ImgBurn... Looking for a different free alternative


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Ken Springer

I'm looking for an alternative free burner similar to ImgBurn. I'm
reinstalling XP Home and some Open Source software on a computer and
installing ImgBurn appears to have a bug on this computer.

Without step by step details, after installing ImgBurn, the computer
identifies the DVD burner as a place CD drive, and when you insert a
DVD, the computer opens a folder window for the DVD, rather than opening
the DVD player.

Open to suggestions for a different Open Source/free CD/DVD burning
software.


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meerkat

Ken Springer said:
I'm looking for an alternative free burner similar to ImgBurn. I'm
reinstalling XP Home and some Open Source software on a computer and
installing ImgBurn appears to have a bug on this computer.

Without step by step details, after installing ImgBurn, the computer
identifies the DVD burner as a place CD drive, and when you insert a DVD,
the computer opens a folder window for the DVD, rather than opening the
DVD player.

Open to suggestions for a different Open Source/free CD/DVD burning
software.
Hi Ken, you could try CDBurnerXP.
Does all I need it to do.
http://cdburnerxp.se/en/download
 
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dadiOH

Ken said:
I'm looking for an alternative free burner similar to ImgBurn. I'm
reinstalling XP Home and some Open Source software on a computer and
installing ImgBurn appears to have a bug on this computer.

Without step by step details, after installing ImgBurn, the computer
identifies the DVD burner as a place CD drive, and when you insert a
DVD, the computer opens a folder window for the DVD, rather than
opening the DVD player.

Open to suggestions for a different Open Source/free CD/DVD burning
software.

InfraRecorder.

http://infrarecorder.org/

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Nil


I've been trying this one out, being in search of a replacement for
Nero. Infrarecorder works OK, but I've found two problems with it so
far. 1) It won't verify a burn; you tell it to verify, but the
operation is over in a few seconds with no result indicated, so no
verify seems to have occurred. 2) I can save a project, but when I try
to open the project again later, the program hangs.

Otherwise, I've been able to burn audio CDRs, and data CDRs and DVDRs,
so it seems to do the basic tasks acceptably well.
 
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James D Andrews

Ken Springer was thinking very hard and all he could come up with was:
I'm looking for an alternative free burner similar to ImgBurn. I'm
reinstalling XP Home and some Open Source software on a computer and
installing ImgBurn appears to have a bug on this computer.

Without step by step details, after installing ImgBurn, the computer
identifies the DVD burner as a place CD drive, and when you insert a DVD, the
computer opens a folder window for the DVD, rather than opening the DVD
player.

Open to suggestions for a different Open Source/free CD/DVD burning software.



It sounds like a case of inadvertently Check Boxed "Always Do The
Selected Action" on the AutoPlay.

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-There are some who call me...
Jim


"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because
you might not get there."
- Yogi Berra
 
K

Ken Springer

I've been trying this one out, being in search of a replacement for
Nero. Infrarecorder works OK, but I've found two problems with it so
far. 1) It won't verify a burn; you tell it to verify, but the
operation is over in a few seconds with no result indicated, so no
verify seems to have occurred. 2) I can save a project, but when I try
to open the project again later, the program hangs.

Otherwise, I've been able to burn audio CDRs, and data CDRs and DVDRs,
so it seems to do the basic tasks acceptably well.

If you've found two problems, I'm going to skip this one.

I'm setting up a computer for a friend with minimal knowledge, I don't
want to install something that may cause him a problem.

But thanks to dadiOH for the suggestion.

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Ken Springer

Ken Springer was thinking very hard and all he could come up with was:



It sounds like a case of inadvertently Check Boxed "Always Do The
Selected Action" on the AutoPlay.

OH, how I wish that were true! LOL

Interestingly, right after bootup, XP recognizes the drive as being a
CD/DVD burner. But, after autoplaying a DVD and ejecting it, XP sees
the drive as just a CD player. Remove ImgBurn, reboot, and no problem.

I've just registered with the ImgBurn forums, I'm going to see what they
have to say about this.


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Six Underground

Infrarecorder works OK, but I've found two problems with it so
far. 1) It won't verify a burn; you tell it to verify, but the
operation is over in a few seconds with no result indicated, so no
verify seems to have occurred. 2) I can save a project, but when I try
to open the project again later, the program hangs.

I tried out Infracorder as well, and had similar issues.. the program
hangs or crashes. I e-mailed the author about them, and his replies
indicated that the fault was with the drivers on my machine; not with
his software.

I don't use it anymore, but I do like ImgBurn a lot, and use it often.

