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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 298 votes out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    2,372,657
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    143
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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If your PC has an optical disc burner like a DVD or Blu-Ray burner, you can create DVDs that you can play in your home entertainment system, boot discs that can help you start your PC when something goes wrong, and data discs that can safely store backups, archives, disk images and copies, and other data. However, to make all that easy, you need help in the form of a good disc-burning utility. ImgBurn from Lightning UK fits the bill. This lightweight freeware burns CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs, depending of course on your system's capabilities: You'll need a Blu-Ray burner to burn Blu-Ray discs with ImgBurn, for example, just like with every other disc-burning tool. What ImgBurn does is simplify what can be a complicated, error-prone process.

ImgBurn's two-part interface displays controls and the program's log file in separate windows. The Log window is designed to stay open all the time when the program is working, and it displays important information about your tasks. Separating it from the main window makes it easier to place on the desktop. The main window hints at how easy ImgBurn is to use by listing its features with descriptive icons: Write image file to disc; Write files/folders to disc; Create image file from disc; Create image file from files/folders; Verify disc; and Discovery, which requires additional software and can verify the quality of your discs as you burn them. Since we had a DVD disc image left over from a holiday project, we started with that. Each feature opens a businesslike settings dialog. We inserted a blank DVD-R, and the program verified its size, capacity, and other parameters. ImgBurn offers Test Mode and Verify options as well as settings for Write Speed (including an automatic option) and number of copies. Advanced options include drive-specific settings with the ability to select your drive's OEM options. ImgBurn also offers an erase tool, drive controls, and tools for creating CUE, DVD, and MDS files.

Many other disc burners have left us cold, but ImgBurn lived up to its promise of easy burning without sacrificing flexibility.

 
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  • Current Version

    2.3

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 31
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 298 votes

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    • 3 star 20
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1 stars

"Download Fails"

October 27, 2015  |  By rowantree

2015-10-27 14:50:52  |  By rowantree

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

I don't know, couldn't download

Cons

Can't download it, the download fails right away

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5 stars

"Absolute best CD/DVD burner ever"

September 07, 2015  |  By ChargeMedia

2015-09-07 12:08:10  |  By ChargeMedia

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

Will literally save you stacks of discs by always asking if it can correct your settings. Its like having someone who knows everything about burning discs sat next to you saying by the way you want Joilet not ISO for that.

Cons

It wont make a video file into a DVD for you.

Summary

Does everything you need for a simple burner app. and saves you stacks of time and money by being an absolute genius.

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1 stars

"This Cnet dowload of imgburn is full of Adware"

August 23, 2015

2015-08-23 21:22:03

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

None, if you want to get all these Adware then go ahed and download!

Cons

Dont download imgburn from cnet if you do you will get several adware and malware feel free to run a virustotal.com scan or use malwarebytes

Summary

DO NOT DOWLOAD FROM CNET

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2 stars

"Did not do what I wanted it for"

March 17, 2015  |  By JohnDlugosz

2015-03-17 22:41:35  |  By JohnDlugosz

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

not applicable

Cons

Was not able to Create an image (that is, an ISO file), but only burn the compiled image to a physical drive.

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2 stars

"Ok, but can't compress DVD9 to DVD5."

March 03, 2015  |  By amaul

2015-03-03 07:37:32  |  By amaul

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

I was able to create an ISO, but couldn't burn it as it was DVD9 & I wanted it compressed on to a DVD5. My old Roxio used to do this.

Cons

I was able to create an ISO, but couldn't burn it as it was DVD9 & I wanted it compressed on to a DVD5. My old Roxio used to do this. Need to find another DVD creator.

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4 stars

"Works and it's free"

November 14, 2014  |  By dennphill

2014-11-14 14:08:31  |  By dennphill

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

Works
Free
(Made me happy)

Cons

WATCH: for installs of adware-type programs and other stuff! (That's how they give it to you free.)
You gotta be a smart freeware-installer to not miss the crap they try to stuff on your PC.

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5 stars

"Excellent free burning software"

November 09, 2014  |  By Hobby_boy

2014-11-09 04:06:13  |  By Hobby_boy

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

ImgBurn is one of the best free CD/DVD burners that I have used for burning iso files to a disc.

The main pros are:
It is completely free
It is lightweight compared to other burners - the full installation is only 3MB in size.
Displays disc information for the inserted disc - like manufacturer, type, and size.
Supports both single and multi track discs - can read audio CDs into a bin/cue file which can be mounted with Daemon Tools or be burnt to another CD using ImgBurn.
Supports writing files to disc - You need to use the image builder first, then burn the generated iso file to the disc.

Cons

The only real con is that the installer contains opencandy, but it can easily be overcome by several methods, which are:
Installing unchecky - prevents opencandy offers coming up
Disconnecting from the internet - also prevents offers coming up
Running with /nocandy - disables opencandy during installation

You can also extract the imgburn files using 7-Zip into a folder, and it will still work fine.

Summary

Overall, ImgBurn is a solid burning program, and is really feature rich.

Also make sure to download it from the ImgBurn website, or using the Direct Download link on Cnet so you get the real installer.

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1 stars

"Installer triggers a virus warning"

October 09, 2014  |  By FunkyBrewster

2014-10-09 22:53:11  |  By FunkyBrewster

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

Worked well in the past

Cons

The current installer trips an anti-virus warning (Trend Micro AV) and is deleted before I can even open it

Summary

I'm not taking chances with malware. I'll have to find another program to replace Imgburn.

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1 stars

"AntiVirus popped right up when I tried to install"

August 29, 2014  |  By cautionflag1956

2014-08-29 14:45:33  |  By cautionflag1956

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

none- Antivirus came on so I stopped the process

Cons

Must be something in there to trip my Antivirus. More chance than I want to take. I am disappointed CNET would not recheck the programs every now and then to see what is with them

Summary

I didn't want to risk it. My antivirus doesn't trigger very often but this did it. I'm not sure how the program works but trying to download it is a good way to check your antivirus

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1 stars

"couldn't install - INSTALL FILE INFECTED"

August 19, 2014  |  By i_hate_slackers

2014-08-19 17:21:53  |  By i_hate_slackers

 |  Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

Pros

couldn't install, file was infected

Cons

the download install file was loaded with OPENCANDY and was detected and stopped by AVG Anti-Virus

Summary

I think this is a time for me to stop using download.cnet.com entirely

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.8
Version 2.5.8 has added ability to make the Explorer pane in the DLE window 'Read Only'.
General
Publisher LIGHTNING UK
Publisher web site http://www.imgburn.com
Release Date June 16, 2013
Date Added June 17, 2013
Version 2.5.8
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.31MB
File Name SetupImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,372,657
Downloads Last Week 143
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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