Some time ago, a friend of mine wanted to equip his software with a CD burning feature. He asked me for help and Galba was the result. Galba is a CD/DVD burning software which uses IMAPI2, the built-in disc-writing engine of Windows. It does not have many features and was written under lack of time, but it has proven to be helpful. Therefore I decided to publish it under the terms of the LGPL license. Currently I have no plans to improve Galba, but feel free to send me patches.

The latest version of Galba is 1.2.0, which has been released on February 24th, 2014. Donate


By downloading Galba you accept the following license:

License for use and distribution

Galba Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Timo Kunze

Galba is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License,
or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Lesser General Public License for more details.

A copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License is included in the
Galba distribution in the file COPYING.txt. If you did not receive
this copy, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin
St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.



Galba requires Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2. For Windows XP and 2003, it might be necessary to install the IMAPI2 update.


The following changes have been made since the release of the previous version:

  • Don’t show lots of messages if the recorder’s firmware or driver is crappy.
  • Applications now can control Galba using XML messages sent over a named pipe. Contact me for details.
  • Disabled the Cancel button when adding directories to the compilation. This operation could not be cancelled anyway because IMAPI does not support it.
  • Changed the default ISO9660 level to level 2.
  • Switched to Visual C++ 2010.

View the full changelog.

Deprecated Versions

  • 1.0.2 (Installer, x64, 2.04 MiB)
  • 1.0.2 (Installer, x86, 2.05 MiB)
  • 1.0.2 (Sourcecode, ZIP archive, 325 KiB)

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