ImgBurn

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ImgBurn
ImgBurn Logo
ImgBurn screenshot
ImgBurn screenshot
Developer(s) Lightning UK!
Initial release 4 October 2005; 12 years ago (2005-10-04)[1]
Stable release
2.5.8.0 / 16 June 2013; 5 years ago (2013-06-16)[1]
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Wine officially supported[2]
Available in Multilingual
Type CD/DVD authoring
License Freeware
Website www.imgburn.com

ImgBurn is an optical disc authoring 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 2.4.0.0).[3] Starting with version 2.0.0.0, ImgBurn can also burn files and data directly to CD or DVD. It is written in C++. It supports padding DVD-Video files so the layer break occurs on a proper cell boundary (where possible).

Prior to version 2.5.1.0, the program was freeware. From version 2.5.1.0 to 2.5.7.0, Ask.com adware was included in the installer.[4] This was replaced in version 2.5.8.0 with OpenCandy adware.[5] Only the version of the installer distributed directly from imgburn.com contains OpenCandy; the version distributed via the official mirror sites is adware-free. No notice is present on www.imgburn.com that the checksums/hashes provided now only match the OpenCandy version of the installer; however, the author of the program has provided the expected values for the adware-free version on the support forum.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

History[edit]

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.[14]

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 2.3.0.0, ImgBurn can create image files from unencrypted CDs/DVDs; however, it cannot remove Content Scramble System (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.

Features[edit]

  • 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.

Limits[edit]

Hardware interface support[edit]

ImgBurn supports many low level drive access interfaces. This allows it to operate on almost all Windows platforms. ImgBurn can use any of the following interfaces:

Virus characterisation[edit]

The OpenCandy adware version of the ImgBurn installer (v2.5.8.0) distributed directly from imgburn.com (not the adware-free version available from the official mirror sites) has been characterised as a virus by Avira and ESET Endpoint Antivirus.[18][19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ImgBurn Change log". 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 3, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Official ImgBurn Website". Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "DVD Burning Software ImgBurn Updated. Turns Adware - gHacks Tech News". 17 March 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  5. ^ LIGHTNING UK! (2013-06-16). "The Official ImgBurn Website: Change log". www.imgburn.com. Retrieved 2017-10-03. Changed: No longer bundling/offering the Ask.com toolbar in the setup program, OpenCandy now handles product offerings during installation. 
  6. ^ LIGHTNING UK! (2013-06-16). "The Official ImgBurn Website: Download". www.imgburn.com. Retrieved 2017-10-03. 
  7. ^ "MD5 doesn't match any downloadable installers - ImgBurn General". forum.imgburn.com. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Wrong hash? - ImgBurn Support". forum.imgburn.com. 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2017-10-03. 
  9. ^ "Wrong Hash 2 - ImgBurn Support". forum.imgburn.com. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-10-03. 
  10. ^ "ImgBurn". fileforum.betanews.com. 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2017-10-03. CLEAN INSTALL! No OpenCandy bundled. 
  11. ^ "ImgBurn Download: Changelog". Softpedia. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-10-03. no more 'opencandy' adware! 
  12. ^ "Codecs.com | Downloads for ImgBurn 2.5.8". www.free-codecs.com. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2017-10-03. Download ImgBurn 2.5.8 - without OpenCandy! 
  13. ^ "ImgBurn". www.majorgeeks.com. 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2017-10-03. This is a clean, no OpenCandy version. 
  14. ^ Mennecke, Thomas (2005-11-24). "Macrovision Forces Removal of DVD Decrypter". Slyck. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  15. ^ a b "ImgBurn v2.2.0.0 Released!". 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  16. ^ "Multisession Disk Where is the option??". 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  17. ^ "How to copy a disc using Imgburn". 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  18. ^ "ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 Setup file is now officially confirmed as a virus by Avira AntiVir". 2015-11-16. Retrieved 2017-04-13. 
  19. ^ "imgBURN now classified as a virus by ESET antivirus". 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2017-04-13. 

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