SimplyBurns
SimplyBurns
428
4.2
0.0

SimplyBurns overview

SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media.

What’s new in version 428

Updated on Oct 28 2011

Version 428:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina and later.

SimplyBurns 64bit Alpha4

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    artie505
    artie505
    Jan 8 2020
    428
    0.0
    Jan 8 2020
    0.0
    Version: 428
    Developer's on a looong hiatus from posting, I guess, because there's a new 64 bit version available at <https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplyburns/files/> (Don't know what's with this link, but if you paste it into a Safari window, it works.) Haven't had occasion to do any burning yet, but it DOES run in Catalina.
    nikabuz
    nikabuz
    Sep 27 2019
    428
    1.0
    Sep 27 2019
    1.0
    Version: 428
    Doesn't work. Using Mac OSX High Sierra and an external Pioneer CD/DVD drive. Failed to rip or burn a single CD.
    artie505
    artie505
    Apr 3 2019
    428
    0.0
    Apr 3 2019
    0.0
    Version: 428
    64 bit version on the way...Alpha available at <https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplyburns/files/SimplyBurns%2064bit%20Alpha%203> YAAAY!
    Pvcornelius
    Pvcornelius
    Jun 25 2017
    428
    5.0
    Jun 25 2017
    5.0
    Version: 428
    Like quite a few Mac users, I found doing Finder burns of dual-layer DVDs for data backups becoming increasingly problematic. Eventually, it got to the point that it no longer mattered which brand of disc I tried or whether I used my mini’s built-in disc burner or an external one. Even trying slower burn speeds didn’t help. Single-layer DVDs? Usually no problem. But dual-layer ones eventually achieved unbroken solidarity in giving me upraised middle fingers every single time. Perusing Apple’s support forums offered little help. The problem appeared to be common, longstanding, associated with a wide variety of hardware/OS combinations, and largely unsolved, with no attempted fix working consistently or reliably for any significant number of users. So something finally occurred to me: What if the problem has something to do with the fact that I’m using the Finder for burning? Maybe I should try a dedicated burning application. Since I can be a cheap bastard, I decided to give first crack to freeware and chose the one with the most recent release date. That was SimplyBurns version 428. I’ve never looked back. Since I started using SimplyBurns, and only SimplyBurns, I’ve burned a little over 200 data discs (not all of them dual-layer DVDs, but most of them; sometimes a single-layer is enough) and experienced only two failures. And those were not failures to burn but failures to verify. (Yes, I always verify.) Bonus: Every one of those was achieved at full available burn speed. I have never once had to sacrifice burn speed for burn reliability. The dual-layer discs I’ve used are Verbatim DVD+R and Memorex DVD+R. The single-layer discs I’ve used are TDK DVD+R, Sony DVD-R, and Sony DVD+R. Since I abandoned Finder burns, I’ve moved from a Mac mini (Late 2009) to a Mac mini (Late 2014), from Mavericks to El Capitan, and to a newer external optical disc burner. But SimplyBurns continues to work like a champ. Not bad for an application that was last updated Oct. 28, 2011.
    Mrhooks
    Mrhooks
    Jul 1 2013
    428
    4.0
    Jul 1 2013
    4.0
    Version: 428
    I use this for most of my burning. It's very easy to use, and it does a good job. There are some things it can't do, but I can't remember them at the moment - maybe burn bootable DVDs, or read bin/cue files? Anyway, one thing I have noticed is that, if I burn the same project over and over again, it'll start to behave a little strangely (for example, it'll burn a disc but not show a progress bar; instead, it just says "Medium: Busy" for the duration of the burn). Eventually it crashes. This is somewhere in the range of 15-18 consecutive burns. Quitting and relaunching returns it to normal behavior. (So does letting it crash.) Luckily I burn such a high volume of discs (30+) very infrequently, and quitting/relaunching such a lightweight program only takes a second. Still, it would be nice if something could be done about that.
    BillHicks
    BillHicks
    Sep 26 2012
    428
    3.5
    Sep 26 2012
    3.5
    Version: 428
    How Do I make a MP3 CD? On "Burn" it has MP3 CD settings, so I can fit a fair bit of music on one CD. I looked all over the developer site and could not find anything on this.
    Richard-Dick-Peters-III
    Richard-Dick-Peters-III
    Jul 12 2012
    428
    5.0
    Jul 12 2012
    5.0
    Version: 428
    This application is Simply outstanding!!! The developer has clearly put his time into making sure this runs without flaws, and looks great at the same time. Plus, I just love the amount of options it offers! I'm ripping a cd to an image file right now! It's a tad slow, but really, that might not be true considering I don't have much experience with ripping cd's to image files. But my sincere thanks to the developer of this wonderful app. Your hard work and effort was not in vain, and I give you even more thanks for offering this for free right now! And if you do some kind of donation for the app, well I'll be first in line to donate, thanks again!
