DVD/CD has no longer that much importance in our lives, but still very useful in many cases specially the bootable DVD/CD, even though the Linux based OS can be booted/installed from a USB other OS(e.g Windows) still uses it.

On Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) or 10.10(Maverick Meerkat,the latest stable version) or Ubuntu 11.04(Next Version), you can find a lot of DVD burning softwares in the Ubuntu Software Center(USC), but what is the best among them ? Actually it is a very difficult question to answer because in most of the cases, it depends on the type of work. That’s why this post will introduce you with a free and open source dvd burning software, that you can use to burn DVD’s quickly in a reliable way.

Brasero – The Best Software/Application for Burning DVD/CD

Brasero is a free and open source application(GUI)  for burning dvd on Linux Distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc. Other softwares that you may want to use is – K3b,CD/DVD Creator,DeVeDe Video creator etc. Brasero is very simple to use with a lot of features.


Features of Brasero at a Glance

  • burn/write Data or Audio CD/DVD
  • Erase DVD
  • a customizable GUI
  • Copy/clone CD/DVD
  • Song/Image/Video Previewer
  • Save/Load Projects
  • Supports Drag and Drop

How to install Brasero on Ubuntu

Brasero is installed by default in most of the cases. If you found brasero missing on your systems or you want to reinstall it then use Ubuntu Software Center to install it. On the other hand you can also install it from shell/Command Line/Terminal. Type (Followed by your user account => login password ) –

$ sudo apt-get install brasero

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  1. You really shouldn’t be promoting Brasero – it’s probably the worst DVD burner that’s possible. it’s based on buggy libraries from a broken an unsupported forked DVD library and there’s little chance that any of the long-standing, showstopper bugs will ever get fixed.

  2. Sorry — I guess I’m overly partial to k3b, ever since I discovered it while playing with KDE 3.5 (Kubuntu) in a Wubi install on my old Lenovo M55 desktop in the autumn of 2009. Some of us have our faves, it goes without saying. BZT

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