! It is resource inefficient with each module needing to check its registration state on launch and multiple instances of burning routines in each program. In fact it is a potential design flaw... The main program is allowed to be launched in multiple instances! Not exactly logical. And add to that from a single main burnaware window we can launch multiple functions all running at the same time, even multiple instances of the same function at the same time all referencing a single optical drive!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Mario
I have a portable DVDStyler "installaion" so first got DVDStyler to author and format and burn a 1.4G DVD-RW disc, DVDStyler did the job without error and the resultant video DVD played on all my installed players.
Next told DVDStyler to generate the DVD folders and then tried burning them with Burnaware premium... First problem Burnaware only knows of 4.7G and DL DVD's not any other sized DVD discs...
Since I knew the DVD folders created by DVDStyler were built for 1.4G DVD discs that should not be a serious problem if the burnaware routines are written properly...
The Burn proceeded without any apparent error, but verification failed and the produced video-DVD disc would not play on any player on my system.

Then erased the disc and let windows burn the DVD folders and the burn went without a hitch and the video-DVD played in all players on my system.

Also tried using freemake video converter to author a DVD folder set and this time got windows to burn the DVD folders to the same 1.4G DVD-RW disc and that worked and played just fine.

So apears Burnaware is not so aware on what to do with other DVD sizes... Maybe not Jack of all trades BUT master of not even burning...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

TK
sounds like a good test, thanks helped me make up my mind to pass on this offer

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Used this for quite some time, then switched to StarBurn. Couldn't be more satisfied. Simple, straightforward interface, does all I can imagine.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Anna
"Couldn't be more satisfied"...with which?

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

I can't see if it can be used on Windows Vista Home Premium.

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Ari
Hi.
A quick search (in their download page) shows All versions are multilingual and work under Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit).
There they should add windows server 2003 (see next lines).

Instead in their online manual, system requirements "say":
600 MHz Pentium processor or faster
20 Megabytes of free disk space
128 Megabytes of RAM
800x600 video resolution
Windows XP (all service packs)
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows 7-8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)


There, they should add windows 10 32/64 and vista 64.
Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Ari
The BurnAware website states that the software is Vista compatible. (I have installed on my Vista Home Premium system and it installed and ran OK although I have not yet tried burning a disk.)

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

Up against its biggest competitor -- Ashampoo's outstanding Burning Studio -- Burnaware delivers comparable results with a comparable, and equally excellent, GUI. Between 'em, Burnaware and Ashampoo have signalled the demise of hyper-inflated stuff from Roxio and, even more notably, Nero, this latter the king of the castle until it followed Microsoft's example by introducing bloatware in hope of bloating its retail price.

I've used the two free versions of Burnaware and Burning Studio for years; where one couldn't manage the burn, the other did, and vice versa. What's worth noting here is this:

http://www.burnaware.com/compare-editions.html

as is the fact that Burnaware Premium *is* rentalware, something which in principle I remain opposed to. Today's giveaway is valid, then, for 12 months only, after which it will revert to free anyway. (If you wish to continue on with Premium, then renewal will be at 50% of the cost of what the developer is charging at that time, so at least Burnaware is offering a fair deal for continuing usage.)

For those who need the additional two features of Premium over free -- disc to disc copying and audio extraction -- I haven't include the third here, because Burnaware's 'feature' of recovering unreadable discs isn't quantified nor can such ever be guaranteed -- then today's giveaway is an excellent one.

If not, then in my 'umble opinion, Burnaware's free version remains, along with Ashampoo's Burning Studio (under whatever name Ashampoo decides to give it: it won't be a version number, but a YEAR number) remain the two must-have burning tools in anyone's armory.

Many thanks, GOATD, and thanks, too, to Burnaware for the offer.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

MikeR
As a registered customer, you are entitled to a full version of the software and free upgrades released within 1 year from the date of purchase. After this year, you will be able to purchase another year of free upgrades with 50% discount or continue to use existing version.

Reply   |   Comment by Tobias  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I'm missing where it says that it is the full version for 12 months only. Where does it say that? It's important to me, because I have the full version of 7.4 Premium, and don't want to risk overwriting it for a time-limited version. (Other than antivirus software, I never install time-limited products intentionally.)

