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NEW VERSION Ads / Adfree

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit! It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task: Read - Read a disc to an image file. Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc. Write - Write an image file to a disc. Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

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File size:3.3MB
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  Latest version Ads / Adfree (June 13, 2013)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog Released: Sunday 16th June 2013

Added: Holding the ALT key when clicking on DLE window's Disc pane column header will now remove the sort order (so they're then essentially sorted by addition order).
Added: Ability to incrementally search the Explorer pane in the 'Disc Layout Editor' window.
Added: The effective USB connection speed (1.1, 2.0, 3.0) for USB devices to the initial device scan log entries.
Added: Log entry when burning showing the effective layer break position.
Added: Log entry when burning that shows the number of discs a Lite-On drive thinks it has burnt.
Added: Pioneer drives now list their 'Kernel Version' next to the firmware version.
Added: The Windows 7+ taskbar button/progress display now turns red if an I/O error box pops up during a read/write (etc.) operation.
Added: The ability to set the 'Platform ID' when building a bootable disc - thus enabling the creation of UEFI bootable discs.
Added: Internal version of the 'BurnerMax Payload' code (well, what I could figure out) to allow for overburning DVD+R DL on many MediaTek chipset based drives. In practice, this only seems to work on Lite-On (and clone) drives that have 'Force HyperTuning' enabled.
Added: MSF info to the 'Sector Viewer' tool.
Added: Allow for larger I/O buffer (1GB).
Added: Option to pick the transfer size (32KB -> 512 KB) used when reading / writing files.
Added: Option to enable/disable the OS's buffering when writing image files.
Added: Ability to make the Explorer pane in the DLE window 'Read Only'.
Added: Support for Opus audio compression format.
Added: Support for TAK lossless audio compression format (including embedded CUE sheets).
Added: Ability to use a '*' wildcard for 'backup list' directory entries in an IBB project file (applies to Advanced input mode).
Added: A few keyboard shortcuts to the DLE window. (Ctrl+Shift+C = New Disc (Clear), Ctrl+Shift+D = Add Folder (Directory), Ctrl+Shift+F = Add Files, Ctrl+Shift+N = New Folder)
Changed: No longer bundling/offering the toolbar in the setup program, OpenCandy now handles product offerings during installation.
Changed: Buffered I/O is now enabled by default for reading/writing files.
Changed: Update the splashscreen logo.
Changed: The 'Delete' option/button in the Disc Layout Editor has been renamed to 'Remove' so it matches the one in Standard input mode (and so people aren't put off by the term 'Delete' - thinking it'll actually delete the file on their hard drive).
Changed/Fixed: Detect oversized UDF File Entry descriptors and don't attempt to parse them.
Changed/Fixed: Restore 'Disc Layout Editor' window's focus when the application becomes active.
Changed/Fixed: Workaround for the new 16x LG Blu-ray writers that report the wrong (a truncated) current write speed value in the 'GET PERFORMANCE' response when burning at 16x.
Changed/Fixed: Workaround for newer LG drives with the 'Silent Play' feature that seem to ignore attempts to set the read speed via the 'SET STREAMING' command. They get fixed on 1x and won't read any faster!
Changed/Fixed: Attempt to block users from trying to write discs their 'combo' drive doesn't support (i.e. a DVD+RW/BD-ROM combo drive trying to burn BD-R).
Changed/Fixed: Potential errors were being ignored/lost when setting a 'changeable' layer break position to its current/maximum value. The program now reports them.
Changed/Fixed: Tweaked the 'browse for folder/file' dialog code to hopefully stop the OS from throwing up a 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X:.' error when the MRU location is a drive that no longer has a disc in it.
Changed/Fixed: Reworked some commands that could optionally not use 'Immediate I/O'. Old code could fall back to 'Non-Immediate I/O' and loose the initial error message from the 'Immediate I/O' version of the command.
Changed/Fixed: Made an adjustment (potential bug fix) to my drag+drop component's code. It may cut down on crashes / weird things happening as a result of the user having performed a d+d operation.
Changed/Fixed: 'Shutdown Computer' checkboxes should have read 'Shut Down Computer'.
Changed/Fixed: Recently added 'MID' info to was missing from the disc info text in Read / Verify modes.
Fixed: Cosmetic issue displaying numbers when the user's 'thousands separator' is set to nothing.
Fixed: Displaying wrong firmware subversion on newer LG Blu-ray drives (BH14+).
Fixed: Memory leak when burning Audio CDs that use DirectShow for decoding.
Fixed: Memory leak when burning an Audio CDs where the files are already in the correct format for burning (no decode required).
Fixed: Potential access violation when reading a field in a UDF 'File Set Descriptor'.
Fixed: Old (orphaned) AWS related registry/ini file entries were being left behind - this was perfectly fine, it's just nice to keep the place tidy!
Fixed: DLE Window's Disc Toolbar wasn't being resized for higher DPI systems - meaning the buttons weren't fully visible.
Fixed: When outputting Mode2/Form1/2352 from Build mode, the program didn't take into account any additional data type conversion required for the drive - this could produce a corrupt disc.
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Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct. Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing

ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

It can burn Audio CD's from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM - including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.

You can use it to build DVD Video discs (from a VIDEO_TS folder), HD DVD Video discs (from a HVDVD_TS folder) and Blu-ray Video discs (from a BDAV / BDMV folder) with ease.

It supports Unicode folder/file names, so you shouldn't run in to any problems if you're using an international character set.

ImgBurn supports all the Microsoft Windows OS's - Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (including all the 64-bit versions). If you use Wine, it should also run on Linux and other x86-based Unixes.

It's a very flexible application with several advanced features that are often lacking in other tools, especially when it comes to burning DVD Video discs. It supports all the latest drives without the need for updates (including booktype / bitsetting / advanced settings on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, LG, NEC, Optiarc, Pioneer, Plextor, Samsung, Sony).

There is an image queue system for when you're burning several images (which you can automatically share between multiple drives if you have more than one) and an easy-to-use layer break selection screen for double layer DVD Video jobs. The Automatic Write Speed feature allows you store your favourite burn speed settings on a per 'Media ID' basis, right down to a drive by drive level. Data captured during the burn (write speed, buffer levels etc) can be displayed / analysed using DVDInfoPro.

Whilst ImgBurn is designed to work perfectly straight out of the box, advanced users will appreciate just how configurable it is.

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Guides and How to's

BD2DVD: Blu-ray to DVD guide - Read
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How to make and burn ISO images with PgcEdit - Read
ImgBurn guides, Burn DVD-Video folder, Build mode, Create single layer and dual layer ISOs - Read
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ImgBurn2, Imageburn

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Run MBAM if you have open candy on by mistake. It will clean it up.

For ANY PROGRAM YOU HAVE SUSPICIONS ABOUT, disconnect from internet before you start installer. I do that regularly now. It will save you headaches.

Posted March 04, 2016 by ron spencer. Tool version using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

@ o770: ImgBurn is really a good program, but with anything marked adware/bundleware or giving you option of additional "anything" during installation you need to tread like a fox on thin ice :-) . It's a bit too late for you in this case, but read this:

Posted March 04, 2016 by AllisOne. Tool version using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I read and read and was cautious and opted out of the bundleware and yet had Opencandy installed. I recommend visiting the topic titled "Open Candy Forced!?" at the official forum, judge for yourself!
It was free, it infected my OS: value 1 for money. So sell me the clean thing?

Posted March 03, 2016 by o770. Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

This is top of the line software! :)

CAUTION: the installer is bundled with adware (OpenCandy). :(

FORTUNATELY: it's easily possible to sidestep the adware, and there are several different methods which you can find by searching and reading this forum. Also both ImgBurn and OpenCandy have Wiki's which cross-reference some of those counter measures. :)

Posted January 07, 2016 by Mrx15. Tool version using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Great software burns reliably. Great for data video dvds and iso images of Linux etc. However the audio cd support is still buggy. I've had it fail to correctly decode mp3s and get stuck processing a .cue and mp3 set. Also has adware as others have reported.

Posted July 17, 2014 by loster. Tool version using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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