ImgBurn ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 for Windows

by LIGHTNING UK!

Avg. Rating 4.8 (1,747 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 30,167,587
Publisher LIGHTNING UK!
Homepage ImgBurn

Publisher's Description

ImgBurn is a free tool that enables you to burn CD/DVD images with ease. All the latest drives are supported (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones). Advanced functionality can be found in the ImgBurn context menus.

CLEAN INSTALL! No OpenCandy bundled.

Latest Reviews

helenika

helenika reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Oct 3, 2013

great, just take care of avoiding the toolbars and crap during installation.

PCB

PCB reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Aug 1, 2013

This app is awesome ... then they added junk-ware to it in v2.5.8.0 ... I got my older version back at oldapps.com ... hope this helps.

MeanE

MeanE reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Jun 18, 2013

Be warned that 2.5.8.0 has a whole bunch of crapware that gets installed with it.

Otherwise a great program until this release.

dubstepmaker

dubstepmaker reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Feb 14, 2013

great burner program.

finnlayer

finnlayer reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Dec 29, 2012

Some laptops with burners, have had the yellow icon in the system tray,

it was the upper and lower filets that needed be deleted, system reboot and the burners were working.

That's why this is such a good burner program, it also helps to find bios updates and change region + more options are available to the user.

Interface looks a little dull, never the less its as solid as a rock.

616h8

616h8 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 20, 2012

I had the unfortenate Error of Lead Out not completing in Nero, Roxio, Windows, BurnerXP & so on & so forth 25X!!!
Murfy's LAW: ImgBurn was the last App I tried & have been smiling ever since!!!
Xcilent work guyz!!!
KEEP IT UP!!!

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 3, 2012

I love this program and use it for years now. It's VERY reliable regarding burning CD/DVDs. The only time, so far, that it failed to burn a DVD, was when my burner went to burner holy land. ;) In I don't really know how many years, the program itself never failed me. However, there is still a very annoying bug that makes it crash, and it happens *quite often* when I'm in a "Build" mode and dragging files from the Explorer into it. It just goes "poof" and gives me the "application crashed" screen. So you have to "build" the project all over again... and it can still crash on you again. :-/ So sometimes, when I have a bigger "build" to make, I save the project after every drag and drop addition... for just in case. I still give it 5 stars for reliability when you press the "burn button". ;)

Also, I find it so convenient that I can install it so easily and burn CD/DVDs in a matter of seconds! Just use 7-zip to unpack it. All you need to make it work is actually just the main exe file and nothing else.

Well deserved five stars! I'll give it 10 stars when they resolve the drag and drop crashes! :)

alejandro2708

alejandro2708 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 1, 2012

muy bueno

fgjtgcjyghcjtghfc

fgjtgcjyghcjtghfc reviewed v2.5.7.0 on May 12, 2012

Still a good piece of software,except for the added ASK TOOLBAR!

The ASK tool bar INI file is set to 1 (yes please)as standard ,as if you and everyone would always give consent from the beginning without being asked.(which is nonsense behaviour of advertisers and all the other companies that want to mine data ,otherwise they would not get many people wanting their crap added extra's installed )

An easy way to bypass the ASK.com data miner from going anywhere !Just download 7zip and when it's installed (7zip) just right click the setupimg exe and choose 7-zip ,then choose extract to "setupimgburn"

Now this will extract the contents of the imgburn exe to a folder,now you can open that folder and start imiage burn just by clicking the imgburn exe.The programme will start straight up into image burn without you being bugged for installing the ASK toolbar data miner ,as this method bypasses all the guff .

You could also go into the same folder and into the $PLUGINSDIR folder and delete both the apnstub exe and the apntoolbarinstaller exe just to further prevent any trickery.

Simples !!!!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Mar 30, 2012

great stuff has not failed me yet free non bloat. The only one i use

Avg. Rating 4.8 (1,747 votes)
Your Rating
helenika

helenika reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Oct 3, 2013

great, just take care of avoiding the toolbars and crap during installation.

PCB

PCB reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Aug 1, 2013

This app is awesome ... then they added junk-ware to it in v2.5.8.0 ... I got my older version back at oldapps.com ... hope this helps.

MeanE

MeanE reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Jun 18, 2013

Be warned that 2.5.8.0 has a whole bunch of crapware that gets installed with it.

Otherwise a great program until this release.

dubstepmaker

dubstepmaker reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Feb 14, 2013

great burner program.

finnlayer

finnlayer reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Dec 29, 2012

Some laptops with burners, have had the yellow icon in the system tray,

it was the upper and lower filets that needed be deleted, system reboot and the burners were working.

That's why this is such a good burner program, it also helps to find bios updates and change region + more options are available to the user.

Interface looks a little dull, never the less its as solid as a rock.

616h8

616h8 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 20, 2012

I had the unfortenate Error of Lead Out not completing in Nero, Roxio, Windows, BurnerXP & so on & so forth 25X!!!
Murfy's LAW: ImgBurn was the last App I tried & have been smiling ever since!!!
Xcilent work guyz!!!
KEEP IT UP!!!

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 3, 2012

I love this program and use it for years now. It's VERY reliable regarding burning CD/DVDs. The only time, so far, that it failed to burn a DVD, was when my burner went to burner holy land. ;) In I don't really know how many years, the program itself never failed me. However, there is still a very annoying bug that makes it crash, and it happens *quite often* when I'm in a "Build" mode and dragging files from the Explorer into it. It just goes "poof" and gives me the "application crashed" screen. So you have to "build" the project all over again... and it can still crash on you again. :-/ So sometimes, when I have a bigger "build" to make, I save the project after every drag and drop addition... for just in case. I still give it 5 stars for reliability when you press the "burn button". ;)

Also, I find it so convenient that I can install it so easily and burn CD/DVDs in a matter of seconds! Just use 7-zip to unpack it. All you need to make it work is actually just the main exe file and nothing else.

Well deserved five stars! I'll give it 10 stars when they resolve the drag and drop crashes! :)

alejandro2708

alejandro2708 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 1, 2012

muy bueno

fgjtgcjyghcjtghfc

fgjtgcjyghcjtghfc reviewed v2.5.7.0 on May 12, 2012

Still a good piece of software,except for the added ASK TOOLBAR!

The ASK tool bar INI file is set to 1 (yes please)as standard ,as if you and everyone would always give consent from the beginning without being asked.(which is nonsense behaviour of advertisers and all the other companies that want to mine data ,otherwise they would not get many people wanting their crap added extra's installed )

An easy way to bypass the ASK.com data miner from going anywhere !Just download 7zip and when it's installed (7zip) just right click the setupimg exe and choose 7-zip ,then choose extract to "setupimgburn"

Now this will extract the contents of the imgburn exe to a folder,now you can open that folder and start imiage burn just by clicking the imgburn exe.The programme will start straight up into image burn without you being bugged for installing the ASK toolbar data miner ,as this method bypasses all the guff .

You could also go into the same folder and into the $PLUGINSDIR folder and delete both the apnstub exe and the apntoolbarinstaller exe just to further prevent any trickery.

Simples !!!!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Mar 30, 2012

great stuff has not failed me yet free non bloat. The only one i use

Otto_technica

Otto_technica reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Feb 4, 2012

I've used this little app since the DVD Decryptor days. It's is, by far, the best burning package available today and it just gets better with each update.
Easy to use for the absolute beginner and advanced enough to tackle almost any "burning" task.
I can't rate this highly enough.

ppscslv

ppscslv reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Nov 6, 2011

It's exactly what I'm looking for...

gninga5

gninga5 reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Oct 26, 2011

For use it in a iMac?

shroom

shroom reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Oct 4, 2011

Perfect burning app though "ApnStub" (toolbar) launches before the ImgBurn install so 3 points less.

sheishem

sheishem reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Jun 22, 2011

wow

HomeroJaySimpson

HomeroJaySimpson reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 26, 2011

¡Thank you!

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 23, 2011

I use it all the time for at least 2 years now and it's such a no-headache program. Kinda transparent - you stop thinking about it in a while. I burn[t] a lot of DVD-s with it and it only gave me problems when my burner started dying, which is understandable. The only thing I miss with it, now that it has proper and easy "burning list assembly" that is file manager-like [I don't use explorer but q-dir...] I only miss multi-session burning, but I kinda learned to live with it. Not that I wouldn't use it again if the author implements it! :) Great program and thank you for making it and making it simple to use.

Former Nero addict. :)

g4qber

g4qber reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 21, 2011

use it all the time

data OK but timestamps out in these burners:
burnaware 3.1.6
infrarecorder
cdbxp_setup_4.3.7.2356
ashampoo

Darr247

Darr247 reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 5, 2011

I haven't tried ImgBurn yet, but Multi-Session means you burn some data to CD/DVD, then finalize/close that session (instead of finalizing the disc). Then you can record more data to the same CD/DVD and finalize that new session, et cetera. i.e. there are multiple sessions on the same CD or DVD.

The only drawback to a multi-session disc is some older drives (like, made before 1998), or some standalone home/auto/boombox disc players, might 'see' only the first session on a disc.

But, anyway... ImgBurn DOES appear to support multi-session. See the online manual - http://forum.imgburn.com...=findpost&pid=66444 - That will get you to section 4... then page down to section 4.2.10

So, I'm going to rate it a 4 just for having such a comprehensive manual available. :-)

sousabone3

sousabone3 reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Feb 3, 2011

No Multisession? Like most programs with windows 7, hold shift and click to open a program from the "superbar" and voila. I burn simultaneously with my laptops internal and an external drive all the time. Is that what you meant by multisession?

Truly brilliant piece of software, and free. I use alot of free and open source software and I often find myself thinking that imgburn has got to be one of the best free apps out there. Its up there with foobar and vlc. Thanks imgburn!

edit - ?? thats not the 4 letter, that s the key next to z and above control

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Jan 21, 2011

Truly a one of a kind CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc burning program. It's the only disc burning program I use. Nero could only dream of being as good as this. I can't believe they give this away for free.

