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Brasero is a application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop.

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Brasero is a 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). More Info »

Data CD/DVD More Info »

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 More Info »


CD/DVD Tools

Link to official Brasero site

Official Website
Brasero was added by mmeixide in Apr 2009 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2015. There is a history of activites on Brasero in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Brasero or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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I hate Brasero

Negative Comment by Deafboy about Brasero Nov 2011

I don't remember If I've ever finished burning of some project in brasero.
Always ends with error. So many damaged CDs and angry moments.
And it's not fault of HW. It is acting like this on any PC in many different versions of Ubuntu.
I don't know if it's fault of developers, package distributors, position of planets in solar system or bad karma, but I hate Brasero.



It literally 'burns' your DVDs

Negative Comment by LauraCardinalis about Brasero May 2012

If you want to destroy as many DVDs as possible, try Brasero. It killed 10 DVDs in just two days. And this ain't a problem of the DVDs, because the same brand works flawlessly with K3B. On top of that, Brasero burns my 4x DVD+RWs at only 0.3x speed. Again, with K3B no problem. Avoid Brasero at any rate!


it 'literally' does not such thing:


debian/ubuntu users ought install ACTUAL-cdrtools and ditch the debian broken "fork" to fully benefit from the brasero front end:

Ubuntu users who are not comfortable compiling themselves are encouraged to use this PPA

One may optionally create links to old broken binaries from the current-, maintained-, functional binaries to quell issues with quarrelsome software.

Wiki*dia, "truth" by consensus, not surprisingly is not representing the issue correctly.


New score!

Negative Comment by Deafboy about Brasero Nov 2011

New score... 6 damaged (audio) CD's in 2 days


This thing makes Nero Linux 4 a piece of overpriced crap. It has almost every feature that Nero Linux 4 has! Combine this with Handbrake, and you got yourself a special piece of software called Nero StartSmart for Linux.


Very good, simple and easy to use burning software.

Positive Comment by mohanpram about Brasero Also mentioning: Ubuntu Dec 2009

Very good, simple and easy to use burning software. It comes installed with Ubuntu and the latest version is very good.