6U
 
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doug

I tried out Infracorder as well, and had similar issues..  the program
hangs or crashes.  I e-mailed the author about them, and his replies
indicated that the fault was with the drivers on my machine; not with
his software.

I don't use it anymore, but I do like ImgBurn a lot, and use it often.

6U


No problems here with ImgBurn, on Acer laptop,Win7 64 bit.
 
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dadiOH

If you've found two problems, I'm going to skip this one.

I don't often use "projects" but I have never had a problem opening one
either by clicking the project file directly (once associated with
InfraRecorder) or from the program's "File" menu.

I never use "verify" so can not speak to nil's problem with that. However,
I'm pretty sure that if the program had a problem writing it would toss an
error message. Judging from the quality (IMO) of the program, I suspect the
verify - if specified - *is* done and that it would display a message if the
verify was bad. I do agree it should report "No errors". As far as the
time expended in verifying, that depends on how much was written, drive
speed, computer speed, etc.
____________________
I'm setting up a computer for a friend with minimal knowledge, I don't
want to install something that may cause him a problem.

I would urge you to take another look. The program is very easy to use
(IMO) and has an excellent help file. It doesn't hold your hand by
requiring you to make several choices before getting to the main program ala
CDBurnerXP, DeepBurner, et al but all needed choices are readily available.
I understand that programmers use hand holding in an attempt to simplify
things for inexperienced users but I find it does the opposite. I much
prefer a clean, neat interface.
But thanks to dadiOH for the suggestion.

My pleasure :)

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dadiOH
____________________________

dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
 
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James D Andrews

Ken Springer embroidered on the monitor :
OH, how I wish that were true! LOL

Interestingly, right after bootup, XP recognizes the drive as being a CD/DVD
burner. But, after autoplaying a DVD and ejecting it, XP sees the drive as
just a CD player. Remove ImgBurn, reboot, and no problem.

I've just registered with the ImgBurn forums, I'm going to see what they have
to say about this.

What kind of DVD Burner is it?

The reason I ask is that come to mention it, I was getting the drive
label switching from DVD to CD in My Computer after playing, but I just
thought it odd when I saw it and was too swamped to look into it. I
didn't even notice at what point it switched (even though it was
recurring). I just blew it off as quirky.

I didn't have the folder window opening, though, which was obviously
why I made the Autoplay comment, as you know.

I swapped out drives (for other reasons) just a couple days ago, so
when you brought this up, I tested some of my burns and found I'm no
longer getting that drive label change on the new drive.

The old drive was ATAPI iHAS224 (Lite-On?). The new one is a Sony
Optiarc.

So, I'm looking forward to hearing about your findings.

--
-There are some who call me...
Jim


"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes."
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
 
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Ken Springer

Hi Ken, you could try CDBurnerXP.
Does all I need it to do.
http://cdburnerxp.se/en/download

Hi, Meerkat,

CDBurnerXP is installed, and the drive identification problem has gone away.

I went to ImgBurn's website, and found this statement: "If everyone who
likes my program donates $2 (or whatever they can afford), I'll be able
get more drives working, test with more types of media and add more
exciting new features!"

This indicates to me, many burners have little quirks that must be
programmed around. And I'm not surprised at that. I remember the days
when a 5.25" floppy formatted on Computer A could not be read on
Computer B, but B's disks were readable in A's drive. :)

I suspect I've run up against one of those drives. I plan on posting in
their forums about that.


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Ken Springer

On 10/27/11 7:42 AM, James D Andrews wrote:

What kind of DVD Burner is it?

The reason I ask is that come to mention it, I was getting the drive
label switching from DVD to CD in My Computer after playing, but I just
thought it odd when I saw it and was too swamped to look into it. I
didn't even notice at what point it switched (even though it was
recurring). I just blew it off as quirky.

I didn't have the folder window opening, though, which was obviously
why I made the Autoplay comment, as you know.

I swapped out drives (for other reasons) just a couple days ago, so
when you brought this up, I tested some of my burns and found I'm no
longer getting that drive label change on the new drive.

The old drive was ATAPI iHAS224 (Lite-On?). The new one is a Sony
Optiarc.

So, I'm looking forward to hearing about your findings.

It's a Sony DVD RW DRU-810A. I updated the firmware trying to solve the
problem. And just because it's a Sony product, does not make it bug
free. :)

This is not the original DVD in the computer. I suspect the original
drive died, the computer is a cheap eMachine, 6 years old. And, I
discovered yesterday, the CD player is also bad. But all I have
invested is time and old stuff from my shelves, saved just for these
cases. :)

I've downloaded a couple other free DVD burners, not sure if I want to
take the time to experiment with them and see what happens.


