BurnAware 7 Free revamps user interface, adds new third-party file explorer

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BurnAware Technologies has released BurnAware 7.0 Free, BurnAware 7.0 Premium and BurnAware 7.0 Professional, the latest builds of its free and paid-for disc burning products for Windows.

Version 7 adds a new user interface to all of its tools, plus adds a multi-erase tool for wiping discs simultaneously. It also replaces the built-in file browser with an external file manager.

BurnAware 7 opens with a radically revamped user interface, sporting a sleeker, curved and semi-translucent look, complete with redesigned icons. This redesign is present throughout the entire suite of tools and is part of an updated Multiburn SDK and user interface.

Three new options have been added to the program: users can now detect the read/write speed of their drive, apply a skin for forms and adjust the recorder cache to help speed up the burning process.

Users also gain the ability to use the BIN format when using the Copy to Image module, while users with multiple drives can now erase discs simultaneously.

Both burning and shell libraries have been updated alongside the Help and translations. The program also comes with the promise of improved performance and stability.

Problems with detecting recorders in Multiburn have been resolved along with verification and tray opening issues. A couple of other bugs have also been squashed -- one offering multisession for closed discs, the other creating the possibility of a date encoding error. Other unspecified fixes and improvements have also been implemented.

BurnAware 7.0 Free is a freeware download for PCs running Windows XP or later. It supports disc burning, image creation and burning plus disc copying to images. Users wanting direct disc-to-disc copying, audio track extraction and file recovery capabilities should look at BurnAware 7.0 Premium instead, which costs $19.95 for a lifetime license with one year’s free upgrades. Also available is BurnAware 7.0 Professional, which costs $39.95 and also offers multi-burn support from ISO images as well as allowing commercial usage.

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