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ImgBurn screenshot.png
ImgBurn screenshot
Developer(s) Lightning UK!
Stable release / 16 June 2013; 3 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

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[3] Starting with version, 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, the program was freeware. From version to, adware was included in the installer.[4] This was replaced in version with OpenCandy adware. On 23 June 2016, the producer removed the adware component, and the software is now free and clean again.[5]


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.[6]

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, ImgBurn can create image files from unencrypted CDs/DVDs. It cannot, however, 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.


  • 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.


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:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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. ^ "ImgBurn Download". Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Mennecke, Thomas (2005-11-24). "Macrovision Forces Removal of DVD Decrypter". Slyck. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  7. ^ a b "ImgBurn v2.2.0.0 Released!". 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Multisession Disk Where is the option??". 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  9. ^ "How to copy a disc using Imgburn". 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 

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