Need a Simple CD to ISO file software

vbimport

#1

Hi,

im looking for a very simple, user friendly, insert a disc, one click, back up to ISO file on hard drive, type software.

As usual, shareware software would be good.

Any suggestions/recomendations?


#2

I’ve done just that with ImgBurn (in Build mode). This is free software, in case you’re unaware of that :slight_smile:


#3

ImgBurn (Freeware) in Read Mode (not build mode which creates a new image with the same files).


#4

Huh…been awhile since I did it (with some software CDs I needed to back up temporarily on my HDD), but I could have sworn I used Build mode. Oh well, was one or the other :slight_smile:


#5

Read Mode: Create an exact duplicate of the disc as an image file

Build Mode: Create a new image from the files on the disc, discarding the original filesystem(s), discarding any boot information, and reading the disc file by file instead of sector by sector, which is much slower for discs with many small files

Read Mode in ImgBurn is clearly superior for this particular task :flower:


#6

thankyou very much.

downloaded, run, installed, job complete.

very handy bit of software, it even plays a nice little tune to let you know the jobs complete, what more could you ask for!


#7

Ah well, at least it worked for me (when I burned backups from the stored ISO’s, they ran/installed fine). Guess I was lucky? :slight_smile:

@ODPM-LTD.COM - glad ImgBurn did the trick for you, whichever method you used :D…it is indeed handy software :iagree:


#8

The free Exact Audio Copy (EAC) will copy a CD in an ISO format. And, so will the various Ashampoo Burning Studios that have been offered for free.

EAC: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/

Eac older versions: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/older-versions-for-download/

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2008 (free) : http://www.ashampoo-20.com/upd/ashampoo_burningstudio2008_711_sm.exe

Form for Ashampoo License : http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/trial_step_1_3240_20.htm

Alan


#9

When using ImgBurn to create an image from a disc, it gives me a .cue file and a .bin file.

I was expecting (and required) an .iso file, is this not possible with ImgBurn?


#10

[quote=ODPM-LTD.COM;2122212]When using ImgBurn to create an image from a disc, it gives me a .cue file and a .bin file.

I was expecting (and required) an .iso file, is this not possible with ImgBurn?[/quote] Depends on the disc you are trying to image.

For simple single-session discs, it’s possible to image to an ISO file.

For multi-session discs (and possibly audio/video CDs), the disc cannot be stored correctly in an ISO container using ImgBurn or any other tool.


#11

ok, so if i need to transfer a CD image to someone over the internet, do both the .bin and .cue files have to be transfered together?

The .cue is only 1kb, the .bin seems to hold all of the data. It is a CD audio image yes.


#12

Both BIN and CUE files are needed in most cases.