Currently in Ubuntu 9.04, if you try to burn a disc, you might notice that:
- Everything goes well until about 50%.
- Afterwards, it continues, but the report does not show anything (empty progress bar).
- The speed is less than 2x, from 600 KiB/s to 800KiB/s, but the burning keeps going.
- Somewhere in the end, brasero shows progress again, but starts from 0%!!
- Burn was successful.
The bug information is extensively reported here:
One of the developers detected and corrected the problem, which seems that it was using the wrong plugin ("wodim" instead of "growisofs"). Since Ubuntu's binary package brasero has wodim as a dependency, it might cause problems if you try to remove wodim.
There is a workaround though that seems to do the trick:
Don't forget to install the package for growisofs: dvd+rw-tools
1. Tell brasero to use growisof:
- Press Alt+F2, and execute this command:
- Head to apps ⟶ brasero ⟶ config ⟶ priority.
- Change the number "0" next to wodim-burn to "-1" in order to disable it.
- Change the number "0" next to growisofs-burn to "1" in order to set a higher priority.
2. Instead of using "Max" in speed burning options, set it manually at a high speed - e.g. choose 16x for a DVD or 52x for a CD.
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