This might be rather stupid, but I did not easily find an answer to this. When putting an empty CD into the drive, a new device with the location burn:/// is shown. However, there is no clue how to use it. I tried copying files into the empty directory, but this does not work. Is this supposed to work? What is the suggested method on Elementary OS to burn CDs?

  • I was wondering the same. I guess Files it's not feature complete and the idea is to add burn capabilities like Gnome's Nautilus
    – MegaTux
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 21:42

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I don't know about the burn:/// location but based on experience, I can recommend the K3b burner. It's available in the Software Center.

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    Sure, thanks for the reply. I installed a burning application (brasero, did not really care which one), but I am wondering what the burn:/// is supposed to be good for. It looks like it is supposed to be used for burning CDs, but it is unclear how to me how to actually use it...
    – haraldkl
    Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 10:21
  • Brasero fits better with elementary, because it's meant for GNOME based systems. K3b on the other hand is meant for KDE desktops. The reason why I recommended K3b is that I have heard that several have had problems with Brasero. Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 10:30

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