Projects / X-CD-Roast


X-CD-Roast is a program-package dedicated to easy CD creation under most Unix-platforms. It combines command line tools like "cdrecord", "cdda2wav", and "mkisofs" into a nice graphical user interface.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 Aug 2008 17:25

    Release Notes: This is a small update release to merge in all patches received in past years and to be compatible again with the current version of cdrtools.

    •  30 Oct 2003 22:07

      Release Notes: This is mainly a maintainance release. All available patches have been merged, and there were a lot of additional bug and security fixes. This release adds optional GTK 2 support, some translations have been added, and most others have been updated.

      •  30 May 2003 10:24

        Release Notes: This version features full drag and drop support (both within X-CD-Roast and from external filemanagers), a completely rewritten non-root mode which does not require any special group or a change of mode on the cdrtools. Scanning for devices is no longer done at each startup and support for remote SCSI (networked devices) and Linux 2.5.x device types was added. On- the-fly copy of audio CDs is now possible and window positions and sizes are saved on request. The DVD support was improved and all common types (DVD-R/ RW and DVD+R/RW) should work.

        •  02 Jan 2003 15:27

          Release Notes: This release fixes the multisession and on-the-fly writing bugs introduced with 0.98alpha12.

          •  23 Dec 2002 19:05

            Release Notes: This is mainly a bugfix release, but introduces also some experimental code. The most visible change is the direct support of the ATAPI interface on Linux 2.4.x kernels, which makes SCSI emulation optional. The ProDVD support code is completely rewritten and proxy authentication is supported for CDDB lookups. The man page describes now a multiple parallel writer setup, and the instructions for MacOSX have been improved.

            Recent comments

            06 Feb 2004 04:48 ericmartin

            Very nice, but...
            ... if it support the ripping (Audio CD -> mp3) and mp3 to audio CD functions in the future, this will be perfect!!!

            Thanks for the GTK2 interface. Great peace of software!

            08 Feb 2003 21:22 winsurfn

            this has to be the best
            gnu license, rpm install, best little cd burning front end around.
            tried a few from here, this one wins hands-down

            29 Dec 2001 01:50 djMunds

            Not too shabby
            I was mostly quite impressed with this program. It was the first CD writing software I tried and compares well to the Windows programs I have seen.

            Despite opinions common on IRC I found the program to be very stable and did everything that I wanted, not killing a single CD.

            The only thing that made me seek another program was the inability to burn an audio CD from MP3's, and creation of audio CD's from .wav files proved difficult to figure out.

            02 Dec 2001 00:40 jefffreedm

            Very nice application. I've looked at quite a few in the search for the perfect Linux CD-writing software. This one has few external requirements, really just GTK+, and the author did an excellent job making the layouts look good. Plus, this program does pretty much everything I want to do, and has an elegant interface for doing them.

            Also, the handling of user permissions is excellent, as is the description of how to set things up properly.


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