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Tobias
The GAOTD build is a special build that does not include the registration checking module (ba8premium.dll), as such it also has NO usable key or registration name to be used with an installed update/upgrade from the vendors site directly. If you try and install a newer version at any time over the GAOTD build you will invalidate the pre-registered status of the giveaway and need to obtain normal premium registration credentials at whatever the going price is at the time!

On that basis remember to uncheck the setting to check for updates automatically in the settings!

I see no indication that the GAOTD build will lose its pre-registered state in the future if we don't try and overwrite it with a different version.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Sparky
You can install the giveaway into a different folder and choose a different start menu folder, the installer is well behaved, the only parts that could overwrite are the desktop icon and the quicklaunch shortcut, do not enable those if you don't want them overwritten with the GAOTD shortcuts :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

In their FAQ "Each license allows one year of free upgrades beginning from the date of purchase. After this year, you should contact us to receive a special upgrade offer, or continue to use the last working version. The version does not expire after one year."

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

rodken
"Their FAQ" does not apply to Giveaway offers like this. Even the wording is not applicable as WE DO NOT MAKE A PURCHASE!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

Installed and activated easily on Win 7 64U. Really a model of how GOTD software should behave.

UI is perfect. Simple, clear and all options are easily seen / acted upon. Again a model UI which puts all competition to shame, IMO. I with the designers of this software would go work for LG and redo the UI for my new TV...owell.

Works flawlessly for tasks tried. No BD disks to test, though.

Get this or you are missing out.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#10

People still use CD/DVD/BD's? ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-57)

tc1uscg
There aren't that many alternatives other than storing your stuff with some cloud service like One Drive or Drop Box etc., where the company running the service is responsible for mirroring data across multiple hard drives, replacing those drives as they age & fail etc. Flash drives & hard drives [SSD & regular] fail. A well made DVD is not only fairly cheap, at 100 < $20, but will last for decades. Unfortunately Blu-Ray blank discs are another story -- it's not hard to find reports of failure after just months, & I've had blank BD discs go bad sitting on the shelf while waiting to be used.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

tc1uscg
Some people are not able/allowed to have computer/Internet access, so having someone else burn media onto a disc that they can then play on a standalone player is great.

Reply   |   Comment by Morris Cox  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

tc1uscg
Of course we do that, if you are a reall music and movie lover so is it needed to watch/or listen on cd/dvd or BD.... To get the best qulity you can get....

Reply   |   Comment by PCMan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

tc1uscg

Wow people. Thanks for responses. Though I still have MANY CDr's and blank DVD's on my shelf. I use them to cut ISO's sometimes but with multi boot USB's, I tend to stick with those as unless your using a DL dvd/BD, you don't get much data on them. As far as sound quality goes, I still have LP's and a turntable that allows me to rip albums into MP3's. And a cassette deck that does the same. But my post was just a dig at those who still use them as much as it would be towards those who still use Reel to Reel, cassette or 8 tracks. The format is OLD and outdated and unless your keyboard is broke, CD's are prone to rot just like paper. I'm still a HD-DVD fan (yeah, I have bout 40 HD movies and 2 xbox HD-DVD players.) We all have our faults I guess.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

If its as good as the Burn Aware professional which i am using currently you will like this a lot . Simple interface really easy to use as far as a burner without all the complicated junk that usually comes bundled in software of this nature i.e. (Nero Roxio etc) i started out using the free version they had that was recommended and eventually upgraded but not because of any ads there are none even on the free version just less toys as i call them to use . At last count i believe they offered 3 versions the free which is basic then the premium and then the professional . I use to have a lot of issues with Nero aside from the bloat ware they install and that its impossible to remove because of the depth of install . I have only used this to burn music CDs so if someone out there does a dvd id like to see their results im just used to using ConvertX to DVD for movie burning

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Doc
For years Nero & Roxio have been multimedia suites that also happened to include burning software. *To me* one of their biggest selling points used to be the included DVD & Blu-Ray player software, but Roxio abandoned their player years ago, while Nero dropped their re-branded Cyberlink player this year with Nero 2016 -- at ~$30 for Nero Platinum on sale it was less than 1/2 the price of PowerDVD versions that play Blu-Ray. Nero Recode etc. was a bonus.

