Brasero is a free and open-source disc-burning program for the GNOME desktop environment. Developed by The GNOME Project, it has been included as a default application in many Linux distributions. Brasero is designed to be simple and easy to use, and it offers a range of features that make it well-suited for use cases such as creating audio CDs and data backup. For instance, Brasero can automatically detect the optimum writing speed for a disc and perform on-the-fly disc finalization. In addition, Brasero can burn both ISO image files and physical discs, making it a versatile tool for anyone who needs to burn optical media.
The following tutorial will teach you how to install Brasero on Linux Mint 21 LTS release series disc-burning utility software using the APT package manager.
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Update Linux Mint
The first step is ensuring 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
Brasero is located in the default repository, 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 the following command.
However, this isn’t practical for desktop users, and you would use the following path on your desktop.
Activities > Show Applications > Brasero.
Once open, you will arrive at the default screen. From here, you can begin creating CDs, DVDs, SVCDs, etc.
How to Update/Upgrade 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
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 trying Brasero.