K3b 1.0 RC2 review

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K3bK3b is a CD and DVD burning application for Linux systems optimized for KDE

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: K3b Development Team
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K3bK3b is a CD and DVD burning application for Linux systems optimized for KDE. K3b project provides a comfortable user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD.

While the experienced user can take influence in all steps of the burning process the beginner may find comfort in the automatic settings and the reasonable K3b defaults which allow a quick start. The actual burning in K3b is done by the command line utilities cdrecord, cdrdao, and growisofs.

Here are some key features of "K3b":
Creating data cds:

Add files and folders to your data cd project via drag'n'drop.
Remove files from your project, move files within your project.
Create empty direcories within your project.
Write data cds on-the-fly directly without an image file or with image file. It's also possible to just create the image file and write it to cd later.
Rockridge and Joliet support.
Rename files in your project.
Let K3b rename all the mp3/ogg files you add to your project to a common format like "artist - title.mp3".
For advanced users: support for nearly all the mkisofs options.
Verifying the burned data.
Support for multible El-Torito boot images.
Multisession support

Creating audio cds:

Pluggable audio decoding. Plugins for WAV, MP3, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis are included.
CD-TEXT support. Will automagically be filled in from tags in audio files.
Write audio cds on-the-fly without decoding audio files to wav before.
Normalize volume levels before writing.
Cut audio tracks at the beginning and the end.

Creating Video CDs:

VCD 1.1, 2.0, SVCD
CD-i support (Version 4)

Creating mixed-mode CDs:

CD-Extra (CD-Plus, Enhanced Audio CD) support.
All data and audio project features.

Creating eMovix CDs

CD Copy

Copy single and multi session data CDs
Copy Audio CDs
Copy Enhanced Audio CDs (CD-Extra)
Copy CD-Text
Add CD-Text from cddb
CD Cloning mode for perfect single session CD copies

DVD burning:

Support for DVD-R(W) and DVD+R(W)
Creating data DVD projects
Creating eMovix DVDs
Formatting DVD-RWs and DVD+RWs

CD Ripping:

CDDB support via http, cddbp and local cddb directory.
Sophisticated pattern system to automatically organize the ripped tracks in directories and name them according to album, title, artist, and track number.
CD-TEXT reading. May be used instead of CDDB info.
K3b stores CDDB info of the ripped tracks which will automatically be used as CD-TEXT when adding the ripped files to an audio project.
Plugin system to allow encoding to virtually every audio format. Plugins to encode to Ogg Vorbis, Mp3, FLAC, and all formats supported by SoX included.

DVD Ripping and DivX/XviD encoding
Save/load projects.
Blanking of CDR-Ws.
Retrieving Table of contents and cdr information.
Writing existing iso images to CD or DVD with optional verification of the written data.
Writing cue/bin files created for CDRWIN
DVD copy (no video transcoding yet)

Enhanced CD device handling:

Detection of max. writing and reading speed.
Detection of Burnfree and Justlink support.
Good media detection and optional automatic CD-RW and DVD-RW blanking

KParts-Plugin ready.

What's New in 0.12.17 Stable Release:
Fixed saving/loading of the file view configuration.
Improved ffmpeg autoconf check.
More FreeBSD Compile fixes (thanks to Heiner Eichmann).
Fixed symbolic link handling in data projects (a bug introduced in 0.12.16)
Use UTF-8 encoding to store and load local CDDB entries.
Never use growisofs parameter -dvd-compat with DVD+RW media.
Fixed flac audio encoding for the audio project conversion feature.

What's New in 1.0 RC2 Development Release:
FreeBSD compile fix
fixed the 4gb file issue
some other fixes.

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