ImgBurn

Great tool for recording CD/DVD images

ImgBurn is an ultra-lightweight CD/DVD/HD/DVD and Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit. View full description

PROS

  • Very lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Performs drive analysis
  • Very quick

CONS

  • Does not support all drives

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ImgBurn is an ultra-lightweight CD/DVD/HD/DVD and Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit.

Image burning is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to save large amounts of data to DVD or CD, because they allow users to download high volumes of data in a relatively small file. What's more, it's instantly ready for DVD or disk burning.

ImgBurn has several 'Modes', with each one performing a different task. These include Read, which reads a disc to an image file; Build, which creates an image file from files on your computer or network; Write, which writes an image file to a disc; and Verify, which checks whether a disk is 100% readable.

With this last option, you can also ensure that the data is correct by asking ImgBurn to compare your disk against an image file. Finally, ImgBurn also includes Discovery, which puts your drive to the test to find just what kind of speeds and disk types it can support.

Bear in mind that if you are experiencing any burning problems, it may be that your drive is not fast enough to handle the settings you have configured in ImgBurn. or that you are using the wrong kind of disks.

ImgBurn is a very lightweight and powerful image burner that requires little experience but will ensure all your images are burned in a flash.

Changes

  • Added: Additional info (service name and driver version for hard disk controllers) to the 'Family Tree' text.
  • Added: 'Supported Read Speeds' to the disc info text in Read/Verify modes.
  • Added: New log entry (when burning DVD-RAM/HD DVD-RAM/BD-RE) showing the current state of the 'Hardware Defect Management' feature on the drive. When active, the drive would 'normally' take longer to burn a disc due to the automatic 'verify after write' process.
  • Added: Option to use the system default language. When an exact match cannot be found (i.e. the correct translation file is missing from the Languages folder), the program will attempt a partial match.
  • Added: Ability to perform LiteOn's SmartErase functions.
  • Added: Show 'MID' in the 'Disc Information' section of the text on the right - easier to find and always available under the same heading.
  • Added: Ability to translate the image/disc size values on the recently added 'Overburn / Truncate' prompt.
  • Added/Changed: When reading Q sub-channel data fails, the program will attempt to read RAW sub-channel data (and deinterleave it to get Q) instead.
  • Added/Changed: Option to include 'Burn using ImgBurn' file association entries in whatever's the default progid of a given file extension - previously, this was done by default.
  • Changed: When renaming an item in the Disc pane of the DLE window (on Vista+), the program will now exclude the file extension from the initially selected text.
  • Changed: Renaming items in the Explorer pane of the DLE window is now also possible via the 'normal' method of a single mouse click on a selected item (rather than just pressing F2).
  • Changed: Default size of I/O Buffer. (Less than 1GB RAM = 20MB, Less than 2GB RAM = 40MB, Everything else = 80MB)
  • Changed: When the drive fails to read a block of sectors in Read/Verify mode, the program will now log the error it returned before attempting to read them one by one (so the original error message doesn't go unreported).
  • Changed: Reverted to using original/basic messagebox for overburn question when in Build/Discovery modes.
  • Changed: Split the DVD/HD DVD/BD Video reading of various files to obtain a volume label into their own options rather than them all using a single one in the DVD Video section.
  • Changed: Tweaked some code that generates the volume label suggestion on DVD/HD DVD/BD Video builds.
  • Changed/Fixed: When CCD image layout file creation is enabled, PreGap sectors will be converted/added to 'Index 0' sectors and included within the IMG file.
  • Changed/Fixed: Workaround for infinite loop issue with some virtual drives caused by incorrect info being returned for the 'READ SUB CHANNEL' command.
  • Changed/Fixed: The autoloader 'Auto Abort On Error' option didn't apply to Read mode.
  • Changed/Fixed: Workaround for buggy (LG) drives that return 'Invalid Field in CDB' rather than 'Invalid Field in Parameter List' in response to a certain command.
  • Fixed: Default Overburning Method always reverts to 'Overburn'.
  • Fixed: Creating MDS files when it shouldn't have been.
  • Fixed: Changing the number of copies required for an image (on the Write Queue window) that was currently being burnt didn't update the value displayed in the progress window.
  • Fixed: Bug parsing the metadata in WAV files.
  • Fixed: Clicking the email link in the about box (and 'ok' on the prompt) didn't fire up default email client as it should have done (it did nothing).
  • Fixed: Problem with long initial file names causing an 'error 0x3002' prompt to be displayed and preventing open/save dialog boxes from opening under XP (and probably older OS's).
  • Fixed: Potential false positive in code that detects BCD within the RAW TOC returned from a CD.
  • Fixed: When reading from an 'Advanced Format' drive with 4k (physical AND logical) sectors, the program could pop up an error (invalid parameter?) at the end of a burn/verify operation. Clicking 'Retry' would allow it to complete successfully though.
  • Fixed: Read/Verify modes weren't exporting graph data to the file name specified via CLI.
  • Fixed: The last digit in a CD's MCN was wrong.
  • Fixed: Potential crash when displaying the 'Overburn' dialog from within Build mode.
  • Fixed: Potential crash when the 'Optimise Duplicate Files' option is enabled.

ImgBurn supports the following formats

BIN, NRG, ISO, CDI, CDR, DVD, GCM, GI, IMG, LST, MDS, PDI, UDI

ImgBurn can write most types of CD / DVD images and it supports all the latest writers (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony). You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!

ImgBurn will try its very best to burn your DVD-Video double layer images using the layer break you've specified in the IFO files, but it can also calculate the best place for you. Advanced functionality can be found in context menus that appear when you right click on various bits of the user interface.

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ImgBurn 2.5.8.0

— User reviews — about ImgBurn

  • satti12345

    by satti12345

    "easy install"

    it is easy t istall and make iso image files into dvd disc very easy way . More.

    reviewed on February 1, 2017

  • philbramham

    by philbramham

    "Genius! Will save stacks of discs. Never burn a dud again."

    Genius! Will save stacks of discs. Never burn a dud again. Everything you need from a simple burner app. More.

    reviewed on September 7, 2015

  • "malware"

    it's ridden with malware, do not use unless you want to kill your pc. More.

    reviewed on October 8, 2014

  • jim1944

    by jim1944

    "Recovering from damge done."

    I was clever enough to avoid installing most of the garbageware but not clever enough to avoid installing WSE Rocket so ... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2014

  • jim1944

    by jim1944

    "ImgBurn installer comes with malware!"

    Although ImgBurn seems to work well you need to be careful because the installer includes malware. If you are not carefu... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2014

  • raviparakkal

    by raviparakkal

    "imgBurn is a very good software "

    imgBurn is so simple,that you just can not stop liking it. it is very user friendly and the moment you want to burn any ... More.

    reviewed on April 16, 2011