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cd burner for mint 19

Post by timerep » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:44 pm

hi guys
i cant burn cds with either brasero or k3p the latter gives an error message that mp3 files cant be burned because of missing drivers (still in windows mode there) and brasero will go as far as beginning to record the selection for burning and the program just stops and you just have to quit. I have tried burning one track at a time any it just spits out the blank disk with an unknown error message. All very frustrating as I have converted all my old analogue tapes to both mp3 and wav with audacity but cant burn them to disk can any one advise? thanks

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by Flemur » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:48 pm

If you're trying to burn audio CDs, see this:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=279763

Edit:
brasero is bad
Try "xfburn"
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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by carum carvi » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:22 pm

Timerep, I had encountered your very same problem, when I first started using LinuxMint. A cd/dvd burner is not installed automatically with any new install of LinuxMint. I still think that is a bit weird, but Flemur already gave you the best advice. You can try K3b with addditional software packages or you can choose to install "Xfburn" from software management in LinuxMInt.

Right click on "Menu". Type "software management". In the new display type "Xfburn" and press install.

I have tried several cd/dvd burners and Xfburn is by far the easiest to use. Very much like an older windows xp burner I used years ago.

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by timerep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:45 am

thanks guys will give that a try can you suggest one that will copy and burn dvds.

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by carum carvi » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:57 am

Xfburn does burn dvd´s as well, but the trick is, that it doesnt get mentioned., because Xfburn is called a cd burner. But it can also produce live iso dvd's for installation purposes. Xfburn has very few buttons, therefore it is incredibley easy in use. But I didnt see a copy button in Xfburn, I have just checked.

K3b has lots more to offer, but as Flemur already mentioned you have to install extra packages by yourself otherwise it wont work well. It is a quite a bit of a hassle. Below I have posted a screenshot of "synaptic package manager". You can see which software has to be installed in order to be able to make full use of K3b. If you have trouble choosing which software to install, look at the picture below, but unfortunately even after installing extra software from synaptic package management K3b still didnt work in my LinuxMint 19 Cinnamon OS. What a bummer.

Open "synaptic package manager". Search for "K3b". Then compare your installed K3b software with the picture below. It shoud remove some of the error messages I got during install. But even after I installed all K3b software it still didnt function well. My advice for copying or ripping dvd's is found in my other post.
k3b extra decoders.png

Below is a link to some of other dvd burn software for linux and windows.

http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/03/9-go ... s-for.html
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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by timerep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:35 pm

hi ive just reinstalled k3b and it looked like we were in business until the burning button is pressed then it starts but promptly stops with an error message saying no permission to open the writer drive how do i get over this to make the thing work ?

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by carum carvi » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:04 pm

I must confess that I never used K3b for this very reason you just mentioned: lots of error messages. I have encountered the same error message as well just now. I have installed it just to check out if it worked. It did NOT.

Xfburn is incredibly easy in use.
But it has got a few limitations.

Although "Brasero" gets slammed, it is suited perfectly for everyday users like you and me, who dont want any hassle with installing extra decoders and other anoying stuff that K3b produces.

I have just installed "Brasero" as a test. And it worked flawlessly. It can be found in the standard linuxmint software managment. Just search for "Brasero" and install.
It is very easy in use, much less complicated than K3b.

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by timerep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:11 pm

ok opend the synaptic and checked made the installation identical to the picture but on the beginning of the write error no permission to open cd device please modify device settings been all through k3b cant change any permissions as such a bit stuck....

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by Flemur » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:21 pm

timerep wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:11 pm
no permission to open cd device please modify device settings been all through k3b cant change any permissions as such a bit stuck....
In a terminal:

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groups
if it doesn't return "cdrom" in the list, try this:

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sudo adduser $USER cdrom
If "groups" DID return "cdrom", I dunno. Another sort of fix is to set the CD drive's mount params in fstab...
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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by timerep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:39 pm

yes it did return cd rom in groups so Im at a loss here, just have to dump the program and look for something else I guess thanks for all the help much appreciated.

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Xfburn is my advice.
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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by carum carvi » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:26 pm

Xfburn is indeed the easiest. Thanks to a tip by Pjotr in the past I became a big fan of the user friendliness of Xfburn. But I think Xfburn is not able to copy a dvd? Or am I overlooking something? Copying a DVD, that was timerep's wish.

I have installed K3b myself just to test it, although I have had bad experiences with it in the past with lots of error messages. Now I have screwed up my Vlc mediaplayer, because of the K3b install. Vlc wont function any more at all.

