Are there any Nero Burning Softwares for Ubuntu ? The most important is to able burn Mp3 or songs files into the CD/DVD =)

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Brasero is a simple application to burn, copy and erase CD and DVD media: audio, video or data. To install Brasero in all currently supported versions of Ubuntu open the terminal and type:

sudo apt install brasero

Brasero is installed by default with Ubuntu. It has a simple interface, but powerful features.

Some of them:

Data CD/DVD:

  • 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

If it's not already in your system, you can install it easily via Software Center, or, via command line with sudo apt-get install brasero.

  • Turns out it was already installed on my Ubuntu 14.04
    – George
    Apr 18, 2016 at 23:51
  • Brasero does not work here in 2019.
    – Pointy
    Feb 14, 2019 at 4:52

K3b is my favorite burning application for Linux. K3b's interface would be very familiar to someone with a background in Nero on Windows. I heartily recommend K3b. Click here to install or run the following:

sudo apt-get install k3b

I have had trouble with Brasero making coasters in the past, and its minimal approach to output prevented me from discerning why.

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    I also vote for k3b. Never looked back to Brasero after using it. Oct 25, 2010 at 22:45
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    used it first time ever and burnt a CD without any problems. very intuitive to use, very happy to have followed your advice! thanks! Oct 1, 2016 at 22:05
  • All the CDs I make with k3b show up as "No Disk" in my CD player. It seems like it is making an mp3 cd instead of a music cd.
    – Mark Deven
    Oct 14, 2020 at 15:55

Default Ubuntu's CD Burning Brasero can utilize that,. it is integrating in nautilus to. try to copy paste your music collection into your mounted blank CD / DVD. and then burn it on nautilus extra menu.

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    – Matthew
    Oct 15, 2010 at 21:36

k3b is KDE based, but probably the best CD burning software I've seen to date on linux. Also.. if you really want Nero, they do have/had a linux version. http://www.nero.com/enu/linux4.html

  • Wow , i didn know that Nero has an alternative for Linux too , i thought its only for windows . Thanks ! Oct 15, 2010 at 17:26
  • I am using it, actually. It's what I would call a scaled-down version, but it works fine so far.
    – jfmessier
    Oct 15, 2010 at 17:51

Just do it the Ubuntu way: just drag and drop your playlist (or your audio files) to the empty CD and burn. Done. Never been easier :-)

  • Oh , using Ryhthmbox or Banshe ?? Oct 15, 2010 at 16:12
  • does not really matter. Try guayadeque or exaile.
    – Takkat
    Oct 15, 2010 at 16:18
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    If he's happy with Rhythmbox/Banshee, no reason to recommend that he switch :)
    – Matthew
    Oct 15, 2010 at 16:24

In case you were looking for a command-line only solution, you can use directly the following:

$ burn -A -a *.mp3

In case you need to install it:

$ sudo apt-get install burn

Usually, the steps to create an audio CD from a set of *.mp3 are usually more complex, so burn is much easier to use (no complex option or heavy UI to start up).

For reference, a more advanced tutorial:

# apt-get install cdrecord ffmpeg normalize-audio libavcodec52

if names of your files contain a space use this command to replace space with _:

$ for f in *; do mv "$f" `echo $f | tr ' ' '_'`; done

Convert all files to wav format, normalize wav and burn:

$ for i in $( ls ); do ffmpeg -i $i $i.wav; done
$ normalize-audio -m *.wav
$ cdrecord -v -fix -eject dev='/dev/scd0' -audio -pad *.wav

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