4 Best CD and DVD Tools Apps

Virtual CloneDrive

Virtual CloneDrive

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
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Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Double-click an image file to mount the image
  • Mounting and unmounting via the Windows Explorer context menu

Cons:

  • Limited to 15 virtual drives
  • Fewer mountable image formats
  • Creating and burning images not supported

Bottom Line:

Virtual CloneDrive is software for emulating optical CD and DVD drives. Supports mounting images recorded in ISO, BIN, CCD format. Can create from 1 to 15 virtual optical drives. It is a free program.

CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Great disc and format support
  • Support for disc spanning
  • Can convert disc images between formats

Cons:

  • Bundled Yahoo software
  • No option to create DVDs from video files

Bottom Line:

CDBurnerXP is a disc burning software created and developed by Canneverbe Limited, a software company founded in 2008 and based in Birmingham, Great Britain. The focus of the company is to distribute

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CDBurnerXP is a disc burning software created and developed by Canneverbe Limited, a software company founded in 2008 and based in Birmingham, Great Britain. The focus of the company is to distribute the CDBurnerXP software, along with other free applications, to the users. The software helps people to perform various discs burning tasks for free, which normally only available on the commercial disc burning software.

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ImgBurn

ImgBurn

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Plenty of adjustable optical disc features when it comes time to burn that copy.
  •  The program supp

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  • Plenty of adjustable optical disc features when it comes time to burn that copy.
  •  The program supports almost every disc format known to mankind!
  •  This program has full blu-ray support allowing the user to burn BD-R media.
  •  The software is free and requires no payment information of any kind to get started!

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Cons:

  • No direct disc copy feature (i.e. the program has to first make an image of the disc AND THEN copy

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  • No direct disc copy feature (i.e. the program has to first make an image of the disc AND THEN copy that image onto a blank one.)
  •  A great many novice users might be easily intimidated by the vast amount of burning options.
  •  Each time an image is sent to burn, only one burner can be used to burn the disc. This might be discouraging for users that own disc duplicator machines.
  •  Cannot author the subchannel data that used to be found on some audio CD releases in the past.
  •  Adjusting some of these burn settings in an incorrect fashion could result in a disc that is over burned. An over burned disc might damage some types of optics during payback.
  •  No support for RAW formats. This goes for ripping and also for burning.

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Bottom Line:

ImgBurn is one of the most powerful disc-burning and disk-image creating programs around, and if you don’t want to delve into all its gory details, you can use its EZ-mode for care-free operation.

DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink

Appsreview Score:
81/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Compression of DVD-9 to DVD-5
  • Selection of content
  • Built-in player
  • Support for protected DVD

Cons:

  • Not very intuitive at the beginning

Bottom Line:

With DVD Shrink you can analyze the contents of each DVD and select what you want to record, discarding for example the subtitles you are not interested or different languages (audio) that contains each movie.