How to Make an Audio DVD on Ubuntu

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How to Make an Audio DVD on Ubuntu
Use Amarok to burn Audio DVDs (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Ubuntu is a free, open-source operating system users may install instead of commercial systems like Windows and MacOS. Amarok, an audio player that runs on Ubuntu can be used with a other free utilities to make DVD-audio discs from your favourite tracks. Once the programs are installed, you can create your playlist, pop in a blank disc and click a button to make your DVD-audio disc.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Installing the Software

  1. 1

    Click on "Applications" in Ubuntu 10.04. Select "Accessories" then "Terminal."

  2. 2

    Install Sox, an audio format converter by typing "sudo apt-get install sox libsox-fmt-all" from the command prompt.

  3. 3

    Install Amarok, a free audio player, by typing "sudo apt-get install amarok."

  4. 4

    Install the sqlite database client by typing "sudo apt-get install sqlite3."

  5. 5

    Download the free installation script. Once downloaded, right-click on it and choose "Properties." Check the box to "Allow executing as a program" from the "Permissions" tab. Click the script to run it.

    Making the DVD

  1. 1

    Click "Applications" from the desktop. Select "Sound & Video" then "Amarok."

  2. 2

    Create a playlist (containing up to 99 tracks) by selecting your favourite tracks from the "Collection" panel. Drag the files into the playlist.

  3. 3

    Save the playlist to your home directory by clicking on the "Save Playlist As" button in the "Playlist" toolbar. Name the file "dvda.m3u."

  4. 4

    Insert a blank DVD in the optical drive. Click the "Create DVDA from Amarok Playlist" shortcut on the desktop, which will convert the files, burn and eject the disc.

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