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Old 11-09-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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CD Writing program? Which is best?

I'm looking for a good quality CD recording program. If you have any suggestions, please post.
Old 11-09-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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a lot of people like cdrecord -- it's probably the best, in fact (imho).
Old 11-09-2003, 05:50 PM   #3
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I am very impressed with K3b, which is I believe part of the next kde release, so you'll have to hunt around for the source, compile it, etc.
Compiled fine in Gentoo, though.
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Re: CD Writing program? Which is best?

Originally posted by nro
I'm looking for a good quality CD recording program. If you have any suggestions, please post.
Hmmm ... do you mean "nicest graphical
frontend" or "best cd writing program"? :)

Basically, all X programs are just using
cdrecord (part of Shily's cdwriter-tools)
or cdrdao anyway... k3b looks quite friendly,
but it's a KDE App (memory hog). Personally
I'm using xcdroast if I can't be bothered
to hack my commandline for mkisofs and

Old 11-10-2003, 08:40 AM   #5
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Currently using xcdroast for the most part and liking it. I have used cdrecord from the commandline an had no problems. Like was said above, just depends on whether you want a nice graphical interface or not.
Old 11-10-2003, 08:44 AM   #6
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command line? cdrecord
GUI? xcdroast
Old 11-10-2003, 09:18 PM   #7
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I'm looking for a quality GUI. I have noticed that a lot of these programs don't burn .mp3 extensions. They are "not supported". So, preferrably, I would like a program that would
Old 11-10-2003, 09:22 PM   #8
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I find K3b to be a great application for burning CDs. Though I've had no experience with other programs, the actual burning GUI is very informative, some that was lacking when I used to use Nero. K3b for sure.
Old 11-10-2003, 09:23 PM   #9
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I have used it, but it doesn't support .mp3
Old 09-01-2004, 01:56 AM   #10
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Originally posted by nro
I have used it, but it doesn't support .mp3
How come? What error messsages are your getting and what you want to do? A mp3 disk? An Audio disk?.

K3B runs fine for me with mp3's in SuSE 9.1 Pro. Choose File >> New Project >> New Audio CD Project. Then drag 'n drop your mp3's. That's in the case you want to convert your mp3 into a playable audio disk. Otherwise, choose File >> New Project >> New Data CD Project.
Old 09-01-2004, 04:09 AM   #11
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I'm using K3b and I think that's the best
Old 09-01-2004, 05:46 AM   #12
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I will recommend k3b.
Old 09-01-2004, 07:37 AM   #13
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k3b is a good gui burner. may need to compile yourself with the appropriate tools installed first to get k3b to copile mp3 support, etc... At the moment I'm hanging for the next version of k3b and dvd tools to work with newer kernels. K3b is fixed in cvs but not sure about dvd tools - but anyway you have ne trouble if you use 2.6.7 kernels for a while til it all sorts out.
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cdrecord + Gcombust
Old 09-01-2004, 10:19 AM   #15
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I prefer xcdroast and It will burn mp3 files to a readable format for audio disc


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