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A simple growisofs GUI in Python and Gtk

Filed under: My software by Hari
Posted on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 19:12 IST (last updated: Tue, May 18, 2010 @ 12:46 IST)

I'm currently writing a simple growisofs wrapper in Python/Gtk called BiaDVDBurn. growisofs is part of the dvd+rw-tools commonly packaged in most Linux distributions.

The main reason I wrote this is because I often find a lot of GUI front-ends trying to be too intelligent and sometimes failing in the process when the backend tools do the job when invoked from the command line directly.

I've not yet uploaded it yet, because there are a few things I want to tweak before doing so. Uploaded now. Check the software page for more details and screenshot.

2 comment(s)

  1. BiaDVDBurn looks and works as expected but it is not possible to pass any arguments. Specifically, it would be great to say:
    ./biadvdburn /path/to/file.iso
    As it stands you can't use BiaDVDBurnw/ a file manager or in a script.

    Comment by ugh (visitor) on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 @ 21:44 IST #
  2. Thanks ugh. I thought it was superfluous to have command line parameters since this is nothing more than a simple GUI wrapper to a command line: growisofs. So there is nothing that BiaDVDBurn adds to growisofs so you could use growisofs directly in a script.

    However, your point is taken as a feature suggestion. I'll add that functionality to it when I get around to meddling with the code. :)

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 @ 21:52 IST #

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