It is not easy to come across a free tool with as many functions and features as you will find in Ashampoo Burning Studio Free. This tool offers you a comprehensive backup and restore function (multi-disc backup included) and all the features you need to burn data, audio, and video discs of any kind. As a bonus, you will also be able to rip audio from CDs, erase re-writable discs, and create and burn image files.
This feature-rich utility can create and save backups on CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc, a hard disk, or even a USB external drive. Backup files can be protected with a password, compressed to save space, or split into various discs when necessary. The program offers you a set of default exclusion rules for specific files and folders that you can customize to fit your preferences.
Equally important (if not more) are the program’s disc-burning capabilities. Here the options multiply. You can burn generic data to any recordable CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc; burn audio CDs from WAV, MP3, FLAC, Ogg, and WMA files, and video DVDs from DVD folders; rip audio tracks from any CD; clone CDs, DVDs, and BDs easily; erase any re-writable disc, and burn and create disc images. Each of these options is a full app in itself, with its own settings and requirements. You are given the possibility of saving these burning settings as “projects”, that you can load and use in the future to perform the task in hand as many times as necessary without going through the setting-up phase again and again.
The possibilities are endless, and the quality of the recordings is guaranteed by Ashampoo’s more than 15-year history of high-quality burning software. This free burning suite comes with all the bells and whistles of very expensive commercial software. If only for this, it is more than worth giving this free edition of Burning Studio a try.
- Supports all types of recordable discs
- Multi-disc backups on CDs, DVDs, and BDs
- Creates and burns image files
- Burns audio CDs and movie DVDs
- Rips music from audio CDs
- Saves your projects for repetitive burning tasks
- No drawbacks detected