I believe that you will encounter some cases when burning a disc is necessary for your daily work. Then you will need a burning tool installed right now. Since most of time, your burning performance is not every day work and you didn’t need the commercial ware installed, you may try some light weight burning tools. And this post will introduce you two light weight burning softwares under Windows and Mac OS X. They are BurnAware Free and Burn. Also, both of them can be a good,light weight, and free alternative to some commercial solutions, such as Nero etc. And also, if you need a premium burning suite for your home use, you can try Ashampoo Burning Studio and Alcohol 120%.
BurnAware Free (Windows) – Download
Create data, bootable and multisession CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs
Create Audio CDs and MP3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs
Create and burn boot images
Create and burn disc images
Supports all current hardware interfaces (IDE/SCSI/USB/1394/SATA)
Supports UDF/ISO9660/Joliet Bridged file systems (any combination)
On-the-fly writing for all image types (no staging to hard drive first)
Auto-verification of written files
Supports CD-Text and unicode characters
Supports Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32 and 64 Bit), no drivers required
Burn (Mac OS X) – Download
Burn your files to a disc so you can access them later on.
Choose different filesystems so you can share your files with people with different operating systems.
Change advanced settings like, file permissions, the disc icon, file dates and more on the fly in Burns inspector.
Create standard Audio-CD discs with ease. Just drop your audio files in Burns audio list.
Burn can create DVD-Audio discs, which can contain more and higher quality files.
Burn offers advanced options like CD-Text and mp3 tag editing to personalize your disc.
Burn can create a wide range of video discs. From VideoCD to DVD-Video discs. And DivX discs to fit more of your videos on a disc.
Burn can copy discs or use disk images to recreate your discs.
Burn will take your video and audio files and turns them in the right format.