Express Burn is a straightforward disc-burning utility that will help you put to a disc data, audio, and video files. The program supports all types of recordable CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, and makes the entire file selection and recording processes simple and efficient. The program comes with its own audio player to help you make the right choices when creating your uncompressed audio and MP3 discs.
The first step is to select the type of disc you will be using (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray) and the type of files you will be adding to it – data, uncompressed audio, MP3 audio, or video. Actually, data discs can be used to store anything, so you could use also the Data Blu-ray type to build your own MP3 Blu-ray discs, for instance. (Except for Audio CD, Video DVD, and Video Blu-ray which require a specific file structure, all the other types merely produce data discs.) Anyway, once you have made your choices, all you need to do is drag and drop your favorite media files onto the program’s main window and start creating your disc. You can also add files and folders in the traditional way, and order them in whatever way that fits your preferences.
Video DVDs require some extra work on your side – they come with their own settings, which will allow you to determine the TV system (PAL or NTSC), the quality of the encoding, and the video codec used. When creating an Audio CD or an MP3 disc, you can choose to normalize all the tracks to your preferred volume level, and listen to those tracks you are not too sure of using the above-mentioned built-in player. Regardless of the type of disc you have selected, the program will always keep you informed about the space required to burn the files your selected and how much disc space is left. Express Burn can also copy discs and build ISO images that you can then burn as data discs.
All in all, Express Burn is a nice and straightforward solution to all your disc burning needs. Its intuitive interface, together with its drag-and-drop support, makes it a tool suitable for all potential users.
- Straightforward functionality
- Allows you to drag and drop the files you wish to burn
- Built-in audio player
- Creates MP3 discs
- Full Blu-ray support