ImgBurn 2.5.8 update released

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 16, 2013

A new version of the popular free disc burning software ImgBurn has been released today. The update increases the version of the program to and is already available for download on the official program website and all official mirror websites.

Note that while you can check for updates in the program, it does not support downloading and installing the update internally. The update check redirects you to the website from where you can download the latest version.

Once you have downloaded it to your system, you need to install it manually over the old version.

Note: The program displays adware offers during installation. The provider has been changed from Ask and its Ask Toolbar to OpenCandy. If you do not want those third party programs installed, select decline when the prompts are displayed to you.

You are probably wondering what is new in ImgBurn The developer has added support for the OPUS and TAK audio compression format to the application, and several new bits of information to various program sections. This includes for instance the effective USB connection speed in the log, the Kernel version of Pioneer drives, or the number of discs burned with Lite-On drives.

ImgBurn supports the creation of UEFI bootable discs, useful for PCs that use UEFI and not BIOS. There have also been a couple of extra options in regards to transfer and buffer sizes. You can now for instance increase the I/O buffer to a maximum of 1024 MB, and select the transfer size when files are read or written.

IO buffer

A couple of additional changes have been made to the program's Disc Layout Editor including new shortcuts like Ctrl-Shift-F to add files or Ctrl-Shift-C to holding down the ALT key in the column header to remove the sort order.

In case you did not know, you open the Disc Layout Editor in the following way:

  1. Select Mode > Build.
  2. Select Input > Advanced.
  3. Click on Show Disc Layout Editor in the main window.

disc layout editor

At least two memory leaks have been fixed in the new version of ImgBurn as well. you can check out the full change log over at the developer's website.


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  1. tom said on June 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

    It’s now official – Imgburn is now crapware. While once a great program, the setup file, even from the developer now installs adware, and other crapware on your system. Even being careful to disagree to the terms of the crapware terms, it still installed. I had to delete friefox, including my preferences, delete several program dirs. manually and clean my registry.


  2. Alan G said on June 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Did anyone get message about Trojan when downloading or installing ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

      No did not.

  3. Julia said on June 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Interesting, indeed…

  4. ilev said on June 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

    …would anyone care to explain why this app calls microsoft ( –, then google ( – and then yahoo before calling home to check for update ( – Why does it need to check for connectivity in this way?

    Here is the answer to your suspicious findings:
    ImgBurn seams to test for internet connection before testing for updates.
    Solution: Uncheck under “settings/events” the “check for program update”-option.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Interesting, thanks for finding out.

  5. Dukislav said on June 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Great, Thanks!

    How to make it portable:

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