SimpleBurn for Linux


SimpleBurn for Linux is a minimalist program for burning and extracting CDs and DVDs.

It is basically a graphical interface for cdrtools and is designed in two parts:

GUI (GTK) and a BASH script that handles the requested actions.

Note: The program needs to be downloaded from the developers website.


  • CD / DVD ISO image recovery and combustion
  • Audio CD recovery and burning
  • Burn on CD / DVD, rewritable CD / DVD blanking
  • Video DVD ripping

Language: cs, de, sv, es, fr, hu, it, pl, sv, ru,

SimpleBurn was designed to have minimal dependencies:

  • GTK2 or GTK3 libs for the interface (no GNOME or Xfce libs required).
  • Burns suite: cdrtools (cdrecord, cdda2wav, mkisofs) / cdrkit (with compatibility symlinks: cdrecord-> wodim, cdda2wav-> icedax, genisoimage-> mkisofs)
  • Detected: cdrom_id (udev), blkid & isosize (util-linux), mplayer (video dvd discovery)
  • To burn and extract: flac, mpg123, lama (for MP3 audio extract), vorbis-tools, mencoder (DVD ripping - recommended)
  • Video preview / Audio: gmplayer (optional)

SimpleBurn is free software licensed under Cecill2.

Developers website

Games For Linux

Windows has always been the preferred platform for gaming, but after STEAM's interest in Linux more game developers are making their games natively available for Linux.


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