Recorder FTW!

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

A big thanks to dawn for leaving a note on my software page about Recorder, an exceedingly simple CD — and DVD — burner that needs only PyGTK to run, along with the obligatory CD/DVD writing packages.

Look at it! Isn’t it beautiful?

This is exactly what I’ve been needing for almost a year — no fancy session lists, no drudging through endless burn and write options. Just a simple list for data discs, the ability to burn CD, DVD or ISO — does the job and does it right.

It’s a very sparse little program. It’s very reminiscent of PyBurn, and it’s possible that the two are somehow related (dawn said that was the case, but I don’t see that on the home page). It’s beta software right now, so it doesn’t burn audio discs yet. And I’d like (need?) a CD erasing option, so PyBurn is still on my machine, just for that.

But this is great stuff to me. A little more time and it should be perfect. I can’t wait. 🙂


11 thoughts on “Recorder FTW!

  1. Mads

    make; make install works okay but trying to run the finished product just results in a couple of GtkWarnings… Anybody’s got a .deb? :-/

  2. K.Mandla Post author

    Hmm. The tarball I downloaded for the screenshot is just a python script, which means you can double-click on it and you should get the same GUI you see in the picture above. Did you try that?

  3. Mads

    No, I just followed the instructions on the page you linked to:

    “Go to Downloads tab and get the newest file. After extract it.. To install:

    cd ./recorder-1.2.7
    #To install
    make install
    #To uninstall
    make uninstall
    #Clean temp files
    make clean

    The executable will be installed in /usr/bin/recorder ”

    there was a python script file simply called ‘recorder’ but running that results in another set of error messages I don’t know how to interpret:

    “generating /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/
    sh: msgfmt: not found
    generating /usr/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/
    sh: msgfmt: not found
    Cleaning up…
    Listing . …
    Compiling ./ …
    Listing ./po …
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “./recorder”, line 10, in
    File “/usr/lib/python2.5/”, line 508, in install
    t = translation(domain, localedir, fallback=True, codeset=codeset)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.5/”, line 480, in translation
    mofiles = find(domain, localedir, languages, all=1)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.5/”, line 437, in find
    for nelang in _expand_lang(lang):
    File “/usr/lib/python2.5/”, line 131, in _expand_lang
    from locale import normalize
    ImportError: cannot import name normalize

  4. Dr Small

    Thanks Kmandla. Just got it, and am now going to try it out for burning the SliTaz ISO.

    I simply ran:
    sudo make install

    And it works for me 🙂

  5. icrave

    Hi, I’m the developer of recorder.
    Erase CD was implemented on the last version and burn cd audio is finished for the next version.

    I’m glad you like it.

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