Cool Burning Studio, the name says everything about the purpose of the application. It comes with a simple interface that shows only the main burning options you can select from: writing a data CD, DVD or Blu-ray, creating a DVD video, creating or ripping an Audio CD or access the extra, ISO-related tools and the disc erasing option.
Once you make your choice the application uses a wizard menu to guide you through every step of the procedure. The first step always requires you to choose the method (SCSI transport) to access devices.
Working with the program is nothing special in particular as it features all the regular options and does not stray from the path already beaten by so many applications of the same feather.
Creating a data disc allows organizing the files in folders and there is also information about the space occupied by the entries. In the case of an Audio CD the application provides details about the total duration of the tracks added; the supported audio files are WAV, MP3, WMA and OGG Vorbis.
The ISO-related tools enable the creation of a new package, which can be bootable if the necessary boot image is provided. Additionally, it can burn this type of files to a disc or save the contents of a disc to an ISO image file.
There is support for rewriteable discs, which can be recycled by erasing the content starting from the same wizard that accompanies the user through any other operation.
Cool Burning Studio is not the modern disc burning utility a user might think of. Its functionality fails to impress as it seems to have stagnated to a list of features very similar to what some freebies make available.