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  1. Ever since I learned on Wikipedia about the Freemake Virus, I have become a lot more skeptical of installing software on my Dell Inspiron 7558 from software developers Windows SmartScreen fails to identify. I enjoyed having Freemake Video Downloader and Freemake Video Converter until I learned why a very strange program called "WinPCap" kept appearing in the programs and features menu after I kept uninstalling it, uninstalling it, uninstalling it: Freemake installs extra software on your computer even if you decline the offers in the installer! I deep cleaned my hard drive and made sure to re-install only programs that do not come with anything not described in even the fine print. Here today, January twenty-fourth, two thousand seventeen, I am considering re-installing ImgBurn, but only if I receive proof from either the software developer or an expert witness that the installer downloaded directly from www.imgburn.com does not come with anything other than ImgBurn if I decline all of the offers. LIGHTNING UK!, you've been adamant about ImgBurn not containing any kind of unwanted software in the preceding two years. Please give me as much evidence as you can without compromising any kind of security or privacy of the ImgBurn installer from its official website not introducting anything to our computers except the capability of making copies of DVDs and saving them as ISO files to whatever storage medium we please. Much like in a courtroom, I expect the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Furthermore, some users have complained about security software installed on their computers raising alarms of viruses, specifically Trojans. If this is no better than a false alarm of a malicious program, you really should work on a minor update so the installer doesn't look suspicious to our security software programs. If you very much appreciate people using your free program, make it look like it by shaking things up a bit a priority between now and the end of this year, starting with making sure it IS innocent, and LOOKS innocent. I've made myself a promise: installers that APPEAR to contain unwanted code will be deleted and possibly reported to the authorities. I've rambled on long enough. In a nutshell, all I need to get back to backing up my DVDs as ISO files is an explanation from someone who knows more than a thing or two about information security that ImgBurn is actually a free program, not a gimmick to generate revenue from advertising, or even worse, using or disseminating my identity! Don't forget, especially if you want to win some of the users you have lost because of these alarms of a suspicious program, update ImgBurn to put these alarms to bed! I am marking my Outlook calendar to check this blog post every three days for the next thirty days. I certainly hope I get a convincing response by this time next month.
  2. More than two and one-half years ago when the current version of ImgBurn ( came out, the app developer wrote on the main page for everybody to take notice of: If everyone who likes my program donates $2 (or whatever they can afford), I'll be able get more drives working, test with more types of media and add more exciting new features! Go on people.... Click the 'Donate' button :-) ImgBurn is a great tool to have. I know the app developer has been quite busy lately, but three years come June 16 this year is long enough between even a minor update, especially for such a small program. I don't have a clue as to what additional drive or media support or exciting new features the app developer has had in mind for so long. Yes, LIGHTNING UK!. I'm talking to you. If you could bring me and everyone else in the ImgBurn community up to date on the near future of ImgBurn, that would be great.
  3. Windows 10 wasn't even an idea on June 16, 2013, the day ImgBurn came out. When I run it on Windows 10 Redstone 1, it says in the log I'm running it on Windows 8.0, which I'm not.