Maybe a future update could include Multi Session support.

Thank you a million times over.

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Jan 13, 2011

still no multisession wholalala

emilianonlz

emilianonlz reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Jan 10, 2011

buenisimo

guagua

guagua reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 31, 2010

picco

picco reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 31, 2010

wena wenansansa

lehenryjr

lehenryjr reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 30, 2010

This application stays on my jumpdrive and if any one asks me about burning ISO's- I point them in this direction. It's portable and dependable.

Until next time,
Larry Henry Jr.
LEHSYS.com

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 14, 2010

Perfect. The only thing I don't like is the new prog icon :D
Thanks Lighting UK for this great tool!

sn0wy82

sn0wy82 reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 8, 2010

Excellent software- only problem I've had is with erasing DVD-RW's It doesn't like my burner for that!

PetePat

PetePat reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 8, 2010

The best.

marcioindau

marcioindau reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 7, 2010

Copy on the fly is a DREAM ;/

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 7, 2010

The best!

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 7, 2010

it will so not get 5 from me becouse of no most basic, 100yrs old option, that ALL competitors have and it even has a name: MILTISESSION!

Erentur

Erentur reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Dec 5, 2010

@Alexander-GG

Who's still using multisession ? In times in which DVD-R's costs are negligible there is imho no room for that mode. In my experience it caused more trouble than it was worth.

I am using ImgBurn for a couple of years now and it never let me down, does exactly it is advertised to do and it has lots of features for the power user and even a wizard for the not so experienced user. In addition to that it is free and light weight. At least I don't know of another program that small, which has the same or more features. Bashing the implementation of the optional Ask toolbar in an otherwise free program is also not called for.

From me both thumbs up for an excellent reliable and small piece of software.

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Nov 16, 2010

What's up with all of you guys?

This soft can't burn multi-session disks. I tried to find out something about this issue on their forums and I was really surprised to read that the author doesn't like to use the multi-session disks, so, if someone wants this feature he should write it's own burning software from the scratch, he-he.

What for someone needs this soft if there are a lot of free similar applications with almost all of the features which ImgBurn has? Is this some kind of fashion trend to use ImgBurn? I guess, yes, this is the fashion trend and nothing more.

Rate 2 for non-intuitive interface, limited functionality and ask toolbar. Wake up guys!

lehenryjr

lehenryjr reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Oct 24, 2010

I use ImgBurn to write all the DVDs I create. I have tried several others, but I stick with ImgBurn because I know it's going to write the DVDs correctly, and they're going to work when I put them in a DVD player.

Nothing about the GUI is wasted— you get exactly what you need to know. The burning process is flawless and you can't beat the performance to price ratio.

Until next time,
Larry Henry Jr.
LEHSYS.com

MRSMITH71

MRSMITH71 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Oct 9, 2010

Fine Program. It only installs the ASK Toolbar if you are too inattentive to uncheck the boxes during install.

shroom

shroom reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 15, 2010

Five stars for a perfect application.
Oh, minus one for the ask toolbar phoning home before I can even say no thanks (hopefully my firewall asked me before allowing it).

Someone reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 11, 2010

I work in a CD/DVD production environment, and ImgBurn is a great all-in-one tool for creating, working with and burning CD or DVD image files, as well as for testing master discs supplied by customers for duplication. It may not be pretty, but it gets the job done!

niteshadow

niteshadow reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 10, 2010

Great app for burning to just about any media.
I like that it's easy to use but also has good options for the power user.
I mostly use it to create and write ISO images, and burn mp3 or audio CDs.
All in all a very solid performer.
As for the Ask toolbar it's unfortunate but I guess the developer needs to get funds besides donations.
It's true that the AskInstallChecker does run and it probably "phones" home, which some users will equate to spyware.
This can be stopped using a proper security software setting.
However AskToolbarInstaller only runs if you forgot to opt-out.
So toolbar does not install if you are careful which is no different than other "free" software, or even some commercial software.
The price for this great freeware is that you have to pay attention to what you click.

Rafterman

Rafterman reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 8, 2010

Used to use this all the time with XP but when I began using a 64-bit o/s that all changed, Imgburn never worked correctly and kept on crashing/hanging, a pity really. Now with this Ask toolbar included I just would not bother. Why do these ppl think we need crapware like ask delivered with our apps, if I want the ask toolbar or any other toolbar I am quite capable of downloading it myself. When I download Imgburn all I want is Imgburn, very dissapointed.

basbabette

basbabette reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 6, 2010

its nice

JamesSmith2

JamesSmith2 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 4, 2010

Excellent program. Truly the best free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Burning and Disc Imaging program around. The only missing feature is multi-session support. I love the new icons by the way.

I agree with the other reviewer, anyone comparing the program to spyware is a total jerk. The ask toolbar is optional and easily unticked during setup. No one wants it, but the author has to make money somewhere.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 3, 2010

A great application. Anyone crapping on IMGburn is a total jerk.

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 3, 2010

This product may function well but it is IMHO "crapware". The installation includes the Ask toolbar that actually installs BEFORE you get a chance to say you don't want it then is VERY difficult to uninstall and totally remove from your system.

I would give this product a NO star rating if it was possible. We ought to black-list software that is a trojan for other rubbish products that most folks simply don't want.

I recommend: CDBurnerXP or BurnAware or DeepBurner or InfraRecorder

Regards,
Peter

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

I had to stop using ImgBurn when I got a laptop with Windows 7 x64 because working with Cue and several other issues kept crashing it. The latest update 2.5.2 seems to have fixed them. Now if only they'd compile a native x64 version.

noMas_@

noMas_@ reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

The best!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

This app is so good it almost makes me with I was still using windows instead of Linux.

baki_princ

baki_princ reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

something perfect just like jdownloader (you wont look any other program) but they just wont put support for multisession. thats why i give it 4 rating. i literarly need other burning software just becosue this one cant burn mullti sessions.

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

Hurt so good! Yeah, baby make it hurt so good! Sometimes my disks don't burn like they should, oh wah-ah HUH UH.. burn so good!

lypxzm

lypxzm reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Aug 27, 2010

Burn so fast! Work well!

braboxs

braboxs reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Aug 25, 2010

thanx

hilander53

hilander53 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Aug 8, 2010

è un grande software.. complimenti

rainer15

rainer15 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jul 28, 2010

muchas gracias por el programa

mono1286

mono1286 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jul 24, 2010

thanks for the support and hope that I serve

stevewilson

stevewilson reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jun 15, 2010

The very nice burner! I'll consider it as a replacement of the current that I'm using, 'small cd writer'.

emiliano0001

emiliano0001 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jun 8, 2010

iuhiuyiu

FBINHORP

FBINHORP reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jun 3, 2010

MANY THANKS !!

I HAVE ALREADY MADE A DONATE, THE MONEY REALY WORTH !!!

demiri22

demiri22 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on May 29, 2010

thank u very much

esteban_abajo

esteban_abajo reviewed v2.5.1.0 on May 3, 2010

thanks you very much

auto

auto reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Apr 22, 2010

This software has a lot to offer for both beginners and power users, so why to pay when you can get it for free!

muckinfangled

muckinfangled reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Apr 6, 2010

Love ImgBurn, I had no problems. I just opt-out of everything I wasn't interested in. I didn't install first few days of new release so my experience maybe different. I believe the AskInstallChecker 1.4.0 did "phone home"
No ad menus when in "tools menu" (did download from ImgBurn mirror and not from Betanews)

With all the "real" changes it's a great update.
Now I can reduce my other building/reading/writing applications to nearly none. ImgBurn is doing most duties, rightfully so.

I would rather have a bit of boxes to check and not to check than not to have future updates.
Still a 5 star app.

TomekLutel

TomekLutel reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Apr 2, 2010

Author will go straight to heaven for giving such great software for free.

brener

brener reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 31, 2010

This is so funny. People who just do the dumb installation by just clicking "I agree" --> "Next" --> "Next" --> "Next"... ... "Finish" then just bit*ing how this imgbunr is "crap" or "I know your spy trix...", bla, bla, bla... LOL

Just what Lightning_UK said. The program is the same. None of the adds won't be installed if you just look at the screen and choose your options.

Come on people. Man has to eat too. Be nice.

And review: This program is all what i need to burn anything. What I miss is option to erase rewritable medium. That's all.

What i like the most is imgburn log. To see what is happening during the proces is simply the best thing in any burning software.

There is other free stuff, but this one is at the top of my list.

Check here: http://www.techsupportal...vd-burning-software.htm

And to author: thank you for the decrypter too. (wiki)

Keep the good work.

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 19, 2010

I had used an earlier version of this with no problems. This version has just done 4 coasters in succession. Just to satisfy myself it's this software I have just burnt the same image file with CDBurnerXP without a problem.

TomWibbaert

TomWibbaert reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 18, 2010

Now packed with a bunch of spyware and malware which STILL gets installed even if you did not choose to during install.

We know these tactics all too well.

1 star and OFF my system !

DLuke

DLuke reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 18, 2010

I never write reviews but I had to sign up for an account and post something because I LOVE THIS PROGRAM.

My experience (I downloaded it directly from imgburn's website):
1) The author did change things so it is in Opt In for the blue software thing
2) The ask toolbar does has to be deselected during install but that's easy enough
3) The extra ad menus in the tools menu are no longer there.

So far, no issues with the new version. It seems as ROCK SOLID as ever.

@catchpole
I'm not trying to be disrespectful but are you aware that all issues in question have been actually solved by the author hearing what folks had to say and then he reposted the changes immediately. Everything you're worried about can be deslected. In my opinon, that at least shows you the author listens to his audience.

Although "What's Your Problem" seems a little crass, he does have legitimate points.

ciohaeso

ciohaeso reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

@What's the Problem: All thats programs bring ads into the software menus that are not optional too? Because that happen with THIS!.

