For a number of years, many PCs and laptops have come equipped with burners that can create CDs and DVDs from data hosted on PC. With a shallow learning curve, burners made it possible for music or video discs can be duplicated directly, allowing for the creation of backups of purchased media. Raw data can also be burned to disc, allowing users to store files and folders on a CD or DVD.
Things have moved on, and with cloud storage and online streaming media, the overall need for copying data to and from CDs and DVDs has been vastly reduced.
However, the humble CD and DVD formats are far from obsolete. There is still very much a need for burners and burning software, in both personal and professional sectors.
Here are some situations in which you might still need to copy a CD or DVD, even in today's modern, interconnected and online world.
Making a hard copy of your data. With online backup all the rage these days, the hard copy seems to have been left out in the cold.
However, anyone who uses their computer for important tasks will know how crucial it is that you have a hard copy of your data on hand as a failsafe.
These days, USB and external drives are often used for this purpose – but CDs and DVDs still have their place, especially when small volumes of data are involved.
Duplicating CDs or DVDs. For whatever reason, you may need to make a direct copy of a media disc. If it's going to be played on a CD or DVD player, you'll need it to be burned as one complete disc, without extracting the audio files.
You may well want to duplicate a disc you already own, or perhaps burn a disc image – a copy of the disk that's been ripped to a hard drive – to a new disc. In this case, you'll want to use an ISO image to transfer data from the original to the duplicate.
Activ@ ISO Burner is a piece of software specifically designed for just that – burning ISO images to blank CDs or DVDs. It's a freeware disc-burning utility with a wide range of features and compatibility.
So, what makes Activ@ ISO Burner stand apart from other disc-burning software?
An Extensive Feature Set.
Even though it's free, we've chosen to pack Active@ ISO Burner full of functionality. Choose from a range of burning modes, specify the number of copies you want, and browse detailed file and device information before you commit your data to disc.
An Exhaustive range of formats and data transport protocols. ISO Burner not only creates standard CDs and DVDs, but it's suitable for Blu-Ray, and HD DVD as well.
Whatever format you prefer your media in, ISO Burner is capable of creating your desired disc. It also supports three different data transport protocols – SPTI, ASPI, and SPTD. In fact, it will even install any of these protocols on your system, as and when needed.
Easy Learning Curve.
Even today, most software doesn't make CD burning as painless as it should be. We don't think that burning disks should be a difficult undertaking – we believe it should be readily accessible to casual home users as well as seasoned tech-heads.
We paid special attention to the ISO Burner interface and usability – we don't think we could have made burning disk any easier, and we're confident you'll find it a pleasure to use.
As you can see, if you need ISOs made and you need them quickly, reliably and easily, then ISO burner is a free piece of software that delivers. Download it for free now and start creating the disks you need and want.