Ignition for Windows

Fernando Ortega

Optimize your CD and DVD recording.

Freeware file organizing software download, reviewed by Fernando Ortega

Helps prevent using too many discs by cutting out useless files.

Ignition is a stable and small tool which can help you optimize the amount of space used when creating CD or DVD backups. In other words, it helps you shave off some megabytes in order to save a disc.

The program works by helping you place more data on an blank optical disc and also assists in creating ISO images for burning.

Ignition's interface is rather bare and basic and is organized in vertical tabs on the left hand side offering Data CD/DVD mode, Audio CD mode and settings. These modes support 650MB CDs, 700MB CDs and DVD discs -- dual layer and otherwise.

The settings menu is rather bare and doesn't give you too many options outside of selecting which language you would like to run the program in.

Overall, Ignition is an interesting solution for a niche audience which can help save that wasted disc if you're still using optical media to back stuff up.

Features of Ignition

  • Ability to burn CDs/DVDs (requires CopyToDVD).
  • Ability to create ISO images (requires CopyToDVD).
  • Ability to put a bunch of files on every media (autorun, codecs).
  • Automatically create folders for each optimized CD.
  • Dual layer DVD support
  • Supports 650MB and 700 MB CDs and DVDs.
  • TXT file that contains the optimized list of each CD's content.

Compatibility and License

Ignition is provided under a freeware license on Windows from disc utilities with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and is the latest version last time we checked.

What version of Windows can Ignition run on?

Ignition can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Other operating systems: The latest Ignition version from 2024 is also available for iPhone.

Filed under:
  1. Ignition Download
  2. Free Disc Utilities
  3. File Organizing Software
Ignition has been picked by our editors as very good.
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