[RndTbl] CD, VCD & DVD Burning

John Lange john.lange at bighostbox.com
Wed Dec 3 11:34:48 CST 2003

Thanks very much for your assessment Tim.

Its too bad that it still tries to use all those command line tools as
so many of them are buggy, out-of-date and/or unsupported. It also means
you have to chase down dozens of add-on files if you want to burn
anything. Now that I know this I'm far less tempted to get a new burner
and give it a try.

Hopefully they have done a good job on improving the GUI.

Thanks for your insight.

John Lange
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On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 01:09, Tim Lavoie wrote:
> >>>>> "John" == John Lange <john.lange at bighostbox.com> writes:
>     John> At a recent MUUG meeting someone was asking about burning
>     John> VCDs (Video CDs). I believe the consensus at the meeting was
>     John> that burning under Linux was comprised of a hodge-podge of
>     John> various command line tools for converting video formats and
>     John> burning making it quite difficult at best.
>     John> I recently stumbled on the following software:
>     John> http://www.k3b.org/
>     John> which seems to bring everything under one roof and claims to
>     John> do CD, VCD, and DVD burning all in one application (it does
>     John> not appear to be just a GUI front end to command line
>     John> tools).
>     John> However, I do not currently have a burner to test it with so
>     John> I was hoping someone from the group could give it a whirl
>     John> and report back on success?
> Hey John,
> I just have a regular CD burner, so I grabbed a few commercials in
> MPEG format, and tried out the VCD creation. I'm completely winging
> it, having just bought the DVD player a couple days ago, but the
> process seems to work OK. It helps to have some CD-RWs around to
> experiment, so you can just do a quick blank and try something else.
> The K3B program does call others as well, such as cdrecord and cdrdao,
> and it expects (or at least hopes) to be able to run some of them as
> SUID root. It does handle the permissions setup for you though, which
> would be handy for the Linux newbies.
> The interface is very pretty, but seems functional enough. Probably
> typical for KDE, I'm not sure.
> Debian (testing) has packages for K3D and those programs it depends
> on, so installation was trivial as usual. What else? I dunno, I'll
> probably use it again.
>   Cheers,
>   Tim
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