What's the Problem

What's the Problem reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

GREAT APP!

For all you complainers out there, have you ever used...
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave
WinZip
iTunes
AVG Anti-Virus
Divx
BSPlayer

...This all have had adware/spyware bundled with it at one time or another. I could go on and on. Even services like GOOGLE, BING, YAHOO, advertise to you all the time but you don't care. You're hypocrites to complain about one but not the other.

Read the F*****g screen before you num nuts push the next button on the installer and uncheck what you don't want.

EDIT FOR @ciohaeso
First off, you do not make sense. You have very poor grammar and cannot put two thoughts together.

Second, if your read Lightning UK's post, you would see that he made the UniBlue opt in on the installer and he changed the Tools menu so it NO LONGER INCLUDES THE ADWARE LINKS. As soon as betanews updates their bits for it, you will see the change as well. Until then, download it directly from Imgburn's website.

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

has done everything i have asked of it..great software.
i got the 2.5.1.0 version via the main ImgBurn site..the version hosted by fileforum/betanews had a different check sum. maybe its an older version.
new in the installer:
Unblue Desktop Icons - leave unchecked if you dont want it.
Ask toolbar - uncheck if you dont want it.

Akuma

Akuma reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Awesome program, but a shame about the Ask.com spam in the latest version.
Rating: 4

CobraPL

CobraPL reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Imgburn, because of quality and price, deservs 5 stars.

Also, I see that author started making money on his (hard) work. It is completely OK.

We know, that most users do not check what installers say, just click until installation ends.

I think, that toolbars, ads etc. are OK, but under one condition: these ads should be NOT selected to install by default. Also, it is wise, to add information in Tools menu, that three ad menu items are BOTH links and ads.

giawutho

giawutho reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

@LIGHTNING UK!: Your software its really great, no doubt about that, but, what is that little boy aptitude you had now? and calling other users pathetic only for that is the first time that they complain about your soft? Sorry to say this, but now you are the pathetic, please grow up.

LIGHTNING UK!

LIGHTNING UK! reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

For all you moaning moaners out there, there is (and will be on here once the fileforum team read their email) an updated version of the installer where you have to opt *in* to creating the Uniblue desktop webpage shortcuts (no app was ever installed).

So that leaves you with a single checkbox should you not want the Ask toolbar.

If you seriously can't manage that and want to continue being pathetic, by all means go ahead.

(The re-released) ImgBurn.exe is exactly as it's always been previously.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

And again.. Same story, they start fine and make descent programs and they end up pooping all over the place.
I just wonder WHY?!

Havokdan

Havokdan reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

You can disable them but there button next to the icon that creates the program itself is not the same as separate toolbar. Moreover it is disappointing to see a good application to surrender to it, time to start looking for other alternatives.

draelail

draelail reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

@The Seeker 11: The items in the Tools Menu are forced, that came with the program and can't put off in the setup.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

The best image burner (amongst many other features) bar none.

To those complaining about the "adware", read the fscking installation options before whining about what gets installed, that's why they're called "options".

SmokingCat

SmokingCat reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

I hate programs that came with ads entries in his menus. Because the same I don't use NCH Software, now stick with 2.5.0.0 version.

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Another great program that came full of adware.

PetePat

PetePat reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

optional ask toolbar is nothing compared to how good this app is.

from the forum:
I'm in the process of rebuilding the setup exe and that one will have the option to create said desktop shortcuts turned OFF by default.

Then, when the program loads it'll check to see if they were *enabled* during installation and *only* if they were will it display the options in the tools menu.

Case closed (I hope).

EDIT
With new setup there are no menu entries by default only if you choose.

stevenarcher

stevenarcher reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

My first review, but I had to respond to negative comments. This is great freeware and the Ask toolbar and icons are optional on setup.
As for the tool menu additions...don't like it, then don't click on them!
A great FREE program that works brilliantly!!!

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Ouch! It's adware now :(
While the Ask Toolbar during install thing could be regarded as "borderline" adware, the permanent menu items (under "Tools") classify this program as definitely adware.
Oh, well, I guess I won't be donating again to Imgburn anytime soon

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Throwing in my single-star rating thanks to the adware. Sticking with 2.5.0.0. In fact, I just tried installing 2.5.1.0 (AFTER Lightning's so-called "fixes") and when the installer gets to the ask.com toolbar crap, a component called AskInstallChecker-1.4.0.0.exe immediately tries to call "home", even before you've gotten a chance to uncheck any of the options on the screen. Completely unacceptable.

After reading Lightning UK's rebuff post, I've decided I'm keeping the single star rating, to compensate for the tissues and hot cocoa I just went through after being called "pathetic". In fact, I've a good mind to completely uninstall the fsking thing and use DVD Decrypter instead.

ohwait.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Thanks for the Ask Toolbar....d***. >:(

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

I was to put 5 stars to this software because its great, but know this bring ad-ware in the setup (optional) and ad-ware links in his tool menu (not optional), its a shame but I prefer the 2.5.0.0 version that is totally clean.

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 16, 2010

Cheers!

FreeSpeech

FreeSpeech reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 16, 2010

Wow you are amazing! Fanfriggingtastic!

Someone reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 16, 2010

PERFECT. Do any of us need to say more.

yuksel

yuksel reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Mar 13, 2010

definitely the best freeware cd/dvd burning application.

angelus84

angelus84 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Mar 7, 2010

dasdaadad

colectionarul

colectionarul reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Mar 3, 2010

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careloco

careloco reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Feb 11, 2010

lo masimo

whatisit

whatisit reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Feb 9, 2010

Joco

Joco reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Feb 7, 2010

ImgBurn is the 4th freeware of CD burning I tried. So far I find it faster and more reliable. To build content from Files/Folders, I wish ImgBurn could have an explorer interface that accept drag and drop.

emmsf

emmsf reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 31, 2010

YEA

jodybocci

jodybocci reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 19, 2010

tanks

elkal000

elkal000 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 13, 2010

Good and simple, I quite like it.

msblueyez85

msblueyez85 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 3, 2010

This was the ONLY program that worked for me on my new Vista laptop. Thank you!

binski207

binski207 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Dec 29, 2009

REALLY dissapointed, if anyone has any tips please help me
won;t recognize anything

albboy007

albboy007 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Nov 9, 2009

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Oct 15, 2009

Very capable software of course, but to the people who keep telling me to "RTFM", I'm telling you: Not all of the settings are documented.

And the interface is just silly. The first time I used the "Write" function, it completely appeared to me that the disc label was uneditable. But wait! You can right click that static-looking label name, and choose "Change" from a menu that (surprisingly) appears! Silly.

I found a couple bugs having to do with the "Build" function as well.

ninjikiran

ninjikiran reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Sep 20, 2009

Does what I need it to do, quickly and easily without any bloat to block my path. Couldn't ask for more, on top of that its free.

retjaerysekyftucflu

retjaerysekyftucflu reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Sep 1, 2009

Nice

Karis

Karis reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Aug 14, 2009

You can only submit one review per release. If you've already submitted a review, it will replace your previous submission for this release

tolaat01

tolaat01 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Aug 3, 2009

great program that keeps improving

Cionno

Cionno reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 31, 2009

i'd really like an option to leave a disk non finalized (aka possibility to add files later) but this sw is incredibly genial

gorillaki

gorillaki reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 30, 2009

Simply perfect. Far and out the best burning app for windows.
At the moment, it is also the best burning app for Linux (it works perfectly under WINE), while K3B for KDe4 is still very beta, NeroLinux has some bugs and it's not free, while GnomeBaker and Brasero are both useless crap.
Learning curve? Err, it's not a a robot, but it's really easy to understand and use, as long as you don't mind RTFM.

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 29, 2009

It gets better with every new relase...

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 27, 2009

Outstanding program.
A few facts about ImgBurn here on FileForum:
- Over 12,000,000 downloads
- Over 900 votes
- Average rating: 4.9 / 5

Enough said

TOM-CAT_Master

TOM-CAT_Master reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 26, 2009

ImgBurn is about a complete burning software. I believe a 2Mb software worth more than a big software like nero burning rom.

tbzko

tbzko reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 20, 2009

esa genial

trynow

trynow reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 20, 2009

this is better thans other freewares.

fichun@hotmail.com

fichun@hotmail.com reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 14, 2009

muy bueno

gdoodle

gdoodle reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 8, 2009

A pretty good burner. A great price

Cynderion

Cynderion reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 6, 2009

thanks a lot. Veru nice programm ;)

steveyangjr

steveyangjr reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 6, 2009

I need this file for long time, thx a lot,

rhinohide

rhinohide reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 1, 2009

Fabulous, and free. Plenty of "how to" use it available online if you search.

Pollo90

Pollo90 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 22, 2009

Bella

miozet

miozet reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 15, 2009

asdfsdf

idodialog

idodialog reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 14, 2009

Great program which works fine in Win7

funky_guy13in

funky_guy13in reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 8, 2009

Have heard a lot, now going to test... :))

williewang

williewang reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 2, 2009

asdfad

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 27, 2009

Freeware, under 2 megs, and it handles all my disc burning needs, period. It's fast, it's safe, and the developer always brings a boatload of changes and improvements with each new release.

I haven't needed Nero for 2 years now, thankyou, ImgBurn.

willybcn

willybcn reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 22, 2009

Lo quiero para quemar windows 7

jd_boggs

jd_boggs reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 19, 2009

The calculator did not add file sizes properly when selected to my new image.
It's simple to use though... you just over fill image. Then when you deselect a file it doesn't calculate correctly. So you have to manually refresh the screen by closing the program, then you get the right answer.

me21019

me21019 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 5, 2009

...

abubin

abubin reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 30, 2009

For a 1.4mb download, you can burn data (self compiled data), create isos and burn isos. That's what this program does and do it well. Not some bloated application that is over few hundred mb to install when you only need to burn something. If you want dvd authoring look elsewhere. This is the ultimate FREE burning tools. Period.

