Brasero problems in Ubuntu 12.04: cannot create MP3 disk
I recently had to re-install Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) after the hard drive died on my IBM T43. HD dead obviously means an upgrade was no option. Hence everything was re-installed from backups.
The previous installation was Ubuntu 10.04. There seem to be a number of compatibility issues but on the whole I've got system working with a few exceptions. I'm guessing that I'll need to start more than one thread to get to the bottom of each problem.
This question concerns Brasero.
I want to burn a number of .mp3 files (approx. 180) onto a CD.
First attempt: I open Brasero from the application menu and select "start audio project". When I start to add the mp3 files, the space usage indicated for the blank CD quickly shoots up. It looks like Brasero wants to do a conversion to .wav or maybe .flac, though I cannot be sure. All I really know is that the 180 files are not going to fit using an audio project, althought the total size is only around 600MB.
Second attempt: I start a data project instead. However, adding files to the project inserts them in a random order, which is definitely not what I want. There doesn't seem to be an option for specifying the order of the files. I could drag and drop each file into the project individually, which might solve the ordering issue, but this would take me close to an hour and is very error prone (I might forget a file).
Third attempt: I checked the man page for Brasero. The following option is specified:
That might solve the ordering issue, so I did this but the command "brasero -n" achieved precisely zero. Ditto for "brasero --ncb". The HD whirred a bit but application simply didn't start.
Open a data project with the contents of burn:/// URI.
I checked logs /var/log/dmesg and /var/log/syslog but these show nothing relevant, since they mostly have to do with devices as far as I can tell. Is there another log I should check?
Does anyone know why the above mentioned attempts failed? Is there another way to achieve what I want (i.e. burn 180 .mp3 files in the correct order)?
Any suggestions welcome.