ISO Recorder can easily perform a direct (on-the-fly) disc-to-disc copy using a single optical drive. (1) Mount source disc, (2) let ISO create a temporary image file, (3) remove source discmount blank disc, and (4) let ISO Recorder burn the temporary image file.
This very light program integrates so seamlessly, you would not even notice it is there. Simply right-click on your optical drive and you will see the options it offers (which also includes creating an image from the inserted disc).
Surely it does not have features like other ISO giants have, but ISO Recorder is definitely great for those quick CD-to-CD copies. I mainly installed it for that purpose.
All in all a good program to keep.
Well, to start, yes, it's a basic iso writer that integrates well. For users who want a very basic iso writer, this could work. However, I still like Imgburn best and was still much faster at ISO burning than ISO recorder by a few min which isn't that big a deal, but to some it may be. Imgburn is just as easy to use, open, select image, burn and for advanced users it has a TON more options. To me, ISO Recorder isn't really any easier to use but may save a click or two. So if looking for something easy that will just burn ISO, it's good, not as quick as others, but good.
That said,one issue was not being able to remove the ISO Recorder associations after install no matter what I did. Any time I accessed an ISO for any reason, I would get an error and couldn't use the ISO to even burn or open in ISO buster. I solved it "somehow" and all is well.
Still a decent free ISO burner.
There is a bug that users should be aware of: If you try to burn to a CD that's too small (i.e. using a 650mb CD, when you need a 700mb), ISO Recorder will falsely tell you the CD is burned without displaying an error message (though in my case, the burn happened VERY quickly - in under 3 minutes - so I was already suspicious. Therefore I wasn't surprised when I couldn't create a new ISO from the CD (but this was the first time I had used the program, so I didn't know quite what to expect)).
Many other programs that burn discs from ISO files (I use AShampoo Burning Studio), warn you BEFORE burning that the capacity is too small.
Yes the program is very easy to use, but make sure the disc can hold the files, or at least make sure you can access the files properly from the CD before you erase the source ISO file. And if anything strange happens (very fast burning, strange disc capacities, etc.) be suspicious and try another program or a bigger CD!
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