  4. About six months ago, I was able to rip all twenty-four DVDs with all two hundred episodes of "That '70s Show" to an external hard drive with my old Dell Inspiron 5537's built-in hard drive with absolutely no issues. I now have a Dell Inspiron 7558 and I'm borrowing my father's portable DVD drive he sometimes uses for his job for all my DVD ripping needs. ImgBurn is a great program in that watching videos on DVDs has never been as easy as just opening a file from the Windows Explorer, not to mention I won't ever have to worry about losing what I paid good money for if any of my DVDs should get lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. It came across as strange to me that when I was ripping the sixteenth of twenty-four DVDs for the show, the portable DVD drive lagged for a few minutes and the ImgBurn log told me the drive failed to read numerous sectors of one of twenty-four discs I ripped perfectly fine the first time on my old laptop's internal drive. It would send me in a tailspin if this disc is already starting to lose its reliability having owned it for only about eighteen months now. Interestingly enough, ImgBurn said there were no read errors and no retries and it was able to complete the operation successfully. We all know the expected result is for there to be an ISO file that looks and sounds exactly the same as if I was playing the disc on a DVD drive. I have no idea how ImgBurn was still able to get a perfectly exact copy of that DVD if it wasn't able to read numerous sectors, as you'll find out by the log I have copied and pasted below from the program. I'm not sure if the ISO file that is now on my external hard drive is exactly the way it should be without any compromises in audio quality and/or picture quality, but I really need to know how an error like this would not necessarily prevent ImgBurn or the DVD drive from having my ISO file for me exactly as we ImgBurn users expect it to be. And as of 2:32 PM EDT as I am writing this post, I've had another "L-EC Uncorrectable Error" on the seventeenth disc on this twenty-four disc set I speak of, the second disc of season six. I 13:57:42 Operation Started! I 13:57:43 Source Device: [0:0:0] ThinkPad Ultraslim DVD YL31 (E:) (USB) I 13:57:43 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM (Book Type: DVD-ROM) I 13:57:43 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x I 13:57:43 Source Media Sectors: 4,016,048 (Track Path: OTP - L0: 2,026,880 - L1: 1,989,168) I 13:57:43 Source Media Size: 8,224,866,304 bytes I 13:57:43 Source Media Volume Identifier: 70sS6_D1 I 13:57:43 Source Media Volume Set Identifier: 410d4f7c I 13:57:43 Source Media Implementation Identifier: DVDAfterEdit I 13:57:43 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 13:57:43 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / 8x I 13:57:43 Destination File: D:\That '70s Show - Season 6, Disc 1.iso I 13:57:43 Destination Free Space: 733,962,780,672 Bytes (716,760,528.00 KiB) (699,961.45 MiB) (683.56 GiB) I 13:57:43 Destination File System: NTFS I 13:57:43 File Splitting: Auto I 13:57:44 Read Speed - Effective: 3.3x - 8x, 8x - 3.3x I 13:57:46 Reading Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4016047) I 13:57:46 Reading Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4016047) I 13:57:46 Reading Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2026879) I 14:09:56 Reading Layer 1... (LBA: 2026880 - 4016047) W 14:10:53 Failed to Read Sectors 2181280 - 2181311 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error W 14:11:09 Failed to Read Sectors 2199104 - 2199135 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error W 14:11:25 Failed to Read Sectors 2217920 - 2217951 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error W 14:11:41 Failed to Read Sectors 2236992 - 2237023 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error W 14:11:57 Failed to Read Sectors 2256064 - 2256095 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error W 14:12:14 Failed to Read Sectors 2276544 - 2276575 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error I 14:21:36 Exporting Graph Data... I 14:21:36 Graph Data File: C:\Users\tjinp\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\ThinkPad_Ultraslim_DVD_YL31_MONDAY-MAY-23-2016_1-57_PM_N-A.ibg I 14:21:36 Export Successfully Completed! I 14:21:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:23:46 I 14:21:36 Average Read Rate: 5,632 KiB/s (4.2x) - Maximum Read Rate: 9,465 KiB/s (7.0x)
  5. It has been confirmed that the development of ImgBurn has definitely not stopped. It has been well over 24 months since the latest version, has been released. That was back when Windows 8 Build 9200 was the current version of Windows. Now we're at Windows 10 Build 10586, with a new build codenamed "Redstone 1" due this June. Has any development happened on ImgBurn since version came out? Hopefully, I can at least get a minor update sometime in 2016.
  6. I am a Windows power user and have been since 2000. ImgBurn's a great tool to have. I currently have 180 DVDs across 10 sets, all complete series of TV shows. Without it, I would not have the convenience of enjoying what's on them in VLC media player without having to insert the disc with the particular episode I would like to watch each and every time, and I can rest assured I'll still have what I paid good money for if the discs should get lost, stolen or become unplayable. For the past nine months, I've been considering getting a Mac which my highly socially liberal cousin from Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey believes I would love. I have much preferred Windows because I believe Windows power users give more attention to the inside of a computer, while Apple fanboys give more attention to the outside of a computer. I am eager to know if there are any plans for ImgBurn to be compatible with Macs. If that were to come out today, it would make sense for it to only work on OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" since Apple has been in the tradition of giving every Mac free OS upgrades for as long as its hardware supports it. Macs may no longer come with DVD drives built in, but there are still plenty of Mac users who play DVDs on their Macs by means of a USB drive.
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