My advice for newbies is to never use K3b. Just use Brasero or Handbrake for copying dvd's if that isnt possible with Xfburn.

Below is a link to 5 dvd rippers in Linux. I am asking other users to contribute their experience with those dvd rippers, to tell us what dvd ripper is the most user friendly according to them ?

I have just tried to use them all briefly and I think that handbrake is good for copying dvd's. It has got a user friendly grahpic interface. (Some of the ohter dvd rippers require terminal commands, which do work fast, but can be a bit dazzling for newbies) Handbrake works out of the box, no need for additional installs.
Acidrip and Dvdrip have a graphical user interface as well, but I think they look quite complicated for beginners. Thoggen in the list below is no longer supported with the link that is supplied.

https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-dv ... tware.html

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by timerep » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:33 pm

ok I've tried xf burn and that did an audio CD hooray....I will try hand brake for copying DVDs these are DVDs that i made from old VHS recordings and i wish to hold copies of them. as yet im unsure of a DVD burner I've removed k3b and brasero although brasero is ideal on the face of it with just what I need it goes as far as the burn start and packs up freezes or just doesn't want to play.. Such a shame i love mint over windows but there are some things that just dont seem to work but Im sure one day they will if any one has any other ideas on either getting brasero working or xf burn to burn a dvd or indeed any other program that will work in mint i would love to know but in the mean time thanks for all your help.

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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by phd21 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:49 pm

HI timerep,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

The two best Linux CD/DVD applications are "xfburn" and "K3b". In my humble opinion "K3b" is the best one and has many features that the other apps do not have. And, there is nothing wrong with having more than one DVD/CD app installed.

I just burned a music CD using K3b in Linux Mint Cinnamon 19 and it worked perfectly including erasing the CD-RW disc first. But, there are some preparations for K3b to work well in this version which I will get to shortly, from then on it should work well. There are already posts in this forum covering this topic.

<SOLVED> problem with permissions for k3b - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?t=245249

Linux Mint 19.x based on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic is a new version and as usual, some things have changed including security and permissions.

The first thing to do is to make sure the multimedia packages were installed during installation, so go to the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" search for "mint-meta-codecs" and make sure that is installed and if not install it along with "K3b" right-click K3b and install all recommended and suggested packages, "ubuntu-restricted-extras", "udftools" (all of its recommended and suggested packages), "regionset", "lame" (for extra mp3 stuff).

Add yourself to the cdrom user group and give yourself permissions by running these console terminal commands.

Open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert or Ctrl+Shift+v), repeat for each command.

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sudo adduser $USER cdrom

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sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
Now give yourself permission to use the supporting CD/DVD packages Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, or Xfce users

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sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/wodim; sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrdao; sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/growisofs

Restart your computer and K3b should work well from then on.

Problem with k3b in 18.04 releases " cdrecord has no permission to open the device" - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1032903 ... n-the-devi

for people with Blu-Ray Burners wrote:* For people with Blu-Ray Burners that do not record beyond the DVD format 4.7gb/8.5 gb on the Blu-Ray 25gb, 50gb, 100+gb discs. In addition to the above, run the commands below. Some people recommend using this even if you do not have a Blu-Ray burner. I tried it and it works and I do not have a Blu-Ray burner although I want one.

Burn Blu-ray Disks in Ubuntu, Linux Using K3b
- this will change some of the support packages, so give permissions to "mkisofs"
https://www.debugpoint.com/2018/08/burn ... linux-k3b/

To install this, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Click "Select All" above command, right-click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste ("Shift+Insert" or "Ctrl+Shift+v"), repeat for each command.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:brandonsnider/cdrtools

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sudo apt update

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sudo apt install cdda2wav cdrecord mkisofs smake

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sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrecord; sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/mkisofs; sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdda2wav; sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/smake
Hope this helps ...
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K3b_Synaptic.jpg
K3b in "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)"
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K3b_Music_Burn1.jpg
K3b burning a music CD
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K3b_Music_Burn2.jpg
K3b finished burning a music CD
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Re: cd burner for mint 19

Post by majpooper » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:06 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Xfburn is my advice.
Yep - Pjotr turned me on to Xfburn years ago on his tips web site - it's a winner easy to use - works.

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Re: cd burner for mint 19 solved

Post by timerep » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:55 pm

once again a big thank you to all the guys on the forum k3b now works just burned an audio disk, will try a dvd later on but for now its fine. many thanks once again and good wishes to all from norfolk uk

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Re: cd burner for mint 19 solved

Post by phd21 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Hi timerep,

You are welcome from all of us that replied...

Cheers...
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