Software:Express Burn Disc Burning Software

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Express Burn Disc Burning Software
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Developer(s)NCH Software
Initial release2002 (2002)
Stable release
6.04 / June 2017; 5 years ago (2017-06)
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows, macOS
Available inEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
LicenseProprietary Software

Express Burn Disc Burning Software is an optical disc authoring program for Windows and Mac.[1] It allows users to burn audio, data, and video discs to CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray disc formats. Express Burn is a proprietary commercial software with a free version available for non-commercial use.[2] Though originally released in 2002, the name "Express Burn" has been trademarked by NCH Software since 2010.[3]

(As of April 2016), Express Burn is listed as having over two million downloads on CNet's[4]


Express Burn Disc Burning Software has the following features:[5]

  • Supports multi session recording to Audio CD or DVD (you can choose to add more music tracks at a later time).
  • Records CD Recordable (CDR) and CD Re-recordable (CDRW) discs (and DVD and BD equivalents).
  • Includes command line operation for automation and integration with other programs.[6]
  • Batch burning allows for multiple discs to be created at once[7]
  • Ability to drag and drop files into user interface[8]
  • Keyboard shortcuts for all major functions[9]

Disc Authoring

Audio Discs - CD

Express Burn can be set to burn audio discs for use in older CD players, and supports wav, mp3, wma, au, aiff, ra, ogg, flac, aac and many others. Audio is transcribed with direct digital recording (so audio quality is maintained). The user can choose to normalize the volume of tracks beforehand, and CDs can be burned in seamless mode (with no pause between tracks).[10]

Video Discs - DVD/Blu-Ray

The video burning re-encodes video files to be playable on a DVD player (Plus version only), and users are given the choice of widescreen or standard ratios as well as PAL or NTSC formats for video authoring. Express Burn supports avi, mpg, vob, asf, wmv, mp4, ogm and all video formats that have a DirectShow based codec. Users can also create chapters for their movie/video.[11]

Data Discs - CD/DVD/Blu-Ray

Data discs made with Express Burn support multilevel folders and long file names, and are fully ISO compliant with Joliet extension. Resulting DVDs and Blu-ray discs are ISO compliant (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL, BD-RE DL).[12]


Previously, Express Burn and other NCH products came bundled with optional browser plugins like the Ask and Chrome toolbars, which sparked complaints from users and triggered malware warnings from antivirus software companies like Norton and McAfee. NCH has since unbundled all toolbars in all program versions released after July 2015.[13]

See also

Comparison of disc authoring software


  1. "Express Burn Download". 
  2. "Download Express Burn for PC Windows" (in en-US). 
  3. "Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)". 
  4. "Express Burn Plus Edition". 
  5. "15 NCH Express Burn Plus Video Alternatives – Alternative Softwares". 
  6. "NCH Express Burn Plus Video". 
  7. "3 Good Features of Express Burn - Steve's Digicams". 
  8. "Download Express Burn 4.98 (Free) for Windows".,0301-5621.html. 
  9. "NCH Software - Download Free Software Programs Online". 
  10. "Express Dictate Digital Dictation Software Technical Support". 
  11. robert Brown (2013-02-07), Making movie chapters with Express Burn,, retrieved 2016-04-20 
  12. "Express Burn" (in en-us). 
  13. [httsp:// "Is NCH Software Safe to Use?"]. NCH Software AUS. httsp:// 

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