K3b - The CD/DVD Kreator for Linux - optimized for KDE - licensed under the GPL
Installation from Source
  • The first thing to do is to get the requirements installed (see the requirements page). You need at least install the Qt and kdelibs devel packages.
    For a working audio player you need the kdemultimedia devel package.
    For mp3 decoding support you need to install libmad.
    For FLAC decoding and encoding support you need to install the FLAC++ libraries and headers.
    For Ogg Vorbis decoding and encoding you need to install the Ogg Vorbis libraries and headers.

  • Get the source from the K3b download page (Example: k3b-1.0.tar.bz2)

  • Extract the source to a temporarly directory:

    # tar -xjvf k3b-1.0.tar.bz2
    and change to the created directory:
    # cd k3b-1.0


  • Configure the source:

    # ./configure
    (with older versions of K3b one needed to provide a prefix but the new KDE build system is able to guess it properly)


    After the configuration finished you will see a summary. If one of the features you want to be enabled is not you need to check the requirements again.

  • Start the compilation:

    # make


  • And finally if the command above did not show any errors install K3b:

    # su -c "make install"
    (You will have to type in your root password.)


  • Now you may start K3b from the KMenu (Multimedia section) or run it from a shell or the Alt-F2 menu via 'k3b'.
K3b is developed by:

Michał Małek
Developer (Current Maintainer)

Sebastian Trueg
Developer (Project Creator)

Christian Kvasny

Gianluca Varisco
Package Manager

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