SimplyBurns
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SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media.
What's New
Version 428:

What's new:

  • Rereleased on SourceForge as the previous hoster BerliOS will close it's doors.

Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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SimplyBurns User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mrhooks reviewed on 01 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 428]


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+6

BillHicks reviewed on 26 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 428]


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Richard Dick Peters III reviewed on 12 Jul 2012
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!
[Version 428]

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Richard Dick Peters III replied on 12 Jul 2012
Haha, after missing it the first time, I just now saw that there is in fact, a "Donate" option in the SimplyBurns menu. Well, I stand by my word!
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+1

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Cattus-Thraex reviewed on 28 Oct 2011
A little bit of software gem, congratulations to its creator.
[Version 428]


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Philosopherdog reviewed on 23 Dec 2010
Brilliant little piece of Freeware. It's simple to use and rock solid. For most tasks it's better than many commercial programs.
[Version 416]


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Kk_imac commented on 08 Feb 2010
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.
[Version 416]

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Cattus-Thraex replied on 29 Oct 2011
The difference consists in the different ways of measuring disk capacity
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Demoray commented on 04 Oct 2009
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.
[Version rev405]


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parislexi reviewed on 07 Jun 2009
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!!
[Version rev393]


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Formica commented on 09 Apr 2009
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.
[Version rev393]

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madmegdigitalltd replied on 14 May 2009
Based on your review, I tried Liquid CD, which promptly made a coaster. Then I tried Burn, which crashed. Desperate, I get SimplyBurns a try and it simply lived up to its name. Why did your review have to be at the top of the page?
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easer replied on 13 Sep 2009
Moreover, with Liquid CD, I have been unable to rearrange the order of the tracks prior to burning. When I drag them into the main window, they are in a particular order, and they stay that way. Granted, I might be doing something wrong; but I've tried to rearrange the tracks a number of times and ways and have not found a way to do so. SimplyBurns allows me to reorganize the tracks within its window.
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surfwalker commented on 26 Mar 2008
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... :/
[Version rev298]

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Project Simplyburns (developer) replied on 01 Jun 2008
Normally, you can create a data project and set the filesystem type to DVD-ROM.
Then you drag the VIDEO_TS folder into this project, and rename the disc label by single-clicking the filesystem tree root node.

Most DVD players should accept media created this way. Some won't, f.ex. my father's player categorically rejects ALL burned media, even if they work in dozens of other players.
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editorinspace had trouble on 29 Jun 2012
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?
[Version 428]


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bvon had trouble on 07 Feb 2012
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?
[Version 428]

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editorinspace replied on 29 Jun 2012
i am getting the error message below when i try to rip a dvd. did you ever resolve your issue?

"DiscOperation_ErrorKey" = "HdiUtilError_CreateFailed";
"DiscOperation_RealTaskDurationKey" = 3.292999982833862;
"DiscOperation_ReturnCodeKey" = 1;
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Dp-G4-450guy had trouble on 26 Dec 2009
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
[Version 416]


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Laure had trouble on 09 Oct 2009
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?
[Version rev405]


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littleb had trouble on 19 Oct 2008
possible to create iso file
[Version rev315]

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Project Simplyburns (developer) replied on 26 Oct 2008
Not yet, only DMG for DVDs and TOC/BIN for CDs.
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MatthewJ had trouble on 24 Apr 2008
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
[Version rev298]

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Project Simplyburns (developer) replied on 01 Jun 2008
Seems like the dmg-image is corrupted.
Can you mount the dmg by double clicking it?
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MatthewJ replied on 01 Jun 2008
I got frustrated after many attempts with MANY different DMG's ,,, and REMOVED the SimplyBurns product from my machine when it failed to work, giving me no critical "feedback" [i.e. error messages]. I found it to be NOT-AT-ALL "user friendly".

With me ,,, user friendliness is a MUST !!!

Thanks for the help.
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+4
Project Simplyburns (developer) replied on 06 Jun 2008
Hi MatthewJ,

Thanks for your bug report.
I've nailed it down, and fixed it:
There are different types of DMG (ReadOnly, Compressed, Read/Write).
Only Read/Write DMGs were affected,
they're now loadable and burnable again.

If you write me an email (mkoehler@users.berlios.de),
I can send you an intermediate build,
which should fix your issues.
Let's see if it works for you,
then we can release it as an update.
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fardilha had trouble on 18 Mar 2008
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
[Version rev298]

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fardilha replied on 18 Mar 2008
I forget to do a basic question:

Does DVD media allow for multi-sessions?

Thanks!
Pedro Fardilha
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easer replied on 12 Apr 2008
I have not seen a way to do multi-session burns with this program. But among the free programs, I still like this one best. So I put up with the annoyance of no multi-session burns.
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Avogadro23 replied on 27 Dec 2009
Yes, DVD formats do allow multi-session. Most Windows programs support this. However for some (inexcusable) reason neither MacOS nor any Mac programs support multi-session DVD burning. Apple supports multi-session *CD* burning but nowadays what's the point. That's a feature that was relevant 10 years ago. Right now if I really want to write a multisession DVD I do it using Nero by running VMWare Fusion. Very annoying.
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Springheelmac had trouble on 07 May 2007
Oh yeah, sorry. I forgot to add that the problem I have occurs during "1:1 Copy Mode".
[Version rev271]


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Springheelmac had trouble on 07 May 2007
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?
[Version rev271]


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kcbeerslinger had trouble on 15 Mar 2007
Tried to download with no luck. Even through the home page.
[Version rev250]

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Project Simplyburns (developer) replied on 16 Mar 2007
Thanks for reporting. I've changed the download link, should work again.

BrianTrouba4678 rated on 26 Jan 2014

[Version 428]



AgloSolutions6885 rated on 07 Apr 2013

[Version 428]



ryanfertig rated on 24 Jun 2012

[Version 428]



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Ninethirtyfive rated on 23 Nov 2011

[Version 428]



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Stef_Vandenabele rated on 28 Oct 2011

[Version 428]



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Philosopherdog rated on 31 Aug 2011

[Version 416]



Angryrabbit rated on 01 Aug 2011

[Version 416]


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Version Downloads:70,675
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:28 Oct 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media.


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