Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Burn an ISO image
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Burn an ISO image

1:25 /

Ever wonder what the heck an ISO is and how to make one into a CD?

[ Background Music ] >> Lots of our tips here at CNET require you to burn an ISO image to CD. Many of you have written and asking, "How the heck do you do that"? I'm Tom Merritt from cnet.com with a Quick Tip on burning ISO images. First, real quickly, here's what an ISO is. It's a single file usually with the extension dot ISO. Sometimes on Mac's, maybe, it's called a dot CDR. It's essentially all the data that goes on a CD, also called the disk image. When you burn the ISO to CD, you are essentially creating an exact copy of the CD, the ISO it was originally made from. Now, you'll need a blank CD, of course, and some software that burns CD's. For this example, I'm gonna use a free program called CDBurnerXP. Put the CD in the drive and launch the burning program. You want a setting that allows you to burn data, not music. This is often called, coincidentally enough, a data setting. If your software, like this one, has a special setting for ISO images even better. Browse for the ISO file on your hard drive, make sure an option to finalize the disk you selected. And in some programs, you may need to select a bit-for-bit option as well. Burn the disk. If all goes well, you should have a perfectly usable disk at the end. That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Meritt for cnet.com. [ Music ]

New releases

How Radical became Radical
7:50 July 30, 2014
In just 17 years Radical has grown into one of the most important names in British motorsport. XCAR caught...
Play video
Camping apps
1:02 July 30, 2014
You reserved your campsite, packed the car with your tent, stove, and bug spray, and are about to head into...
Play video
Recover deleted images
3:30 July 29, 2014
Accidentally deleted or formatted your camera's memory card? Restore and undelete all those photos with this...
Play video
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wa...
7:00 July 29, 2014
Wagons are hot and diesels are hot. Brian Cooley checks out how well BMW combines the hotness in the 328d...
Play video
The WD My Book Duo is an excellent...
2:54 July 29, 2014
The WD My Book Duo offers up to 12TB of storage space and gives fast performance, but CNET editor Dong Ngo...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 026: Pure lithium...
21:22 July 29, 2014
Today's show features some enterprising hackers who modded an ATM to play Doom, Stanford researchers discovering...
Play video
Trick yourself into working out...
3:47 July 29, 2014
If you hate exercise but love games, Donald Bell showcases a few apps that can help improve your health s...
Play video
The voice-activated Ivee Sleek...
1:46 July 29, 2014
This $200 voice control home assistant isn't quite ready for prime time.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre