This program for Windows is pretty useful: its called SilentNight Micro Burner, a burning software for Windows that is both lightweight and feature-rich.
The tool is just above 1 Mb in size and fits easily on a single floppy disk. There is no installation required, just unpack and run the tool, which makes it ideal for mobile usage or carrying it around with you to use it on different PC systems.
Update: The most recent version of the program needs to be installed. It is still lightweight in all other regards especially when compared to programs such as Nero Burning Rom. The most recent version appears to be commercial. It displays a nag screen when you open modules but does not seem to be feature limited in any way.
It supports all major burning tasks, from burning data CDs or DVDs to music discs and ISO images. It can also be used to generate ISO files, and offers a powerful search that helps you find files that you want to burn fast on your system.
Lets take a look at some of the key features:
You can download this great tool from silentnight2004.com. Update: The download on the program website is not working anymore. We have uploaded the most recent version of the software to our own server.
Note that it has been updated in 2007 the last time and that we don't support it in any way. You can download the program with a click on the following link: microburner.zip
You can also check out our reviews of software to burn discs which lists dozens of programs that you can use to burn CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and other media.The majority of programs available today offer support for features that were previously only available in commercial programs such as Nero Burning Rom.
If you are looking for an alternative that is still updated regularly, check out ImgBurn.
With ImgBurn for instance users can burn nearly any kind of disc, from data discs to audio CDs, video DVDs and even Blu-Ray or HD-DVD discs. The program supports everything and then some, and should be part of every computer user's tools collection.
It is my program of choice currently, and while it may have a slightly higher learning curve than say a basic version of Nero, it is more powerful and free, and once you get used to it, you will never go back.
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