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What is the best cd/dvd burning software in Fedora?

asked 2014-07-22 02:05:09 -0500

Ervin gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 16:16:24 -0500

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I have been having some problems with Brasero when I tried to burn an iso image to a cd and dvd. I have been having some problems with Gnome Baker too. I wonder is it perhaps due to the lack of some proprietary firmware. I am well aware that if you don't install the restricted codecs Brasero won't burn them. But than it did not work even with Webm format. Or is it a specific computer problem belonging to my computer? It can read dvd's well.

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Questions of this nature are highly subjective. I hope you won't be surprised if we need to close this one down in a bit if it starts receiving too many answers of the form "I like this one!".

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-07-22 03:43:10 -0500 )edit

Feel free to do so if that is the case. I prefer gnome baker and brasero not out of any particular likes or dislikes but because they are native to Fedora 20 and Gnome and very easy to install, have an uncluttered interface. K3b pulls in a lot of useless KDE libraries and VLC comes from adding proprietary codecs which I don't want to use.

Ervin gravatar imageErvin ( 2014-07-23 03:22:53 -0500 )edit

There are others too. See my comment on the first answer about command line methods. More can be found using yum search burn.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-07-23 04:31:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-22 02:53:21 -0500

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updated 2014-11-13 19:57:19 -0500

There are many good DVD burning tools in Fedora, one of which is VLC.


First, get the RPM Fusion repositories with this command:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'
Next, update the system (optional).
yum update
After that, install VLC.
yum install vlc #It takes a long time
**Using VLC to burn a DVD** Follow the instructions [here]( to burn the disk. Don't worry, it's almost the same for all distros and operating systems. **Altenatives** `yum search DVD|grep burn`
gnomebaker.x86_64 : GNOME CD/DVD burner
k3b.x86_64 : CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning application
lxdvdrip.x86_64 : A command line tool to rip&burn a video DVD
mybashburn.noarch : Burn data and create songs with interactive dialogs
brasero.x86_64 : Gnome CD/DVD burning application
cdw.x86_64 : Front-end for tools used for burning data CD/DVD
                            : burning application
libburn.i686 : Library for reading, mastering and writing optical discs
mytharchive.x86_64 : A module for MythTV for creating and burning DVDs
vdr-burn.x86_64 : DVD writing plugin for VDR
wodim.x86_64 : A command line CD/DVD recording program
cdw.x86_64 : Front-end for tools used for burning data CD/DVD

Some others that I can name are K3B, Xfburn, Nero for Linux, SimpleBurn, Acidrip, DVD::RIP, and HandBrake. Some of these are closed-source and I do not recommend them. But, K3B is just really good. Try it out.

Installation of k3b


 yum install k3b

You can also compile from source code, and get it from the website.

How to burn a DVD using K3B

Try this , however, it is very old. Instead, try this: . It is from the openSUSE website, so it will work.

EDIT: @FransiscoD_ also mentioned cdrecord and growisofs. Command line option, never tried them though; all are installable through yum.


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How about adding the command line growisofs, wodim and cdrecord options? Growisofs works better than all others IMO, but yeah, it isn't as simple as the clickity click GUI options.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-07-23 04:29:07 -0500 )edit

Sure! Thanks for the suggestions!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-24 01:47:50 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-22 03:40:14 -0500


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