@emanresU deriseD
The interface is fine. Maybe you are looking for something like a mac/vista gui eye candy. I find it easy to learn and pickup the interface. It's straightforward and does the job. What is the value of your said interface anyway? And have you donated those value for this FREE software?

Zero-Point

Zero-Point reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 22, 2009

For those who may not have noticed:

1. this is NOT a complete disc burning/authoring application
2. this IS an disc image burning application

Need it be stated more? uggh alright...

Granted there are now a lot of options and not everything is documented, but there is not supposed to be much involved:

1. choose image
2. click burn

This is the basis of this application if it not evident and that is the reason I love it; other features are supervenient. I'm surprised writing of files/folders has been added, but actually I like how it works from other burning apps. I can create a session to burn a directory even if files within that directory change or are added later.

Galway

Galway reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 17, 2009

This is a gem of an application. Id give it 10 / 10 any day.
Its on my network share, due to the fact its lightweight and does exactly what it sets out to do and is best of all free.

If you cant use it, or don't know how then learn, its not rocket science.

i have used nero for years, after creator mucked up, and now dont even use it. This application is awesome, even writes Wii images, but thats another story.

XXXXX without a doubt.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 15, 2009

It's stone cold reliable, but as others have mentioned, the usability needs a lot of work. Some real documentation would be nice, as well. This has nothing to do with being a DVD ninja master, but rather, it has to do with user friendliness, which some (though disappointingly few) people still put a value on.

I find it amazing how many idiots think I am interested in "eye candy", or who think I can't make a valid criticism unless I've donated, or who think I am complaining that ImgBurn isn't as full-featured as Nero. People like this always imply that they are superior to others, when in fact, they are the opposite, because they miss the point.

I guarantee that none of said idiots could explain any of the settings I'm unsure about.

If this application works for you, then let me pause and clap for you.

There, I clapped. Did you hear it? Oh well.

If you have two brain cells to rub together, and agree that it would be nice to include at least a damned tooltip for some of the more advanced settings, then hooray for you.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 14, 2009

@ cowgar: why on earth do you start a "thread" about nero burning rom, telling us how good this app is and then expose yourself being a dunderpate by rating imgburn 1 star, just for being an application you don't know how to handle or explain it to your friends.

oic - you said, you don't burn a lot. why burning at all? go and buy yourself a
16 GB usb stick...

back to earnestness:
i rated ***** in the past and rate ***** for the new version and say "thanks" to
LightningUK for sharing this application with us for free.

KrzysiuB

KrzysiuB reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 14, 2009

Nice proggie!
My first contact was: "oh, jeez, where, what, can I, and how...? ;)
But I give it a second chance, and third, and..., and now I can't find better stuff to burn for free!
So, if u don't like ImgBurn, then try it another time, or... _buy_ Nero... ;p
Greetz and respect for an Author/Coder and all crew, who helped that this poggie is what it is (sorry for my alien English) ;p

wyzwyk

wyzwyk reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 13, 2009

I've used this program for a while now and have never had a problem. It has been rock solid! Unlike the Nero BLOATWARE some people are so fond off Imgburn is small in size, and is llight on system resources. Also the developer works at improving this program all the time. Simply put, it's a very fine piece of software that I would heartily recommend to all......and it's free!

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 13, 2009

@cowgaR...
Looking at your other reviews tells enough about you, I think you have some kind of disorder.
I have been using ImgBurn for years now, never ever had error, easy to use, lite on system resources, constant improvement.
Highly recommended.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 12, 2009

@gehtnix & all intelligent betanews crowd:

instead of personal attack why didn't you write how to burn DVD->DVD on the fly in the year 2009 via this app? Thanks...

btw, no-one denies Nero Burning ROM (not the suite) is the king in the industry. There's nothing wrong on comparing app to a legend Nero once was until version 6. (they've literally destroyed the pack later on but NBR remained the same, just with the feature added). If you can't handle a competition, go shoot yourself...

And if you think going to 4 submenus just to selecting vital option is ok, then I wouldn't like to be designing GUI with you m8. And the fact that it doesn't produce quality burns as Nero is FACT!

Tested. Last but not least, in a good application, there is no need to "explain to friends" how it works. They just figure it up.

I rated it one just to weight all those 5 star ratings (otherwise I would put 3) as this app has lot to do with itself, too bad you don't see it.

original review
------------------------
I used to like it, but anytime I've installed it to one of my heavy-burning friends they needed to return to an excellent and unbeatable Nero Burning Rom. Personally I don't burn much but they overhelmed me with hundreds of questions...

how to burn DVD->DVD?
how to burn "on the fly"?
why do I need to wait 30 minutes to format the DVD when Nero can do it immediately (well, after 20-30 seconds of preparing the media)?
why can't I make DVD Video disc from these files I've got stored on my HD, in Nero I just select DVD Video...

and many other features, which are present in Nero and going to imgburn it is impossible to find them (unless someone has a climax going to one tab, another tab of that tab that will show a 3 radiobutons each with its own tab and THERE you can select vital option).

also, complex preferences for this program are a joke to usability, many dialogs gets asked (Yes, freakingly YES I WANT THIS FOLDER TO BE THE ROOT FOLDER! Ok? you get it? really? because I've got it set in options and you're still asking like mad) again and again, and ergonomy is a strange word for an author...

yesterday I was burning disc on friends computer, I've selected speed 4x/... and disc got burned at high speed... too bad I didn't read GENIUS explanation: speed: audio/data

so It should be MAX/4x, well how logical... it isn't for a newcomer

personally, I'm using it, I've ditched Nero long ago, but because I am using it I won't rate it high (I've done it in the past), as this program isn't improving on its usability side.
Burning DVDs to DVDs on the fly is one big essential feature, and even such a stupid taskt this program isn't able to handle with easy, if...

Nero suite sux badly, but Nero Burning Rom still rocks in interface, stability, robustness and easy of use. Too many times I've got not a problem burning discs with Nero and I still have problem using this proggie. One example?

I've needed quality burns 2 weeks ago on Gold DVDs. I've fired up imgburn, selected speed 4x (as I really didn't want to go 8x because of burning issues on high speeds) and man, this proggie had a problems of keeping my drive on 4x! It somehow must ensure it will allways be 4.000000 not 4.1 so it is stoping the disc, starting it again, stoping... RESULTS? rails on the disc...

Nero will never do that, one smooth burn.

Sorry if that is not what you would like to hear, but that are pure experience of using this proggie on Vista for couple of months, and I don't think version 2.4 is an improvement in any area...(*edit* well, there are some improvements (well after a year!) in making Video DVDs etc. but they are all but intuitive).

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

G_D, you are right this program can make bootable CD/DVD...

¡¡¡UNLESS YOU USE THE OPTIONS TO MAKE A BOOTABLE CD/DVD!!!

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

I've been using it since 2005 on and off, but more recently lately... It works well by itself or in combination with a dvd/cd authoring package... Great!

cory1492

cory1492 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

G_D: it's in the (advanced)->(bootable disk) tab when using build image. You provide the premade boot image, or extract it from any available disk and it'll use it.

ImgBurn has never failed me, nor failed to impress me. Definitely earns the 5 stars and is freeware, no less. Great work and thanks LIGHTNING UK!

coover

coover reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

G_D

As distasteful as the name you've chosen to submit reviews to this forum may be, your review is even worse.

This application takes .iso files and allows you to burn them to disk. If the .iso file is bootable, the disk will be bootable.

I use both ImgBurn and Nero (7) and I find ImgBurn to be a much better application for this purpose. Nero, of course, is a better application for many other purposes (and is not free).

mflip

mflip reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

This program can't create bootable DVD's or CD's? You know, like Nero can. At least there's no mention of how to do this on the developer's website.

roj

roj reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

The Gold Standard.

Nero *has wet dreams* about being this useful and lightweight all at the same time.

FIVE stars for excellence.

ApolloRCQ

ApolloRCQ reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

I've tried a lot of the rest this is THE BEST!!!

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

Simply the B E S T !

blinkvt

blinkvt reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 9, 2009

Works perfectly! Thanks!

Nightbiker

Nightbiker reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 5, 2009

This is my first choice when it comes to image burning tools. It beats every 'professional' (for pay) program I've ever tried. It does what it says, and does it very VERY well. Whenever anyone asks me what kind of burning software I use, I always recommend this one first. I have yet to have it fail -its outlasted 2 burners over the years, and no coasters have been produced by the software -ever.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 5, 2009

By far the best!!

hellcat-ngnh

hellcat-ngnh reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 2, 2009

Best ISO maker i have ever used. And it is "Freeware". WOW. Great Job and Kudos.

itsimm

itsimm reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Have had this one for years. It is now a permanent resident on my computer. It has never failed, whereas all others have at one time or an another. The Best.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Well done.

boaz

boaz reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

This has been my preferred program,for a very long time (back in the DVD Decrypter Days), for burning CD image files. It has always worked well for me. My thanks to the author for keeping it updated.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

The best freeware app of it's kind, hands-down, bar none. New versions don't come very often but when they do; the results are enourmous, and amounts of changes and additions are phenomenal for a freeware program and would even impress me as a paid application.

The best, as always, 5/5.

butthead

butthead reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

My favourite burning software. Nice changelog :D

roj

roj reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Sheer, unrivalled excellence.

FIVE stars.

muckinfangled

muckinfangled reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Simply the best ! .......With no close second.

pcexpert

pcexpert reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 27, 2009

My favorite burning tool.

Vantorax

Vantorax reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 25, 2009

Never screwed up a single of my re-writables in the years I've been using it. Not once. Deserves a 5 stars.

myboy

myboy reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 15, 2009

Beware, it WILL screw up your rewriteables. I've confirmed it with different drives and different brands.

fernando8888

fernando8888 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 14, 2009

kiero descargarlo!!! =D

Winnipeg Web Design

Winnipeg Web Design reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 14, 2009

Excellent and small sized program to use with DVD-Shrink -> IMG Classic -> IMG Burn.

