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cynthia 23 Sep 2005 06:54 PM

ImgBurn - A User Guide
 
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ImgBurn - A User Guide

NOTE: A Printer-Friendly .pdf document for this guide can be found here


NOTE: There is an updated guide based on the latest released version of ImgBurn that can be found here.


What Can I Do In ImgBurn?

ImgBurn is a free tool that allows you to write images to DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-R DL / DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-RAM media.

ImgBurn can write most types of CD / DVD images - including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It supports all the latest writers (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony). You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!

ImgBurn will try its very best to burn your DVD-Video double layer images using the layer break you've specified in the IFO files, but it can also calculate the best place for you, to save you the trouble.

Advanced functionality can be found in context menus that appear when you right click on various bits of the user interface. These features are also covered and explained in this guide.

ImgBurn is written by Lightning UK! and is an enhanced version of an earlier released burn engine.


ImgBurn's Homepage

You can download and read more about the program at ImgBurn's homepage.


This Guide

I have divided it into these sections:
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cynthia 5 Oct 2005 12:50 PM

Installation


Download and install ImgBurn. You can download it here.

After that the installation has started you will see this window:

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Just press the 'Next >' button.

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The default settings are the one you should use. Press the 'Next >' button.

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Select the folder where you want the program to be installed. Then press the 'Next >' button to continue the installation.

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If you already have the program installed and are updating it - you will have the option to retain your current settings. Select 'Yes' if you want to keep them.

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Your installation of ImgBurn is now finished and you can decide if you want to run the program. If you press 'Finish' you will see this window:

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After the startup screen - you will then be seeing the main program window of ImgBurn:

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You are now ready to use the program.


The basic settings in ImgBurn

The default preferences should work out very well. If you want to know more about them you can read about them in this guide under the section 'ImgBurn Settings'.

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 12:52 PM

The Menus


In the menu bar of the program you can find five main topics:

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  1. File
  2. View
  3. Mode
  4. Tools
  5. Help

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 12:58 PM

The Menus

1. File

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  • Browse

    Gives you the option to browse for an image file that you want to load into the program.

  • Write

    This will start the burning of the selected image.

  • Load Most Recent Queue

    Loads automatically the latest saved .IBQ file.

  • Load Queue...

    Allows you to load any previously saved .IBQ file.

    The program will ask you to locate the saved .IBG file and you hard disk.

    If it's loaded without any errors:

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...rn/queue02.png

  • Save Queue...

    Saves the contents of the queue in an .IBQ file.

    You can name the queue and also change the location of the saved .IBQ file.

    If it's saved without problems:

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...rn/queue03.png

  • Export Graph Data...

    Saves the latest burned discs graphic data in an .IBG file.

  • Display Graph Data Using DVDInfoPro...

    Displays the latest burned discs write speed in a data graphic using DVDInfoPro. You can see exactly what speed your drive was burning at and when.

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  • Recent Files

    Shows you a list of the latest burned images.

    There is also an option to clear this list.

  • Exit

    This will terminate the program.

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:03 PM

The Menus

2. View

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  • Log

    Normally this log window should be enabled with automatic when you start ImgBurn. If you can't see it or if you want to hide it - presss the letter L on your keyboard.

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...burn/log01.png

    The ImgBurn log file is an extremely useful part of the program. It not only provides you with the details of every individual session. It helps you troubleshoot if any errors happen.

    If you don't see it - press the 'L' button on your keyboard to turn it on or off. Even if you select it to be off - it runs in the background and you can at any time turn it on again and watch what's saved in it.

    You can have ImgBurn automatically to save the log for you after exiting the program. Which can be very helpful if you need to post a log file from failed burn. That way you do not have to recreate it again. (If your computer freezes and you have to manually reset/reboot it (or you lose your electricity etc), ImgBurn will not save the log. It only saves the log if you 'X' out of the screen, or click "File", then "Exit".

    • File

      • New

        This will create an empty log file window.

      • Open...

        This gives you the option to open up an already saved log file.

      • Save As...

        This gives you the option to save the log file.

      • Print

        This will send the contents of the log file to your printer.

      • Close

        This will close the log window.

    • Edit

      • Cut

        Cut the selected part of the log file.

      • Copy

        Copy the selected part of the log file.

      • Delete

        Delete the selected part of the log file.

      • Select All

        Selects all rows of the log file.

