If you just need a nice and clean CD/DVD burning app, then i would recommend Jamie's burnatonce. It's a frontend for several good and stable command-line apps like cdrdao(CD), cdrecord(DVD), mkisofs(ISO creation), readcd(read CD/DVD to ISO format) etc. For burning CD-DA's, then i would recommend Gambit's Burrrn. It's a frontend for cdrdao and many audio decoders and other tools. Besides it's nice and clean interface, and low memory foot-print(just like burnatonce), then the main reason i'm using this tool instead of eg. burnatonce for CD-DA's, is that you can drop WavPack/FLAC/APE images with embedded cuesheet's onto the Burrrn window, and then Burrrn will automatically extract the cuesheet and decode the image to WAV, and burn it to disc.
The only reason i have been using Nero lately(v220.127.116.11), is that for some strange reason, then my new Plextor PX-755A was taking about 10 min. to write a DVD+R at 16x speed with burnatonce(cdrecord), so i used Nero instead for writing DVDs, but now that i have just ordered a LG 4167B, then i will quit using Nero entirely.
burnatonce v0.99.5 :
Burrrn v1.14b2 :
Instructions for adding DVD support to burnatonce :
Download Cdrtools v2.01.01a10 :
Download cygwin1.dll v1.5.19 :
Go into your burnatonce\external folder and rename cygwin1.dll to cygwin1.dll.old. Copy cdrecord.exe + cygwin1.dll to your burnatonce\external folder and rename cdrecord.exe to prodvd.exe.