CD/DVD burner

Improving documentation


Conventional GNOME documentation structure:

  • Introduction
    • What the program is about
    • What it can do
  • Getting Started
    • Starting it
    • Screenshot of the main window
      • Explanation of the main window
  • Creating a New Project
    • Explain what the projects are about
    • Talk about how to burn an audio CD
  • Choosing a Recent Project
  • Erasing a CD/DVD
    • Tell that CD/DVDs need to be erasable!
    • Talk about how to erase a CD
    • Talk about fast blanking
  • Checking Integrity
    • Talk about md5
  • Plugins

User tasks

This is a list of common tasks which users are likely to want to carry out using Brasero. We should consider these use cases when we write the documentation:

  • GNOME default burning application
  • How do I copy a CD or DVD?
  • How do I create an audio CD for my Hi-Fi?
  • How do I create a data CD or DVD?
  • How do I create DVD from a folder with .ts files?
  • How do I create a DVD from a set of video files?
  • What are the error messages I get after burning a CD?
  • I burned an .iso image into a CD, why doesn't it boot?
  • How do i burn correctly an .iso image?
  • I try to burn an audio CD but it says the files are not in the correct format
  • How can I create a cover for my CD?
  • How can I delete a file from a CD?
  • How can I erase all the files from a CD?
  • How can I use multisession CD?
  • How can I add the audio text to an audio CD?
  • Why my CD fails to burn?
  • My CD support this speed, but brasero doesn't show it
  • If I cancel burning, can I still use the CD?
  • How can I put files on a CD
  • How can I put music on a CD
  • What happens if I put audio and data files in the same CD
  • How can I burn an image from my hard disk?
  • I try to copy a damaged CD, is there any way to copy it?
  • How do i start a multisession cd
  • Why can't I copy movie DVDs?
  • Why can't I write to DVDs? (DVD+RW DVD-RW)
  • My CD driver is noisy, can I do something? (buy a new one!)
  • What is the test that brasero perform?
  • Does brasero support lightscribe?
  • I want to make sure that my data has been copied correctly, how can I do that?
  • I want to backup my data, can I use brasero for doing that?

User questions

This is a list of common questions which users might have about the usage of Brasero, which we should try to address in the docs:

  • What is an md5 file? (Tools -> Check Integrity -> Options)

  • What is fast blanking? (Tools -> Erase -> Options)

  • How can I get the side panel back? (View -> Side Panel)

  • How can I tell how many minutes my blank CD has? ("Available Media" button in the project pane, bottom left)
  • Where can I create a music playlist to use with Brasero? (Audio CD project, in file selection pane)


  • CC-BY-SA and GFDL don't seem to be allowed by Debian
  • Any ideas?


Apps/Brasero/Roadmap (last edited 2018-02-20 07:04:57 by SvitozarCherepii)