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Old 08-28-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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Question wondering what cd burning software to use


Which burning software to use with SuSE 8.2 K3B is not working so i need another one
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:51 PM   #2
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I was going to suggest K3b, it's really good. What problems are you having with it. Maybe we can get it to work for you. There is also XCDRoast which is supposed to be good but I haven't tried it.

Good Luck,
Ted.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:56 PM   #3
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Yeah, I see it recommended quite a bit (XCDRoast) but I personally find it amazingly complicated and lacking simplicity (for a newbie).

Eroaster is a much nicer front end, as well as GTKCombust.

I also suggest looking into a command line application called cdcopy, built by a member of this site :
http://simplylinux.punted.net/Installingcdcopy.html

Cool
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:22 AM   #4
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I'm a fan of ERoaster.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:44 AM   #5
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Bah! They ALL are front ends to the real tools.

# CD burning info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:25 AM   #6
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Why on earth would you want to type out all this:

cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso

When you could just click "Copy CD?"

And what if you want to burn multiple files from multiple directories or resourses? You'd spend half the day typing and I'd have my files dragged and dropped and burned on a CD and gone fishing by the time you got done typing all that stuff. GUI's were invented to make our lives easier.



Ted.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:37 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by mooreted
Why on earth would you want to type out all this:
well some of us actually prefer the command line, but you are right that the gui can make lives less complicated and I do use it at times. The point fancy is trying to make is that most gui apps are just a pretty picture on top of very powerful CLI tools. By getting comfortable with the real programs one can configure and command a great deal more from a tool. If you learn how to use cdrecord you will be at home on any *nix computer and you'll also learn a bit more about what makes it tick. When I am feeling lazy I use xcdroast. Although it has screwed me a few times when burning .iso's It is not supposed to be all that friendly, but I had to read a lot more docs when I used to use nero that I ever did with xcdroast. Try it - disks are cheap
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:35 AM   #8
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copy/paste and using the up arrow (bash history) are extremely easy in Linux.

If I haven't used a command I want recently (up arrow goes through your last commnads) I have a text file with my handiest commands. I paste them into an x terminal and edit it with the exact path , etc. I want and then press enter. It usually is much faster than remembering a sequence of clicks needed to do it for me. I love ease of use and user friendliness.

Why hide the hammer so that you can't see the nail with a GUI?

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-29-2003 at 03:04 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 02:54 PM   #9
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Well, I was mostly just messing with you but now I'll have to try cdrecord from the command-line so I have a legitimate bitch later. Can't really talk about what I haven't tried. But K3b is still really nice. My problem is that I'm at college 13 hours a day. School sure is messing with my Linux experience.

Have a good one,
Ted.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 03:06 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by mooreted
Why on earth would you want to type out all this:

cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso

When you could just click "Copy CD?"
Ted.
well i personally only typed it once cause in the .bashrc file i have a line :
alias makecd='cdrecord --dev=0,0,0 -speed=20 -eject'

so whenever i am using the CLI all i type is:
makecd nameoffile

so when you learn little tricks you'll see the benefits of the command line...
 
Old 08-29-2003, 03:16 PM   #11
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Too much typing! I would alias that as "burn"
 
Old 08-29-2003, 03:24 PM   #12
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Yeah, aliases are sweet. They make life easier. What I wonder is when I want to backup a bunch of stuff I would have to type something like:

makecd /backups/programs/*.*; /backups/documents/finances/*.doc; /backups/documents/finances/*.xlr; /backups/documents/computing/passwords/*.txt; /backups/documents/computing/satellite/*.txt; /backups/linux/*.rpm; /backups/linux/drivers/*.rpm;

It seems like it would be easier to just drag and drop the files where they need to go. That's a lot of typing and not even a tenth of all the folders I have on my two drives and every folder has a bunch of subfolders. It seems like I would have to spend the day typing.

Have a good one,
Ted.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 06:05 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
Too much typing! I would alias that as "burn"
hahahh

as of you mooreted, i agree that is alot of typing, but if that is a frequent command that you would issue alot, then you could just make it a script, and just run:
./scriptname
and all that will be executed...so again, you would only have to type that command once, and make it ease with a script...
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:58 PM   #14
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Right, and for my static directories I do have a script. But you can see that the CLI also has it's limitations. There are many tools used in computing and the GUI is one of them. I believe in using all the useful tools at my disposal.

Boy, did this discussion get off the track.

Try K3b, if it's not working let us know what's wrong and we can help you fix it.

Thanks for the great discussion.



Ted.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 11:28 PM   #15
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Where can i get the library files for k3b
 
  


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