    editorinspace
    editorinspace
    Jun 30 2012
    428
    0.0
    Jun 30 2012
    0.0
    Version: 428
    i am getting the following error message when I try to rip a dvd "DiscOperation_ErrorKey" = "HdiUtilError_CreateFailed"; "DiscOperation_RealTaskDurationKey" = 3.292999982833862; "DiscOperation_ReturnCodeKey" = 1; what am I doing wrong?
    bvon
    bvon
    Feb 7 2012
    428
    0.0
    Feb 7 2012
    0.0
    Version: 428
    Downloaded no problem but when I try to make a 1:1 copy it says Reading Source Medium: Unlocking drive. Then returns an error of Burning with the cdrdao subsystem has failed. Technical error information: { "DiscOperation_ErrorKey" = "HdiUtilError_CreateFailed"; "DiscOperation_RealTaskDurationKey" = 4.031000137329102; "DiscOperation_ReturnCodeKey" = 1; } And if I try ripping first, it says Reading source medium. Unlocking drive and does nothing. Suggestions?
    Cattus-Thraex
    Cattus-Thraex
    Oct 28 2011
    428
    4.5
    Oct 28 2011
    4.5
    Version: 428
    A little bit of software gem, congratulations to its creator.
    Philosopherdog
    Philosopherdog
    Dec 23 2010
    416
    5.0
    Dec 23 2010
    5.0
    Version: 416
    Brilliant little piece of Freeware. It's simple to use and rock solid. For most tasks it's better than many commercial programs.
    Kk-imac
    Kk-imac
    Feb 8 2010
    416
    0.0
    Feb 8 2010
    0.0
    Version: 416
    Got an DVD image in .img format, I first tried to burn it onto a blank DVD with the built-in Mac OS application but without success. It keeps saying my blank DVD isn't large enough for the image to burn. Then I looked around here to find a useful (and free) app and SimplyBurns does what I want with ease. It's weird that in Mac OS, it shows the image as 4.7GB but SimplyBurns shows it as 4.3GB. Anyways, I highly recommend this software though I haven't tried any others.
    Dp-G4-450guy
    Dp-G4-450guy
    Dec 26 2009
    416
    0.0
    Dec 26 2009
    0.0
    Version: 416
    I have a CDimage.ape, CDImage.ape.cue and a CDImage.cue file ... can this program burn a CD from these (Windows produced) files? I've tried using the Image portion of the SW but the resulting burned disc is 3,460 GB !!! No drive let alone optical media for that. The .ape is 326MB. Thanks
    Laure
    Laure
    Oct 10 2009
    rev405
    0.0
    Oct 10 2009
    0.0
    Version: rev405
    I have used the copy 1:1 feature once with success. I wanted to burn several DVDs but I am not sure how to do this. I see a copy again button that is greyed out and do not seem to be able to access a previously created project. I would like to be able to keep burning new disks whenever needed from the first image, is it possible to save it as a project or find it on my drive?
    Demoray
    Demoray
    Oct 4 2009
    rev405
    0.0
    Oct 4 2009
    0.0
    Version: rev405
    This is a well-made piece of freeware. I'm glad it's ready for Snow Leopard now. Too bad I can't download it because the developer's link and site are having problems.
    Parislexi
    Parislexi
    Jun 7 2009
    rev393
    5.0
    Jun 7 2009
    5.0
    Version: rev393
    Tried burning CDs via iTunes on my MacBook several times using various speeds - CD wouldn't play in my car. Burning CDs via iTunes on my PC works fine but not on my MacBook (bought new less than a year ago). Downloaded SimplyBurns, created CD using same tunes I had in the iTunes playlist - SUCCESSFUL!! Very simple, I didn't have to fiddle around with options, preferences: just dragged the tunes from iTunes to the SimplyBurns list area, clicked on 'Burn' ...that's all folks!!! I wasted about 10 blank CDs trying to burn via iTunes. I wasted 0 blank CDs burning via SimplyBurns. Found SimplyBurns via Google search. Very glad I did!!
    GeogProf
    GeogProf
    Apr 9 2009
    rev393
    0.0
    Apr 9 2009
    0.0
    Version: rev393
    I get that that this app is free (and thanks to the developer), but there are several free CD/DVD burning apps out there that do a lot more than this, like Burn 2.2u (the best), LiquidCD 2.0, and many others that, like this, are not really worth considering in the same light as the 2 mentioned above.
    ag010c3648
    ag010c3648
    Oct 19 2008
    rev315
    0.0
    Oct 19 2008
    0.0
    Version: rev315
    possible to create iso file
    Matthewj
    Matthewj
    Apr 24 2008
    rev298
    0.0
    Apr 24 2008
    0.0
    Version: rev298
    SimplyBurns - click Burn nothing happens I'm using OS X 10.5.2 Downloaded latest SimplyBurns today. Installed OK. 1- I'm trying to burn DMG images to CD/DVD. "Burn Image Mode". 2- I can see Burn Destination: Medium, Capacity, Writable, Disk Usage. 3- I click Choose and select a DMG file [open]. 4- I can see the file in Source Image. 5- I cannot see anything below Source Image: 6- There is nothing in Image Format, Image File Size, Total Size, Partitions. 7- When I click Burn nothing happens. What am I doing wrong ??? -Matthew
    Surfwalker
    Surfwalker
    Mar 27 2008
    rev298
    0.0
    Mar 27 2008
    0.0
    Version: rev298
    Will this burn DVD's that will work in my DVD player and does it burn VIDEO_TS folders? I know absolutely nothing about this process... :/
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