How To Burn DVD Discs for PWT Playback Using IMGBurn

Written by Paul McGowan

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application for Windows. It can be invaluable for making discs for the PWT. 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 withDVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing
First, BE SURE you've converted your files to WAV. If you haven't already, see our Hot To on converting. Be sure you know where these files are as you'll need to retrieve them in a bit. burn2 You can get ImgBurn at There's a lot of spurious other stuff available for downloads on this page, so click “downloads” in the upper left corner and you'll see this page. Click on the big blue box that says “BetaNews” and the “Download now” Ignore all the other stuff or you'll be busy all night. burn3 Let IMGburn download and install. Once it's done, you'll see a box pop up. Click the upper left “Write image file to disc” command button. burn4 Go to “Mode” and select “Build” Drag the files from the folder where they're stored to the “source” box. You can search from this window, but at the right of the “source” box you'll see a white search button right above the yellow search button (above the red “X”) USE THE WHITE BUTTON to get the files, the yellow won't work. Don't ask me why. Make SURE these are WAV files. burn5 Set up the Options tab: Options tab: o Data Type: MODE1/2048 o File System: UDF o UDF Revision: 1.02 o No other boxes checked on this tab burn6 Set the label tab with the title, artist, or whatever you like. burn7 Date tab: Use File Date & Time selected burn8 o Restrictions tab: defaults are fine, on the UDF tab nothing is selected o Bootable Disc tab: no selected options burn9 Click the “build” button in the lower left corner (shown with the file and arrow to the disc) burn10 Pick a spot to store the build file. Remember where you put it, you'll use it in the next steps. This file is stored with a file extension of “.ISO” Let ImgBurn save the build file, it will take a few minutes. burn11 Go back to ImgBurn Mode tab and select “Write” and make sure the ‘verify' checkbox is selected right there under the ‘destination' box. burn12 Drag the .ISO file you made above to the “Source” box as shown above. Once that's done, make sure there's a DVD in the drive and click the “burn” button in the lower left corner as highlighted with the blue arrow in the middle. The disc will start to burn. burn13 Don't pull the disc out yet. The tray will pop open, and then reclose. Don't interrupt as it need to verify the disc. burn16 Let it verify the disc. It will confirm the burn is complete and you can eject the disc. You can play this on your PWT. Enjoy.
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