Just when you thought that I had enough of searching for open source alternatives for commercial software, I am at it again. This time it is for CD/DVD burning software. I...
Just when you thought that I had enough of searching for open source alternatives for commercial software, I am at it again. This time it is for CD/DVD burning software. I will now introduce to you InfraRecorder, a feature rich CD and DVD recording software for Windows. And this one looks good. You can do nearly everything with it as with Nero. I normally just burn data and video (like VCD and DVD-Video) with my burning software and that’s about it. It’s good to see an open source that provides the basic functions plus some additional features like audio.
Well, looking from it’s official website, this software is supposed to be able to burn data, audio, video and disc images. However, it supports only iso and cue/bin image types. And it is also surprising that it doesn’t support conversion to VCD format from other video formats. However, I am sure that there are other open source software which can convert to VCD (or mpeg) image for you. InfraRecorder allows you to create a DVD-Video Disc though. But as with VCD, conversion is not supported. There is an open source called K3b for Linux which can do all those and more. Too bad, there isn’t a version for Windows.
However, if you are looking to create audio discs, then IrfanRecorder is for you. It allows you to convert to audio cd format from a variety of audio formats without much hassle. And the audio conversion is reasonably fast. But then I am not too particular with my audio anyway.
Oh, InfraRecorder comes with something called InfraRecorder Express. It is just like Nero Express, meant for beginners. So when you start InfraRecorder, it comes with a wizard, asking what you would like to do. Like create a data disc, audio disc, video disc and so on. Yes, so that you won’t be confused with you are faced with the “mind-boggling” number of options in the actual software. Thank god for Wizards, right?