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Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.4
 
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Ken Springer

"BurnAware Free"?
Don't know much about it, but it just came up on Fileforum as being recently
updated, and it seems to have decent reviews there.

Just finished downloading it, along with TinyBurn, which I found via
Google. May or may not try one or both just to see what happens.


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Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 7.0.1
Thunderbird 7.0.1
LibreOffice 3.3.4
 
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James D Andrews

Ken Springer snuck on to your hard drive to scribble:
On 10/27/11 7:42 AM, James D Andrews wrote:



It's a Sony DVD RW DRU-810A. I updated the firmware trying to solve the
problem. And just because it's a Sony product, does not make it bug free.
:)

This is not the original DVD in the computer. I suspect the original drive
died, the computer is a cheap eMachine, 6 years old. And, I discovered
yesterday, the CD player is also bad. But all I have invested is time and
old stuff from my shelves, saved just for these cases. :)

I've downloaded a couple other free DVD burners, not sure if I want to take
the time to experiment with them and see what happens.


There are a couple supposedly portable CD Burner programs listed on
freewarefiles.com that might be quicker to experiment with, but I've
never tested them.

It's a bummer that ImgBurn isn't cooperating with this system.

--
-There are some who call me...
Jim


"Facts are the enemy of truth."
- Don Quixote - "Man of La Mancha"
 
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Ken Springer

It's a bummer that ImgBurn isn't cooperating with this system.

It is, I've read a lot of posts talking about how this is an excellent
program. But, there's a not on the home page requesting donations to be
better able to support more media and burners. I don't know what to
make of that.


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SC Tom

Ken Springer said:
It is, I've read a lot of posts talking about how this is an excellent program. But, there's a not on the home page
requesting donations to be better able to support more media and burners. I don't know what to make of that.
I only see the "Help me improve ImgBurn" right above the PayPal button on both the home the download pages. There are
the obligatory (it seems) links to "Scan my PC."

I guess it must be your older drives, as was posted before. I have a TSSTcorp and an ASUS DVD-RW that are not all that
new (maybe 4-5 YO), and I'm unable to duplicate your problem. I assume you have the latest release? Have you tried
re-downloading and installing it? Maybe the download itself was slightly corrupt.
 
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Ken Springer

I only see the "Help me improve ImgBurn" right above the PayPal button on both the home the download pages. There are
the obligatory (it seems) links to "Scan my PC."

On the home page, scroll down the page to the News section, first entry,
dated Oct. 4, 2011.
I guess it must be your older drives, as was posted before. I have a TSSTcorp and an ASUS DVD-RW that are not all that
new (maybe 4-5 YO), and I'm unable to duplicate your problem. I assume you have the latest release? Have you tried
re-downloading and installing it? Maybe the download itself was slightly corrupt.

I don't remember if I did a second download or not.

You could buy the drives in 2006 from Walmart, Circuit City, and Best
Buy, at least. http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters/sony-dru-810a/1261
From reading the 10 posts on this page, it sounds like there were a lot
of media/burner incompatibilities at the time.

But, as noted in another post, everything works fine with a different
program. Whether the issue is tied to the burner, or some just
something in the code that doesn't work in this computer, I don't know.
Every burning test I tried with the other software worked, except for
operator error induced problems! LOL

Earlier today, I posted a new but related thread, subject "Sound issue
with Lite-On CD player and audio CD's". The Google Groups link is
http://groups.google.com/group/micr...read/thread/1a641602124e5916/e62e0bcc78b90d35
Sorry, I don't know how to extract a message ID that will bring you
straight to the newsgroup.



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Archer

I'm looking for an alternative free burner similar to ImgBurn. I'm
reinstalling XP Home and some Open Source software on a computer and
installing ImgBurn appears to have a bug on this computer.

Have you tried Deepburner Free?

Get it from deepburner.com

I have been using it for several years and it has never failed me. The
free version can create multisession CD/DVDs, burn ISO files to CD/DVD
etc
 
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Tim Meddick

I really like "ISO Recorder" (Alex Feinman) which seamlessly integrates
into the Windows Explorer shell - enabling you to "right-click" on any
[*.iso] file and choose "Record Image to CD"...

"ISO Recorder" is completely free (Public Domain) with no "nags".
"ISO Recorder" is available for download by clicking on the link below.

ISO Recorder v2.0 Setup (Windows Installer [*.msi] Package)
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/download/ISORecorderV2RC1.msi

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 

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