Tags: archiving, cd, cd burner, dvd, dvd ripper, multimedia, storage

Alternative To: Ahead Nero Burning ROM, DVDShrink

Sophisticated CD/DVD burning application
Interface: Graphical (Qt)
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Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 2.0.3a-2+b2 2.0.3a-2+b2
testing 17.08.3-2 17.08.3-2
sid 17.08.3-2 17.08.3-2

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
precise 2.0.2-3ubuntu4 2.0.2-3ubuntu4

Marillat 32-bit 64-bit
stable 1:2.0.3a-dmo3 1:2.0.3a-dmo3
sid 1:17.12.3-dmo1 1:17.12.3-dmo1

Rating: Very Good (19 votes)

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Quality Application!

This should be your main source for burning any medium in Linux, in my opinion. It's SUPER easy, extendable and constantly updated. Not much I can say for the authors of this app except Way to Go! THAT is development people!

Best Burner for Linux

I've tried just about every burn software I could get my hands on for Linux, and K3b outshines them all.
The only one I haven't been able to compare it to is Nero for Linux - however I find it unlikely that commercial software can do anything this one can't.

k3b interface sucks

If they're clever enough to write this software, why don't they have the brains to make a decent interface??

k3b interface sucks

- In the quickstart tab there are a bunch of boxes. Click on 'Rip new video DVD' Nothing happens!
- I figure out how to create a project, and some message about using drag n drop to add files comes up. But drag n drop doesn't work.
But I figure out how to do it through the menu. So I've added files... and it assumes I want to burn them to a DVD. There's no way to just put them on my hard drive.
- Ok, so the interface sucks. Now I look for the documentation.
- Help->k3bhandbook takes you here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+sources/k3b/+gethelp But this isn't a handbook, it's just a forum of questions and answers.
Later when I click on help->k3bhandbook again I get an error: Could not launch KDE help center....
- So now I dig around on the net myself and find a manual somewhere (I forget where now) but it's *really* incomplete and says *nothing* about ripping a DVD
- Go to http://www.k3b.org/ and follow the link to 'video encoding' on the left. This gets you to 'How to rip a DVD and encode it into an MPEG-4 AVI with K3B'.
At one point this tells you to click on Tools->Encode video. Problem is there the Tools menu has no Encode video option!

In summary, for all I know this is the best DVD encoder in the world -- but after 1/2 hour I can't get it to do anything because the interface sucks and there's no documentation
worth mentioning.