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KDE CD/DVD Software

Score 91%
OpenLink Software



Link:  http://www.k3b.org
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  41941
Submitted:  Jan 5 2004
Updated:  Jun 30 2010


K3b is a full-featured CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burning and ripping application.
It supports a variety of project types as well as copying of optical media, burning if different types of images, and ripping Audio CDs, Video CDs, and Video DVDs.
Its convenient user interface is targetted at all audiences, trying to be as simple as possible for novice users while also providing all features and advanced user might need.


K3b 2.0 marks the last milestone in the effort to port one of the most popular disk recording applications to KDE's current Platform 4. Although some parts still use legacy libraries, the application takes advantage of the new platform and integrates better with it. Solid, the KDE hardware layer, is now used for hardware detection.

On the interface front K3b 2.0 is a direct port of its KDE3 predecessor. The overall look remains the same but it now uses modern widgets. For example, file browser shows a list of KDE's global Places and takes advantage of the breadcrumb bar. The icons have also been updated to match the rest of the Oxygen theme.

With a few exceptions, K3b keeps feature-parity with 1.0.x series, but it also introduces a number of new features. Perhaps the biggest among these is support for Blu-ray drives. Additionally a lot of work have been put into improving the overall user experience. Some work-flows have been merged abstracting it for all kinds of media.

The K3b team has worked hard to achieve maximum stability of the application, with over 250 bugs being closed during the pre-release period. This process will continue as bug-fixing versions will be released during development of K3b 2.1.

Changes since 1.0.5
* Port to KDE Platform 4
* Always allow manual writing speed selection
* Use proper toolbars instead of the toolboxes -> nicer laying out with different styles
* Merged CD and DVD copy dialogs
* Merged CD and DVD image burning dialogs
* Merged CD-RW erasing and DVD formatting dialogs
* Merged Data CD and Data DVD projects into one plain data project with Blu-ray support
* Merged eMovix CD and eMovix DVD projects
* Removed CD copy option "prefer CD-Text". K3b will now ask individually (there is no need to do this if no mounting is involved)
* Allow importing of arbitrary sessions into a data project, thus continuing other than the last session
* "Clear project" now only clears the added data but leaves the settings as they were (bug 147838)
* Added support for files bigger than 4GB via mkisofs 2.01.01a32 and above
* Do only reload the medium for verification if necessary (depends on the writer)
* Support for Blu-ray writing
* Support for DVD and Blu-ray writing via cdrecord
* New audio ripping pattern %e which is replaced by the file extension
* Better support for RTL languages

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 k3b buffer issue

 by Carps on: Sep 1 2007
Score 50%

on a p4 box with a liteon drive using k3b 1.0.3 the device buffer is always full, yet on my amd box using a pioneer 111d the buffer always sits at 50-60%, although the discs burn (dvd isos) ok its a niggling issue

both boxes using kernel

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 Thanks for 1.0.4!

 by pejakm on: Nov 2 2007
Score 50%

Great! I'm going for a download right now!


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 BUG in k3b v1.0.4

 by hasinasi on: May 23 2008
Score 50%

I just wanted to know whether you are aware of this serious problem with video DVDs burned by k3b that are unreadable in Windows:


Which is the best place to file a bug about this?
I am sure it is real and serious, but it may not get any attention in the ubuntu forum (link above) where it's currently.


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 Pleasure to meet you

 by joethefox on: Apr 22 2009
Score 50%

welcome back!

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 no media recognized

 by groo on: Apr 22 2009
Score 50%

since last week (latest svn), k3b can't recognize any media, it shows my device in k3b, it even reads the media info, but when i send any command (format media, burn disk, etc), the dialog asks for a writable media and just stay there.

any help appreciated.

best regards and keep up the good work.

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 K3b -> k4b

 by NET-X on: Oct 13 2009
Score 50%

Maybe you should rename the project?

K3b -> k4b ?

KDE (apps) 4(for) burning

How you think?
Besides this is KDE 4 apps...

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 Re: K3b -> k4b

 by KFreakz on: Nov 27 2009
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K3b stands for „KDE Burn Baby, Burn!“ ;-)

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