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Old 08-19-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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CD writing software for linux

does anyone know of cd writing software for linux ?
Old 08-19-2004, 05:59 PM   #2
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depends on whether you have gnome or kde.



there are more but these are the ones i am familar with
Old 08-19-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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The backend:
mkisofs for creating iso image from files.
cdrecord for writing those images.

Frontends (all the packages that depend on cdrecord backend):
toni@mario:~$ grep-available -F Depends 'cdrecord' -s Package,Description -d
Package: cdcontrol
Description: A parallel burner that allow you to write to one or more CD-Writer at once

Package: gcombust
Description: GTK+ based CD mastering and burning program

Package: cdbackup
Description: CD-R(W) backup utility

Package: mondo
Description: System to backup your filesystem to CDs

Package: cdw-common
Description: Tool for burning CD's - common files

Package: kreatecd
Description: A KDE CD burner with an easy interface

Package: mp3burn
Description: burn audio CDs directly from MP3s or Ogg Vorbis files

Package: cdbakeoven
Description: common GUI for writing CDs under KDE

Package: bootcd
Description: run your system from cd without need for disks.

Package: xcdroast
Description: X based CD-writer software

Package: multicd
Description: Backup your data to CD-R/CD-RW

Package: simplecdrx
Description: SimpleCDR-X is a frontend for CD writing and mastering.

Package: webmin-burner
Description: CD burning module for webmin

Package: eroaster
Description: The ECLiPt Roaster

Package: gtoaster
Description: Gnome Toaster, a GUI for creating CDs
Personal experiences:
I nowadays don't use any frontend, but few words:
-k3b, newer used, but many has said it is quite good.
-xcdroast, easy, simple, used few times. The file selection system is somewhat weird, but otherwise it is ok.

Pick one.
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K3B is the best cd burning front end for Linux in my opinion. You can create VCDs by adding mpeg videos to the project. Newer versions let you burn dvd's also, both data DVDs and video DVDs. To produce a video dvd, you need to use authoring software to produce the VIDEO_TS contents.

As ToniT explained, K3B is a graphical front end for other programs which do the low level writing, conversion, etc. There are other programs needed to fully utilized the K3B program. The K3B setup will search for them in the k3b-setup and will list the ones that you might want to install, such as the 'transcode' programs like tccat, tcprobe, et al.

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