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NewsForge: K3b: Better Than Advertised

Oct 28, 2003, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"There are a number of Linux desktop apps that I hadn't been aware of prior to the recent studies we've done about our readers' favorites. One of the apps that got a lot praise and ringing endorsements from NewsForge.com readers is K3b. It's claimed to be the Linux equivalent of the best/easiest-to-use tools for burning CDs on the monopoly desktop platform. Given all the coasters I've made trying to create an audio CD in the past, I just had to give it a whirl. This is my report on that great adventure.

"My adventure began by downloading k3b-0.10.tar.gz from the website. That was probably a mistake. I spent the next two days looking in vain for a separate program called k3bsetup2 and trying to figure out why k3b behaved differently each time I used it. Sometimes mp3 was a supported format, sometimes not. But those two days did give me the opportunity to download and build kdelibs-devel, arts-devel, eMovix, normalize, mad, nasm, libfame, libmad, ffmpeg, a52dec, faad2, imlib2, lame, transcode and maybe a few others I've forgotten. But all to no avail. I never did get K3b working correctly..."

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