How To Install CDRTools 3.01a24 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu does not have official support for burning Blu-Ray disks, cdrkit, GNOME’s Brasero and KDE’s K3b not supporting this feature.

Personally, I do not find this an issue, I have never played and burnt a Blu-ray disk ever, but it looks like the community wants this feature on their Ubuntu system.

But, if you needd to burn Blu-Ray disks, you should install CDRTools, which is available via PPA.

For those who don’t know, CDRTool is an open-source, command-line set of tools for burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays, containing the following tools:

  • cdrecord – A CD/DVD/BD recording program
  • readcd – A program to read CD/DVD/BD media with CD-clone features
  • cdda2wav – The most evolved CD-audio extraction program with paranoia support
  • mkisofs – A program to create hybrid ISO9660/JOLIET/HFS filesystes with optional Rock Ridge attributes
  • isodebug – A program to print mkisofs debug information from media
  • isodump – A program to dump ISO-9660 media
  • isoinfo – A program to analyse/verify ISO/9660/Joliet/Rock-Ridge Filesystems
  • isovfy – A program to verify the ISO-9660 structures
  • rscsi – A Remote SCSI enabling daemon

The latest version available is CDRTools 3.01a24, which has been released a while ago.

In this article I will show you how to install CDRTools 3.01a24 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing CDRTools 3.01a24 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the cdrtools package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:brandonsnider/cdrtools
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cdrtools

Optional, to remove cdrtools, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove cdrtools

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