cdrtfe v1.5.9 Updated

Andrew Lee on 23 Nov 2021

cdrtfe (cdrtools Frontend) is a collection of CD/DVD/BD tools for burning and audio extraction. In addition to standard data recording, the program includes support for media container formats like XCD, (S)VCD and DVD-video, audio formats (redbook), CD-Plus mixed format (audio+data) and creation and writing of ISO images and bootable discs. The program can also create CDs that "overburn" and add up to 13% more data than normal discs. Audio extraction formats include WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC and more.

The program is a front-end that combines several burning tools including cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, cdda2wav), Mode2CDMaker and VCDImager.

Also available in PortableApps format and in winPenPack format.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "portable" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cdrtfe.exe.
What's new? See:

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AndTheWolf 2021-11-22 15:03

Now at version 1.5.9


Checker 2014-04-09 22:31

@ Ascend4nt: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Ascend4nt 2014-04-09 19:39

Direct linking is nice but that will miss updates. This page seems to list the latest version (1.5.2 at this time):


Beeber 2011-04-21 09:32

@ User2
Thanks for that...and just in time. You seem to be the only one with that crucial piece of information on the whole web.


User 2 2011-03-12 05:29

I just figured it out.. At the bottom of the Data CD tab, right click on the bar that shows the CD's capacity, and you can switch the capacity to DVD capacity. Absolutely bizarre GUI choice!


User 2 2011-03-12 05:26

n response to Helge: The website says that, but the tool itself only shows a tab for Video DVD. There is a tab for Data CD, but no tab for Data DVD.


montyoto 2010-08-03 22:22

I am extremely glad I found cdrtfe for one single but crucial reason: I need to burn audio-cd's with NO GAP between tracks.

And all other open-source applications I've been thru until cdrtfe doesn't have that option. And (important!) on my machine cdrtfe runs smoothly on top of Vista (while so many other applications lag and drag on that platform). Sweet

Mirko 2008-09-14 02:44

I tried both cdrtools and DeepBurner, and then several other
CD/DVD burners. Some of them are good. Now I use only ImgBurn.
It works perfectly. I run it from USB stick. It is not fully
portable, it leaves traces in c:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\ImgBurn, but I think that is not a big issue.

Helge 2008-04-03 01:00

In response to User: I don't know if the description has been changed in the meantime, but on the website it says "[...]It can burn data discs (CD and DVD), Audio CDs, XCDs, (S)VCDs and DVD-Video discs[...]" - including data DVDs!

mjwiech 2008-04-02 08:49

"The procedure entry point_impure_ptr could not be located in the dynamic link library cygwin1.dll"...

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