[Bug 55228] Serpentine does not autoset disc capacity, no warning

chombee seanh at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Aug 4 20:06:33 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: serpentine

Several times now I've been caught out when burning audio CDs with
serpentine. It does not set it's disc capacity setting automatically to
match the disc that is inserted, but it also does not provide any
warning or indication that the user should set this manually. The
setting is right there on the front of the GUI, but there's nothing
saying I should set it myself, and I don't expect to have to, so I don't
notice it.

If you burn an audio CD with the disc capacity set wrong in Serpentine,
it fails. It makes a coaster. Doesn't play in either hifi or computer.

Worse, it took me several attempted burns, and attempting to use
Gnomebaker instead, before I realised what was happening.

If Serpentine cannot autodetect the disc capacity (you'd think this
would be straightforward?) then it should at least provide some warning
or indication to the user, or they'll probably find themselves creating
coasters and becoming very confused.

I think this is a pretty bad usability issue.

** Affects: serpentine (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

Serpentine does not autoset disc capacity, no warning

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