ImgBurn Settings – Read & Write Modes Brief Introduction
ImgBurn is a very good CD/DVD/BD burning application, which helps a lot in our daily life to satisfy our CD/DVD/BD burning needs.And there are always some great features for you to discover. Today, what I am going to do is give a brief introduction on two most frequently-used ImgBurn Settings - Read and Write. Of course, I will try my best to outline the main points of these two features.
It tells ImgBurn how to set the output file size of ISO image files. Setting as it is defaulted to 'Auto' will help split the ISO files based on the file size limits of the OS.
This option will attempt 'Read' Mode to find out how many sectors of real data that are actually on the disc and that amount will be read instead. The default is recommended.
Create Image Layout File
Image Layout Files are optional media descriptor files that can be generated when creating a disc image from a CD or DVD. The purpose is mainly to hold information about the image file. 'Auto' and 'MDS' in the 'Image Layout File Format' are recommended.
This option allows you to select where you want ImgBurn to save output file. 'Generated Automatically' is recommended to use the hard disk with the largest free space to read the CD/DVD.
The program will take a certain path through the various functions depending on enabled 'Write Mode'. The 'Auto' setting is defaulted to detect inserted media type and use appropriate write mode for you.
There are four methods of writing discs in ImgBurn: Incremental, Track-at-once (TAO), Session-at-once (SAO) and Disc-at-once (DAO). Here 'DAO/SAO' is recommended. There are a few reasons why SAO/DAO may be used. The main reason why SAO/DAO would be selected has to do with the material being written to the CD. Many audio performances do not have silent breaks between pieces; for example, in live concerts the audience fills the gaps between songs. Learn how to set ImgBurn ISO to DVD write speed
Layer Break (For DL Media)
The layer break point is the place where a dual layer DVD switches from the first layer (layer 0) to the second layer (layer 1). DVDs are laid out in sectors (each sector contains 2048 bytes of content), starting with sector 0 (zero). The break point is the sector address of the first sector on the second layer. This number also represents the number of sectors on layer 0. 'Calculate Optimal' is recommended to help you calculate the optional layer break.
Summary for ImgBurn settings
As it is appears to the user, ImgBurn is very powerful and the design structure is well-organized. With its 5 excellent features, user can easily and smoothly copy DVD to ISO or burn ISO to CD/DVD/BD. But too many options and too much obscure explanation inevitably cause user's confusion. Fortunately, the recommended options (default) help a lot. Still, for most users, they need a clearer guidance and a simplified operation interface. And ImgBurn is more suitable for the 'software veteran' not a 'novice'. So for an inexperienced starter, I would like to recommend you BDlot DVD ISO Master. It is a simple but all-in-one solution to fix your DVD to ISO & ISO to DVD problem with ease.