    • Tools


  • Queue

    The queue system will allow you to put several images in a burning queue and then burn all images in a row after eachother.

    Add the images that you want to queue.

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    After that the first image in the queue is burnt - ImgBurn will ask you to insert a new disc.

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...n/nextdisc.png

    After that the new disc is inserted - ImgBurn will automatically start the burning of the new image in ten seconds.


  • Refresh

    Does a new initiation of the disc and reads it once again. Just as you had inserted the disc once again.

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:06 PM

The Menus

3. Mode - Write

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3.1 Write Options

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  • Source:

    Select the imagefile you want to burn by using the folder icon http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...older_icon.gif to be loaded into the program.

    You can also press the http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...rn/queue00.png queue button to load the queue manager. In this manager you can add several images and then let ImgBurn burn them in a row after eachother.

  • Label:

    Shows the images label name.

  • Sectors:

    Shows your the sector size for the selected image.

  • Size:

    Shows you the psyical size for the selected image.

  • Time:

    Shows you the time for the selected image.

  • Destination

    Select the CD/DVD-burner you want to use for your burning.

  • Test Mode

    This will fake a burning. Every step involved in a real burning will be carried out - except turning on the laser.

    If this process is done without any errors - you will see this window:

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...urn/burn04.png

    If you try to use a RW disc for this mode - it will not work and you will see this message window:

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...n/testmode.png

  • Verify

    If you want to verify that your image has been written properly to your disc you can select this option. It will re-read your burned disc and compare it to the original file.

  • L:

    Loads the tray in the selected device.

  • E:

    Ejects the tray in the selected device.

  • Settings




The Burning Process


Insert a blank DVD disc in your CD/DVD burners drive.

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After that the disc has been loaded - the right part of the program window will now show you information about your inserted disc.

Code:

_NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A 1-08 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: Yes
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 2 295 104
Size: 4 700 372 992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 2,4x; 4x

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196 608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2 491 711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196 608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2 491 711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2 295 104
Size: 4 700 372 992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2 295 104
Size: 4 700 372 992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Press the icon http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynthia/imgburn/open.png to select the image file you want to burn. If you are burning a DL ISO image you should select the .mds file if there is one as that one contains the information about where the layerbreak will be placed. If you should forgot that - the program will remind you.

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When you have set your settings you are ready to burn the image. Press the start button http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...burn/isow3.png and your burning begins.

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If you have selected the option 'Verify' - the disc tray will eject before that the verifying process takes place and the program waits for the disc to be reloaded again. You can select in the options settings if you want the disc to be ejected or not before the verifying process.

It verifies that the data that was suppose burned, was burned. Most likely, the DVD will burn fine, and if it doesn't, it'll tell you during the burn. You can leave this 'enabled' ('disabled' by default) if you want to feel extra safe.

This shows you how the verifying process is running:

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When it's done and if the burning and verifying process was finished without errors - a dialogue box will come up saying burning is complete.

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After that message, you can hit "OK" and go ahead and remove the disc.

Your burning ended with an error?

If this should happen - take a look in this FAQ.

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:08 PM

The Menus

3. Mode - Verify

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Insert a burned DVD disc in your CD/DVD burners drive.

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After that the disc has been loaded - the right part of the program window will now show you information about your inserted disc.

Code:

_NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A 1-08 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: Yes
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 2 295 104
Size: 4 700 372 992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196 608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2 491 711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196 608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2 491 711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Press the start button http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...burn/isow3.png and your verifying begins.

This shows you how the verifying process is running:

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When it's done and if the verifying process was finished without errors - a dialogue box will come up saying burning is complete.

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After that message, you can hit "OK" and go ahead and remove the disc.

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:09 PM

The Menus

3. Mode - Discovery

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cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:10 PM

The Menus

4. Tools

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cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:11 PM

General


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  • Options

    • Minimize To System Tray

      When enabling this option, ImgBurn will minimize itself as an icon to the system tray. (System tray is where your PC clock is located.)

      http://www.digital-digest.com/~cynth...systemtray.png

      If you want to bring the ImgBurn window backup, you would double click the "CD" looking icon. Alternatively, you could right click on the "CD" looking icon and left click on "Restore ImgBurn".

