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How to burn DVD Files/DVD Folder for Free with ImgBurn?

ImgBurn is a lightweight yet powerful CD and DVD burning software toolkit. You can use ImgBurn to build DVD Video discs (from a VIDEO_TS folder), HD DVD Video discs (from a HVDVD_TS folder), Blu-ray Video discs (from a BDAV / BDMV folder) and Audio CD disc with ease.

ImgBurn works in 5 modes and provides an easy mode picker to get things done easily. To burn DVD files or DVD folder, you need select Build mode. Below are the easy steps to burn DVD files or DVD folder.

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Easy Guide to Burn DVD files / DVD folder with ImgBurn

Step 1: Go to Build (Device) mode

From the ImgBurn screen shown above, select "Write files/folders to disc" to bring up the settings dialog as below.

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Next, click the "Browse for a file" or "Browse for a folder" button to import DVD files or DVD folders, which will appear in the list. Use Remove selected items or Remove all items button to delete unwanted files.

Note: you could even click "Switch to advanced input" button to open the disc layout editor like Nero to add and remove DVD files/folders. By click "Calculate" button, you will get the disc information on the right side.

Step 2: Make settings

As you may have found that there are many settings you could access, including writing speed, DVD copies, DVD label, Image options and so forth. Generally, the default settings are fine for most people. So, you could actually skip this step.

Step 3: Burn DVD Files/Folders

Now if you have a normally working DVD drive, you will see the Build button is ready to be clicked. Just do it, and you will get DVD files/folder burned on your blank disc. No DVD drive? Switch to ISO image output through the top menu Output -> Image file and burn DVD files/folders to ISO file, which could be written on a computer with a DVD drive.

Burn DVD Files/DVD Folders Tips

1.For compatibility reasons, even if you only have a VIDEO_TS folder, you are recommended to create an AUDIO_TS folder and leave it blank, then burn folders to DVD.

2.You could also burn DVD files or DVD folder to ISO image file for backup or burning with third-party DVD burning software such as Nero or Roxio.

3.If you plan to burn an Audio CD from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM, create CUE file first and burn CUE file to DVD in Write mode.

Burn DVD Folders in Mac

Because ImgBurn has no Mac version, to burn DVD folders in Mac, you could try DVD Creator for Mac (Windows version also available) from Wondershare. It's an easy to use DVD movie burning tool to make your own DVDs with videos, photos and music, and then play them on a DVD player or share with others.

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Howard Hughes
@"1.For compatibility reasons, even if you only have a VIDEO_TS folder, you are recommended to create an AUDIO_TS folder and leave it blank, then burn folders to DVD." No need to do that, Imgburn creates it automatically, once it detects that you're trying to burn a DVD.
I use this to burn all my images (backups), and to create copies of my own family home movies from either BD or DVD when they watch it and want one done for themselves. Very easy to use!
The ImgBurn installer is fairly straight-forward and so requires no instructions.