Brasero is a free disc-burning program for Unix-like systems, which serves as a graphical front-end (using GTK+) to cdrtools, growisofs, and (optionally) libburn. The software itself has been reviewed in a few places.
- Data CD/DVD:
- Audio CD:
- Writes CD-TEXT information (automatically found, thanks to GStreamer).
- Supports the editing of CD-TEXT information.
- Can burn audio CDs on the fly.
- Can use all audio files handled by GStreamer local installation (Ogg, FLAC, MP3, etc).
- Can search for audio files inside dropped folders.
- CD/DVD copy:
- Can copy a CD/DVD to the hard drive.
- Can copy DVD and CD on the fly.
- Supports single-session data DVDs.
- Supports any kind of CD.
- Erases CD/DVDs.
- Can save/load projects.
- Can burn CD/DVD images and cue files.
- Song, image and video previewer.
- Device detection thanks to the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer).
- File change notification (requires kernel newer than 2.6.13).
- A customizable user interface (when used with GDL).
- Supports Drag-and-Drop / Cut 'n' Paste from Nautilus (GNOME file manager) (and other applications).
- 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 input and output is done asynchronously (non-concurrently) to prevent the application from blocking.
- Brasero is the default CD/DVD application in Ubuntu 8.04, the latest version of the open source project.