This is a powerful application that creates data, audio, and video CDs and DVDs, and performs other related tasks. It offers wizards specifically designed for each of the functions supported, which will guide you step by step. Among the extra features it offers, it can extract the audio from your audio CDs, erase any CD-RW disc, and create and burn ISO images.
The program's main window has an elegant and eye-catching design. It acts as a main menu where you can select the action you want to perform. When you choose an action, it will run its specific wizard, and all you have to do is follow the steps. But even though the wizard method is meant to make tasks easier, you will be asked some questions that might be too technical. For example, most of the program's wizards will ask you about the SCSI transport you want to use for device access (the options are SPTI or ASPI), and although a brief explanation is included, this may be a challenging question for many inexpert users anyway.
Besides burning audio, data, and video CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, the program is capable of performing very interesting additional tasks. For example, as mentioned before, it can be used as a CD ripper, it can create ISO images from existing CDs or DVDs, and it can even create an ISO image of your whole file system, which you can then store as a system backup. It can also create high-quality video discs (VCDs, SVCDs or DVDs) from your video files. Of course, to perform all those additional tasks the program's wizards will also guide you step by step.
To sum up, Disc Create Express is a handy and lightweight tool that provides you with all the functions that bigger CD burning programs have and more (not to mention its very reasonable price).