The last week, on my spare time, i coded a small frontend in pygtk for cdrecord, mkisofs and growisofs. It's based on PyBurn by Judd Vinet. Just a small utility.
I uploaded the package to AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16501
Last update: 1.4
+ Support for mp3 and ogg files on CD Audio mode
+ Added option to create VCD and SVCD discs from one or multiples files.
+ New method to manage the processes
+ Recode of internal functions
+ Changes on MD5 behavior
+ Other minor code/visual changes
+ Updated some translations (cs and pt_br)
Please, test it and tell me if anything goes wrong. If you found any error/bug/suggestion/something-else, report it. I will try to solve it.
Use it at your own risk .
Last edited by icrave (2008-07-31 13:12:53)
Well I downloaded it and I'll tell you what I think the next time I burn a CD (which could take some time, atm I don't even know the paths for my drives, that's how often I use them D:)
In the next version I will add a method for select the drives and the temp directory more simple than edit the source file directly.
Thanks very much for this. I've needed something very simple just to burn CDs and DVDs for a long time. I like PyBurn and would like it more if it could handle DVDs. This is doing the job perfectly for me!
May I suggest an option to erase CDRWs?
Linux user No. 409907
Is possible translated this application?
I try, but menu disappear.
Excellent program!! Kudos for a simple GUI that does not depend on all sorts of gnome libraries.
May I make a few suggestions:
1. It would be great if there is a way to show the user how much data has been burnt.
2. Once the burn process has been started, consider disabling the "Close" button or atleast show a dialog box so that accidental clicks do not terminate the burn process and create a coaster
If not, please, insert a option to translated.
Thanks for this!Hope the project is active.
Hi. Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.
1) Option to erase CDRW and DVDRW will be added in the next version.
2) Improve the close button its in development (professional language ).
3) I will investigate how to translate the application.
4) About the information in the burn process... I'm sorry, but I only show the stdout of cdrecord/mkisofs/growisofs, if these don't show the info, I don't too.
awesome - i will try this when i get home, anything to remove k3b from my system.. All those kde library's for one app is hard to justify.
New version released.
Thanks for all the suggestions, most of them was added.
A little error with the AUR:
==> Building and installing package ==> Making package: recorder 1.2.5-1 (Mon Apr 21 16:24:43 EDT 2008) ==> Checking Runtime Dependencies... ==> Checking Buildtime Dependencies... ==> Retrieving Sources... -> Found recorder-1.2.5.tar.bz2 in build dir ==> Validating source files with md5sums... recorder-1.2.5.tar.bz2 ... FAILED ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check! Error: Makepkg was unable to build recorder package.
Fixed. I have a mess with all these documents and compressed files. Someday, I will get it to work at first time.
Vote in package in AUR, please.
It's working great on this end. I put it through the wringer with two CDRWs and four DVD+Rs this morning, and had no problems whatsoever.
I notice that the output for burning an ISO lacks the progress output; I'm used to PyBurn where ISO burning has the scrolling progress text. Is that just a -v (verbose) flag for cdrecord? I was wondering if that could be added, just so there's some indication that the ISO is being burned. Otherwise, there's no display, and you have to patiently wait and hope that everything is moving as it should. And both times it did fine, but it's a little spooky.
This is great stuff, by the way. Thanks again! I'm a very happy Openbox user with this!
Linux user No. 409907
I translated the application, but a problem.
The button Record is out of window. Please, resize a little. Brazilian Portuguese have large words when translated. For example: Add File = Adicionar Arquivo.
Ps 1: There some shortcut _ is same. Look the list:
Please, fix this, like, for example:
Ps 2: Send translated for you in e-mail.
Ps 3: Sorry my English.
I am not blaming this on the program, but I just had a problem. I installed this via yaourt, and I had to comment out the md5sum line of the .pkgbuild to get it to install. I listed the temporary folder as /tmp and then it screwed up my file permissions for /tmp and I could no longer boot my computer. Once i figured this out it was an easy fix, but I am just letting you know incase it has anything to do with Recorder. Other than this problem I like the application
Only 3 votes in AUR?
Hi, currently I have added the verbose option of cdrecord, fixed the shortcuts and the initial window size.
Recorder temp directory is not suppose to be system temp, so I modified conf dialog and now temp directory by default is /var/tmp/recorder, to avoid possible future errors.
I included pt_BR translation, too. (Thanks kramerxiita)
But I'm waiting for more fixes/changes to release the next version.
This looks interesting. A feature I always look for in a burning app is the option to verify the integrity of the files on the disc after a burn. This would be a nice feature to have in a future release.
this is great,
just wanted to post to tell you that I can not get this to work properly. It opens up, it lets me add songs, I tell it to burn and I can hear my cdrom take off, but after that it spits out the cd, and i get no sort of output on what is or isnt happening. I will have to investigate further, since I am not giving you ANY information I know it isnt helping you either. So i will look into it a bit more, I only tryied a few times very late last night.
mmmm... I'm not sure of what it's the problem... the program isn't complicated, the only problems that i can imagine are: dev wrong, no space left on temp dir, exceeded max size of cd/dvd, permision issues on dirs, mkisofs/cdrecord/growisofs not found...
Maybe you found the first bug .
I currently finished the coding for the next release, In a few days I will release it. To finish, I want to create a .desktop file for menu's and an icon to the app.
Some comments about the release...
- Mode CD Audio supports the filetypes that supports cdrecord: WAV. Maybe It doesn't seem the best decision, but there are applications to convert audio files between different formats (mpg123, oggdec, etc) and the job of recorder isn't this it.
- Finally, option to verify the integrity of the cd wasn't implemented. I tried and tried, but I don't found a method to make work. Off course, I will keep trying for the next releases.
Have fun .