Program to burn an audio CD

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Jul 1 04:42:57 UTC 2013

On 01/07/13 14:26, Paul Trevethan wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:47:27 +1000
> Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
>> On 01/07/13 05:57, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 06/30/2013 08:41 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> On 30/06/13 06:43, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>> On 06/29/2013 09:41 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>>> On 29/06/13 17:19, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>>>> On 06/27/2013 02:00 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 27/06/13 13:45, Bob wrote:
>>>>>>>>> I am looking for suggestions for a program to burn audio CDs.
>>>>>>>>> Brasero is installed with Ubuntu but I have not been able to
>>>>>>>>> get it to
>>>>>>>>> work.  I
>>>>>>>>> can drag the files I want on the CD but when I click "burn"
>>>>>>>>> it ejects
>>>>>>>>> the blank
>>>>>>>>> CD and fails.
>>>>>>>> You need k3b.
>>>>>>>> No ifs or buts. k3b.
>>>>>>>> And don't forget to install the codecs for k3b.
>>>>>>> Doesn't that drag in KDE?? Ric
>>>>>> Nope. k3b itself but then I also selected the additional codecs
>>>>>> (or some
>>>>>> such) and that was all. This was in Ubuntu itself.
>>>>> Not according to Synaptic on this KDE-less machine. See my other
>>>>> post. And yes, it was a pain to cut n paste all that to make that
>>>>> point, but WOOT! Dere it is! :) Ric
>>>>> p/s I bet it the OP went into his preferences and set his
>>>>> cdrom/dvd device to the raw device, like /dev/sr0, instead
>>>>> of /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd (yeah, cuties, I know.) he might beat
>>>>> that write problem. Plus, he needs to check /etc/group to see if
>>>>> his user is in the cdrom group, and possibly plugdev group.
>>>>> Otherwise K3B wouldn't work either. Ric
>>>> I had 12.04LTS installed when I installed k3b on it. While I was
>>>> doing something else k3b was installed using the Software
>>>> Installer option and it seemed to take only a few minutes to
>>>> install - hence my response above.
>>>> A couple of days ago I installed 13.04 (which wrote the damn
>>>> bootloader into the MBR and it has taken me a couple of days to
>>>> recover - I hate this Ubuntu @#%^&!* !) and now I used 'apt-get
>>>> install' to install k3b and, yes, this installs 117 packages
>>>> totalling 69.2 MBs. But so what - Thunderbird and Firefox take up
>>>> something like 120+MB each. A drop in the ocean when HDD now come
>>>> in 1TB and up in size.
>>>> You want quality, you pay for it. No such thing as a free
>>>> lunch :-) .
>>> Myself, I've had no problems burning anything without K3B. With
>>> XFCE I use Xfburn. My beef is when a single application demands an
>>> entire desktop be installed. Whatever happened to the spirit of
>>> "Ubuntu" where some citizen in a third world country, with a 14.4
>>> connect via a party line, has to download 70 megs worth to get a
>>> single application? I can see pulling in QT libs though. Ric
>> Well anyone living in a world country with a 14.4 party-line dial-up
>> connection would naturally buy a DVD of openSUSE which has k3b
>> already on the disc ready to install :-) .
>> BC
> Of course, you can do all these things without running any gui
> application. This is linux after all! Try this:
> cheers,
> Paul.

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