[AI] Burning CDS & DVDs using ubuntu

Balaram balaramputhiya at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 06:24:38 EDT 2010


You can also use another effective program named gnomebaker.



On 09/27/2010 03:09 PM, Sanjay wrote:
> Burning CDs and DVDs using Linux is as easy as it gets. If you have bad
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> memories of the poor utilities in Windows or bloated third-party suites, cheer
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> up: Ubuntu includes a slimline and effective program called Brasero.
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> Brasero can create audio and data CDs and DVDs, video discs and even discs from
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> ISO images. If you want to perform a straight copy from one CD to another, then
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> it's more than capable of the task.
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> Follow our guide and you'll discover that using writable and rewritable discs
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> with Linux is even easier than it is with Windows.
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> Jim Martin
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> Deputy Editor
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> Burning CDs and DVDs using Brasero
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> Brasero is Ubuntu's built-in disc-burning application and it offers a range of
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> easy-to-use options. Jim Martin shows you how to feel the burn
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> Creating data discs and audio CDs is easy with Brasero. The friendly interface
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> has a selection of large buttons that allow you to burn audio CDs and data
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> discs, create video DVDs, make direct copies of CDs and DVDs and burn ISO images
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> of a CD or DVD. It can also erase rewritable CDs and DVDs.
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> How to...
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> Burn an audio CD
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> 1
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> Insert a blank CD-R into your CD writer and launch Brasero Disc Burner, which
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> you'll find under Sound&  Video in the Applications menu. Click the Audio
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> project button under the 'Create a new project:' heading.
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> 2
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> Add some audio files by clicking the green + button and browsing to your music.
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> Brasero supports any format for which you have the codecs installed. Fire it up
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> immediately after you install Ubuntu and you'll find it won't even support MP3s.
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> To install a codec, simply search for the formats you need in Synaptic Package
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> Manager and mark them for installation. When this is done, choose the files you
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> want to burn. Ctrl-A selects all files in the folder, or click on the first one
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> you want, hold Shift and click on the last to select a block of files.
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> 3
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> Click Add and the files will be added to the project. You can type a title for
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> the CD in the box at the bottom, and double-click on each track to edit the
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> information; this is useful if you have a CD player that displays text. You can
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> split tracks using the knife icon in the toolbar, while the pause icon adds a
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> two-second pause after a track.
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> 4
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> Click the Burn button in the bottom corner. The only option you may want to
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> change if you have problems burning discs is to reduce the speed to a setting
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> lower than the default Maximum. Once you've clicked Burn, Brasero will make all
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> the tracks the same volume (normalisation), write the CD text information and
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> then burn the tracks. When the process is complete, the disc should eject and
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> be ready to play.
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> How to...
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> Burn an iSO image
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> Often you'll want to burn a CD or DVD from an ISO image you've downloaded,
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> perhaps when a newer version of Ubuntu becomes available or you want to install
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> another Linux distribution. Brasero can handle this with the minimum of hassle.
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> An ISO image is like a Zip archive of all the files on a CD or DVD. When you
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> burn an ISO image, the files within it are written to the disc in the correct
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> folder structure. Download the ISO image you want to burn, launch Brasero and
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> click Burn image.
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> 2
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> Insert a suitable disc for the size of the image to be burned into your CD or
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> DVD writer. The size of the ISO file tells you the minimum disc size you'll
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> need. As we're burning a Ubuntu 9.10 disc, we'll use a CD-R, as the ISO file is
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> 698MB.
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> The Image Burning Setup window will appear. You'll need to select the ISO
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> image, so browse to the folder or drive where it's located.
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> 3
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> Now click the Properties button. You can alter the burning speed here, but it's
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> advisable to choose a speed less than the maximum rated speed of your disc only
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> if you find there are errors when you burn the disc. You can choose to leave
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> the disc open - so that more files can be added later - but as we're leaving
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> just 3.9MB of free space, there's no point in this example. If your CD or DVD
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> writer supports a 'burnproof' mode (which most do), ensure that this box is
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> ticked. Finally, click the Close button.
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> 4
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> All that's left to do is click the Burn button. Brasero will display a progress
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> bar telling you how long is left and what is being written to the disc. When
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> the disc is burned, it should automatically eject from the drive, unless you
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> unticked that option.
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> It's a good idea to write on the disc so you remember what's on it, but it's now
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> ready to use. In this case, the disc is bootable, so it can be popped into the
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> drive of the computer on which we want to install Ubuntu. If you do the same
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> but find the computer doesn't boot from the CD, you may need to enter your PC's
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> BIOS to change the order of boot devices, making sure the CD or DVD drive is the
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> first, or at least comes before the hard disk.
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> How to...
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> Burn a data disc
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> 1
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> Choose the type of disc you want to write to from the list at the bottom of the
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> screen, next to the Burn button. By default you'll create a 7.9GB DVD. You can
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> choose to make a 4.3GB DVD or a CD.
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> 2
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> Select the files you want to include from any number of folders. You can select
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> groups of them manually or use the automatic filtering system (pictured) to
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> choose different types of files. When you've finished, click the Burn button.
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