How to burn files and folders to a CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc using ImgBurn

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    I have noticed a lot of people have had problems burning files and folders to discs, in particular some of the Xbox 360 demos hosted on Digiex.

    Although Nero should work fine it isn’t a free application, so here is a guide which will show to burn files and folders using ImgBun, which is a free application.

    Step 1
    To get started you will need to download ImgBurn, this is a freeware disc image burning application which can be downloaded directly from Digiex or from The Official ImgBurn Website.

    ImgBurn supports all versions of Windows from Windows 95 to Windows 7 (including all the 64-bit versions), If you use Wine it should also run on Linux.

    Step 2
    Once you have installed ImgBurn load it up and you should be presented with the screen as seen below, click write files / folders to disc.

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    Step 3
    Now browse for a folder and click ok to add it to the disc, you can also add individual files if you wish.

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    Step 4
    Now click the image at the bottom with the folder and disc icon, this will start the burn process.

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    Step 5
    Now here is the important bit, especially when burning Xbox 360 Demos to disc, if you click yes the folder with all the files in will not be visible on the disc, if you click no the folder your burning will be visible when you look at the content of the disc.

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    If you are burning a 360 demo click no, otherwise it’s up to you.

    Step 6
    As we never entered a name for the disc before we are been asked to enter one now, call the disc whatever you like, its only real purpose is to help you identify the disc when it is in your computer.

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    That’s it, the disc will burn.

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    I would personally burn files like this if I didn’t have access to Nero, I’ve often had compatibility problems with discs burned using the wizards in XP and Vista.

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  2. Dark Scyth

    Dark Scyth Moderator

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    -.- I wish I would have payed more attention to IMGburn. I didn't see that feature.
     
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  3. jay_fullagore705

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    Okay guys or whoever made the demo....i downloaded the new one called digiex fnr4 (working) torrent...extracted the file once downloaded...downloaded imgburn...put write files/folder...added the ..e://content/ folder too it...burned it...put it in the xbox360 signed out of xbox live...went to game library click fnr4 demo..it loaded up n froze at the main screen just says "fight night round 4" i have burned it 6 times on dvd and wont work same freeze part wont go through....please help me i wana play this demo really bad...i also tried to burn it with nero as a data...n sent the whole content folder on it..same thing froze
     
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    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    What write speed did you use? Can you give use screenshot of the folder you burned? To ensure that it was burned correctly.
     
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    awsome man thanks i didnt think someone would help me...um it says aws...i havent changed it just poped the disc in and burned it. and i extracted the torrent...folder content came..juss dragged it to nero and imageburn tried both...on imagebirn it showed... content/oo.../other numbers all folders that r in content so it shows its all there..juss when i put it in it freezes at the main screen no start nothing juss stuck at the fight night round 4 on the screen
     
  6. Dark Scyth

    Dark Scyth Moderator

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    Did you use a DVD+R? There has been multiple reports that the demo doesn't seem to work with a +R.
     
  7. jay_fullagore705

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    it is a dvd-R...not a dvd+R
     
  8. Dark Scyth

    Dark Scyth Moderator

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    What OS is your PC?
     
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    OS sorry what do you mean lol I have windows vista? lol with a good dvd burner
     
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    Thanks now i can enjoy left 4 dead demo on my xbox 360 :D
    Thanks so much!! :)
     
  12. gpbrzan

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    I burn demo and wont work. My XBOX is PAL. Work on PAL ?
     
  13. Dark Scyth

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    Insane is in the UK and I'm pretty sure those are all PAL. (Unless ordered elsewhere.) Although i'm not quite sure if Insane has tested it (I can only assume so). Some people that have been having trouble with this guide, may want to try this guide (Windows Vista or Windows 7 only).
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Yep it works, I had to burn a demo just to get the screenshots for this guide, It shouldn’t matter what region your console is.

    I presume your burning a demo, do you actually have a folder called content on the CD / DVD? Some people have called the DVD content in the past which won’t work.

    Also did you un rar the demo, another common mistake is people create the folders on the CD / DVD themselves then put the rar file in the folder structure, again that doesn’t work either.
     
  15. MiseryGuts

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    Hi Guys,

    First time post here, I'm looking to burn the FN4 demo. I followed the instructions as per the first page of this thread, un-rar'd the file, downloaded the reccomended burn software (imgBurn) and followed the steps exactly. Trouble i have though is that when in my xbox it just reads a "mixed media disc" and won't let me do anything with it.

    The only thing i wasn't clear about in the instructions was what folder exactly I should be burning. I burnt the "content" folder, but should i have gone further in?? Am i making a school-boy error somewhere?

    I'd appreciate any help with this and thanks in advance.

    MG

    p.s. forgot to mention i'm using xp
     
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  16. Dark Scyth

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    If you burned the content folder with everything inside (of course). It is burned correctly, look in the Game Library, you'll find the demo in there.
     
  17. JoshArnie

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    Hi everyone,
    Thanks a lot for the guide but I have a problem :(
    Iv followed the guide step by step and have done everything that has been said
    but when I put the disc into my xbox it says that there is a mixed media disc present
    and when I go into my games library the demo isnt there!
    If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated!
    I'm using Vista by the way

    Thanks
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Is your burned DVD called content or do you actually have a folder called content on the DVD?

    Its a common mistake people will call the DVD content and not have a content folder on the actual DVD its self.
     
  19. JoshArnie

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    No iv put the folder called content on the disc
    The content folder has a folder inside which inturn has a folder inside
    And then there is the demo file itself
    I use DVD-R discs and I use 8x write speed

    Once I have done the disc I put it in my xbox and then it comes up mixed media disc so I go into my game library and it isn't there!
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    humm what demo is it?
     

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