Tiny Burner, Free DVD Burning Software, ISO Burner

Martin Brinkmann
May 2, 2011
Software, Windows, Windows software

Tiny Burner is a free DVD burning software for Windows for personal and commercial usage. The program supports the most common disk storage media, including CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and even HD-DVDs. Blank discs inserted into a DVD writer are automatically recognized and the program is adjusted accordingly, for instance by displaying the discs maximum storage size in the status bar of the application.

When you start Tiny Burner for the first time you notice that it launches both the main media burning interface plus a small always on top area that can acts as a drag and drop pod for files and folders. These are then automatically added to the active project.

The small drop area displays the total number of files and the total file size which can be handy to avoid adding more data than what can be burned on the inserted blank disc.

Tiny Burner is largely a file writer, support for different image formats is nearly non-existent. Only iso images are supported which is a severe limitation. Even audio CDs and DVDs do not seem to be supported by the program.

You can create and burn iso images from the Tools menu. Everything else is handled from the main program interface. Files and folders can be added with a right-click and the selection of the appropriate action from the context menu, via the File menu or one of the buttons of the main toolbar.

The total size of the current compilation, the available space on disc and the total disc space are displayed conveniently on the program's status bar.

Controls are available to switch writers and to change the speed of the writing process. Compilations can be saved as projects which is handy if you want to burn the files again in the future, or need to add additional data to the compilation.

The core benefits of Tiny Burner are the minimalistic, easy to use interface and overall burning process, that it can be used commercially and that it supports all common CD, DVD. HD-DVD and Blu-Ray writers.

Some users will find the lack of supported image formats appalling, which is by far the biggest point of criticism.

The free burning software Tiny Burner supports 32-bit and 64-bit of the Windows operating system. Downloads and additional information are provided at the developer website.


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  1. jimmyjamesjimmy said on May 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    i used to use nero until nero 8 when it became bloatware. xpcdburner rox, occasionally i have to put nero on if it doesn’t detect a brand of burner, but that’s very rare

  2. bastik said on May 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I use CDBurnerXP as well, since creating AudioCDs is quicker compared to ImgBurn. I’m also open for alternatives.

  3. boris said on May 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I used Nero and Roxio before finding CDBurnerXP. It will cover all your need if you are dealing with data CDs/DVDs. And it has minimal footprint and free as well.

  4. Rick said on May 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Most people don’t know that imgburn can easily be made into a portable as well. Just drop the installation file into uniextract and voila – a folder is created that is portable.

    1. bastik said on May 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      It’s interesting that no portable version is provided, although it looks intended. I use ImgBurn too. Although extraction is hard, because it has to be unpacked with Universal Extractor. ImgBurn does not seem to have auto relative paths.

      – Unpack with Universal Extractor
      – create “ImgBurn.ini” (with the following inside)

      FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
      FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
      FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
      FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
      FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

      Then ImgBurn will store it’s setting into the ini.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on May 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

        I use ImgBurn as well, as it covers almost everything that I ever need in a burning software. Still, I look to look at other options but have not found anything better yet.

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