How to Install Brasero on Linux Mint 20

Brasero is a free and open-source disc-burning program for Unix-like systems that comes with various features for burning your data, audio, or video discs. Brasero serves as a graphical front-end to cdrtools, cdrskin, growisofs, and libburn and is efficient and straightforward for users to use by keeping things simple.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Brasero on Linux Mint 20 series release and update and remove the disc-burning utility software using the APT package manager.

Update Linux Mint

The first step is to make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid issues during the installation and for good practice. This is done by opening your terminal and using the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Brasero

Brasero is located in Linux Mint/Ubuntu repository by default, so the installation is straightforward.

Run the following command to install the disc burning utility as follows.

sudo apt install brasero -y

How to Launch Brasero

Now that you have the disc-burning software installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

In your terminal type:


If you would like to launch and use the terminal at the same time, send it to the background:

brasero &

However, this isn’t practical for desktop users, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Taskbar > All Applications > Brasero.


How to Install Brasero on Linux Mint 20

Once open, you will arrive at the default screen. From here, you can begin creating CDs, DVDs, SVCD, etc.


How to Install Brasero on Linux Mint 20

How to Update Brasero

Updates should be handled with your standard system updates when prompted. For those users that would like to check more regularly, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) Brasero

Use one of the following commands to suit the original installation method for users who no longer require the application.

sudo apt autoremove brasero -y

Comments and Conclusion

In the guide, you have learned to install the Brasero disc burning utility on Linux Mint 20 LTS.

Brasero is an excellent program for burning discs on Linux systems. It is simple to use and has various features that make it an ideal choice for burning your data, audio, or video discs. If you are looking for an excellent disc-burning program for your Linux system, I recommend giving Brasero a try.


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