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brasero complains of missing cdda2wav in Ubuntu Lucid

In Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) if you try to use Brasero to do a straight 1:1 copy of an audio disc, it will complain of missing ‘cdda2wav’.

cdda2wav is provided by icedax; you can install icedax using Synaptic or the following command:

sudo apt-get install icedax

However, you’ll still get a warning. This time brasero will tell you that something is missing, but it will not say what it is.

This is reported to Launchpad, against brasero, as bug #592626: brasero can’t copy audio cd (useless error message).

If you’re willing and able, I would encourage you to stop by the Launchpad site above and lend a hand towards getting this resolved. If you’re not able to do that, and just want to get things working, I actually suggest using k3b. As long as you don’t mind all the kde dependencies, it’s a great program.

Install k3b using Synaptic, or the command line: sudo apt-get install k3b

UPDATE: According to Launchpad’s bug report, this has been fixed since brasero 2.32.0-0ubuntu2.2. Users who continue to experience an issue should make sure they’ve updated, and then file new bug reports.

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