View Full Version : How to burn a file with an .ISO ext.?
04-15-2002, 03:08 PM
I have a file with an .ISO extension, can anybody advise me how to burn this proggie to a CD?
I'm using Nero (22.214.171.124 I think) and have used a CD-RW but just get a straight copy of the file.
Odd thing is, I've done this before but seem to have forgotten, I think Tim gave me some advice previously.
I hold my hand up to being an occasional dumbass :D but I'm a bit stuck.
04-15-2002, 03:18 PM
let me see... don't you have to unISO it first?
04-15-2002, 03:30 PM
um, wassat? :beatsme:
04-15-2002, 03:32 PM
Hhahahahaha... UnISO.. never heard that one before..
A ISO is an image file for CD burning and archival. This is kinda like a ghost image of a hard drive.. One big file that contains every bit of info that should be on the disc. There are 3 ways that I usually handle ISO's, each with a different program.
1. Adaptec EZCD creator. Quite easy w/ this.. You can either tell it to "Burn from Image" and point to the ISO, or after instlling the program you can right click the ISO and click "Burn to CD"..
2. Nero's default image type is .nrg files. I havnt tested it myself, but have heard from a few sources that you can just rename the Whatever.iso to Whatever.nrg and nero wont have a problem with it. Same process as above, just click "Burn from Image" in the new CD menu and point to the .NRG file.
3. Fireburner is a nifty lil progie I usually burn Bin/Cue images with (yet another format of the same thing, CD images)... It to will burn the image easily
If you have any more probs, just lemme know.
04-15-2002, 03:34 PM
That link should help clear it up a lil bit.
04-15-2002, 04:09 PM
Are you sure you've never heard of UnISO? 'cause I D/L this ISO file from his server, a game, and had to get a utility to unISO it. Now where's that prog... Yup, found it. I wasn't disillusional after all. http://www.undisker.com/archives.html
04-15-2002, 04:15 PM
JB, Stoner, thanks both for your input, I bookmarked both links for future reference so my dumb ass don't forget :D
JB: Your suggestion worked :) I gave the file an .nrg extension and Nero handled it no probs. I'd like to say a big THANK YOU. You helped me out before on other things as well, so - :thumbsup:
04-15-2002, 04:20 PM
AM: OOhh You mean a ISO Buster! Ja.. That'e the equivilant of opening a .GHO image of your hard drive in windows.. You can see the files, extract em, etc.. But it's still just a image file..BTW.. If you extract the files and attempt to burn them directly to CD, if it's a program you probaly wont have much luck.. There is more info in the image that you dont see w/ ISO Busters.. (audio track info, leadin/leadout specifics, security stuff, etc.)
FB: Not a prob man. Glad I could be of assistance.
04-15-2002, 05:38 PM
flopps.. just to chip in but I'm running Nero 126.96.36.199 and it'll burn *.iso files happily. When you go to "burn image" it looks for both *.iso and *.nrg files
04-15-2002, 11:40 PM
hey JB....what's the point in buring in ISO format anyway? I never understood that...why not just burn in native format of the data?
04-16-2002, 12:01 AM
Man, I always wanted to ask that question too.
04-17-2002, 01:49 PM
Nativly copying the files directly doesnt get all the track information. You miss the audio tracks, lead-in and lead-out delays, etc, etc.. These are all important factors in how a CD works. ESPECIALLY with today's copy protected CD's. They examine every little detail of the disc when trying to run, so if it's not perfectly copied, then you cant make "Backups".
04-17-2002, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the info JB. I still not entirely clear on the issue though. I normally used CloneCD to get a perfect backup but even that proggie has stumbled on a few things.
Are you saying that using Nero, say, you could create an ISO from a CD containing a software proggie, then burn the ISO to a CD? And that would result in a perfect copy?
Another thing I noticed was that the ISO file I recently burned was 66.4MB yet burned was only 57MB. I'm assuming the ISO system adds stuff for the purposes of 'unlocking'?
Am I getting this :beatsme:
04-17-2002, 02:49 PM
Here's the deal as far as I know..
an *.ISO is just an image file of a CD, it contains only the information that Nero would normally read during a "CD-Copy". Of an unprotected CD this would be a "perfect" copy
CloneCD results in "perfect" copies of protected CDs because as long as it is used with a compatible CD drive it reads and writes the data in a RAW mode which makes an excact duplicate of the CD, including any "hidden" sectors or any intentional "errors".
04-17-2002, 03:00 PM
Thanks Karak. So what you're saying is that 'ISO' is just one of many extensions given to an image file? I understand what an image file is.
And the point JB is conveying is that it's best to use an image file to burn from rather than using a CD burning software programme's 'copy a CD' facility?
Scuse I if I sound a bit fick, but I really not clued up on this subject much :)
04-17-2002, 10:13 PM
Well when I copy audio CD's for *backup*, I simply use Nero's copy functionality and not burn to ISO first. So now I am confused since you guys are syaing ISO omits audio tracks and lead in/lead out.
I'm in Flops camp here...im all ears :)
04-18-2002, 02:58 AM
OK, I'll give this a shot.
ISO is an "image" used mainly for CD's it contains all the data needed to "run" the programme from CD.
You cannot run an ISO image from your HD, well you can but it's not straightforward, you really need to "burn" the image.
Linux is a good example of "Distributing" software using an ISO image.
Using the likes of Nero (188.8.131.52 is the latest release) will take a lot of headache out of burning an ISO image as all you need to do is “drag-n-drop” and Nero will do the rest.
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