If you think Nero is the only disc recording application, you should have a look at CDBurnerXP. This Nero Alternative rivals all its paid counterparts extremely well. This is a free software application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs and create ISOs. Also check out some similar Nero like software..
It is not as bloated as Nero and holds it own aesthetic appeal. Its simple Explorer-like interface guides one to drag and drop ﬁles that need to be burned, and even shows hidden ﬁles. The status bar with colored icons display how much data remains to be written.
The software sports advanced features which won’t disappoint, such as the ability to burn and create ISO ﬁles, data veriﬁcation after the burning process, BIN/NRG ISO conversion, text-only CD cover printing, Erase Disc etc. The application also has a dropdown box that gives you all information about the disc in a convenient box that you can drop your ﬁles into.
CD Burner XP Burns all sorts of media including HD-DVD and Blu-ray and it can be chosen as it is light weighted and also for its multi language support, active forum support.