      If you have a few windows open while ripping. This will minimize ImgBurn to the tray and remove the ImgBurn box from your taskbar.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Sync. Build / Write / Discovery Options



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • 'Queue' Window - Stay On Top



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Prevent Screen Saver From Starting



      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Show 'Shutdown' Window



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Shutdown Action:

      • Log Off


      • Restart


      • Turn Off


      • Stand By


      • Hibernate



      The default setting is 'Turn Off'.

  • Language

    The default setting is 'English'.

  • Display Warnings

    • Don't Update IFO/BUP Files



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Images Still Queued



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Interfering Programs



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Layer Break On DVD-R DL



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Maximum File Size



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Overburning



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Seamless Layer Break



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Select MDS File Not ISO

      In most cases you should select the .ISO file when you want to burn the image. In some cases there is the need to select the .MDS file instead:

      • Your hard disk is not NTFS formatted

        As Windows 98 and some older Windows version is based on the FAT 32 filesystem (and a lot of people still use this even under Win XP) which cannot handle files larger than 4 GB and shrinked movies usually are at about 4.7 GB, a program such as DVD Shrink splits the backup files on such systems into a multipart or segmented ISO which consists of several 1 GB files with an enumerated extension like .i01, .i02 and an .mds file of a few bytes which holds info on the parts.

      • You are going to burn to a DL disc

        MDS is just a file that is generated along with the ISO file when making a 1/1 Copy or creating a ISO file on your hard drive. It just basically tells your burner where to put the layer break for dual layer burning.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.


    • Write Mode Not Build Mode



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Advanced

    • Allocate Files On Creation



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Calculate MD5 Hash Values



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Create CUE - Preserve Full Pathnames



      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Create MD5 - Preserve Full Pathnames


      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Parse File System Timeout


      The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Layer Break

    • Check 'Don't update IFO/BUP files'


      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Check 'Seamless'


      The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • ImgBurnPreview File Name

    • The default setting is ''.

    • Don't Limit Frames Per Second


      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Don't Use DirectDraw Overlays


      The default setting is 'disabled'.

cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:12 PM

Read


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cynthia 5 Oct 2005 01:13 PM

Build


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cynthia 8 Oct 2005 03:30 PM

Write


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  • Write Mode:

    • Auto
    • DVD
    • CD

  • Write Type:

    • DAO
    • Incremental

  • Link Size:

    • Auto
    • 0
    • 1
    • 16

  • DVD+R Reserv Track



    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • DVD-RAM FastWrite



    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Enable BURN-Proof

    BURN-Proof (or BurnProof) is an unfortunate abbreviation of "Buffer-Under-RuN Proof". The technology allows you to avoid buffer underruns by suspending and restarting the write process when the recorder's buffer is about to empty. (See section (4-1) if you're not familiar with buffer underruns.)

    All of these are for situations where your computer is unable to send data to the drive quickly enough to keep the buffer full. They will not help you if your computer loses power, your software crashes, your media is of poor quality, or you smack the drive hard enough to disrupt the recording process.
    Nearly all CD/DVD recorders announced in or after 2001 featured some variation of buffer underrun protection.

    Ideally, the results of interrupted and uninterrupted writes would be identical. In practice, there may be a small glitch at the point where writing was suspended. The general concensus is that these technologies are effective and do not result in noticeable glitches.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Lock Volume - Exclusive Access

    This will stop other programs for accessing your burner while you do the burn.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Cycle Tray Before Verify

    CD/DVD recorders (and modern CD/DVD-ROM drives) have a chunk of RAM that holds blocks read from the disc. Some drives provide a way to clear this out, some don't.

    All drives need to have their block cache cleared out after writing completes and before disc verification begins. If this weren't done, the files being verified could be read out of the block cache instead of from the disc itself, defeating the purpose of the verification pass. Also, some CD/DVD recorders need to have their recording buffers explicitly cleared between the "test" and "write" passes.

    The most reliable, 100%-guaranteed-to-work approach is to eject the disc and re-insert it. Watching your CD/DVD tray open and close can be startling at first, but in general it's harmless.