Shrek_Baby

Shrek_Baby reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Feb 12, 2009

download me

maxkit

maxkit reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Feb 3, 2009

Great application and great alternative to the bloated commercial software. I believe it is appropriate for 99% of home users which usually need to backup data and burn ISO-images or DVD/BD video. Takes five!

cristom79

cristom79 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 29, 2009

bueno

psp2

psp2 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 17, 2009

"ImgBurn always finalises the disc."
http://forum.imgburn.com...ic=8846&hl=Finalise

That's the things you should aware before using this app.

Stingray57

Stingray57 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 15, 2009

Can't beat it, never fails, works simple, free and USB portable.
N'uf said- Done and Done...

belthurgp

belthurgp reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 9, 2009

The best free burner ever that beats even paid ones.

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Dec 27, 2008

@ Joco

As human beings we have this ability to read instuctions on how to use things. This separates us from the apes. Try it sometime.

Joco

Joco reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Dec 17, 2008

I'd love to rate high. But I find this program confusing. Tried to create an image from files. Dropped a 400 MB folder into ImgBurn, it show just the folder name. The number of files and the % used bar remain unchanged. It is hard to navigate in the file layout on the DVD being built.

May be it's good but the GUI is catastrophic.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Nov 28, 2008

as i wrote "getting better and better" for version 2.4.1.0, i now would rate "6" if possible. unbelievable, that such a great burning application is released as freeware. this tool never gave me a single coaster, burns cd and dvd and is my favourite burning tool, since i don't use padus anymore.

iamnotyou

iamnotyou reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Oct 9, 2008

Fantastick bit of software ... use it often with no problems ... small in size but has most all of the features I need.

Thank you for your program!

TomekLutel

TomekLutel reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Sep 30, 2008

What a relief after years of using nero bloatcrapware ! ImgBurn is the true burning software, small, fast and its free ! Thank you very much !

Kewanyh

Kewanyh reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Sep 29, 2008

Ver. 2.4.2.0

Simplicity and effectiveness. Great piece of software

studio308

studio308 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 23, 2008

Really crazy program!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 19, 2008

clean non bloat excellent

christian_dk

christian_dk reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 15, 2008

Easy to use, elegant and free. Very nice.

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 3, 2008

Really awesome burning app. Thank you to the devs. Donate if you can!

Zodiachus

Zodiachus reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 26, 2008

Best burning software out there, hands down.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 23, 2008

How a burning software should be....simple, fast, no bloat, essential features and gets the job done everytime the way you want it.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 23, 2008

The hits just keep on coming! This is an unexpectedly fast and worthwhile update. Thanks LUK! I really like the new GUI, and the general direction in which the Dev is taking it. The only thing I really miss over my main burning program are Explorer extensions (right click context menu options).

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 23, 2008

Outstanding that they have put out another update to this already awesome FREEWARE / NO NAG application. It just keeps getting better and better.

I agree that some more detailed documentation would be appreciated, but given how many incredible functions this app has, and the fact that he has added an available "Wizard-like" interface and other ease of use improvements, I think it still deserves a full-on rating of 5.

Thanks LUK, especially for the ability to Read multi-track disks and create an image from them, which was added in version 2.4.1.0.

Now in ImgBurn 2.4.2.0, among other additions, you provide that new Drop Zone feature is pretty slick and easy to use.

Yes, you can also drag and drop files to the Build or Write mode windows using the method below, but this Drop Zone thing may end up being just a bit easier for most folks. Here's how to do it the old-school way:

Old Method

Select files to add to build in Windows Explorer or another file manager.

Hold Down Left Click and use the mouse to drag the cursor over the ImgBurn entry on the Task Bar and keep it there until ImgBurn becomes the active window, then while still holding down that Left Mouse button, drag the cursor up to the ImgBurn dialog and drop them there (release the Left Mouse button)

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 22, 2008

Nice, but some real, local documentation would be welcome. Many of the settings are pretty obscure and/or unclearly worded, and have not even a tooltip to give clue. (Note to the other reviewer: It doesn't have a "wizard-like interface". It has a startup screen that gives you a few options. Once you select one, you're faced with a litany of un- or poorly-explained options, as I mentioned. A startup screen is not a "wizard".)

Rafel

Rafel reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jul 15, 2008

This great tool and Infra Recorder are perfect for average users.
Bloaterd suites with tools you never use? nop
Little programs do they say, and perfect.

cvbusa

cvbusa reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jul 6, 2008

ImgBurn 2.4.1.0 - great, small footprint application with basic CD/DVD iso burn/create/backup functions. No bloat like the typical 200 MByte suites that are available.

Thanks to creator ... my $5.00 donation is in the mail ( PayPal ).

Trixilver

Trixilver reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jun 22, 2008

Perfect. Everyone should have a copy.

zohan

zohan reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jun 17, 2008

Absolutely perfect! FREE and EASY to use. I use it to burn dvds and not even the big boys can compete with IMGburn! I recommend donating to the developer, because if you can pay for stuff like Nero, giving some money to an individual developer shouldn't hurt. go to imgburn.com to donate......

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jun 10, 2008

Yes, great software. We should all be supporting this project.

shastar

shastar reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 23, 2008

5 stars....... Great burning software..

aeon

aeon reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 18, 2008

Excellent burn program. Just like the previous poster said, I actually removed Nero and only use this one.

Ramhound

Ramhound reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 4, 2008

Its always nice when a developer allows people to use his creation for free. I stop using Nero because it was really hard to get rid of. When you need a seperate program to remove every trace of it there is a problem with your program.

Granted some of the tools that came with Nero are handy but they should be seperate programs.

Anywas to the point I was impressed with this program and thus gave it a 5 star rating.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 2, 2008

non bloat free works :)

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 8, 2008

getting better and better. i rate 5 for being one of
the best burning apps for the win platform and being
still free of charge. i'd recommend to donate the author a few dollars, euri or pounds, instead of using the "yes-i-have-the-working-nero-keygen" plus the bloatware it was coded for. great feature: use aspi, elbycdio or patin-couffin interface *g*.

klebel19

klebel19 reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 7, 2008

ImgBurn delivers as promised! Lots of options for tweaking your burn project, stable, smooth... excellent program!

Someone reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 6, 2008

good simple program that does the job it says it does.

Spile

Spile reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

absolutely the best, compact and most versatile burn program around. goodbye Nero, welcome ImgBurn

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

my 1 and only burn program i use after testing just about every one i could download. were there any bug fixes in this releases? or all "added" stuff.

Canuckistani

Canuckistani reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

The sketchy multisession support isn't a deal breaker for me. All to often I have found that, when attempting to add a new session weeks or months later, either a new session can't be written or writing a new session ruins the entire disc. Discs are cheap these days and spending 20 to 50 cents for a new compilation isn't going to break ones budget. Back when a CD-R cost five bucks a disc taking a chance with multisession was, at times, worth it but not any more I think. ImgBurn still needs some work but, overall, I'm quite satisfied with it.

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

I would also dump Nero or other burning software if this nice app would be able to handle multisession. But I guess, in that case, some company will buy it it freeware will be gone...
I will rate 5 because it's free

GrantTLC

GrantTLC reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

Having tried the previous version I finally ditched my old bloated copy of Nero for this and haven't looked back. Excellent.

aszure

aszure reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

Very nice proggie. Does what it says, and does it well. Been using it for awhile, and its just simple, easy to use and pretty solid. I dont experience any crashes and runs well even on a slower system. Of course this is with my configuration, your mileage may vary.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

It is good to see this app updated. Since he added the ability to create an image from a disk, I've been an even bigger fan of the program.

And now, with the addition of the long hoped for Multi-Track read/rip feature, it truly is the best app of its kind, and it's still completely free.

About the only thing I can think of wanting in terms of new features would be to broaden archive / image format support to include things like Apple HFS, DMG and other more proprietary and comnpressed image formats like DAA from PowerISO, UIF from MagicIso, etc.

Massive props to LUK for changing his mind and making it Multi-Track capable. Absolutely fantastic.

boaz

boaz reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

Excellent program. Does a great job, at what it is designed to do. I've been using this authors software for years. This is the burning engine for the famous (and banned) DVD Decrypter.

Thanks Lightning UK!

gcaleval

gcaleval reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

The continuing expansion of features and usability make this brilliant piece of programming to grow in value. This application stands up against any of the commercial alternatives and in my experience is much more likely to deliver a clean burn than either Nero or Roxio. If you are looking for a mass of tools to trim your photos or edit your video, you should be looking elsewhere (Paint.Net is great for photo work -- don't be satisfied with the stuff that comes bundled with commercial burners)

But if you want an effective, easy-to-use and understand program to create your own disks, ImgBurn is the application for you.

I simply love ImgBurn and salute the developers. Thanks Lightning for another fine release.

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

@auiotour: Just because you can't copy protected movies with software that's not designed to do that, doesn't mean you should give it a low rating.

You can't even compare DVD Decrypter with ImgBurn. They have different purposes. One was for decrypting DVDs, the other is for burning images. And it does it extremely well.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

Must-have? Yessir.

KRome

KRome reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

This enables pirated versions of Super Smash Brothers to work on wii.

It lets you set where the layer change is.

auiotour

auiotour reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 28, 2008

Doing tests versus DVD Decrypter (old version)
DVD Decrypter rips faster on some titles.
ImgBurn does not rip CSS/CPPM Copy Protection. Which I am running into a lot with Euro films brought to the US.

Psychocrusha

Psychocrusha reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 25, 2008

I used to didn't care too much about this program, but now since the latest version, it is outstanding. Highly recommended.

trynow

trynow reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 24, 2008

windows all means vista and XP is it?

