Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 29, 2008
Updated • May 9, 2012
Software, Windows

What are the main requirements of a burning software? It should obviously support all operations that a user would need. It should also be fast, resource friendly. Free would be nice as well. Lots of different CD burning software programs are available these days on the Internet, from CD Burner XP over Deepburner to IMGBurn. Most of them handle the basic burning operations just fine but many are unfortunately making them more complex than they should be. Others use to many resources, have an irritating user interface or crash to often to make them the burning software of choice.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is an old version of the burning software of Ashampoo which has been released to the public. Everyone can download and use it without having to register or pay money for it. It starts up reasonably fast without splash screens and long loading times. All operations are selectable from the main menu. Some operations are further divided, the Burn Files and Folders category contains options to burn a new disk or update an existing one.

Burning Studio Free supports CD, DVD and Blu-Ray disks. Here is what you can do with the burning software:

  • Burn files to disk
  • Burn or rip music.
  • Burn movies
  • Copy a disk
  • Create or burn disk images
  • Erase rewritable disks
  • Backup or restore files

The list is pretty comprehensive. The most popular image formats (img, iso, cue/bin) are supported by Burning Studio Free which should be sufficient for most users.

Most impressive is the responsive interface which is much faster than that of Nero and similar applications.

If you are looking for a fast, responsive and high-quality burning software that does not cost a dime you should take a closer look at Ashampoo Burning Software Free. It might exactly be what you are looking for.

I switched immediately from IMGBurn to it. IMGBurn was unfortunately rather complex to use. One example. To burn mp3 to disk one had to create a cue file before that was possible. Ashampoo simply takes the mp3 and burns them right away.


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  1. Mike J said on July 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I use Ashampoo a lot for CDs, but I find it pretty much useless for DVDs.

  2. Olly Dove said on October 30, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I’ll care about their products when they make their free firewall xp sp3 compatible!

  3. The Windows Fix said on October 30, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Very cool, looks like great competition to CDBurnerXP. Nice find gHacks.

  4. **Juanito** said on October 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Very nice, now, how can I burn a disk if I don’t have a administrator account?

  5. Martin said on October 29, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I have been using it for over a week now and have not seen any reminders yet. Will let you know what happens when I reach the tenth day.

  6. Moose said on October 29, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    That’s odd – sorry, just trying to warn people as I used a normal email for mine and haven’t quite managed to get everything filtered yet…

    Using V6.61 here, didn’t realise they’d released an update as I have that blocked. Does yours not have a ‘Register’ link in the Help and Internet menus?

    Edit – Snapfiles shows it as “Free registration required after 10 days.”

  7. Martin said on October 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I did not register the product and do not see that there is a time limitation or other limitation.

  8. Moose said on October 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Ashampoo is indeed a great burning suite – I’d say it’s on par with Nero 6 before it all started to get a bit bloated… One thing that I think you should mention – make sure you use a spamproof email or some other method like address when registering! You will be bombarded with upgrade offers and other junk from Ashampoo otherwise…

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