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Burn DVD Shrink Output to DVD with ImgBurn

On your first run of ImgBurn you will be given a list of six options to determine what kind of disc you intend to create. For this guide, we are burning Files / Folders directly from HDD to a blank DVD disc, so select the Write files/folders to disc option.

ImgBurn Build Mode

ImgBurn will now enter Build Mode, letting you add Files and Folders to the compilation. You now must add the DVD files to ImgBurn. Usually you will have a VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folder. Simply drag and drop both folders into the ImgBurn Source box on the left side of the program. It should look like the picture above this text. (Note that for compatibility reasons, even if you only originally have a VIDEO_TS folder, create an AUDIO_TS folder and leave it blank, and add it to the compilation).

Also take note that the calculator on ImgBurn is set to work automatically, showing how much of your disc will be taken up by the files. If your DVD files are larger than 4.36GB, you are going to need to either use dual layer media or compress the DVD.

ImgBurn Device Tab

Under Device settings the noticeable changes that can be made are Write Speed and Copies, you can adjust these to whatever suits but keep the speed in line with what is reported as "Supported Write Speeds" above. If you are using DVD+R media now, you can increase compatibility with DVD hardware by changing the BookType if you have a compatible burner. If so, then click the book icon (the small icon on the lower right hand corner, across from the Copies field).

A new window will pop up.

Change Booktype for DVD+R media

Select the manufacturer of your compatible burner. Mine is LG in the demonstration picture. As you can see, I have set "Change For" to "Drive (For DVD+R Media)" and changed new setting to DVD-ROM. This will make most DVD hardware more compatible with the disc and will almost eliminate the old problem of DVD hardware being incompatible with DVD+R media.

You will need to click Change. If the BookType setting is changed correctly, you will get a "Success!" message. Click OK. Click the Options tab now.

ImgBurn Options

The important thing here is to make sure that File System is set to ISO9660 + UDF and tick Recurse Subdirectories. Now move on to the Labels tab.

ImgBurn Labels Tab

Give your DVD a name. I have set the ISO9660 setting to "DR" and UDF to "DR". You can fill in the rest of the Volume Identifier fields if you wish to do so but none of this is necessary.

The Burning Process

To start burning, click the Burn button (the burn button is a Folder with an arrow pointing to a Disc).

The burning process will take time depending on the speed of burning and the amount it has to burn. If you have Verify ticked, it will run a quick check when the burning is finished to make sure there was no loss of data while burning that could lead to a defective useless disc.

Successful Burn?

If the burn was successful then you will get the message shown above indicating so.


This brings us to the end of the guide. Hopefully you will have been able to produce a high quality DVD backup by reading this guide. If you have any problems or need help in any way please visit our Discussion Forums for assistance.

Compressing Menus- Move to Appendix A

The guide is finished. However there is one more option for future reference that was mentioned earlier in this guide and that is MenuShrink. In Appendix A (Page 6) we will cover converting motion menus to still menus.

Appendix A - Shrink Motion Menus with MenuShrink

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