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dhrandy
04-28-2009, 03:57 AM
http://www.imgburn.com/

I'm surprised this one hasn't made it into the tool of the week. This is one of my most used tools. I use it for everything from burning ISOs, ripping ISOs to burning customers backed up files and making MP3 disc. I've never had a failed burn.

Here is a little more info from the official site.

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. 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, 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 Windows OS's - Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and 7 (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, 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.

Oh and let's not forget the best thing about it.... it's 100% FREE ;-)

Fixedathome.com
04-28-2009, 07:50 AM
Agreed! ImgBurn is a quality program.

eggy53
04-29-2009, 12:41 AM
I use it also its a great program very useful.

DanF
04-29-2009, 10:21 AM
Looks like a greate freeware alternative to Ashampoo. What do you guys think? Ever used Ashampoo?

dhrandy
04-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Looks like a greate freeware alternative to Ashampoo. What do you guys think? Ever used Ashampoo?
I can't say I've used Ashampoo. I've been using ImgBurn for a couple years. Before that it was Nero.

tasaholic
04-30-2009, 02:15 AM
I use both a lot..depends on what you are doing...but for .iso,cannot go past the simplicity of ImgBurn IMHO:cool:

Valleytech
05-04-2009, 03:18 PM
For some reason Img kept locking up on me. It would start writing the tracks and stop after the first 2.

I use both a lot..depends on what you are doing...but for .iso,cannot go past the simplicity of ImgBurn IMHO:cool: