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nro 11-09-2003 05:46 PM

CD Writing program? Which is best?
I'm looking for a good quality CD recording program. If you have any suggestions, please post.

synaptical 11-09-2003 05:49 PM

a lot of people like cdrecord -- it's probably the best, in fact (imho).

Iturbide 11-09-2003 05:50 PM

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.

Tinkster 11-09-2003 08:14 PM

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


clarks 11-10-2003 08:40 AM

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.

wuck 11-10-2003 08:44 AM

command line? cdrecord
GUI? xcdroast

nro 11-10-2003 09:18 PM

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 :)

Slayer 11-10-2003 09:22 PM

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.

nro 11-10-2003 09:23 PM

I have used it, but it doesn't support .mp3

Mega Man X 09-01-2004 01:56 AM


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.

upload-3 09-01-2004 04:09 AM

I'm using K3b and I think that's the best

S_Warlock 09-01-2004 05:46 AM

I will recommend k3b.

amosf 09-01-2004 07:37 AM

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.

mikshaw 09-01-2004 09:08 AM

cdrecord + Gcombust

LoungeLizard 09-01-2004 10:19 AM

I prefer xcdroast and It will burn mp3 files to a readable format for audio disc

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