SimplyBurns
SimplyBurns
428

4.4

SimplyBurns free download for Mac

SimplyBurns for Mac

28 October 2011

Burn CD/DVD media.

What is SimplyBurns for Mac

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

What's new in SimplyBurns

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... :/
Fardilha
Fardilha
Mar 18 2008
rev298
0.0
Mar 18 2008
0.0
Version: rev298
Hi. I'm trying to use SImplyBurns under 10.5.2 to burn a multi-session DVD in HFS+ format. According to the docs, HFS+ is right now the only way to do multi-session under SimplyBurns. (it creates a new volume for each new session) Somehow, even with the "leave the disc appendable" option selected, SImplyBurns refuses to allow me to add a new session to it. Does anyone have this sort of problems? Thank you! Pedro Fardilha
Dysan767
Dysan767
Nov 3 2007
rev287
0.0
Nov 3 2007
0.0
Version: rev287
New added GUI really helps get this a 4 to 5 star rating -now doing a 1 to 1 copy is right on and straight forward帠鋑궰ᘅꪠ鋐
Hervé-5
Hervé-5
Nov 3 2007
rev287
0.0
Nov 3 2007
0.0
Version: rev287
Leopard support in the days following 10.5 is an excellent news as SimplyBurns is already my baseline software :-)
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
May 7 2007
rev271
0.0
May 7 2007
0.0
Version: rev271
Oh yeah, sorry. I forgot to add that the problem I have occurs during "1:1 Copy Mode".
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
May 7 2007
rev271
0.0
May 7 2007
0.0
Version: rev271
Great program! Excellent for non-commercial DVD reproduction. Only one thing, and it doesn't really effect anything, it's more of a cosmetic thing - when I burn multiple discs, a "ghost image" of the last transfer stays on the screen. Can you fix this?
Kcbeerslinger
Kcbeerslinger
Mar 15 2007
rev250
0.0
Mar 15 2007
0.0
Version: rev250
Tried to download with no luck. Even through the home page.
Iroid
Iroid
Dec 14 2006
rev221
0.0
Dec 14 2006
0.0
Version: rev221
Excellent! Keep up the work! I've only burned 1 DVD so far with great results, when Mac The Ripper couldn't do the job. I am impressed and I expect I will eventually donate! Thanks for the good work.
Sidetracked
Sidetracked
Sep 14 2006
rev180
0.0
Sep 14 2006
0.0
Version: rev180
Tried downloading this several times in the last two weeks, and keep getting an error message saying 'too many clients'.
celloguy
celloguy
Jun 30 2006
rev164
4.8
Jun 30 2006
4.8
Version: rev164
I really like this little application! It's nice and simple (as the title suggests) It's friendly to use even for someone like me who is fairly ignorant of the finer points of burning. It's nice and small Holy cow, it's free! I was able to successfully burn a dual-layer dvd the first time I used it with no trouble at all. Wow. Thanks to the developer for making this great, stable app!
Rommel
Rommel
Jun 24 2006
rev164
4.8
Jun 24 2006
4.8
Version: rev164
Great little application. Very easy to use and invaluable arsinal for your toolbox.
Jedik
Jedik
Jun 3 2006
rev161
0.0
Jun 3 2006
0.0
Version: rev161
I am glad to see that's still being developed. Keep it up! =)
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2005
rev85
4.3
Nov 9 2005
4.3
Version: rev85
Wow, looks greate, a lot of features and free. Please add a simple way to name the disk that will be burned (disk label). Keep it up! :)
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
rev85
4.3
Nov 8 2005
4.3
Version: rev85
Looks very good, better than DiskBlaze. Please persistent to develop.
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
rev85
4.3
Nov 8 2005
4.3
Version: rev85
"Parsing the metadata?" Good grief.
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
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