copy CD/DVD button disabled

Bug #238497 reported by tamalet on 2008-06-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
brasero (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: brasero

I am using Brasero 0.7.1 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

I noticed that if I click on the button "Disc copy" with a DVD inserted, the copy button is enabled.
But if then I select write to a file image and then the DVD-writer again, the button copy gets disabled.

It can be easily reproduced and workarounded by clicking cancel and choosing Disc copy again.

Related branches

soonick (soonick-cancun) wrote :

I was able to reacreate this bug with the instruccions given by eltama.

Changed in brasero:
status: New → Confirmed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

may someone experience the issue forward it upstream? for forwarding instructions please have a look to ; leaving this as incomplete until that, thanks.

Changed in brasero:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
tamalet (tamalet) wrote :

I filled in a bug report in GNOME: .

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks a lot, linking the report.

Changed in brasero:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in brasero:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in brasero:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in brasero:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

fixed upstream thanks for reporting.

Changed in brasero:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

Has the fix propagated through to Ubuntu yet? As soon as I select to 'Disk Copy' and then copy to 'Image File', the 'Copy' and 'Properties' buttons are disabled (and Brasero does not suggest a name for the file to save to).

I'm using Brasero 0.8.1-0ubuntu2~hardy1 in the 2.6.24-21 amd64 kernel and trying to make an iso of a DVD.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Not yet the fix is likely to be included in brasero 0.8.2, thanks.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package brasero - 0.8.2-0ubuntu1

brasero (0.8.2-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #270752)
    - brasero crashed with SIGSEGV in brasero_medium_reload_info()
      (LP: #261691)
    - brasero crashed with SIGSEGV in
      brasero_jacket_buffer_add_default_tag() (LP: #260502)
    - brasero crashed with SIGSEGV in brasero_medium_get_write_speeds()
      (LP: #257806)
    - copy CD/DVD button disabled in Brasero (LP: #238497)
    - brasero crashed with SIGSEGV in brasero_track_get_toc_source()
      (LP: #256889)
  * debian/brasero.install
    - Add brasero-copy-medium, open-image, open-playlist, open-project
      desktop files
  * debian/patches/013_disable_deprecated.patch:
    - Dropped, not required anymore
  * debian/patches/008-add-gettext-domain-to-desktop-file.patch:
    - Updated for new release
  * debian/patches/010_lpi.patch, debian/patches/99_autoconf;
    - Refreshed for the release

 -- Pedro Fragoso <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:42:16 +0100

Changed in brasero:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

I just tried brasero 0.8.2-0ubuntu1 (amd64) in a fairly fresh install of Intrepid alpha 5 and the bug isn't fixed:

1. I insert the DVD

2. I run brasero and select 'Disc Copy'. Brasero tells me there is "UDF Volume" in the Data DVDROM.

3. I select 'Image File' to write to. 'Properties' and 'Copy' remain greyed out.

Yonas (yonas-y) wrote :

I had this problem too. However, I suspected that the dvd was protected, so I tried a dvd that I burnt myself, which worked.

I already had libdvdread3 installed, but I needed to install libdvdcss2 via Medibuntu:

This solved the issue on Hardy 8.04, brasero_0.8.1-0ubuntu2~hardy1_i386

Julio (julio-sao) wrote :

I tried with Brasero 0.8.2 in ubuntu 8.10 and i have the same problem.
The "properties" and the "copy" butons are inactive.

Tinus (veermartijnvander) wrote :


Same problem overhere, also when trying to use Brasero 0.8.2 to burn a file the "burn" button in the "Disc Burning Setup" screen stays grey/ doesn't work.

Anyone a solution?

Thank you,


Changed in brasero:
importance: Unknown → Low
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