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Old 13. Oct 2011, 05:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been using linux for more than three years and I know my way around a linux OS using mostly Ubuntu and Mint. I want to ask others about their experience with media and how well they get along with burning iso images to a disk. The reason I ask is I have had terrible results using applications such as Brasero and K3b which are supposed to be good. Unfortunately my experience with these Apps are hit or miss at best. I have had to trash numerous cd/dvds due to failures with these programs.

I am now using ImageBurn with the help of Wine to burn and create iso files. The real kicker is ImageBurn is a windows program and it performs circles around comparable linux apps.

Just curious how others feel about this.

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Old 13. Oct 2011, 06:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have usually had pretty good results with Brasero. I have found most of my disk burning woes have come from trying to use the max burning speed, and using too cheap of media. I think the drive also has a lot to do with it. My desktop drive makes more coasters than my laptop drive. Interestingly there are disks that won't read at all on my desktop that work like new on my laptop.
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Old 13. Oct 2011, 07:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My desktop drive makes more coasters than my laptop drive. Interestingly there are disks that won't read at all on my desktop that work like new on my laptop.
I just replaced my desktop cd/dvd drive. The original died a slow lingering death. Removed it and and replaced it with a new drive. The new drive worked terribly on Linux but great in Windows.

Anyway the new one is top notch and works flawlessly using ImageBurn inside Mint with the use of Wine.
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I'm no expert in this field by any means but tend to agree with Ritho that a lot of different factors can contribute to causing problems. I use K3b and the only repeating issue I have is that sometimes it won't wipe or overwrite a previously written disk so I have to switch into Windows and format it there first.
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Reading these I've got an impression that we still can't live in a house with no windows even we have our friend called Linux entering the house through the door with us.
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Reading these I've got an impression that we still can't live in a house with no windows even we have our friend called Linux entering the house through the door with us.
I really really really want native Linux apps to be able to accomplish these tasks. Just not having very good results
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Reading these I've got an impression that we still can't live in a house with no windows even we have our friend called Linux entering the house through the door with us.
True, but with Windows you don't know who or what else might be trying to sneak in the door with you
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Old 13. Oct 2011, 09:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm thinking there maybe a compatibility issue with my new cd/dvd drive and linux which is odd because Diskmanager identifies it perfectly same as windows device manager.

The old drive started to fail by not recognizing video files but worked well with audio files then it stopped recognizing audio files until it wouldn't recognize anything.

This slow progression of failures could be a result of deteriorating electronics or it may just needed to be cleaned. I did try to blow out any dust with canned air with no results.

So this leads to my last question. Has anyone ever used cd drive cleaner disk and are they effective? I happened across a website that gets into cleaning a computer including cd rom drives. have a look Here
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