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InfraRecorderIf you are tired of applications such as Nero Burning ROM which come bundled with lots of other applications which you really don't need, have a huge size and are not free, you should give InfraRecorder a try.

InfraRecorder is lightweight (just 3.19 MB) CD / DVD burner software for Windows which does everything it's supposed to, for free.

InfraRecorder features

* Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images.
* Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs.
* Blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.
* Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE).
* Fixate discs (write lead-out information to prevent further data from being added to the disc).
* Scan the SCSI/IDE bus for devices and collect information about their capabilities.
* Create disc copies, on the fly and using a temporary disc image.
* Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions to them.
* Display disc information.
* Save audio and data tracks to files (.wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso).

For newbies, it also comes with a step-by-step guide on how to burn CDs and DVDs, burn an ISO, create an image, copy an audio CD or reformat a disk. You can find this guide, HERE.

Download InfraRecorder

Thanks Tinhed for the tip!

Update: well this is weird, Nero just released a stripped down version (comes with just basic CD / DVD burning features, for everything else, you'll need to upgrade) of it's Burning ROM which is freeware. You can download if from HERE.