Jump to content

ImgBurn Support Forum uses cookies. Read the Privacy Policy for more info. To remove this message, please click the button to the right:    I accept the use of cookies


How to not to write lead-in/out and Not finalise?, also how to find cdb commands and input of imgburn?

Forum Rules

Read the Guides forum if you don't know how to do something. :readbook:
If you have a question or a problem, check the FAQ and use the Search to see if you can find the answer for yourself. :lightbulb:
If you're having trouble burning double layer media, read Here.
Still stuck? Create a new thread and describe your issue in detail.
Make sure you include a copy of the program's log in your post. No log = :chair:

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 A5H4D


    ISF Newbie

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Location:uk

Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:24 PM

hi, i have just registered to ask this question. i would like to run a test and i would like to burn an iso... but without lead-in/out and for the disc not to be finalised. i have searched the internet and the closest thing was cdrecord under linux.


in this program it shows under verbose mode the CDB commands going to the dvd writer. i seen something about write reserve track and opc this is the time when it is burning the lead-in/out and then shows "write g1" and sends a block of data. it also shows me the block of hex code and the data sending.


i have seen this because i have modded my lite-on usb etau108 so the lid remains open and can see the laser move. the best i have come up with is to swap the disc at the time of writing the data. but this is innacurate as some sectors are on the 1st with lead in.

i also have another idea is to write a batch file in linux. so that i can write the data onto another disc using the swap but have a pause to give me enough time to swap. but i am not so good at programming.


something like

1 use split of raw data of iso to 2048bytes

2 use cdb commands to initialise the drive for burning

3 send the reserve track lead-in and get opc and

4 then wait sending ready command repeatedly to burner or pause

5 swap disk and then burn 100% of the data. using sg3_utils in a batch file from the 2048 segments from the split command above.


it seems the only way to do what i want to test is to learn about how burning software works maybe i dont have to write a lead-in/out atall.

lastly can this be done in imgburn atall?  :overmyhead:



    Author of ImgBurn

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,594 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom

Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:30 AM

The drive does the necessary lead-in stuff automatically, it's not done by the software.

ImgBurn always closes tracks/sessions/discs when it burns and that can't be turned off.

So, no, ImgBurn isn't going to help you.
Please don't PM me with questions that should be posted in the forum. I won't reply - Especially if you have post count of 0!!!

Replies to posts belong in the forum where everyone can read them. Please don't PM them.

In fact, don't PM me at all unless it's something I've asked to be told about!

Before asking questions, search the forum to see if someone else already has.

Use the FAQ and Guides forums to your advantage. I don't want to have to tell you to read them!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users