|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (May 2012)|
|Stable release||188.8.131.52 / 16 June 2013|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows
Wine officially supported
ImgBurn is a freeware program that allows the recording of many types of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray images to recordable media (.cue files are supported as of version 184.108.40.206). Starting with version 220.127.116.11, ImgBurn can also burn files and data directly to CD/DVD. It is written in C++. It supports padding DVD-Video files so the layer break occurs on a proper cell boundary (where possible). Versions 18.104.22.168 on included optional Ask.com adware in the installer, which was replaced in version 22.214.171.124 with OpenCandy adware.
ImgBurn is an optical disc authoring software created by Lightning UK, the author of DVD Decrypter, after he was forced to stop development of DVD Decrypter in response to a cease and desist order from Macrovision.
ImgBurn is based on the optical disc burning engine of DVD Decrypter; however, it does not have the ability to circumvent copy protections of encrypted DVDs. As of version 126.96.36.199, ImgBurn can create image files from unencrypted CDs/DVDs. It cannot, however, remove CSS encryption or any other copy protection. It is possible to use third-party software such as DVD43, an intermediate driver that operates between the hardware and software, for such purpose.
- Supported formats: BIN, CUE, DI (Atari Disk Image), DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG, PDI and more.
- Ability to build DVD Video discs (from a VIDEO_TS folder), HD DVD Video discs (from a HVDVD_TS folder) and Blu-ray Video discs (from a BDAV / BDMV folder).
- Full unicode folder/file name support.
- Supported environments: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 and 2008 R2 (including all the 64-bit versions). It also officially supports Wine.
- Image queue provides support for burning several images with minimum interaction.
- ImgBurn is relatively lightweight (compared to similar programs); under 1.8MB for all installed features.
- Does not support RAW disk ripping or burning
- Does not support multi-session discs[clarification needed]
- Cannot write CD subchannel data
- Cannot copy discs directly, without first creating an image file
- Cannot burn to multiple drives simultaneously
Hardware interface support
ImgBurn supports numerous low level drive access interfaces. This allows it to operate on almost all Windows platforms. ImgBurn can use any of the following interfaces:
- ASPI – WNASPI32.DLL (Adaptec)
- ASAPI – ASAPI.DLL (VOB Computersysteme/Pinnacle Systems)
- SCSI Pass Through Interface – Microsoft
- ElbyCDIO – Elaborate Bytes
- Patin-Couffin – VSO Software
- List of ISO image software
- List of optical disc authoring software
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- "ImgBurn Change log".
- The Official ImgBurn Website
- Mennecke, Thomas (2005-11-24). "Macrovision Forces Removal of DVD Decrypter". Slyck. Retrieved 2007-05-18.
- "ImgBurn v188.8.131.52 Released!". 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- "Multisession Disk Where is the option??". 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
- "How to copy a disc using Imgburn". 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- ImgBurn website
- Archive of downloads for all versions of ImgBurn
- Another archive of ImgBurn all versions