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I just downloaded ubuntu to my Dell laptop and I'm about 6 hrs new to this system. On my girlfriends windows 7 laptop I burnt the movie frozen to a dvd-rw and put it in the xbox, ps4, and a portable dvd player but none of them worked.

Since I am new to this ubuntu I am wondering what type of programs will I need and how can burn working movies to a dvd-rw that works in most movie players like xbox, ps4, or most dvd players.

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marked as duplicate by LiveWireBT, Mitch Mar 7 '14 at 8:42

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You should use Brasero, a Nero Burning ROM analog for Linux. It can write DVD or Video CD. – Danatela Mar 7 '14 at 3:42
For best compatibility you should convert the movies to DVD-Video format. This process is called authoring and DeVeDe does a good and straightforward job at that. So it's not about burning, but about what data you burn onto the media, given that the target drive can read DVD-RW media. – LiveWireBT Mar 7 '14 at 8:40


What is Brasero?

Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.


  • Supports multiple backends: cdrtools, growisofs and libburn(optional).

Note: compiling against libburn is not enough. You need to activate the backend through GSettings


  • supports edition of discs contents (remove/move/rename files inside directories)
  • can burn data CD/DVD on the fly
  • automatic filtering for unwanted files (hidden files, broken/recursive symlinks, files not conforming to joliet standard, ...)
  • supports multisession
  • supports joliet extension
  • can write the image to the hard drive
  • can check disc file integrity

Audio CD

  • write CD-TEXT information (automatically found thanks to gstreamer)
  • supports the edition of CD-TEXT information
  • can burn audio CD on the fly
  • can use all audio files handled by Gstreamer local installation (ogg, flac, mp3, ...)
  • can search for audio files inside dropped folders
  • full edition of silences between tracks

CD/DVD copy

  • can copy a CD/DVD to the hard drive
  • can copy CD and DVD on the fly
  • supports single-session data DVD
  • supports any kind of CD


  • erase CD/DVD
  • can save/load projects
  • can burn CD/DVD images and cue files
  • song, image and video previewer
  • device detection thanks to HAL
  • file change notification (requires kernel > 2.6.13)
  • a customisable GUI (when used with GDL)
  • supports Drag and Drop / Cut'n'Paste from nautilus (and others apps)
  • can use files on a network as long as the protocol is handled by gnome-vfs
  • can search for files thanks to beagle (search is based on keywords or on file type)
  • can display a playlist and its contents (note that playlists are automatically searched through beagle)
  • all disc IO is done asynchronously to prevent the application from blocking
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Now, how does one author a DVD in DVD-Video format with Brasero? You're not answering the question. Besides Ubuntu comes with cdrkit instead of cdrtools, because someone from the Debian community felt the strong need to create a broken competitor. – LiveWireBT Mar 7 '14 at 9:00

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