Looking for a way to burn Blu-ray discs? After Blu-ray won the battle against HD DVD, more and more people are starting to buy computers with built-in Blu-ray recorders or buy external recorders. Anyway, as Blu-ray becomes more common like CDs and DVDs, the time will come when you’re going to burn your first Blu-ray disc!
Note. You can also see my other posts on how to burn CDs and DVDs on Windows and how to burn CDs or DVDs on Mac.
You can also purchase commercial Blu-ray disc burning software or use free open source Blu-ray burning software. In this article, I have compiled a list of free applications that you can download to burn Blu-ray discs. There are many free apps out there, but only a few are of high quality and time-tested.
BurnAware is a very simple and handy CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc burning application. You can use it to create data backups, audio CDs, and create or burn ISO image files. The free version also allows you to create bootable discs, which is very convenient. Another very handy feature of the free version is the ability to burn to multiple CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs.
CDBurnerXP is another good free application for burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Like BurnAware, you can create and burn ISO images as well as create bootable discs. The only other unique feature it has is the ability to convert NRG / BIN image files to ISO format.
ImgBurn has been one of my favorite CD / DVD burning applications for a long time and now it also supports Blu-ray discs, which makes it even better! It has many other features that make it popular, including support for the latest discs, the ability to batch create images, support for a wide variety of image file formats, and more. Another unique feature of ImgBurn is that it can be used to create playable DVD and Blu-ray discs from VIDEO_TS and BDAV / BDMV folders, respectively.
StarBurn is an excellent full featured CD / DVD / Blu-ray burning application. It has a nice graphical interface that separates your recording options into audio, video and data. You can also burn images and create ISO images. Unique features include the ability to erase disc and compress audio.
Tiny Burner is a great free application that works with CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The installer also comes with 32-bit and 64-bit versions and will automatically install the corresponding version. Just load the disc into your drive, drag and drop the files you want, and click the Burn icon to burn the disc.
True Burner can burn standard, multisession and bootable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. It has a very simple user interface and not a lot of customization. It doesn’t have as many advanced features as ImgBurn, but it gets the job done and works well.
If you are aware of any other free software that can burn Blu-ray discs, feel free to post them in the comments! Enjoy!