InfraRecorder: a simple windows utility to burn CDs and DVDs


Do you save most of your data on CD/DVD? Are you looking for a perfect CD/DVD burning tool? Infrarecorder is the perfect solution to cope up with this problem. Most CD/DVD burner software’s are heavy and they at times use a lot of system resources as well.

InfraRecorder is a light weight application for Windows and it’s a full fledge CD/DVD burner tool that is easy to use.

One thing I like about the software is its interface, its really simple and easy to use. When you launch the application, it gives you all the options that you will need: burn a Data Disc, Audio Disc, Video Disc, Write Image, Copy Disc, and creating an image from a disc.

All that is required from users is to click on the kind of disc you want to make and then just drag and drop the contents you want to burn onto the interface.

However, there are different options to use this program. Under “Options >Configuration” you can configure many options such as startup screen options, advanced burning settings, etc. The software comes with multilingual support as well. It even offers Windows context menu support that enables you to right click on image files to burn them right from Windows explorer.

In Summary:

Infrarecorder is simple to use, and even has some advanced options for expert users. However, quick as it may be, we encountered some problems such as errors while burning and at times some files won’t get burned without any discernable reason, although these issues may be due to some kind of CD/DVD or file problems on our end. Nevertheless the main thing is that is free, extremely simple, and easy to use, and it will get the job done.

Download InfraRecorder. (Windows, 32 bit and 64 bit versions available).

  • But how does it compare to CDburnerXP ( ) as reviewed at which was apparently updated Yesterday but still shows an old version number.

  • Krishna

    I have heard infra recorder unchecks ‘Show Desktop Icons’ everytime it is run. It is also the prime suspect in deleted files on the desktop.

    If you have encountered any of the above please post it here.

  • DrTeeth

    The pace of development of this utility has slowed to almost a halt. Personally, I avoid such software. CDburnerXP is actively developed and works very well. I’d pass on this one.

  • Toni

    Reliabality should be the core business of every burning software. If it gives too many errors, I wouldn’t consider it. I think it is a bit weird that you mention the bugs only under ‘summary’ and you say that you are not even sure how buggy it is. This might not be a thorough test-review, but maybe you could have checked on a second machine before posting the review?

    InfraRecorder has been around for many years though, and a lot of people seem to trust it. I do not have any experience with InfraRecorder myself.

  • David

    I just tried infrarecorder a couple of days ago to burn some data disc. I tried 2 discs and neither disk would work after being burned. The GUI is nicer than CDBurnerXP, but if it does not work then it is not worth anything. I burned the exact same files using the same settings in CDBurnerXP and both the discs worked perfectly. My recommendation would be to stay away from InfraRecorder.