That said, you're right, Doc, in saying that Roxio & Nero are big & complicated, at least from the standpoint of their impact on Windows, & potential impact on Windows media handling. In that respect Roxio is worse, & AFAIK cannot ever be removed completely short of a fresh Windows install.

"I have only used this to burn music CDs so if someone out there does a dvd id like to see their results im just used to using ConvertX to DVD for movie burning"

The only thing special about *burning* video DVDs is if/when you're doing dual layer DVDs -- it seems the free ImgBurn owns that segment of the market, though it can also be confusing & difficult to use with so many options available. Putting together the content you want to burn to a video DVD [or Blu-Ray] is another story entirely...

You're better off using software designed just to create or author DVDs to package your content, including menus etc. if you want to include more than the main or title video, then use burning software like Burn Aware to put it on disc. DVD & Blu-Ray authoring apps usually include the option to burn discs as a convenience that's far from best in class -- the same can be said for the authoring features offered with some burning software. Use authoring software for authoring -- burning software for burning -- & you shouldn't have any problems.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

mike
Thanks Mike i don't rely on any one program i got the pro version from here awhile back as i also have the Ashampoo Burning which works well thanks to the great offers from GATD one thing i noticed unless they have corrected the issue is that you cannot use Roxio suite and have nero suite on at the same time at least it used to be that way it would not sure of the correct term but erase the drive from showing i guess the two do not play well together so when i removed Roxio the drive reappeared this was when i was running 7 curious if it was just mine or this happened to others

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

I have been using the free version of this since Jesus was a baby and have had no problems with it at all. It does what it says.
I have installed this and see very little difference with this (paid for) and the free version?
It's a keeper for sure and will be used.

Reply   |   Comment by Antony  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

downloaded and installed ok but have ruined 4 blank CD it starts the burn then shuts down running windows 10. going to uninstall before I ruin more blank CD

Reply   |   Comment by al  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

al
I use a rewriteable disk when experimenting with burning software or hardware. It saves a lot of write-once disks.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Scott
I used to think using RW discs a good idea to test out burning software... but RW discs can be made unusable too by faulty software not controlling a re-writer drive properly, and generally speaking RW discs are significantly more expensive than normal writable discs!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#6

Installed easily with no need to post on facebook or get email. Also doesn't seem to need any registration. The interface is easy to understand - much better than any of the free programs I tried recently. I'm sorry I can't test it for speed of burning or for results but I have no blank cds at the moment. So far I'm pleased to have this free download. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Diana Stroupe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#5

After trying many different programs for burning CDs and Dvds I find this piece of software to be one of the best around. I have been using the free version for a while and it is an excellent piece of software that have nothing to envy programs like Nero and other well known software that cost a bundle. I `ll try this version to see how much better it is than the free version.

Reply   |   Comment by Lluis Serran  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#4

While it may be good, I already have: ImgBurn, PowerISO, UltraISO and ISOBuster on my main computer. I am sure at least one of them can do Blu-Ray if the need should ever arise. At present, my computer does not have a Blu-Ray Reader or Writer and I do not use Blu-Ray Movies with my TV DVD Player (when it gets replaced, it would have that ability, but I can not see paying the extra cost for those dvds and the fact that it must get some info from the internet when you play them)

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)
#3

It's nice to see data recovery included though I haven't tried it yet and don't know how deep and aggressive it is. Disc rot is an unfortunate reality so I create par3 archives before I burn most discs. It's no great chore to use MultiPar first but it would be convenient if these features could be built in to a burning app. Not aware if a par interface is included in any burning software now.

Reply   |   Comment by romith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#2

been using a version since 2011,,,have burned hundreds of dvd's...never a problem...many formats, many speeds..movies, iso's, whatever...a real timex.

Reply   |   Comment by clas  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#1

Been using it as my primary burning app since years ago. Nice piece of software. Thanks for the offer.

Reply   |   Comment by MR2  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
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