We use CD and DVD drives less and less, because we have migrated to Blu-Ray and USB, but they continue to be around us. It is very likely that many of us have years of work, games, music and movies backed up on these discs, and many people still use them on a daily basis.
For example, when I was working in public relations they were very useful to deliver information to journalists and in an economical way. It is still an excellent option for these cases. It is also useful to make a music mix for a family member or friend, since some cars still have CD players. And for computer scientists they can be useful when they need to replace an operating system on an old computer, where the USB does not work.
Whatever the reason, there is a strong possibility that Let's continue to use CD / DVD drives for years to come; and for those who have migrated to open source software it is convenient to get a tool to burn discs with ease. That is why we present you a couple of programs, different from BLACK, which can help you now that you have a GNU / Linux operating system.
Designed by Gnome and distributed for GNU / Linux, Brazier it features a clean enough GUI interface to create a variety of discs. When you open it for the first time, it presents you with a series of options to create an audio, video or data disc; as well as you can 1: 1 copies of existing discs. It includes a cover editor, which is not as advanced as a program for the creation of covers but it is good that it has it. Finally, something positive about Brasero is its interface with expansions, which allows different tools to be added separately.
How to install Brasero
We can download Brasero from:
- Brasero Repository (HTTP): http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/brasero/3.12/brasero-3.12.1.tar.xz
- Brasero Repository (FTP): ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/brasero/3.12/brasero-3.12.1.tar.xz
Dependencies required by Brasero
Then we install Brazier running the following commands:
./configure --prefix = / usr \ --enable-compile-warnings = no \ --enable-cxx-warnings = no && make
Next as a user
For those who are more aligned with the KDE universe, K3b (summary of KDE Burn Baby Burn) is a great alternative. Like Brasero, K3b is compatible with different types and formats of discs, as well as it is compatible with a series of tools and commands to be used throughout the program. This allows you more control over the process of creating a disc. In essence, K3b is a very nice interface.
This software has not had an update recently, but the existing one is very stable and with many tools. So it should not be a concern for most users.
How to install K3b
Each filtering bag requirements to install K3b are available on its official website, once we have installed the necessary dependencies
- We download the source code from K3b download page
- We extract the source code in the directory of our preference:
# tar -xjvf k3b-1.0.tar.bz2
We change to the directory that we have created:
# cd k3b-1.0
- We configure the code:
# ./configureWith previous versions of K3b it was necessary to supply a prefix, but the new KDE compilation system is able to guess it correctly
- Start compilation:
- If the previous command does not throw any error, we proceed to install K3b, as root user
# su -c "make install"
- You can now start using k3b, which can be found in the multimedia section of your application menu
Well, there are many alternatives to Nero, I consider this pair quite good, but if you have another suggestion we would like to know it. Share it with us.