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Lightning UK! updates ImgBurn to v1.1.0.0

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 02 Dec 2005 13:15

Lightning UK! updates ImgBurn to v1.1.0.0 Lightning UK!, infamous for his authoring of DVD Decrypter, once the world's best DVD ripper, has updated his new ImgBurn software. ImgBurn carries on from where DVD Decrypter left off! (Well, for the burning part anyway!). ImgBurn can write most types of CD / DVD images and it supports all the latest writers (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony). You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!
ImgBurn will try its very best to burn your DVD-Video double layer images using the layer break you've specified in the IFO files, but it can also calculate the best place for you, to save you the trouble. The update to v. has a truck load of additions and some bug fixes. Here is the very large changelog...

  • Added: ''Verify'' mode for both CDs and DVDs.
  • Added: ''Discovery'' mode for testing out media to full / custom capacity without the need for an image.
  • Added: Support for queuing up images to burn (with full Drag ''n'' Drop support).
  • Added: Support for specifying how many copies of an image to burn (within Queue window).
  • Added: Support for Drag ''n'' Drop of multiple images / folders (containing images) to Write mode''s ''Source'' box.
  • Added: Export of graph data from previous burn.
  • Added: Display of graph data from previous burn - using DVDInfoPro. Now you can see pretty graphs showing you exactly what speed your drive was burning at and when.
  • Added: Overburning support for DVD+R discs in BenQ (and other?) writers.
  • Added: ''Test Mode'' for DVD+R/+RW/+R DL media when using a BenQ drive that supports the feature.
  • Added: New device capabilities window to replace old method that just used a MessageBox.
  • Added: Additional methods of finding a nice layer break position on a dvd.
  • Added: Recent Files list to File menu and context menu on the ''Browse'' buttons.
  • Added: Enhanced ''File Association'' code to overcome certain problems where the associations wouldn''t be visible in the explorer context menu.
  • Added: Support within the installation program for disabling DVD Decrypters file associations.
  • Added: Some additional lines in the log when burning double layer discs so the user knows when layer 0 / layer 1 are being written.
  • Added: /CLOSESUCCESS CLI switch. Will only close the program after a successful burn/verify - unlike /CLOSE which closes regardless of what happens!.
  • Added: /WAITFORMEDIA CLI switch so /START /CLOSE doesn''t mean the program loads / quits if the drive isn''t ready.
  • Added: Media ID is now displayed for DVDRAM media.
  • Added: ''Display IFO Layer Break Information'' to Tools -> ISO menu.
  • Added: Device name/string to the info panel when there is no disc in the drive.
  • Added: Support for Ctrl-A in change volume label edit boxes.
  • Added: Support for Ctrl-A in L0 Sectors edit box in the Settings dialog.
  • Added: Additional limiting of L0 Sectors edit box to numbers only.
  • Added: ''All'' and ''None'' buttons for file association stuff in the settings.
  • Added: ISO9660 field in label change dialog now always uses uppercase.
  • Added: Character counter to the change volume label dialog box.
  • Added: Settings -> Events -> On Startup -> Set Program Mode.
  • Added: Settings -> General -> Warnings -> Images Still Queued (prompts to save queue when you exit the program if there is more than 1 image in it).
  • Added: Ability to save/load queue (new .IBQ file type (stands for: ImgBurn Queue)).
  • Added: Some more code for BD and HD DVD drives - to support write/erase etc. (not tested yet, obviously! - anyone got a spare drive?!).
  • Added: Current / Maximum Format Capacity to the info panel in Write/Discovery modes for rewritable discs.
  • Added: BETA support for Layer Jump Recording (alternative to DAO and Incremental on DVD-R DL media) - Must be enabled via registry key.
  • Added: Double click ''Graph Data File: '' log entry to display that IBG file in DVDInfoPro.
  • Added: ''Layer Jump Recording'' capability to the Drive Capabilities page.
  • Added: Warning message when burning DVD-R DL media and Layer Jump Recording is not supported/being used.
  • Added: Support for latest version of bitsetting in LiteOn drives.
  • Changed: 16x16 icon now also has the flame in it.
  • Changed: The old SpeedButtons for a custom built PngSpeedButton - The images look nicer ;-).
  • Changed: Pressing F5 now refreshes the image info, not just device info.
  • Changed: ''Max Speed'' is now sampled more frequently to hopefully provide a more accurate value.
  • Changed/Fixed: Patin-Couffin ''Lock Volume - Exclusive Usage'' code. New drivers (post version 32) were not made backwards compatible with old IOCTLs.
  • Changed/Fixed: Method of calculating free sectors on media - mainly for DVD+RW and DVDRAM (fix was needed for DVDRAM).
  • Fixed: Could lose the layer break dialog if minimised to system tray when it pops up.
  • Fixed: UDF allowing too many chars in the field without any message to say it will be truncated.
  • Fixed: Unable to delete folder of image you''ve just ''browsed to'' and burnt.
  • Fixed: Devices drop down box now looks disabled when it is disabled.
  • Fixed: Burning to DVDRAM didn''t issue any erase/format/overwrite dialog boxes - even when they were needed.
  • Fixed: Double clicking log entries wasn''t correctly parsing the strings for ''known'' variables.

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