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12.7. GNOME multimedia applications

12.7.1. CD/DVD Creator

CD/DVD Creator is a CD and DVD burner.

12.7.1.1. Using CD/DVD Creator

To open select SystemCD/DVD Creator. You can access the Help manual can be accessed by pressing the F1 key or clicking HelpContents on the top menu bar.
To create a data disc:
  1. Drag the files and folders, that you want to write to CD or DVD, to the CD/DVD Creator folder.
  2. Insert a writeable CD or DVD into your writer device. Doing this step first usually opens the CD/DVD Creator automatically. You can configure the CD/DVD Creator to open automatically by going to SystemPreferencesHardwareMultimedia Systems Selector and on the Audio and Video tabs select Autodetect from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Write to Disc button, or choose FileWrite to CD/DVD. Choose to write to your CD/DVD or to a File Image. An image file (ISO) is a normal file that will be saved to your computer and you can write to a CD later.
    You can type a name for your CD or DVD in the Disc name window and select a Write speed from the drop-down under Write Options. You will also see the size of your data that will be written to the disc.
  4. Press the Write button to copy your data to the CD/DVD.
To write a disc image to a CD/DVD, right-click on the Disc Image File, then choose Write to Disc from the popup menu.
To make a copy of a CD or DVD
  1. Insert the disc you want to copy.
  2. Choose PlacesCD/DVD Creator from the top panel menu bar.
  3. Right-click on the CD icon, and choose Copy Disc.
  4. Follow the Write to Disc dialogue as above.
    If you have only one write drive the program will first create a file on your computer. The original disk will be ejected, and ask you to change it for a blank disk to copy on.