Writing an Audio CD with the free ImgBurn software is a bit trickier than the more traditional CD burning software.
ImgBurn is a totally free and a great CD burning software. It has got a whole bunch of features that many of the leading free CD burning software doesn’t have. Even though it boasts a lot of useful features, burning an Audio CD using ImgBurn is not a straight-forward thing. Even though it’s not that complicated you certainly need to follow certain steps to burn Audio CDs using ImgBurn.
Once you launch ImgBurn you need to switch to the Write mode. For that click on the “Mode” menu and click on the “Write” option.
Once in the write mode you then need to create a CUE file. According to Wikipedia “A cue file is a metadata file which describes how the tracks of a CD or DVD are laid out”. To create the CUE file click on the “CD-like” icon as shown in the above screenshot.
You’ll then be presented with the “Create CUE File” dialog. Now you need to browse for the audio files that wanted to write to the Audio CD. Click on the “Explorer” like icon to browse for the files. Add as many files as it can fit into a CD. ImgBurn will inform you if you overrun the CD space. Once added you can then use the up/down arrows to organize the tracks the way you want to go into the Audio CD. Once done click on the “OK” button to dismiss this dialog.
Now you are all set to write the audio files to an Audio CD. As you can notice on the above screenshot the sectors, size and time information has been calculated to indicate that it’s ready to be written. Click on the big button as indicated above to write the tracks to an Audio CD. Let ImgBurn do its job and in a matter of minutes you’ll have all your audio songs written into an Audio CD.
Even though it’s not straight-forward certainly writing Audio CD with ImgBurn is not that complicated, especially when you get used to it couple of times. If you have any other ways of writing Audio CD with ImgBurn please let us know.