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Top 10 Best Optical & Disk Image Tools for Windows The Optical & Disk Image Tools are used for include images into the CD. In simple words, such tools are employed to right and burn CD because they help in reading a disc to an image file, create an image file from files available on the hard drive or network, write the image file to a disc, check a disc is readable, put the drive/media to the test etc. Besides, these tools also used to convert DVD files into AVI, and other media actions. To perform these actions, there are a number of tools can be found on web, here a narrowed list given below, read on:


Top 10 Best Optical & Disk Image Tools for Windows

1. Clone DVD
Clone DVD is a propriety DVD cloning tool developed by Elaborate Byes. It is used to make backup copies of any DVD movie not copy protected. Having capability of transcoding, the software can transcode a dual layer DVD movie to fit in onto a DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+R DL (Double Layer) disc. It offers the users to choose strip audio streams, subtitles and chapters. CloneDVD is able to write a DVD from an ISO image and from a directory of private DVD files. Eventually, CloneDVD can process a folder of DVD files and convert them on ISO image.

2. Bit Ripper
Bit Ripper is a free DVD to AVI software that lets you to backup you DVDs as AVI files on the hard drive. It can be utilized for one-click ripping as fine as for advanced modes. It allows you to choose if you want to use default configuration worth or to set them individually. It comes with features such as video and audio configuration, video resolution and aspect ratio, sound track language and sound value normalization, includes 3rd party decryption module for CSS protected DVDs.

3. CD Burner XP
CD Burner XP is an optical disc authoring tool for Windows 2000 and later, written mostly in Visual Basic. The software supports burning data on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD as well as burning audio files (WAV, MP3, MP2, FLAC, Windows Media Audio, AIFF, BWF, Opus, and OGG in the Red Book format. It helps burning and creating ISO images besides having the capability to burn UDF format. CDBurnerXP is a freeware.

4. Img Burn
Img Burn is a freeware tool that lets the recording of many types of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray images to recordable media files as supported as of version 2.4.0.0. ImgBurn comes with the features such as support format like BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG, PDI etc; ability to form DVD discs, HD DVD Video discs; full unicode folder; support for environments like Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 and 2008 R2; image queue offers supports for burning several images with minimum interaction and much more.

5. DVD Flick
DVD Flick is an open source DVD application for Windows. It can import audio tracks, video files and subtitles, composing a DVD-Video movie and burning it to a disc – or forming an ISO image for further burning.

6. DVD Shrink
DVD Shrink is another freeware DVD transponder software for Microsoft Windows that utilizes a DVD ripper to back up DVD video. It forms a copy of a DVD, during which the coding only letting the DVD to be run in definite geographical areas is taken out, and copy protection may also be outwitted.

7. Exact Audio Copy
Exact Audio Copy is a proprietary CD ripping software for Microsoft Windows. It can convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to WAV files, which can then be transcended into other formats. EAC does support Accurate Rip and can mechanically draw Cue Sheets, with all gaps, track traits, ISRC, and CD-Text included.

8. CDex 
CDex  is a CD ripper for Microsoft Windows that is capable of converting tracks on a CD to standard computer sound files: WAV, MP3, or Ogg Vorbis. Developed and maintained by Georgy Berdyshev, CDex is a free software originally written by Albert L. Faber. CDex includes cdparanoia for powerful CD reading, but does not include Accurate rip database checking for powerful rip verification.

9. Exact Audio Copy
Exact Audio Copy is a proprietary CD ripping software for Microsoft Windows. It can convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to WAV files, which can then be transcended into other formats. EAC does support Accurate Rip and can mechanically draw Cue Sheets, with all gaps, track traits, ISRC, and CD-Text included.

10. Dubaron CD2ISO  
Dubaron CD2ISO is a simple software to extract ISO images from CD or DVD disk. It can read any drive as raw disk, and can also be used to make a sector dump of a removable drive. CD2ISO works in a simple way to dump raw sectors of a file system and doesn’t demand and additional dll files. It can also be used to make ISO dumps for a CD or DVD drive, and to verify the checksum of existing or just-burned disks.

So which one you use and which one you gonna use don't forget to mention :)

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