Replace brasero with another app

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Replace brasero with another app

Post by mimosa » 20. Feb 2012, 16:29

I've been having problems with bad burns from Brasero lately and a quick internet search suggests it may have accumulated a few bugs.

I'd also personally prefer an app that didn't ask me to make esoteric choices about "Windows compatibility". I now think I understand that "no" is generally a good answer to those questions, but for a long time I was cowed into a precautionary "yes". I bet I'm not the only one. (For anyone who hasn't come across this, filenames with dodgy characters in or too long, and deeply nested directory structures, are two things that concern Brasero.)

Xfburn seems a good possible choice. It doesn't have a "disk copy" option but that just means choosing where to store an .iso temporarily and then burning it. Choice is a good thing.

It also doesn't check for bad burns. One of Brasero's new bugs is that this feature sometimes stalls.

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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by djemos » 20. Feb 2012, 16:34

k3b is a good choice and is really the best.

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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by ElderDryas » 20. Feb 2012, 16:37

I've had problems with Brasero (across several distros) over the past year or so. One of the first things I do now, on a new/re-install, is delete it and replace it with xfburn. While Mimosa is correct that it's not as full-featured as Brasero, I've never had a bad burn with xfburn.

I second his motion for <something> to replace Brasero.

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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by mimosa » 20. Feb 2012, 16:46

I'm just installing k3b now to have a look at it. One thing is it has a lot of deps if you're not using kde - 64 MB here, and that's not including qt which I already have installed and looks like it's needed too. So it would take up a lot of space on the Salix iso.

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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by Andyun » 20. Feb 2012, 17:45

I also don't like the Brasero. I use the SimpleBurn.

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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by thenktor » 21. Feb 2012, 12:14

djemos wrote:k3b is a good choice and is really the best.
+1

PS: But we will never have it on the Xfce iso ;)
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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by gapan » 21. Feb 2012, 12:53

thenktor wrote:PS: But we will never have it on the Xfce iso ;)
Or any other non-KDE iso. Replacing brasero is not that easy. Sure for xfce there is xfburn, but we were actually using xfburn as the default in the past and we replaced it with brasero because people were having trouble with it! Maybe the libburnia libraries are better these days, I really don't know. And xfburn is only for xfce. What about fluxbox, lxde? There aren't really many alternatives.
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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by mimosa » 21. Feb 2012, 13:00

And as I've discovered while poking around, one thing Brasero does do very well is make disk images. xfburn doesn't apparently have that feature, SimpleBurn didn't like the first DVD I tried it on - I suspect, because of copy protection.

It's possible to turn off Basero's post-burn checking, by the way; but if it worked, it would be a useful feature.

When you say Xfburn's just for xfce, does that mean when I installed it it installed the xfce kitchen sink, like k3b installs the kde kitchen sink, cupboards, and microwave?

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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by Antid Oto » 21. Feb 2012, 13:02

I think k3b is the best. However, on Salix Xfce I prefer SimpleBurn. Brasero is not well understood with some devices. The 3.x branch will have solved these problems? (requires GNOME3 and gtk3).
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Re: Replace brasero with another app

Post by gapan » 21. Feb 2012, 13:08

mimosa wrote:When you say Xfburn's just for xfce, does that mean when I installed it it installed the xfce kitchen sink, like k3b installs the kde kitchen sink, cupboards, and microwave?
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