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Old 08-21-2003, 07:27 AM   #1
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best cd/dvd bruning program?


which is the best cd/dvd burning program under KDE3? i need it for the following things: burning vcd's and svcds from mpeg2 files, burning normal data disks, burning music discs from mp3's, burning dvd's (data and films)
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I'm using k3b but AFAIK DVD burning is not yet fully implemented in Linux. The graphical programs you can use are all just frontends for the same command line utilities called cdrecord etc. AFAIK. You should take a look at updating those and choose the graphical front end you can work with the easiest.

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If you need to burn DVD -R/-RW, you can install the cdrecord dvdhack and then use xcdroast to burn DVD's. If you need to burn DVD+R/+RW, I recommend getting the DVD patched version of Webcdwriter located here:

I have a DVD+RW and use this program as a GUI front-end for my burner, it works like a champ.
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best cd-burning= cdrecord
best dvd-burning= dvdrecord
both are commandline and really good
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Old 09-20-2003, 02:24 PM   #6
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best cd-burning= cdrecord
best dvd-burning= dvdrecord
both are commandline and really good

yep i agree 100%
Old 09-20-2003, 05:05 PM   #7
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just because this is the newbee forum...

You could use "cd bake oven" of "k3b". You might want to install them both These tools even have a wizard to set your file permissions and such. By default, no one is allowed raw-access to your drives (allowing everything this raw access isn't such an good idea off course)

These tools even have support for various console programs, such as cdrecord (burns iso and wav files), mkisofs (create an iso file), tc* (transcode; convert audio or video) It's part of the UNIX philosophy; a tool does only one thing, but should do it well. ...then let others worry about nice front-ends, or other parts required. This is the strength of UNIX, and Linux. everyone uses cdrecord (or cdrdao), so no-one needs to worry about figuring out how to write cd's. It's already one, and you just use cdrecord internally You can just go out looking for a program that looks nice, because everyone uses the same cdrecord to burn.

Infact, creating an ISO file (cd image) of an directory, and writing it can be done with these tools:
mkisofs -quiet -l -J -V "Label" -r "/some/dir" | cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=12 driveropts=burnfree fs=8m -eject -v -v -data -

On the fly copy:
dd if=/dev/cdrom | cdrecord .... -data - (the "-" means, read from "standard input")

Creating an image first, and burn it:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=file.iso
cdrecord ..... -data file.iso

Don't forget to use ide-scsi emulation if you have an IDE CD-Writer. It works rock solid (but I do experience problems after I've upgraded to kde 3.1.3 )

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