Burning an audio CD is more difficult than it used to

Bug #272902 reported by David Prieto
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Burning an audio CD used to be so simple that my mom had no trouble doing it. When she put a blank CD in the tray a dialogue would ask her what she wanted to burn, a data CD or audio CD. Then serpentine opened and she just had to drag the files.

Now she gets a dialogue asking her what program should be used to handle the blank CD, but only one is actually shown (nautilus) and she doesn't know what brasero is for anyway. Even if she remember she wants to use brasero, she might be presented the data project thingy so she has to figure out she has to open file → new project → new audio project. THEN drag the files and hit burn.

There is absolutely no way my mom can figure that out. The process has gone too complicated, so please bring back the old dialogue and open brasero in "new audio project" mode if "burn an audio CD" is selected.

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fab-furnari (fab-furnari) wrote :

Thank you for your suggestion. However, the changes you are requesting aren't really a bug and require more discussion, which should be done on an appropriate mailing list or forum. http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists might be a good start for determining which mailing list to use.

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David Prieto (frandavid100-gmail) wrote :

I've thought of a way to solve this issue easily. Please see the attached mockup.

It's still not as easy as the original dialogue, since the user still has to click the dropdown box to see all the available options. But al least is much more straightforward than what we have now.

What do you think? Could this be applied? Should I report to the mailing list?

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fab-furnari (fab-furnari) wrote :

The mailing list is absolutely the best place where submit ideas and tips. Your solution is easy and stylish, and in my opinion has greate chances to be approved by the community.

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