Lite tools to copy CD to ISO

Is there any freeware lite tools that can copy Cd to ISO?

OS is Windows XP SP3.

  • what operating system do you need it for? note this has probably been asked & answered before... Jun 3, 2010 at 23:04
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    here's one for windows ... another for windows ... one for OSX ... someone else find one for Linux... Jun 3, 2010 at 23:12
  • Linux uses dd. Jun 3, 2010 at 23:48
  • Closed and re-opened it, at least this one properly answers the question.
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jun 4, 2010 at 9:48

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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 ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

It can burn Audio CD's from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM - including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.

You can use it 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) with ease.

It supports Unicode folder/file names, so you shouldn't run in to any problems if you're using an international character set.

ImgBurn supports all the Microsoft Windows OS's - Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7 (including all the 64-bit versions). If you use Wine, it should also run on Linux and other x86-based Unixes.

It's a very flexible application with several advanced features that are often lacking in other tools, especially when it comes to burning DVD Video discs. It supports all the latest drives without the need for updates (including booktype / bitsetting / advanced settings on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, LG, NEC, Plextor, Samsung, Sony).

There is an image queue system for when you're burning several images (which you can automatically share between multiple drives if you have more than one) and an easy-to-use layer break selection screen for double layer DVD Video jobs. The Automatic Write Speed feature allows you store your favourite burn speed settings on a per 'Media ID' basis, right down to a drive by drive level. Data captured during the burn (write speed, buffer levels etc) can be displayed / analysed using DVDInfoPro.

Whilst ImgBurn is designed to work perfectly straight out of the box, advanced users will appreciate just how configurable it is.

Oh and let's not forget the best thing about it.... it's 100% FREE ;-)

Please do not use this software to make illegal copies of copyrighted discs.

  • +1 for ImgBurn, I've been using it for a while now and never looked back.
    – tombull89
    Jun 4, 2010 at 11:11
  • Great stuff - also allows creation of an ISO from a bunch of files, just what I need for VMs. Jul 1, 2010 at 12:26
  • ImgBurn seems to have now turned into something that tries to install addware into your browser, without option to skip that.
    – iDevlop
    Jul 3, 2014 at 22:49

This really should get closed as a duplicate, but I've used ImgBurn and have been happy with it.

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