    Back in the early days of CD recording, the situation was a bit more awkward. Caddy drives were the norm, so an ejected disc had to be manually re-inserted. Some poorly-written CD recording software would automatically start the "write" pass a few seconds after the "test" pass, without waiting for the disc to be re-inserted, so you either had to be paying close attention or set the "wait until told to continue" option.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Verify Against Image File

    This option will run the verify process against the actual image you burned. If not enabled - it will only try to read the burned disc.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Check 'Delete Image'

    This will pre-check this option in the 'ISO Write Mode' window. After a successful burn the image source will be automatically deleted.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Check 'Close Program'

    After a successful burning - the program will terminate itself.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Check 'Shutdown Compute'

    This will pre-check this option in the 'ISO Write Mode' window.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Don't Prompt Erase Media

    If you enable this option - the program will erase your RW disc automatic if it's needed.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Don't Prompt Format Media

    If you enable this option - the program will format your RW disc automatic.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Don't Prompt Overwrite Media

    If you enable this option - the program will owerwrite your RW disc automatic.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Layer Break (For DL Media

    • Calculate Optimal

      The program will calculate the optimal layer break.

    • User Specified

      You can insert where you want the layer break to be present.

      • Sectors in L0:

        Input the amount of sectors you want to be on the first layer of the disc.

  • Use Layer Jump Recording (-R DL)



    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Auto 'Export Graph Data'



    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Format Media

    • Wait For Background Process



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Queue Options

    • Insert Nect Disc - Auto 'OK'

      When you use the Queue function - the program will ask you to insert a new disc and after that is done it will wait 10 seconds by default before it starts the burning process. In this option you can specify how long that time should be.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

cynthia 9 Oct 2005 01:10 PM

Verify


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  • Options

    • Ignore CD-DA Data



      The default setting is 'enabled'.


      Ignore Non 'User Data' Bytes

      Ignore non user data within sectors. i.e. So with Mode1/2352 images, it only compares the real 2048 user data bytes.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Check 'Delete Image'

      After a successful verify the image file will be automatically deleted.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Check 'Close Program'

      After a successful verify ImgBurn will be automatically closed down.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Check 'Shutdown Computer'

      After a successful verify the computer will be automatically shutdown.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Auto 'Export Graph Data'



      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Enable SpeedRead DVD (Plextor)



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Enable High Speed Mode (Samsung)



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Process Priority

      • Realtime

      • High

      • Above Normal

      • Normal

      • Below Normal

      • Idle

cynthia 9 Oct 2005 02:46 PM

Graph Data


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  • Default Folder

    • Most Recently Used

    • Image File's

    • Custom

    The default setting is 'Most Recently Used'.

  • Default File Name

    • Most Recently Used

    • Custom


    The default setting is 'Custom'.

  • Compress Spaces



    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Replace Spaces With Underscores



    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Sample Rate


cynthia 5 Dec 2005 02:45 AM

I/O


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  • Interface

    You can select how ImgBurn accesses your DVD drive.

    • ASPI - WNASPI32.DLL

      Neros ASPI.

      ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface, a method that some programs use to access data on drives. Although designed for SCSI drives, it is actually required for non-SCSI devices too, so Force ASPI is sometimes required. Useful for accurate DVD and CD ripping.

    • ASAPI - ASAPI.DLL

      The VOB ASAPI layer is an advanced ASPI programming interface. Both IDE and SCSI devices can be used. It is supposed to be 10-15% quicker than normal ASPI layers.

    • SPTI - Microsoft

      The default SPTI works if you have an Microsoft NT based operating system (Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003), and does not require any special drivers. All other options require special drivers that you first have to download and install.

      ASPI is mainly for compatibility with Windows 98/Me.

    • ElbyCDIO - Elaborate Bytes AG

      Eloborate Bytes AGs version of an ASPI layer.

    • Patin-Couffin - VSO Software

      Patin-Couffin access layer device I/O interface.

  • SPTI - Use 'CdRom' Class

    This is how ImgBurn talks to your drives. The common method is to open them using the path '\\.\CdRomX' - where X is some number. That's the 'Cdrom' class. The alternative is via their drive letter using the path '\\.\X:\' where X is the drive letter. That was mainly added for linux users who use the program via Wine.

    The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Show All Devices

    If this is set to 'disabled' - the program will only show you DVD compliant devices.

    The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Transfer Length

    You can here set the amount of KB that the program should read each time in the reading cycle.

    • Automatic

    • Manual

      You can select either 32 KB or 64 KB.

  • Buffer Size

    This buffer will be used to temporarily store the data that is being read from the DVD before it is being processed and then written to your hard disk.

  • Software Write Error Retries:

    When you burn a disc the program will retry to write that sector as many times as you has set it to do until ImgBurn gives up.

