perrycas wrote:Hi thanks very much for this, I just did a dry run and think i understand how it works now. I cant understand why the site I looked at claimed this didnt need any real instruction. When you're used to programs written for MS one gets used to things just working (or not). Just out of curiosity however you mentioned in an earlier post that Roxio 'sucked.' Generally speaking It did all, or most of what devede does a lot simpler and quicker. The only thing i can think of that is a drawback is that it doesn't burn slow enough. What other advantages does it have?
But this is in no way a complaint or criticism of your taking the time to explain the procedure to me, thank you very much, I do appreciate your patience.
The very first dvd burner (for Windows XP) I bought came bundled with Roxio. It was usable but slow and badly laid out, but the main drawback was that whenever I came to use it again it wouldn't recognise the burner without reinstalling. The novelty of that wore off quite quickly, believe me. When I complained to the burner makers they said they also thought Roxio was rubbish and sent me a free copy of Nero. As a result I wouldn't wish Roxio on anyone although I know some people love it.
The Linux Mint applications are much less complicated and give better results than any of the commercial programs. Even Linux Nero is rubbish: it only burns and doesn't convert. Even at £13 it's overpriced.
The Windows applications do allow you to create fancier menus etc. but I'm not bothered about that, so DeVeDe, Brasero and/or K3b are perfect.
It's true that you do need a while to get into the Linux way of things but Mint is about as close to Windows as we're likely to get and some of its free stuff is much better the MS versions.
Any more problems please ask and I'll do my best to answer them.