Free Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009!

UPDATE 8/3/09: There is a new version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 out. Please visit http://dottech.org/freebies/7914 for more information.

NOTE: Originally this post was about how to attain Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 from Computerbild.de for free. However, with VNUNET.com now also offering it for free, I changed it around to the new source since it is English as opposed to German.

What is Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009? It is a disc burning suite. The following are all the features of Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009:

  • Burn and update data discs
    Burn data to discs and update previously burned discs by adding and removing files and folders.
  • Back up your data to single or multiple discs
    Back up your valuable data to one or more discs. Single backups can span multiple discs. Restore your backups in a single easy operation.
  • Rip and burn audio
    Rip audio from CDs and burn to audio CDs and MP3 discs on CD, DVD and Blu-ray in a variety of formats.
  • Burn movies to DVDs and data discs
    You can burn video DVDs, Video CDs (VCD), Super Video CDs (SVCD) and data video discs.
  • Copy CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs
    Just insert a disc, select Copy and you’re ready to burn.
  • Create and burn disc images
    You can both create and burn ISO, CUE/BIN and Ashampoo’s own special ASHDISC image formats.
  • Erase rewriteable discs
    Quick and easy erase functions for reusing rewriteable discs.
  • Expert burn functions for full control
    Burning experts can create modified copies of existing discs (read in data structure and make changes and additions) and burn discs of all kinds with full control of all main configuration options.
  • Label Designer
  • Point-and-click label design
  • Ready-to-use themes – just enter your title data
  • Import track data from your disc
  • Design and create:
    • Disc labels
    • Booklets
    • Covers for jewel cases, slim cases, DVD and Blu-ray cases
  • Add your own backgrounds, text objects, images and data tables
  • Fast alignment and editing tools for images and text

That information is just what developer has to say about the software. Studio 2009 = Studio 8 more or less (only a few rare differences)

In order to get Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 for free, first you must visit VNUNet.com and download it.

Once you download it, install the program. During the installation process, a few windows in, you will come upon this window:

Hit “Next” and you will come upon this:

As the screenshot says, make sure to leave “Get full version key…” checked. Hit “Next” and finish the installation. After the installation is done, a webpage should open up that takes you to ashampoo’s website where you must ‘register’ by giving them your email

Hotmail is not supported for some reason. Also, I suggest you use a spam email because Ashampoo spams.

After you have done that, check your email (the one that you entered) for an email from Ashampoo. You will actually get two emails. The one we are interested in is from “Ashampoo <MrReg@ashampoo.com>” with the subject line of “Your registration – Ashampoo® Burning Studio 2009 (F_vnu_gb) (English (UK£)). If you can’t find it, be sure to check your Junk MailBox. It will contain the registration code for Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009. Copy this code:

Run Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009. You should be promoted with this window (if you are not, go to Help -> Register):

Select “Enter Key”, hit “OK”. Paste your key in the window that pops up and hit “Register”:

If you get the following message box after you hit “Register” you are good to go:

You now own a full version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009! If you have any problems with this, feel free to ask. I will assist if I can.

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8 comments

  1. scott

    i have tried version 8, and compared to the free 2009, the only things missing are the ability to create dvd movies from computer video formats, and to create dvd slideshows from chosen images. With the latter you can also add music. Apart from these 2 options missing in 2009, its identical to version 8, although i have no idea if the current version 9 you pay for has added any other new features (that are missing in both the paid for previous version 8, and free promotional 2009 version mentioned here).

  2. midix

    Yeah, but as long as it does everything for BURNING, I do not care about authoring. My Philips DVD player can shew major avi file types so it is ok with me to burn avi. Or convert them to something else with Virtual Dub or Handbrake.

    So thanks for finding this freebie. Strange – Ashampoo site does not mention it on the product list (I guess, it is abandoned – as it says to upgrade to version 8, but 8 is the oldest one at Ashampoo web site).

    And yes, I hope, it is registered for good and won’t say just one day – Sorry, it was a joke, you need to buy it.

  3. kimotheraphy

    Correct me if I am wrong… Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 can only burn but not author DVDs, ie. if you want to burn an avi file to a DVD watchable on a normal DVD player, you must first use another app to author a DVD before Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 can burn it. The upgrade to Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 is Ashampoo Burning Studio 8 which can author and burn DVDs… The upgrade costs USD 9.99…

  4. John C

    First, thanks for all your great reviews and helpful advice!!

    I downloaded and registered Ashampoo Burining Studio 2009 according to your instructions (although I may have entered “Obtain a FREE full version key” instead of “Enter key”) and was able to enter my key and get the “The key code was accepted” block. But now when I open the program, under Help / About, there is no indication that the program is registered and if you click on “Register”, it sends you automatically to their two stage registration process – asking for email address again to send the key.

    Is this normal?? How do you know it is registered? There is a readme file associated with the download that indicates it is a FULL version, but nothing about confirming the registration. Thanks for your help.