A few days ago we were talking about burning ISO image files in CD/DVD and now we are going to talk about Blu Ray. Blu-ray discs look like CDs, DVDs, but its use is intended for high-definition video and data storage of high density, as its storage capacity now reaches from 25 GB to 50 GB and dual layer to layer. (More info: wikipedia)

These are the best free programs for burning Blu-ray discs:

BurnAware Free

BurnAware Free is a Multilingual simple program for recording, ideal for beginners or users with basic disc burning needs as backup, creating data, audio, MP3 music, DVD-Video discs and burning disc images.Record all kinds of CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray.

It also had two paid versions Burnaware home and Brnaware pro which are about 30$

 

Features of BurnAware Free:
* 100% Free. No spyware, adware, banners etc.
* Create data and multisession CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs
* Create Audio CDs and MP3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs
* Record boot disc images
* Create and record disc images
* Supports all current hardware interfaces (IDE/SCSI/USB/1394/SATA)
* On-the-fly writing for all image types (no staging to hard drive first)
* Clean, multilingual, easy to use interface
* Supports Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista (32 and 64 Bit), no drivers required

Web: burnaware.com
| Download: BurnAware Free Burner 2.1.3.1

CDBurnerXP

It is one of the best and most complete free recording programs.It is capable of recording CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs and Includes the ability to record and create ISO Files,as well as a multilanguage interface.

 

Key Features

* burn all kinds of discs
* burn and create ISO files
* data verification after burning process
* create bootable discs
* bin/nrg → ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!
* Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Web: cdburnerxp.se | Download: CDBurnerXP 4.2.3.1062

StarBurn

This Recording program is free for Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32-bit/64-bit), incorporates all the necessary options to record and copy in the following formats: CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.

 

As shown in the picture its interface is similar to Windows Explorer, on the left side it shows all the options: audio, video, data, delete disk and start new project, all guided by a wizard. Among their options it include the creation of disk backup and customizable for movies(DVD9 -> 2 DVD-R(+R) convertion.) and integration with portable players.

Web: binarymagic.com | Download: StarBurn

ImgBurn

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application and supports a range of image file formats – including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.. It has a simple interface that makes it work in all Windows os versions from 95 to Vista (including versions of 64-bit), also executable on Linux using Wine. It has the basic options for recording, testing, verification of data, adjustment of speed and features information about the image file and disk recording.

 

Web: imgburn.com | Download: ImgBurn 2.4.2.0

Ashampoo Burning Studio For Free

This is a Complete recording studio for Windows 2000/XP/Vista, perhaps more for users looking for a popular free software like Nero. This is a complete application with many options and features recording and copying of CDs: CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray with capacities greater than the 25 gigabyte per layer. The program allows you to: burn data (files, programs, pictures …), back up any folder on your hard drive, burn audio CDs or MP3 tracks to extract any audio CD to the hard drive, burn CD / DVD video (Video CD, Super Video CD), record or create disk images, and so on.

 

Web: Ashampoo.com |Download: Ashampoo Burning Studio 6.75