The main issue you're going to face, even if you use the default burner (Brasero) is the problem of codecs. Decoding mp3 or other files isn't as big a problem, as you can get a legal decoder for mp3 through fluendo (just google search for fluendo mp3 codec). Encoding is where the trouble comes. It depends on how "legal" you want to be with your burning, because if you live stateside, using gstreamer plugins for mp3 encoding are borderline illegal, as far as I understand. My main advice for you is to download the trial version of Nero for Linux (lasts a month) and it includes the necessary legal codecs for encoding mp3s in that program. In that month period, just burn all you want, and then shell out the $20 if you want to continue using it.
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