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BurnAware Professional 8.6

Commercial disc burning tool which can cater for all your CD and DVD creation needs

by Bob Thornton

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: $39.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 11 November 2015
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Developer: BurnAware Technologies
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BurnAware Professional 8.6
Disc burning tool which can cater for all your CD and DVD creation needs

Recordable CDs and DVDs have made it possible for the home computer user to work with data in a range of new ways. As well as making it possible to create your own music and data discs, a disc burner is also a valuable tool when it comes to backing up data.

Disc burning has now become part and parcel of owning a computer; it is such a common activity that Windows has featured built in support for disc creation for quite some time. However, the support offered by Windows is a little limited, so most people tend to turn to third party programs instead. Such software tends to fall into one of two categories - either too expensive to justify buying, or two complicated to use.

BurnAware manages to perfect the balance between ease of use and range of features, and yet it is available completely free of charge. Rather than being fill with options and features which are rarely used, BurnAware focuses on the disc burning tasks which most users need most frequently. In just a few clicks of the mouse, it is possible to create a data, audio, MP3 or boot disc, create an ISO of an existing disc or burn a disc from an ISO file. The program supports not only recordable CDs and DVDs but also Blu-ray discs.

BurnAware Free is the basic version which is ideal for burning a quick disc and is good enough for home users.

BurnAware Premium also offers disc copying, so you can easily make a direct 1:1 copy of an existing disc. You also get the ability to extract audio files from a CD and also recover files from scratched discs.

BurnAware Professional adds even more functionality, including the ability to write to multiple disc recorders, essential if you're duplicating discs, plus the all-important commercial license.

What's new in v8.6?

- Option to set number of copies to Media Disc.
- Display of progress for each file during verification.
- New method of data arrangement to Span Disc tool.
- Updated Span Disc tool and "About program" dialog.
- Improved disc reading and write speed control.
- Improvements to disc burning performance and verification.
- Minor interface improvements.


Feature-packed and yet free, BurnAware Professional provides all the tools you need to create a variety of different discs.

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