January 22, 2008
Serpentine just doesn’t cut it for me when it comes to creating audio CDs, so I installed my favorite CD burning app, K3b and fired away.
# sudo apt-get install k3b
One of the features I like in K3b is the ability to preview audio tracks within the playlist editor, but if you haven’t installed and started artsd, you’ll get the following error:
“Could not initialize Audio Output plugin k3b Arts Audio Output Plugin (can’t connect to aRts soundserver)”
To solve this, you’ll need to install and start the aRts soundserver:
# sudo apt-get install arts # artsd &
Now, audio preview will work correctly in K3b.
Another hurdle you might run into is K3b’s lack of built-in mp3 decoding software. To solve that, install the K3b mp3 plugin:
# sudo apt-get install libk3b2-mp3
Otherwise, you’ll receive this error when trying to add an mp3 to the playlist:
Problems while adding files to the project.
Unable to handle the following files due to an unsupported format:
You may manually convert these audio files to wave using another application supporting the audio format and then add the wave files to the K3b project.