Don’t get me wrong, Nero is one of the best CD/DVD programs out there. However, ever since 5.0, Nero has always been bloated with extra features. Whenever I install Nero, I basically uncheck everything and only need Nero Express/Nero Burning Rom. Everything else I can care less.
Now there are Nero lite packages available on torrents that basically take Nero and strip it down to its bare components. Guess how large these download packages are? Try 80 megs. I scoff at this file size. Thus, here is an alternative list of CD/DVD recording programs, and the best part they are free!
1) CDBurner XP
4) Ultimate CD/DVD Burner
5) Burn at Once
6) Burn Aware Free Edition
Now I’m not a douche bag, so I am going to quote you the source of my 7 free alternatives from this other blog. Enjoy!