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 19, 2008

A REFERENCE in GUI & Application design. Plus it burns CD&DVDs ;) Plus plus the highly rated app on betanews ;)

changelog (more detailed):
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=changelog

sysinternal application quality with much better GUI (which Mark simply doesn't know how to do ;)

Would be nice if there was a feature to burn Blue Ray discs (sadly HD-DVD died so we can miss this one;) for the dark (blue (sony)) "future"...

lotherius

lotherius reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 9, 2008

What more is there to say? I'm never installing Nero again! I don't need all the carpware that comes with the latest "suites", I need to be able to burn files and ISOs and that's what this gives me.

whatevers

whatevers reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 7, 2008

This can't get any better:

- top burning quality

- almost all files supported

- compact size, no silly buttons and child animations

- not bloated, zero PC impact without unnecessary features

- straight, forward interface for the beginners, tons of options for the advanced users (it even searches for firmware updates for your DVD drives)

- very active and supporting community

edit for to reviewer grimpr: if you want to copy on the fly, inserts both disks on the drives, right-click the source disk on windows explorer, choose explore, launch imageburn, choose burn files/folders and drag and drop the source from windows explorer. This is on the fly

grimpr

grimpr reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 5, 2008

New version with huge changes for the better!, all it needs now is an on the fly 1:1 disc copy mode.

computershack

computershack reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 4, 2008

Very very very nice. My very first time using it and it was extremely intuitive and took no working out at all. They've put some thought into the GUI unlike many FOSS projects.
Excellent and well recommended.

The_Unknown

The_Unknown reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 24, 2008

The Best gets better!!

Full of features and compact at the same time.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 21, 2008

Wow a complete evolution since last version. Now this software its near to perfection.

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 18, 2008

Beyond perfection. Lightning UK is quite possibly the best freeware software developer ever.

Animal Testing Rocks

Animal Testing Rocks reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 12, 2008

great, except this new version "adds" feature removals :(

It would be even better with an enhanced Build Mode: being able to create virtual folders to organize the disc like I can with N3r0h

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

If I could give this one a 10, I would. Too bad decrypter is not being developed anymore, but the capabilities of this program are stellar.
With features like disk mastering and extremely small install and footprint, this one completely blows others, like Alcohol120%, away.

echohead

echohead reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

nero plugin support in foobar2000 and dvd shrink (via neroapi.dll) is the ONLY reason i havent completely switched to using imgburn.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

The best of its kind

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Waiting for compressed image support or on they fly copy.

Even without those features it deserves a solid 5.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Quite the featureset.

bolaris

bolaris reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Multitrack capability!!!! Its about time!

pluto2se

pluto2se reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Simply the best in image burning, period. Free or otherwise. There is nothing more to say, wish every software choice was this simple.

aking80

aking80 reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

A must have on any system.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Great tool and I fully agree with all reviews below. Actually I need only two features to replace any other burning tool I have on my computer with ImgBurn
- convert image file to ISO
- copy whole disc 1:1 (I know, I can make ISO first, and next burn it to disc, but i mean about one click solution)

Maybe the features already are implemented but they were digged, I do notk now. If not implementing them should not be hard.

kiwibank

kiwibank reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

"Added: Support for multi-session/track CD reading/burning"...i have been sooo waiting for this...well done...absolute freeware at its` absolute best...

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

I'm happy to see that ImgBurn now has a pretty face. By adding the "EZ Mode Picker", ImgBurn went a long way to clean up the arcane user interface that has been keeping it from becoming more popular. Non-geeks may still find it a bit confusing to use, but I suppose it isn't meant for the mainstream user. If you open the install archive with 7-zip, you can extract only the EXE file, making the program no-install, and portable. I haven't noticed any loss of features from doing this. The program icon looks awesome on ObjectDock. An old standby just got better. Excellent release, try it!

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

A (yet) perfect prog, improved more and more and more...
And it's free, man! It rocks!

bufftbone

bufftbone reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

YES!

bodean

bodean reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

The best just got better!

donpacman

donpacman reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

I dropped NERO 8 because of ImgBurn!

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

Ditto @ reynaldok

reynaldok

reynaldok reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

Pros:
* Written by Lightning UK (of DVD Decrypter fame)
* Burns virtually anything you can throw at it.
* Very easy book type settings menu
* Free
* Lightweight

Cons:
* Are you serious?

Folks this program is hands down, without a doubt THE best burning program around.

get it now!

Dixon_Butz

Dixon_Butz reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

All I can say is, "OMFG WOW NICE!!".

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

#1. GReat stuff!!!

1uk3

1uk3 reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

Brilliant - I'm love the new start-up options screen. Nice!

Caminante

Caminante reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jan 3, 2008

I am selfish with time and therefore not much of a review writer. I had to write a review about this application though. It worked right away after installation. Have used it very little but interface is clean and user friendly. I wanted to burn an iso image for the Gparted-LiveCD linux partition application. Mission accomplished (after trying other applications which did not do job i.e Nero 5.5, Roxio Creator LE Dell Edition).

andrewbmoore

andrewbmoore reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Nov 9, 2007

Simple to use. Clean, fast and very robust. I use this software all the time to burn disk images and have never had a problem. I hope the author keeps maintaining this software.

CyberHobo

CyberHobo reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Nov 5, 2007

This is it folks! A five'r from me. Many softwares never concentrate on fixing or optimizing their product. Their only interest is to give you some new goof-ball icons or maybe they'll throw in a tool bar of some useless sort and hound you for an upgrade fee.

sparskter

sparskter reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Nov 2, 2007

The Best one...

Let´s face it: no one likes BLOATED SOFTWARE!!! Nero is good and WAS lightware... Now is bloated... a lot!!! Someone said: Nero is trying to become an OS...

The FACT: the less footprint, less CPU usage, less virtual m emory usage... THE BETTER! I DO NOT WANT BLOATED SOFTWARE! No one wants...

Imgburn has all you need for burning your medias for FREE [CLICK ON THE ADS ON ITS HOMEPAGE!! LETS SUPPORT IT!] and is low system usage.. I REALLY like it..

5++

kiwibank

kiwibank reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Oct 24, 2007

a beautiful piece of software...

SamppaX

SamppaX reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Oct 21, 2007

Simple the best I have tested... and free.

winamp

winamp reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Sep 20, 2007

best s*** ever!! i skip nero.

Zygi

Zygi reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Sep 4, 2007

Still its a lot better then most commercial burning programs out there and i've used couple of them. Jim , the reason could be also in drive, my dvd-rw Lite-On isn't great and i got problems with many media (sometimes lowest recording speed isn't good and faster gives better results) even that i've updated drive with newest firmware.

tinkerdill

tinkerdill reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Sep 2, 2007

with DVDFab trista

and Jim, buy better if you want, this is freeware.

trista

trista reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 26, 2007

how do you decrypt the dvd???

teknix

teknix reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 22, 2007

Very simple very fast.
nothing more needs to be said.

~Teknix

slinkys_delsol

slinkys_delsol reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 16, 2007

Dear "Jim"

That would tell me that the CDs / DVDs you are using are probably bad. I have some old batches of 100 CD Spindles I bought years ago including an RW Batch that always gave me write errors no matter what Recorder / PC I used them in.

Bottom line, some CD / DVD media is cheap for a reason... IT'S BAD!

If you media is not the issue, then try updating your Drives Firmware.

Jim

Jim reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 15, 2007

Seems that every time I get a new computer, or reinstall windows its not long before I need a burning program, I go on a freeware hunt, and with its high downloads and betanews rating this is one of the first I try. Problem is it never fails to make a coaster, and I usually end up settleing for ISO Recorder which is unfortunately feature limited. - BTW Why does it look so much like DVD decrypter, which almost always gave me the same problem when I tried to use it to burn?

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jul 19, 2007

Its the best image burner ever made, and it does burn img files.
daemon tools + daemount + img burn are must have.

maize

maize reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jul 17, 2007

@rattuseth . Imgburn does burn img files.
A mistake on your part?

rattuseth

rattuseth reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jul 2, 2007

Funny .... IMG burn does not burn "img" files

grimpr

grimpr reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 18, 2007

Excellent freeware program,burns everything except audio,Imgburn for data and Burrrn for audio is the perfect pair of programs for getting the job done easy,flawless and at the best price..FREE!

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 11, 2007

Congratulations LIGHTNING UK!, you've exceeded perfection yet again.

reynaldok

reynaldok reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 6, 2007

This simply put is an AWESOME program.In build mode it even works with Video TS folders (freaking amazing)AND I've never had a problem with ANY disc burned that way.I donated ten bucks and would encourage everyone to donate something.

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 3, 2007

Absolutely brilliant program. I know it supports reading to image and writing from image, so the only thing that I'd suggest is for an easy-to-use amalgamation of the two - a true "copy" mode. Insert source, remove source, insert destination, remove destination and you're done. THAT would earn a 6-star ranking in my book.

Corbit

Corbit reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 19, 2007

Does just what it's supposed to. If there were 6 stars, this app would earn all of them.

Gomez

Gomez reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 15, 2007

Its by far the best program to burn images.. its easy to use, free, clean and fast. what else can you ask? :D

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 13, 2007

WORKED LIKE A CHARM. AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM.

Lands

Lands reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 13, 2007

Solid as a rock. A must have.

ochentay4

ochentay4 reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

this is by far the best app to burn cd & dvds.

it lets you burn all types of disc images, has all types of options to play and try, it also shows you info about the discs you insert, what it is doing, change and view things while burning, and check firmware updates for any writer, and many many many more in a tiny download.

one thing: its not for the average user, its for power users! the interface its not beatiful but very useful and it shows everything i want to know while, before and after its burning.

Hank.Riker

Hank.Riker reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

A great follow-up to the amazing DVD Decrypter, Lightning UK keeps raising the bar on the quality of the software, as well as the interface design.

It was a sad day when DD was removed from the world, but like a phoenix rising from it's ashes, ImgBurn is a fitting descendant.

I highly recommend it, but try it yourself, and and you will see.

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

Don't know what to say... This app is great!!!

