If you are looking for a simple CD burner application, EasyISO might do the trick. This lightweight tool comes with support for CDR / CDRW, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD RW and provides on-the-fly burning capabilities.
Simplicity and ease of use are its main advantages and the user interface makes no exception. It only comprises a box where you can drag and drop the files you want to include on your CD / DVD and a few buttons to configure the burning process.
The DVD drive is automatically detected and the program displays the device capabilities in a separate window. Here, you can view the type of CDs and DVDs it can read and write, as well as the maximum write and read speed values. Also, you can view information about the disc size and used space.
Pressing the 'Burn-Menu' button opens the 'Advanced Options' window, where you can edit the volume label, make a bootable CD or DVD and adjust the cache size (you can burn your data without creating any temporary files). Verifying data integrity (run Optimum Power Control), performing write tests and setting the program to eject the CD or DVD after burning are other available options. It also comes with Joliet file system support.
The application is capable to remember the previous session, so you can repeat the burning process using the same settings. You can also use it to quickly erase re-writable CDs, as well as burn or create ISO files.
Once you have selected all the files you want to burn, you simply have to press the 'Burn' button to start. You can monitor the progress during burning and the 'Abort' button allows you to stop it anytime you want, so you don't have to worry if one file is left out.
EasyISO is a simple and practical tool that provides burning capabilities and allows you to easily create ISO files. If you want more than that, you should look for a more advanced burning tool.