Nautilus CD burner should show total size of files to be burned

Bug #19397 reported by Ricardo Pérez López on 2005-08-02
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
brasero (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I think Nautilus CD burner must shows anytime the total size of the files to be

This info can be obtained using the "File -> Write to disc..." option, i.e. when
the user is ready to burn his/her files. Another way to obtain this info is by
selecting all the files and go to "File -> Properties" option.

I think both the two above methods has a poor usability. I think the best is to
have that info clearly visible in all moment, maybe in the rightmost place of
the status bar.

By the way, I think there must be an option in the Nautilus CD burner to easily
change the default CD size: 650/700/800 MB.

Ricardo Pérez López (ricardo) wrote :

Changing severity from "normal" to "enhancement".

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug, that's a know issue upstream:

Changed in nautilus-cd-burner:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus-cd-burner:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Loe Spee (lgespee) wrote :

It should indeed indicate the totally selected space somewhere, and it sould be possible to select 650/700/800 MB, or 4.7/9.0 B (or actually 4.4 and 8.x, I don't know the exact values) for DVD's.
And if possible at all, automatically select the value corresponding to the empty medium inserted.

an indication of the available space is will also be helpful

Changed in nautilus-cd-burner:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus-cd-burner:
assignee: seb128 → desktop-bugs
Mat Tomaszewski (mat.t.) on 2009-06-04
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - CD burner must shows total size of files to be burned
+ CD burner should show total size of files to be burned

Maybe a stupid question, but does it make sense to fix this as nautilus-cd-burner is replaced by Brasero is new Gnome?

Great point, mati. Will you please find out for sure, and mark this bug invalid in hundredpapercuts if it's the case?

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
mati (mati-wroc) wrote :

I'm not sure David, because my system freeze completely when I insert a disc (bug 74372) and I can't check :(

Release notes for Gnome 2.26 ( says that the old interface is still available, but default app is now Brasero. So it's your call.

Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

In Jaunty (GNOME 2.26) we have the CD/DVD Creator in the applications menu. It doesn't show the total size of files. This is not nautilus-cd-burner, I think it is Brasero though it is still in nautilus.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Brasero replaced nautilus-cd-burner on Gnome 2.26 is this still an issue with that? Could somebody interested on the feature open an upstream bug report about it? Thanks.

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

Yes, this is definitely an issue in Jaunty (GNOME 2.26.1).
The upstream bug says the size should be shown in the status bar (which it does do _if_ you select all the files), however I think the total size should be far more prominent. Graphically showing the percentage of space left on the CD or DVD would be excellent.

This is definitely a problem, as I've had a friend ask 'How do I tell if the disk is full?'.

Maybe even something like Banshee does?

Maybe like put a bar like the one that appears when doing the partitions on the Ubuntu installation process, looks excellent and could give and a idea of how much space is empty and how much not, also a plus could be to include the hability to detect what is being inserted on the disk so the same bar could display it (like in Itunes when is modifying the Ipod information).

This bar could be on the bottom of the window, should be resizable when the window size changes and it's a very clever thing to make the person know how much space has left before burn the disk :D

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus-cd-burner:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist

Brasero does not show the total size of files to be burned. Confirming as a paper cut.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Bart Willemsen (b-willemsen8) wrote :

Would be nice addition! I don't have the knowledge myself to commit a fix unfortunately but I hope someone will pick it up! :P

Is this still an issue on 12.10?

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → raring-round-2
importance: Low → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → papercuts-nautilus
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: papercuts-nautilus → papercuts-s-nautilus
summary: - CD burner should show total size of files to be burned
+ Nautilus CD burner should show total size of files to be burned
description: updated

Chris Wilson, your screenshot is from brasero when you burn a audio cd with brasero, that has nothing to do with the original bug.

affects: nautilus-cd-burner → brasero
Changed in nautilus-cd-burner (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid

Closing the nautilus-cd-burner task, because this package is not in our archive any more. In GNOME it is tracked as a Brasero bug, affecting component nautilus-extension.

I can confirm your wish. If Brasero is also in Ubuntu the correct package, please mark the bug from Low to Wishlist in priority.

Chris Wilson the bug is not fixed in the latest versions of Ubuntu.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-12-26
no longer affects: nautilus-cd-burner (Ubuntu)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninjas (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
Changed in brasero:
status: Confirmed → Expired
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Upstream issue is now being tracked at:

Changed in brasero:
importance: Wishlist → Undecided
status: Expired → New
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
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