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I've been struggling with K3B, but really need to find something else. I don't want to try to fix K3B. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. I'm sure it's a fine program, but it doesn't work for me.
I want to burn several .divx, .wmv, and .avi files to a DVD. I think this is called a Data DVD.
Can you suggest something? I'm running Ubuntu Feisty.
Thanks. I remember now that I've used GnomeBaker in the past and it worked. But I won't be able to install it now unless I upgrade to Hardy or Intrepid. But I have had too much trouble trying to do that. I'm boxed into a corner again. Going to the next Ubuntu distro with this laptop is too difficult. I won't express my feelings of disappointment again about Ubuntu's lack of laptop support. Oh well... Thank you for your help.
Sometimes K3B works, and other times it doesn't. That's really all there is to it. It always takes a very very long time to load and start. Sometimes it doesn't start at all. When does it works, it works very well. But when it doesn't work, it does various things like not recognize the DVD in the drive, writing errors, hanging here or there, etc. It's not consistent. I've tried different media. What works best is to re-install K3B. It seems to work ONE time after a fresh re-install, but not thereafter.
When I recently downloaded and burned some ISOs, the burner worked perfectly. I don't think it's my hardware.
I found Brasero, and downloaded the .tar.bz2 file. I'm looking now for instructions on how to install it from here. If you can help with that I'll appreciate it. Sorry I'm so Linux illiterate.
Intermittent problems are often something to do with the hardware and not the software. By all means try some other burning SW but, while you are doing that:
Do you have any other issues with the computer that could be clues to some kind of HW issue?
That Launchpad link is very cool. Thank you. I installed Brasero. If/when I get the DVD stuff burned, I'll bite the bullet and switch to Intrepid.
When I go to a new distro, I have to reconfigure the sound, microphone, touchpad, screen resolution, ALSA settings, passwords, re-install all the applications I use, and other things I can't think of right now. And I always get confused several places. Put it the iso disk, and within minutes I've got a clean install and a running laptop. But to get everything running how I need it takes right at 4 days.
Sometimes I loose things like the Buddy List on my IM client, and Skype contact list on Skype. It really is tricky to do. I have no problem admitting I'm stupid about Linux and Ubuntu. It is WAY better than Windows, in my opinion, but it's also very difficult for me to set it up.