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[News] Comparison Between KDE and GNOME Desktop Environments: DVD Tools and Desktop Design

  • Subject: [News] Comparison Between KDE and GNOME Desktop Environments: DVD Tools and Desktop Design
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 10:46:38 +0100
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KDE vs. GNOME: DVD Tools and Desktop Design

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| DVD tools are more important on Linux than on 
| most operating systems. While Windows or OSX 
| users rarely burn CDs or DVDs except for an 
| occasional backup, for many Linux users, 
| burning a Live CD to investigate a 
| distribution is a common task.
| Similarly, although the users of other 
| operating systems may extract audio or 
| visuals from a CD, all the really large local 
| content libraries I have seen tend to be on 
| Linux. What is an occasional convenience to 
| others are standard tools in the free and 
| open source lifestyle.
| For this reason, DVD tools are well-
| represented in both KDE and GNOME. On both 
| desktops, earlier tools like X-CD-Roast that 
| are formidable in their options have been 
| replaced with more user-friendly default 
| tools: K3b for KDE, and Brasero for burning 
| and Sound Juicer for audio ripping for GNOME.
| All these tools perform their basic tasks 
| well enough for most users. However, what is 
| striking is how clearly each of them 
| demonstrates the design philosophies of the 
| desktops with which they are associated.



Legalizing Linux DVD Playback: Why Bother?

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| CSS is licensed by the DVD Copy Control
| Association, which works in lock-step with the
| Motion Picture Association of America to
| prevent copyright violations. The upshot of
| the CSS license is this: if you have a DVD
| playback device, then you need to license the
| CSS encryption code. No license, then no DVD.


Bombono DVDâOpen-Source DVD Authoring Software

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| Bombono is a simple to use DVD authoring
| program that doesn't have the steep learning
| curve of many others in its field. Or in the
| words of the Web site: âBombono DVD is a DVD
| authoring program for Linux. It is easy to use
| and has nice and clean GUI (Gtk).â


Bombono DVD - Easy to use program for making DVD video discs

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| Bombono DVD is easy to use program for making
| DVD video discs. This program allows you to
| get video on optical discs without knowing
| many technical details. It provides the full
| authoring sequence: making chapters while
| browsing videos, custom menu creation,
| authoring, and optionally burning on DVD.
| Also, it features the interesting feature of
| re-authoring, which allows one to get video
| back from DVDs.

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