    It can be set to a digit between 0 and 20.

    The default setting is '20'.

cynthia 5 Dec 2005 03:41 AM

Device


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  • Options

    • Lock Tray During...

      If you lock the tray - it will prevent you from accidentally ejecting a DVD that you are currently erasing or writing a DVD.

      • Read

        If enabled the program will lock the tray during a read operation.

        The default setting is 'enabled'.

      • Write

        If enabled the program will lock the tray during a write operation.

        The default setting is 'enabled'.

      • Verify

        If enabled the program will lock the tray during a verify operation.

        The default setting is 'enabled'.

      • Erase

        If enabled the program will lock the tray during an erase operation.

        The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Eject Tray After...

      You can set as an option that the tray is automatically ejected upon completing of the writing or erasing process.


      • Read

        If enabled the program will eject the tray after a read operation.

        The default setting is 'disabled'.

      • Write

        If enabled the program will eject the tray after a write operation.

        The default setting is 'disabled'.

      • Verify

        If enabled the program will eject the tray after a verify operation.

        The default setting is 'disabled'.

      • Erase

        If enabled the program will eject the tray after an erase operation.

        The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Disable Media Change Notification

      If enabled it stops the entire OS from knowing a disc has been inserted - only affects the currently selected drive. Useful for discs with 'Autorun' content and where a player would jump in and try to play the disc as ImgBurn is trying to initialise it.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Sort By

    This indicates how ImgBurn sorts the list of drives (in case you have multiple drives).

    • None
    • Address
    • Drive Letter
    • Name

  • Operating System Options

    • Auto Insert Notification

      This is nothing to do with ImgBurn really, it's a global OS thing. The OS defaults to having it enabled. When it's disabled, no drives will autorun stuff when you insert a disc - regardless of if ImgBurn is loaded or not.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Play Data Discs Automatically



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Play Audio Discs Automatically



      The default setting is 'enabled'.

  • Synchonise Selection



    The default setting is 'enabled'.

cynthia 5 Dec 2005 03:41 AM

Sounds


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  • Options

    Here you can select if you want the program to play a sound and also which sound you want to hear.

    • Success Sound

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

      The default sound is 'C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\Sounds\Success.wav'.

    • Error Sound

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

      The default sound is 'C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\Sounds\Error.wav'.

cynthia 5 Dec 2005 03:41 AM

Events


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  • On Startup

    • Set Program Mode:

      • Most Recently Used
      • Ez-Mode Picker
      • Read
      • Build
      • Write
      • Verify
      • Discovery

    • Set Build Mode:

      • Most Recently Used
      • Device
      • Image File

    • Check For Program Update

      • Never
      • Daily
      • Weekly
      • Fortnightly
      • Monthly

  • On Cancel

    • Ask 'Do you really want to Cancel?'

      The 'On Cancel' option is just a backup in case you accidently click the 'Stop' button by mistake while ripping. It will also ask if you want to delete the incomplete files.

      If you enable this option - you will in such a case see this window:

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      Both of these settings are personal but default works fine for most.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Delete Incomplete Files:

      • Ask
      • Yes
      • No

  • On Error

    • Flash Taskbar Button

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • On Exit

    • Clear Recent Files List



      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Save the Queue

      Here you have the option to let the program automatically saving the queue when you close the program.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Overwrite Existing


      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Save the Log

      Here you have the option to let the program automatically saving the file log when you close the program.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • Append Existing

      If enabled the program will add the latest log to the existing log.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Overwrite Existing

      If you select this - the old logfile will be overwritten. If you disable it the logifle will be saved as ImgBurn(1).log where the number will be replaced with a higher number next time you save a log file.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

cynthia 5 Dec 2005 03:41 AM

Registry


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  • File Associations

    Whatever type is checked will be opened in ImgBurn if you double click on a file having such an extension.

    • BIN

      BIN is the file extension for the Binary file.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • CDI

      CDI is the file extension for the Phillips Compact Disk Interactive file.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • CDR

      CDR is the file extension for Raw Audio-CD data file.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • CUE

      CUE is the file extension for x.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • DI

      Atari Disk Image (Atari).

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • DVD

      DVDMaestro Project File (Spruce Technologies).

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • GCM

      GameCube Image File (Nintendo).

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • GI

      Sony CD Extreme Global Image File, Prassi or PrimoDVD Image or RecordNow MAX CD Image (Stomp).