Mystiqq

Mystiqq reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

After noticing it supports direct burn, i thought there was only Files->ISO->Burn, ImgBurn pretty much replaced Nero. It doesnt support the more fancy stuff but i dont any use for those.

No idea how the DL stuff etc. works since i only use single layer DVD-/+R discs.

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 11, 2007

This is excellent if you want to burn image files. It's not a replacement for multi-format burning like Nero does though. I like using both apps.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 11, 2007

Best free burning APP bar none. Comparable
to Nero LITE. It's also portable!! I have run
it from USB memory and Bart PE environment.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 11, 2007

I used to have Nero for iso burning alone, this does it soo much better, and for free!

...Not that I was one of the morons who actually BOUGHT Nero 7 :D

Excellent app, developer support/response is superb, and to think 2.300 only came about about two weeks ago; look at all the changes!

twosheds

twosheds reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

If you have a lot of ISOs to multiple burn, this beats Nero easily. The only thing I don't like is having to press the 'This file is already in your burn list' thing when I am doing sequential multiple copies, but maybe they'll let me turn it off in options one day.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

The best image burner on the internet... Nero??? go suck air out of weed!!!

winamp

winamp reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

i like it alot.. also easy to use on a usbstick on the run.. :D

simko

simko reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

Great program the support is a bit sucky imo but for most people it will do.

Mystiqq

Mystiqq reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 26, 2007

Does exactly what it title says. Burns image files. Extremely light with very clean interface. Capable of doing most things releated to burning CD/DVD discs.

lostinlodos

lostinlodos reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 25, 2007

Great for a free tool, but just average compared to programs like Nero and ISOBuster. If all you want to do is burn, this is fine, if you want any real control try a full program.

boaz

boaz reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 23, 2007

Excellent program for burning CD image files. I've been using it from the beginning, and always keep it updated. I like the "verify" feature, this assures perfect burns!

johnsahakian

johnsahakian reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 23, 2007

this is more than good....
superb software...
just try it...
more than 5 star...
thank you imgburn

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 23, 2007

What is new?

Added: Parsing of the Joliet filesystem (in addition to the existing UDF/ISO9660 parsing) for pin pointing the file where a read error is occuring.
Added: Ability to have the program use erase/format commands where DVD-RAM and BD-RE disc then give their full capacity to the user data area and do not keep any 'spare areas' for error recovery. (Potentially useful for PS3)
Added: A little 'Erase' button to the main screen for easy access to disc formatting/erasing functions.
Added: Support for images with a 2332 byte sector size (Easy CD Creator v5 ?)
Added: Support for converting a few additional image formats over to the correct format for burning to DVD (Mode1/2048).
Added: Import / Export of 'Automatic Write Speed' configuration.
Added/Changed: If Build mode detects the file 'I386\NTLDR', it will automatically enable the ISO9660/Joliet options to allow file names without extensions.
Changed: When files/folders are dragged + dropped into the source list in Build mode, they're now added to the MRU list - but only if 8 or less items are added at a time.
Changed: When files added to the source list in Build mode via the 'Browse for file' button, they're now added to the MRU list - but only if 8 or less items are added at a time.
Fixed: Browsing for (and opening) a file (especially in 'Verify' mode) could fail due to some garbage being appended to the filename.
Fixed: A potential error when unlocking a volume from exclusive access when locking it had failed in the first place.
Fixed: File/folder names parsed from the ISO9660 file system could have garbage appended to them if there was no trailing null.
Fixed: Thread synchronisation issue where MD5 values might then be missing from the Log.
Fixed: The first cell in an angle block was being ignored and hence never shown in the 'Create Layer Break Position' window. (The first should have been visible, but not the others)
Fixed: The program displayed the incorrect 'previous' cell in layer break preview if the chosen cell followed one or more interleaved cells.
Fixed: UDF Filesystem didn't allow for the ';' character in file names.
Fixed: The 'Don't Prompt VIDEO_TS Content' option wasn't acutally using the answer specifed in the settings.
Fixed: The Filter Driver Load Order page was listing 'Upper Class Filters - [None Found]' for an item that should have said 'Lower Class Filters - [None Found]'.
Fixed: The wrong item in the Build mode MRU list could get deleted when the 16 item limit was reached. (Number 8 was deleted rather than number 16)

GR8!

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Mar 19, 2007

Great program. Five stars next time round if the author could spend the two seconds it would take to give this program .CUE file support.

andrewbmoore

andrewbmoore reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Mar 16, 2007

I needed to quickly burn an ISO to a CD on my machine at work and did not want to install all the bloat associated with some commercial products. The time it took me to download, install, learn to use the software, and complete the burn took me at most 3 minutes. I attribute this to a very intuitive user interface design along with an excellent coding and testing team (or individual?). Great job!

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 26, 2007

Best burning program ever. Does basically everything you need it to, and it's small, freeware, and contains NO bloat!

Software perfection!

segfaul

segfaul reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 25, 2007

Tried it and it gave me errors, couldn´t read the disc, so i uninstalled it and returned to stomp recordnow max.

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 19, 2007

Forget about everything else!!!

Lands

Lands reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 16, 2007

High quality software. And online support for this brilliant piece of software is top notch.

Brilliant job, LUK!

coover

coover reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

Dr Teeth says "over-rated". I'm dumbfounded.

This application does everything it says it will do very easily, and it's free! There may be better. But how much better can you get? There may be easier, but how much easier is possible?

This app is a 5. Heck, this app is a 6, a 7, an 8, or more. "Over-rated"? Bah!

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

One of the first things I install on fresh windows, really great.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

This is just what I have been hoping for! I have always liked ImgBurn, and the ISO building is the piece de restiance! Now there is a portable 1-File Wonder that does all your burning chores! One can open the install file with 7-Zip, and extract the EXE file, and no install is needed. Copy it to your USB flash drive for complete portability

My only wish is that ImgBurn have a "1-click burn", or "unattended" mode. This would enable 1 click on an ISO file. The click would open ImgBurn, automatically start writing it to the default burner, and automatically close ImgBurn when completed.

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

Good, but over-rated.

Dr. Wu

Dr. Wu reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

An essential program.

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

This is just an awesome program. Now with the recent updates to this version, it has everything you need. I use this program daily & I could not do without it! :)

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

He has finally added ISO READ / RIP to the program, meaning you can now RIP a data disk straight to ISO and burn it back again to make 1:1 copies.

This long hoped for feature now makes the program compellingly complete. There is now a top notch and still FREE All-In-One app for the ripping, creation and burning of ISO images.

No need to fork out $30-$50 for another app. This one seems now to be able to do it all.

I've made bootable copies of my Bart's PE Builder CD and my Partition Manager Recovery Boot CD as well as a handfull of other 1:1 data disk backups, and so far it has worked flawlessly.

If it did multi-session / multi-track rips, that would be even better, and perhaps he will add that one day. But for now, this is quite good.

Outstanding feature addition now puts it right at the very top of "Must Have Apps".

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

Best in class. Period.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

A near-perfect program in that it does exactly what you want it to, with no useless features, all via an intuitive interface.

mlkmlk

mlkmlk reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Jan 17, 2007

best burner ever.
install any elby/slysoft product (can be a demo you never use).
then use elby burn engine, (select in preferences in I/O)
Then you will live a coaster free life!
I have had this work on the most tempramental of computers both young and old, good and dell!

tayfour

tayfour reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Dec 26, 2006

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mavhuc

mavhuc reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Nov 18, 2006

Excellent program works and its free. It burns fast and has i can always rely on it when other burn programs fail or come short.

It also has an auto update feature built-in that will ensure you are running the latest build when you start the app.

I highly reccommend this program.
Free = yes
reliable = yes
spyware free = yes

monie76549

monie76549 reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Oct 27, 2006

ok.Im a little slow on catching up to all the news about decrypter and i just found u all here and signed up to the new Img..my question is..do i still need dvd shrink and can anyone send me the download addy?..im not computer savy like alot of you so please explain in laymen terms..thanks.. good luck here..hope this lasts as long as the other one did...

IMKey

IMKey reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Oct 1, 2006

reliable burns,
great interface

benZin

benZin reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 30, 2006

Free? Yes.
It works? Very well.
Really?? Hell yeah, it makes me uninstall alcohol 120%, man.

ricktendo64

ricktendo64 reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 24, 2006

I Love! ImgBurn... Keep up the good work.

pdxgeek

pdxgeek reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 17, 2006

After spending $99 on Roxio Media Creator 9 which the website touts as having vista support, having the install fail, getting it on by running the MSIs manually, then having the "home" exe crash, as well as the 'Creator Classic' which I launched from the program files directory, I finally gave up and googled (once more) for an ISO burning app with vista support.

CDBurnerXP Pro (freeware) also failed me.

Imgburn installed without a hitch, it was easy to use with verbose information, burned a DVD ISO just fine and played a lovely island tune to let me know when its done. Now I can have a margarita and then take back Media Creator 9.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Stellar tool for accurate burns, and freeware to boot! nuff said!

tazandpig

tazandpig reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Ravemanson - I see you learned the art of being polite at school, didn't you?

Is it any wonder that more people don't offer their subjective opinion of new (or revamped) stuff when characters like yourself immediately pounce upon them and attempt to rip them to shreds?

You've just made yourself look like a complete twat.

Not everyone can afford/be bothered/need the likes of Nero and it's associated bloat to get the job of burning an image done.

This is one of these extremely useful little utils for such people. It does the job and does it well. UNLIKE Nero which has recently suffered from a whole clutch of bugs.

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

LOL ravemanson... just stay with your bloatware and go on thinkin' ImgBurn does just one thing...
This tool rocks! \o_

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Wow. Harsh, man.

Hey, it's free, does a GREAT job at what it does do and it's pretty darn stable.

I wish it did even more formats than it does so I would not have to get extra apps like PowerISO to decode the .DAA images, etc.

