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sublynx 10-18-2003 08:05 PM

looking for good cd burning software
 
Hi,

Im looking for a good cd burning application for gnome. is there any apps out there that i can drag and drop/load a directory of mp3/ogg files and it will burn them to a cd (not the mp3, but convert them so i can play them in a regular cd player). ive tried out several packages so far including xcdroast, but all i can get that to do it burn the mp3's to a cd.

Ciccio 10-18-2003 08:21 PM

hum.... perhaps you might want to use a decoder to decode from mp3 to wav, and then record the wav to Audio CD format (windows calls it cda) You will need to creat a track for each file...


And after you are done with that, mkisofs and cdrecord should be more than enough.

megaspaz 10-18-2003 08:26 PM

gnome toaster and eroaster will auto decode mp3 files, but you still need the libraries. i think they also both can drag and drop files from the desktop environment to the application.

Ciccio 10-18-2003 08:42 PM

Hey, your are using Linux because it gives you freedom! It does not hold you up in the desktop giving you poor access throu CLI. USE IT WELL.

aren't those libraries built by default?

megaspaz 10-18-2003 08:50 PM

if you think anyone wants to spend time with:

lame --decode filename1.mp3 filename2.mp3
etc....

and then use the other commands to burn an audio cd, then.... uh hum.....

m'kay?

sublynx 10-18-2003 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Ciccio
Hey, your are using Linux because it gives you freedom! It does not hold you up in the desktop giving you poor access throu CLI. USE IT WELL.

aren't those libraries built by default?

if that is your definition of linux freedom, i would rather be a slave, i was aware of the procedures mentioned in your post but spending the time to manually convert each file then burn it isnt what i was looking for as clearly mentioned in my post.

Nechos 10-18-2003 09:17 PM

i think K3B does good job...

Fascistchicken 10-18-2003 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by megaspaz
if you think anyone wants to spend time with:

lame --decode filename1.mp3 filename2.mp3
etc....

and then use the other commands to burn an audio cd, then.... uh hum.....

m'kay?

if you did do it that way and learned how to write a small script you could do it any way you wanted to do it
a little more time to start with, but save yourself time in the long run

Ciccio 10-18-2003 10:35 PM

As I said, your are FREE to choose. You can use the CLI, you can use the GUI. that's entirely up to you... From my point of view, the CLi is better for some things (like that) and the GUI is better for others, for example an IRC client (you know, those colorful, scriptful clients like the ircap for windows)

Anyway, if you dislike my comments, then please disregard them. There is no need to get sarcastic now... is there? Because if there is PLEASE tell me... I love being sarcastic (as you can see).

I prefer to use mkisofs and cdrecord, it gives me a better control of what I'm doing, and there is no need of 'configuring'. Once you get use to the options you actually manage to type them without thinking...

Anyway... man, live in peace!,

farewell

megaspaz 10-18-2003 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Fascistchicken
if you did do it that way and learned how to write a small script you could do it any way you wanted to do it
a little more time to start with, but save yourself time in the long run

and how do you figure writing a script will save you time? you still have to tell the script what mp3s to decode which means typing. save yourself time over grabbing a bunch of mp3 files and dragging them to an app window? uh huh....

Cimmerian 10-19-2003 04:32 AM

I use k3b. It has a philosophy of implementing as many features as possible, which can make it a little "bloated", but it has an easy to use/understand GUI and can do everything you want it to do and more.

Fascistchicken 10-19-2003 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by megaspaz
and how do you figure writing a script will save you time? you still have to tell the script what mp3s to decode which means typing. save yourself time over grabbing a bunch of mp3 files and dragging them to an app window? uh huh....
the're called variables, its the magic of computers

Ciccio 10-19-2003 01:30 PM

Hey, guys. lets drop this. This GUI vs CLI will never end. Lets just say that some think that GUI saves time and that is what makes it better. And others say that CLI gives them better control over tyhings, and that is why it's better.

It's like a post I've read recently: what's best? Kde or gnome? You know... it's neverending.

Fascistchicken 10-19-2003 06:38 PM

its not gui vs. cli, its just you could do it better yourself...
i know that a lot of gui programs support drag and drop and also execute scripts on command, like nautilus, so you could write a script, then use it with your gui program of choice, rather than use a lot of separate programs that are redundant, and that inhibit functionality. so spend a little time now, and save a lot more later...
i don't think it would take more than a few minutes to write a script and thats shorter than the time it would take to find download and install a separate program.
besides, the scripts probably already been written...
so look for that

Cimmerian 10-19-2003 07:16 PM

It would have been fun to take 100 random linux users and told them to write a script for burning mp3 to a normal audio-cd and measure the average time they spent on this task... And then make them download and install some package of, say k3b and make the same audio-cd.


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