What program do you use to burn your data to discs? If you're thinking Nero, Roxio, Power2Go or any other third party application and you're running Windows 7 or 8, you might be interested to know that you have a free option built right into your operating system. Windows Explorer and File Explorer have the ability to burn your data to a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. Stop downloading, installing or (shudder) paying for third-party software; instead, read on to learn how to use the built-in tools made available by Windows.
How burn discs (CD, DVD, Blu-ray) in Windows. Tools for burning and copying discs.
One useful but relatively overlooked feature of Microsoft's latest operating systems is the ability to burn disk images on CDs and DVDs without having to install additional software. For this task, Windows 7 offers a small tool named Windows Disc Image Burner which is included in all versions, while Windows 8 simply builds the function into File Explorer. In this article I will share what disk images are, which formats are supported and how to burn disk images using both Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as the Command Prompt.
In our previous disc-labeling tutorial, Ciprian mentioned the two types of label-burning technologies: LightScribe and LabelFlash. He covered only LightScribe as such drives are much more widely available. I happen to have a LabelFlash drive and I was able to use this technology a couple of times.
Are there major differences between the two types of disc labelers? Is burning labels easier with one than the other? I was also curious to find out why LightScribe is so much more popular. Here’s what I found out.
Have you wondered if it is possible to burn a label on the back of your discs? Due to technologies such as LightScribe and LabelFlash, it is not only possible but it is also very easy. In this tutorial, I will show how to burn a custom label on the back of a DVD, using a LightScribe capable disc burning drive. The steps involved are the same also for CDs.
We all purchase DVDs and Blu-Rays with all kinds of media content: movies, games, music, software, etc. However, as we use those discs, their quality wanes with time and, after a few years, they become unusable. Your only solution is to purchase them again. But isn’t there a way to make a backup copy? Unfortunately not by means of standard disc burning software. In this tutorial, I will cover what I think it is the best alternative to making a backup copy.
Are you searching for a way to create a disc to disc copy, of a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray you have created at home? Then you are in luck. In this guide, we will discuss the steps and principles involved in making a copy of any disc. Then, we will cover some of the best tools for the job. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to read more.
Windows Media Player 12 allows computers with built-in CD and/or DVD burners to quickly and easily create audio CDs, data CDs and Data DVDs. This functionality makes creating mix CDs and copying audio CDs for playback in car stereos and other CD players incredibly simple. Alternately, Windows Media Player 12 can burn data CDs for playback in devices that support .mp3 and .wma playback. Windows Media Player 12 can also burn pictures, songs and videos onto Data DVDs. Read on how to find out how to burn CDs and DVDs with Windows Media Player 12.
Windows DVD Maker has been introduced with Windows Vista and it continues to be present in Windows 7. Unlike with other tools in Windows 7, Windows DVD Maker doesn't have any new major features compared to its Windows Vista counterpart. The differences are cosmetic at best and the tool works the same. In this article I will touch on the following topics: where to find Windows DVD Maker, which file types and discs is supporting, how to customize and burn a DVD and how to solve issues with this tool.