Dude got totally shafted on the DVD Decrypter deal, and it is nice to see that he has been able to take some of that code and turn it into a very useful application.

Also, one thing I'm really pleased about is that this app seems to be able to format my RW disks at times when no other app can even see the disks after a bad burn or a Macintosh burn. Good stuff.

I hope he focuses on the useful feedback instead of hostile and ill-informed posts. If so, the app can only get better.

Kudos LUK!

ravemanson

ravemanson reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Guys, for christ'sakes, i don't use Nero, it blows as well. What i'm saying is that ANY burning app (including FREE ones) can do much more than this crap.

Sigh... Another waste of talent. If You got no problems with Your current burning suite then this is TOTALLY useless. Especially since You wouldn't download this in that case anyway. "This tool can only get better" is correct, cause this app has no reason to exist at the moment. "You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!". Really!? With bloatware computers i guess You'll try anything.

This is the most stupid review i've ever read:

"One of the best, easiest to use, most straightforward CD/DVD burning programs I have ever used. When burning an image, why take the time to launch Nero or some other full-featured burning program when ImgBurn will do the task easier and quicker?"

Of course it's "best", "easiest" and "straightforward", it does ONE thing.

Why take the time to DOWNLOAD an application which is 100% useless when You already got an application installed which loads fast AND does "the job" fast? Idiot.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Sep 11, 2006

I always use it for burning image files, there is a newer version of it though on their homepage.... 2.1.0.0

lemonlovr

lemonlovr reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 27, 2006

One of the best, easiest to use, most straightforward CD/DVD burning programs I have ever used. When burning an image, why take the time to launch Nero or someo other full-featured burning program when ImgBurn will do the task easier and quicker? I have been using this program for a long time and the new 2.0.0 version corrects all of the issues I had with it running on Vista build 5384. Great job!

W@KK0

W@KK0 reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 24, 2006

Looks decent, responds well, very little user interaction required, burns without any problems.

Also no visible trojan embedded, scanned with Trend Micro OfficeScan Corporate Edition with Pattern 3.681.00 Engine 8.000.

An update taken from their home page, please take note...

Please Note: You may get a 'PECompact' virus warning from your AntiVirus software. This is a false alarm and will hopefully be fixed when they update their definition files. 'PECompact' is merely a compression program.

hkm

hkm reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 19, 2006

I love this freeware-never ever had a problem. To OP - what trojan? I'm using Kaspersky & Norton [both current], and neither reported anything whatsoever.

niknet

niknet reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 15, 2006

Good Program,But Contains Trojan In Download..

granders

granders reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 13, 2006

Excellent application. Free and great. Recomended.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 6, 2006

Easily the best simple ISO burning/creation tool I have ever used!!

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 6, 2006

I think that ImgBurn is the best burning utility for Windows. The current release, in my case, eliminates need for other burning programs. My NEC 4771 burns DVD-RAM discs, which are good for temporary copies. If I want to burn something for good I use DVD+R. ImgBurn and UltraISO makes possible whatever I want (burning, image file conversion, image file edition). I only wish ImgBurn would allow burning ISOs on the fly (no, no I do not need any sessions, just burning ISOs on the fly).

PS I just discovered it is possible: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=1779 Sweet!

b0mmel

b0mmel reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 6, 2006

Before this new 2.0 release it was the most powerful little tool to burn images. Now with the added authoring feature it is a complete burning solution. The interface looks good and is thought out. The entire program feels very solid and compact (zero bloat).

spiked

spiked reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 5, 2006

This is really great to give your noob friends who keep trying to burn an ISO by adding it to a file system compilation in Nero or Roxio. If they can't get it right with ImgBurn, you need to find new friends.

FlAshdobe

FlAshdobe reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 5, 2006

You must be a real noob if you whine about this sweet piece of software!

shrink57

shrink57 reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Jul 26, 2006

Small, works great and easy to use. What more could you want?

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Jun 27, 2006

Great Tool ...

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v1.3.0.0 on May 29, 2006

Works flawlessly for me, and the price is right!

WOW! is all I have to say.

munga42

munga42 reviewed v1.3.0.0 on May 26, 2006

hehe, did they get busted to?

Klusternisse

Klusternisse reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 19, 2006

just love this tool :)

mocilo74

mocilo74 reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 15, 2006

I use this tiny little proggie for about two years now and it´s the best i have ever used. Simple and small. It does what it does and nothing more. I´ll give it 5 / 5.

Kramy

Kramy reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 13, 2006

dwby: Actually, contrary to the below person I use ImgBurn because it does so well when I'm doing multiple things. DeepBurner, Nero, and CdBurnerXP all spit out useless CDs for me if I'm doing lots of things at once(game in background, torrenting, moving large amounts of data around on HD). For me, ImgBurn has yet to cause or have any problems.

dwby

dwby reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 13, 2006

The best of the best! Wouldn't trust anything else with burning my ISOs etc!

@anomoly
"Apparently if you are doing other things on your pc while burning with imgburn it will/can fail."
Everyone knows you shouldn't work at your computer while burning to a CD/DVD. It's just common sense. Not the programs fault at all.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Mar 18, 2006

I gave this a 5, but then I found out what others have:
This program can idle requiring a reboot and loss of data.

General burning suggestion:
Reboot and don't have anything major running.

bufftbone

bufftbone reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 25, 2006

I'd give it a 5 but it'll randomly get to 100% then not say the write process is complete. If I hit cancel or stop, it'll just sit there and not stop the burn. The only way to close the program is to bring up task manager and close the process that way. Then the only way to get the disc out and burn again is by restarting my computer.

This program (different versions) as well as its' older brother program did the same thing.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 25, 2006

With the last version, using a ridata branded dvd-r, I had to throw the disc away because burn was corrupted. Nero express has never done this & nero is what I have been using since. Apparently if you are doing other things on your pc while burning with imgburn it will/can fail.

ibod

ibod reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 24, 2006

A pale comparison to it's forbear.

In fact, more problematic for me as the cache constantly fills/empties which doesn't happen in the original program this one is related to.

I applaud the developer for releasing this though and fart in the general direction of the oafs that caused the original to be removed.

May their balls turn to cubes and the corners rot off.

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 23, 2006

Great tools for burning your iso files!

Kramy

Kramy reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 23, 2006

Best ISO burner I could ever ask for! I use this thing 2-3 times a day!

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 23, 2006

>sniff<
It brings a tear to the eye.

Beautiful!

speaker

speaker reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Feb 11, 2006

Excellent software which I now use to exclusively burn .iso files. This app burned perfect copies where Nero and ImgTool Burn failed. It was even able to cope with low-quality, damaged/scratched media that the latter two apps choked on.

bufftbone

bufftbone reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 31, 2005

nice clean interface. DVD Decrypter was giving me problems lately with burning images. I'm glad to see this one work w/o a hitch. Burning with nero was such a pain (but did work for me).

fair_is_fair

fair_is_fair reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 27, 2005

ImgBurn works! I've had so much trouble in windows lately trying to burn iso images.

Deepburner and Nero were scr*wing up my cdrws and dvdrws.

ImgBurn also erases rewritable disks well. Not one cd ruined thus far.

Anyone know of something that will work with data and music files as well?

SirMango

SirMango reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 23, 2005

Come on, you didn't read the news?!
Great software. Clean interface and lot's of features.
This and Folder2iso is the free CD/DVD burning solution

ditroia

ditroia reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 9, 2005

Made by the same guy after DVD Decrypter was shut down.

janzaclipz

janzaclipz reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 4, 2005

Looks just LIKE DVD DECRYPTOR

3aFaReeT

3aFaReeT reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 3, 2005

so simple, light load and supports all the major formats of Images.
in a single word... AMAZING

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Works Great! Does exactly what it supposed to do, burns image files to CD/DVD, and has a small footprint.

OAKsider

OAKsider reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Great Software! My Thumb Up also!

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Woooow! What a perfect simplicity! My thumb up!

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Top marks from me. I used 1.0 for a while, and never had any problems whatsoever with it.
I agree that if it could also create images from media, that would be a dream. But as such, it already replaced Alcohol 120% and Nero for all my image burning needs. Highly recommended.

rav0

rav0 reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Nov 11, 2005

Simply awesome. Extreme ease of use combines spectacularly with advanced technology in this tiny tool.

This program would benifit greatly from read not just write capability. Its sister program program DVD Decrypter (suspended) was designed as a DVD-Video backup tool, but [s]was[/s] is often used as an disk image utiliser for all kinds of CD and DVD disks. ImgBurn has great image burning, though for now image creation will be done elsewhere.

deviantATTILA

deviantATTILA reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 22, 2005

The best lil' burning app known to man.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 17, 2005

Absolutely AWESOME. I can't rate this highly enough. Suggestion: Include mounting images, and you will blow the big boys away. I'll be donating to this one for sure.

dontasciime

dontasciime reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 12, 2005

Fantastic to see you back with your new totally legal program.

And file freak i still think your advert for non free software sucks.

mmebane

mmebane reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 10, 2005

Not bad. Glad DVD Decrypter didn't totally die.

Still, with one major fiasco already having happened, I wish he'd open-source it.

FileFreak

FileFreak reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 10, 2005

Great little proggie. I still think http://www.deprice.com/deepburnerpropersonal.htm is better thouogh.

3aFaReeT

3aFaReeT reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 7, 2005

Amazing simple program... :)

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

YES!!! But the guide on the web page to omit open and close the burner :)

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

suhh-WEET!

DaveNCheez

DaveNCheez reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Excellent, glad something came out of DVD Decrypter

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Very nice program! It's nice to see Lightning UK working projects again. It's too bad we can't resurect DVD Decrypter ...:-(

THILE

THILE reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

So sad he had to shutdown DVD Decrypter.
But still really nice he keeps on developing on the burning part :)

1uk3

1uk3 reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Very nice program! I like it! :D

dwby

dwby reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Great program. Couldn't expect any more from LUK!. The best! And it's free!

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