This DLL library is necessary for the correct work of the operating system and installed programs. It contains instruments for the CD and DVD recording operations.
Image Mastering API
Image Mastering API is a Windows system component that allows you to write the information to the compact discs. Several third-party applications utilize this file as well.
How to use DLL libraries
The included ZIP archive can be extracted anywhere on the hard drive. To activate the functionality, users are prompted to copy the imapi2.dll file into the System32 folder located in the main Windows directory. No additional installation is necessary.
This DLL package is a critical component of native Windows programs such as Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, DVD Maker and Explorer. It is used for authoring and recording CD and DVD discs. Additionally, the software allows you to work with the ISO archives.
The Image Mastering API provides low-level access to the file system of the optical media for writing the data. Every popular disc format such as CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, BD-R and other options are supported.
The main limitation of this API is the lack of tools for editing disc image archives. While the ISO files can be generated, modifying them is impossible.
Please note that this library is normally included with the operating system. Download link is provided here in case the file is missing.
- contains a DLL library necessary for the system;
- allows users get access to the CD and DVD recording functions;
- is necessary for correct work of several Windows programs;
- lets you burn ISO archives to the discs;
- compatible with all modern versions of Windows.