Comparison of disc authoring software

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This comparison of disc authoring software compares different optical disc authoring software.

Contents

Application

General information

Basic general information about the application.

Application Creator Cost (USD) Software license
Alcohol 120% Alcohol Soft Non-free $38.00 Template:Proprietary
BashBurn Anders Linden Free GPL
CDBurnerXP Pro Stefan Haglund, Fredrik Haglund Free Template:Proprietary [1]
cdrtools Joerg Schilling Free GPL, CDDL
Graveman Sylvain Crest Free GPL
ImgBurn LIGHTNING UK! Free Template:Proprietary [2]
InfraRecorder Christian Kindahl Free GPL
K3b Sebastian Trüg, Christian Kvasny Free GPL
Nero Burning ROM Ahead Software Non-free $99.00 Template:Proprietary
PowerISO PowerISO Computing, Inc. Non-free $29.95 Template:Proprietary
X-CD-Roast T. Niederreiter Free GPL
Application Creator Cost (USD) Software license

Operating system support

The operating systems on which the application can run natively (without emulation), there are seven possibilities:

  • No indicates that it does not exist or was never released.
  • Partial indicates that while the application works, it lacks important functionality or is extremely unstable compared to versions for other OSs (that is to say it has roughly alpha or pre-alpha quality). It is still being developed however.
  • Beta indicates that while a version of the application is fully functional and has been released, it is still in development (e.g. for stability).
  • Yes indicates that the application has been officially released in a fully functional, stable version.
  • Dropped indicates that the latest stable version of the application does not work on the operating system, although an older version is available that does. The number in parentheses is the last known stable version which was officially released for that OS.
  • Terminated indicates that while the application works, development has ceased and no new versions will be released; the number in parentheses is the last known stable version.
  • Included indicates that the application comes pre-packaged as part of or has been integrated into the operating system.

Please note that the list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects the most common OSs.

Application Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix
Alcohol 120% Yes No No No No
BashBurn No Yes Yes Yes Yes
CDBurnerXP Pro Yes No No No No
cdrtools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graveman No ? Yes Yes ?
ImgBurn Yes No No No No
InfraRecorder Yes No No No No
K3b No No Yes Yes No
Nero Burning ROM Yes No Yes No No
PowerISO Yes No Partial No No
X-CD-Roast No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix

Optical media support

Which single-sided optical media types the application supports.
Please note that the list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects the most common types in use (ie. not the now defunct HD DVD-R & UDO)

Application CD-R/W DVD-R/RW/RAM DVD+R/RW DVD+R/RW DL DVD-R/RW DL BD-R/RE BD-R/RE DL
Alcohol 120% Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
BashBurn Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No
CDBurnerXP Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
cdrtools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial ?
Graveman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
ImgBurn Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
InfraRecorder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
K3b Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Nero Burning ROM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
PowerISO Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No
X-CD-Roast Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No
Application CD-R/W 737MB=702MiB DVD-R/RW/RAM 4.707GB=4.384GiB DVD+R/RW 4.700GB=4.378GiB DVD+R/RW DL 8.548GB=7.961GiB DVD-R/RW DL 8.544GB=7.957GiB BD-R/RE 25GB=23.31GiB BD-R/RE DL 50GB=46.61GiB

Filesystem support

Which filesystems the application supports.

Application ISO 9660 Joliet Rock Ridge Amiga rock ridge El Torito Apple ISO9660 UDF MRW
Alcohol 120% Yes Yes No No No No No No
BashBurn Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
CDBurnerXP Pro Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
cdrtools Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Graveman Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
ImgBurn Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
InfraRecorder Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ?
K3b Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No
Nero Burning ROM Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
PowerISO Yes ? No No No No No No
X-CD-Roast Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Application ISO 9660 Joliet Rock Ridge Amiga rockridge El Torito Apple ISO9660 UDF MRW

Disk image format support

Information which Disk image formats an application supports.

Application bin/cue Apple disk image img ISO image Nero CD image Audio file/cue
Alcohol 120% Yes No No Yes Yes No
BashBurn Yes ? Yes Yes No ?
CDBurnerXP Pro Partial[1] No No Yes Partial[1] No
cdrtools Yes ? ? Yes No Yes
Graveman ? ? ? Yes ? ?
ImgBurn Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
InfraRecorder Yes No Yes Yes No ?
K3b Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes
Nero Burning ROM Yes No Partial Yes Yes Yes
PowerISO Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ?
X-CD-Roast ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Application bin/cue Apple disk image img ISO image Nero CD image Audio file/cue

Standards support

Support for Rainbow Books.

Application Red Yellow Orange White Blue Beige Green Purple Scarlet
Alcohol 120% No Yes Yes No No No No No No
BashBurn Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
CDBurnerXP Pro ? ? Yes ? No No No No No
cdrtools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Graveman Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
ImgBurn Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes No ?
InfraRecorder ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
K3b Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
Nero Burning ROM Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
PowerISO ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
X-CD-Roast Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Application Red (CDDA) Yellow (CD-ROM) Orange (CD-R) White (VCD) Blue (ECD) Beige (PCD) Green (CD-I) Purple (DDCD) Scarlet (SACD)

User interface

Information which User interfaces an application supports.

Application Command line interface Graphical user interface Text user interface
Alcohol 120% No Yes No
BashBurn No No Yes
CDBurnerXP Pro No Yes No
cdrtools Yes No No
Graveman No Yes No
ImgBurn No Yes No
InfraRecorder No Yes No
K3b Yes Yes No
Nero Burning ROM No Yes No
PowerISO No Yes No
X-CD-Roast No Yes No
Application Command line interface Graphical user interface Text user interface

Miscellaneous features

Application Overburning Buffer underrun protection Virtual burner

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Unsupported format can be converted to a supported one.
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