Alternatives to CDW CD burning program
Topic: Alternatives to CDW CD burning program
started by: jhsu
Posted by jhsu on Jan. 13 2008,17:59Is there an alternative to the CDW program? I HATE it. So many operations (like blanking a CD or writing to CD) are prone to hanging for no apparent reason. The program doesn't make it clear what's going on. Can anyone here PLEASE point me to a viable alternative?
Posted by curaga on Jan. 13 2008,18:07If you want control, use the lowly programs yourself (mkisofs, cdrecord etc).
Some light alternatives for cdw are bashburn and gcombust. If you want "the" burning app, k3b is in myDSL too, but it's really heavy with all the kde libs.
Posted by jhsu on Jan. 13 2008,19:13
Forget this. I'd have to type in all of the little options and the long file names manually every time I need to do something, and having just ONE little thing not quite right will throw the whole thing off and force me to start over. I don't want to go through all this mumbo jumbo only to get it wrong anyway.
Are bashburn and gcombust available as myDSL extensions? If not, how do I install them? What does k3b have that bashburn and gcombust lack? Can I use k3b without having to switch to KDE?
Posted by mikshaw on Jan. 13 2008,21:19gcombust is a great program. There used to be a mydsl extension, but I don't see it now....maybe my eyes need work.
Posted by jhsu on Jan. 14 2008,00:33I did a Google search, and there is no gcombust MyDSL extension. How do I install gcombust (or any other program, for that matter) when there is no MyDSL extension available for it?
Is there ANY way I can run K3B without KDE?
I absolutely CANNOT use CDW. I gave it more than a fair shot to no avail. Unfortunately, DSL is short on CD burning applications, so I feel stuck.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Jan. 14 2008,02:04See list.txt for a master list, and search for things like "burn" etc.
If you mean changing your DE to KDE, you don't have to (I don't even think there's an extension for it), but you'll need to run the kde backend in order to use k3b (incl. in package afaik). As always, please read the .info before doing anything else...
Posted by lucky13 on Jan. 14 2008,02:59
Your next Google search: linux man alias
If you're using DSL4+, write a shell wrapper to handle commands for drag and drop (such as for burning ISOs). If you want to use CLI, rely on your .bash_history (up arrow, down arrow) and change file names using autocompletion as necessary.
< http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/damnsmall/mydsl/multimedia/?fl= >
Yes, use the MyDSL extension. But it still uses the hefty libraries KDE uses -- that extension is about the same size as DSL and DSL already can do what K3B does.
DSL has plenty of tools. You just need to take the time to learn how to use them. :-)
Posted by Jason W on Jan. 14 2008,04:08I agree that DSL is not lacking in cd burning, but there is also a gtoaster extension in the Multimedia section if you want a graphical front end that is not heavy.
Posted by curaga on Jan. 14 2008,15:37Bashburn doesn't really need a mydsl ext - it has an OK installer in itself, and doesn't need anything more than itself.
Posted by Jason W on Jan. 14 2008,15:52I do have an Xcdroast .dsl with the patch to support the latest cdrtools that is now in DSL if anyone would like to try it. I like Xcdroast among the medium weight cd apps, since it is the first one I used.
Posted by jhsu on Jan. 27 2008,05:39K3B didn't work at all. I tried the Gcombust MyDSL extension, and that never worked. I installed BashBurn, but that didn't work because it requires a lot of other stuff that I don't have (cdrdao, growisofs, cdparanoia, readcd, flac, and normalize), and I couldn't find a way to install cdrdao.
I'm stuck. How do I blow past this speed trap? Has someone written a script that I can just copy and execute? I need a quick fix.
Posted by u2musicmike on Jan. 27 2008,13:52I have had trouble with cdw myself but I thought it was the old PC that I was using. What I ended up doing was hacking the CD burning part out of /usr/sbin/mkmydsl
That just burns iso files. I always manually created the iso file cause it depended on whatever directories would be backed up:
mkisofs -o test.iso -Jrv /home/dsl
I don't know if this link still works:< Burning CDs on Linux >
Posted by lucky13 on Jan. 27 2008,14:17
If nothing seems to work for you but works for everyone else, maybe it isn't the apps that don't work.
< http://linux.die.net/man/1/cdrecord >
EDIT: "You might not need all of these programs for BashBurn to do what you want it to do..." You don't need them all.