Best DVD Burner Software

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With the best DVD burner software, you can take advantage of the storage capacity of DVDs, create backups, and share your movies and multimedia presentations. The following list encompasses everything from multimedia creation suites to bare-bones burning programs at a variety of price points, so you're sure to find just the program you need.

1. Nero

PC World gave Nero an 82 out of 100, earning it a "Very Good" designation. The reviewer was impressed with the extent of the program's features, its support for high-definition video, and other multimedia tools. However, it loses points for a difficult interface. CNET gives the DVD burner software an 8 out of 10, noting its support for 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound and advanced file back-up options. Download.com was also impressed with the program's capabilities, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.

Website: Nero

Price: $79.99-$99.99

2. Roxio Easy Media Creator

Roxio Easy Media Creator received a 4.5 out of 5 from PC Magazine, earning it an Editors' Choice designation. The program successfully burned DVDs in a wide array of formats during testing, including Blu-ray discs. In an article comparing this program with Nero, PC World praises the included Backup MyPC for creating DVD backups, names Roxio the superior product for DVD authoring, and makes note of the easily-accessible interface.

Website: Roxio Easy Media Creator

Price: $99.99

3. Ashampoo Burning Studio

Download.com gave Ashampoo Burning Studio 5 out of 5 stars for its ease of use, burning options, and Blu-ray compatibility. While admitting that it doesn't have the advanced features you'll find in a program like Nero, the reviewer argues that the average user won't even notice, securing its place among the best DVD burner software.

Website: Ashampoo Burning Studio

Price: $29.99

4. Oront Burning Kit

Download.com users gave Oront Burning Kit 5 out of 5 stars. In fact, at the time of this writing, it was the only DVD burner software on Download.com with a 5-star user rating. Reviewers praised the program's simplicity and stability while still producing quality burning results.

Website: Oront Burning Kit

Price: $25-$35

5. Cheetah DVD Burner

The editors at Download.com gave Cheetah 4 out of 5 stars, and users agreed, giving the program the same score after 635 votes. The Download.com reviewer found it to have a straightforward interface and reliable, speedy burning.

Website: Cheetah DVD Burner

Price: $25

6. CDBurnerXP Pro

Download.com gave CDBurnerXP Pro 4 out of 5 stars. Despite a confusing interface, the reviewer found the program "a competent tool" that focuses solely on burning CDs and DVDs. What it lacks in looks and extra features, it makes up for in price; it's available as a free download.

Website: CDBurnerXP Pro

Price: Free

Best DVD Burner Software