Evaluating burning programs is difficult: it takes more time to find how things really are, and meanwhile the errors are very unpleasant. Also, a lot of people, in Linux as well as in Windows, seem to take it very lightly when evaluating burning software. I have read along the years a lot of good comments on all sort of Windows programs that after a while prove not to worth trying - at the expense of my time, lost data and nerves. Burning software is good until it is proved otherwise, which usually doesn't take to long. They should be discussed against reliable benchmarks set by well confirmed software: Nero, and lately ImgBurn (and maybe also CDBurnerXP) in Windows.
I have looked at AcetoneISO, Brasero, and K3B (which many recommend) but they seem more limited than the mentioned Windows apps. They are all said to work, but then at a more basic level (create ISO, burn them, etc.). When it comes to something like creating a DVD movie disk from DVD movie files present on the hard drive, it seems to me that I would have to firstly create the ISO and then burn it, which involves using more hard drive space and more time.
My own experience with the most recommended Ubuntu burning software (k3b, k9copy) was bad. (Could it be related to their k-related condition and my Xfce DE?)
One is not bound to give a second try to one peace of software that crashes or gives an unreadable disk the first time. In Ubuntu the situation on the matter is for now similar to that in Windows of some years ago when Nero ruled unrivaled. Until came ImgBurn - which, yes, works in Wine.
(There is a Nero 4 for Linux. It costs money. The sweetest taboo.)
What other options are there?
(I am in Xubuntu 11.10).