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • IBB

      x.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • IBQ

      IsoBuster Optical Media Data Container File (Smart Projects).

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • IMG

      Apple Macintosh Disk Copy Format (Apple Computer, Inc.)

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • ISO

      An ISO image (.iso) is an informal term for a disk image of an ISO 9660 file system.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • LST

      Ingres Dump List File (Computer Associates International, Inc.).

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • MDS

      Media Descriptor Image File.

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • NRG

      NRG is the file extension for the Image file associated with Nero.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • PDI

      InstantCopy Disc Image (Pinnacle Systems, Inc.)

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

    • UDI

      Universal Disk Image.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Set ImgBurn as Default Application

    With this option you can set ImgBurn as the default application for some or all of the above image formats.

    • All

      This will checkmark all of the above image formats.

    • None

      This will uncheck all of the above image formats.

      The default setting is 'disabled'.

  • Shell Extensions

    • Autoplay - Blank CD

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - Blank DVD

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - Blank HD DVD

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - Blank Blu-ray

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - CD Audio

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - DVD Movie

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - HD DVD

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Autoplay - Blu-ray

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Audio CD

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • DVD

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

    • Open With

      The default setting is 'enabled'.

cynthia 28 Feb 2006 04:54 PM

The Menus


5. Help

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  • Check for ImgBurn Update

    This will check if there is a new version of ImgBurn available for downloading.

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  • View ImgBurn Guides


  • View ImgBurn Translations


  • Visit ImgBurn Website

    This will open up your internet browser and connect you to the ImgBurn Website.

  • Visit ImgBurn Support Forum

    This will open up your internet browser and connect you to the official ImgBurn Support Forum.

  • Make a Donation...

    This will open up your internet browser and give you the opportunity to donate some bucks to the author of this program.

  • ImgBurn Graph Data


  • ImgBurn Logs


  • ImgBurn Projects


  • ImgBurn Queues


  • ImgBurn Statistics


  • About ImgBurn...

    This will show you the program version that you are using.

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cynthia 11 Feb 2008 01:04 PM

Supported Command Line Switches


(You can get a basic version of this list via 'ImgBurn.exe /?')

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  • /MODE < ISOWRITE | ISOVERIFY | DISCOVERY>

    Used to select the mode you want ImgBurn to start in.

  • /SRC | "< File Name>"

    Used to select the source filename.

    • Example: /SRC "C:\DVDIMAGE.ISO"

  • /DEST | "< File Name>"

    Used to select the destination drive.

    • Example 1: /DEST J:
    • Example 2: /DEST 1:0:0

  • /SPEED

    Used to change the value of the 'Write Speed' drop down list.

    The parameter must match the value within the drop down list exactly.

    • Example 1: /SPEED MAX
    • Example 2: /SPEED 1x
    • Example 3: /SPEED 2.4x (or 2,4x depending on regional settings)

  • /LAYERBREAK

    Used to tell the program where to put the layerbreak.

    Only applies when burning DVD+R DL discs.

    • Example: /LAYERBREAK 2000000

  • /ERASE

    Used to automatically erase / format / overwrite media.

  • /TESTMODE

    Used to select if you want to burn or just perform a test burn without burning to the disc.

  • /VERIFY

    Used to make the program verify a disc is readable after it has been burnt.

    Basically, it just checks (or unchecks!) the 'Verify after write' box for you!

  • /DELETEIMAGE

    Used to make the program delete the image after it has been burnt.

    Basically, it just checks (or unchecks!) the 'Delete Image after write' box for you!

  • /START

    Used to start the burn process automatically when the program has finished initialising.

    Basically, it just presses the 'Write' button for you!

  • /CLOSE

    Used to close the program when the burn process has finished.

    Basically, it just presses the 'Close' button for you!

  • /CLOSESUCCESS

    Used to close the program only if you had a successful burn when the burn process has finished.

    Basically, it just presses the 'Close' button for you!

  • /SHUTDOWN

    Used to shutdown the computer when the program has finished burning.

    Basically, it just checks the 'Shutdown computer when done' box for you!

  • /WAITFORMEDIA

    Will wait to perform the next command until the media has loaded properly in the driver.

  • /IBG "< File Name>"

    Saves the burning result in a graphical file for later use with DVDInfoPro.

cynthia 12 Feb 2008 03:23 AM

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