How to Install Brasero CD/DVD burner on Ubuntu?


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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Brasero – a CD/ DVD burner for Ubuntu.

Brasero is a free and open-source program made for Unix-like operating systems to burn CD/DVD. It has some unique features which enable users to create discs easily and quickly, also it serves as a graphical front-end for backend tools like cdrtools, cdrskin, growisofs, and libburn.

Back in the day, I used to burn bootable DVDs of Operating systems using Brasero. Now, there are many tools that allow making bootable USB drives (which is very fast as compared to DVD). Also, new laptops don’t ship with a CD/DVD drive anymore.

Brasero was last updated ages ago, because of this slow development it doesn’t ship with Ubuntu anymore. However, it’s still available in Ubuntu’s Universe repository.

Features of Brasero

  • Supports multiple backends: cdrtools, growisofs and libburn.
  • Editing of discs’ contents (remove/move/rename files inside directories)
  • Automatic filtering for unwanted files (hidden files, broken/recursive symlinks, files not conforming to Joliet standard)
  • Multisession & Joliet extension support
  • Writing the image to the hard drive
  • Checking disc file integrity
  • Write CD-TEXT information
  • Search for audio files inside dropped folders
  • The full edition of silences between tracks
  • Copy a CD/DVD to the hard drive
  • Erase CD/DVD (For Rewritable CD/DVDs)
  • Project saving & loading
  • Burning CD/DVD images and cue files
  • Song, image and video previewer
  • Device detection & File change notification
  • Customisable GUI (when used with GDL)
  • Supports Drag & Drop / Cut & Paste from Files
  • And many more.

For a full list of features provided by brasero, go to the GNOME wiki page for Brasero.

Pre-requisites

  • Ubuntu Installed and Running
  • Active Internet Connection to download Brasero
  • Sudo Privileges

How to Install Brasero on Ubuntu?

You can install Brasero by two methods:

  • Graphical method
  • Using terminal

First, let’s start with the graphical method.

Install Brasero on Ubuntu graphically

Brasero is available in the Ubuntu software center.

1. Start the Ubuntu Software center.

2. Search for Brasero. Click on the result.

Search for Brasero in Ubuntu Software Center
Search for Brasero

3. Click on Install and provide authentication to install the Brasero.

Install Brasero on Ubuntu
Install Brasero

4. Once installation is finished, you’ll see the option to remove.

5. Start Brasero via the applications menu.

Start Brasero Graphically via applications menu
Start Brasero Graphically

Install Brasero on Ubuntu via terminal

Brasero is available in the Ubuntu repository so you can install it easily using the apt command.

Before installing Brasero, it’s recommended to update the software repositories.

sudo apt update

Now, to install Brasero run:

sudo apt install brasero

Once installation is finished, you can start Brasero using the command:

brasero
Brasero About Info
Brasero About Info

Uninstall Brasero from Ubuntu

If you want to remove Brasero for any reason, then you can do so from Ubuntu Software Center or execute the below command using the terminal:

sudo apt remove brasero

Conclusion

Brasero is a great CD / DVD burner for Ubuntu. It is around for a long time and still works flawlessly. Installing Brasero is also not that difficult as you’ve seen.

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Rahul R Nair

Rahul is obsessed with technology and programming. He is also the founder of TechSphinx. Being a technophile, he is always busy doing some techy stuff or learning about the latest technologies. When not busy with his usual routine (staring at the computer screen) he likes to write and share his knowledge with the world.
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