CD/DVD/ISO Creation Alternative

Ok, I've tried Nero and other utilities for burning CD/DVD media from ISO files, as well as creating ISO files.  While Nero works fine, 99.9% of the time (others less so), I've been using a free CD/DVD burning tool called ImgBurn.  It can be downloaded from  There's a full write up on the web site about what you can do with it.  All I can say is, "It hasn't made a single coaster yet!!"  And that's good enough for me.

From the author's web site:

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!

It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task:

  • Read - Read a disc to an image file
  • Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc
  • Write - Write an image file to a disc
  • Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
  • Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing


Posted on Oct 25 2007, 12:32 AM by dougknox
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