Needed to use my DVD burner under Linux for the first time in 5 years, it’s still painful. The latest and greatest GUI is brasero which is default in Ubuntu 12.10. Still didn’t work “out of the box” though as it can’t find my DVDR drive.
brasero --brasero-media-debug BraseroMedia: (at brasero-media.c:533) Initializing Brasero-media 3.4.1 BraseroMedia: (at brasero-medium-monitor.c:654) Probing drives and media BraseroMedia: (at brasero-medium-monitor.c:659) Found 0 drives BraseroMedia: (at brasero-medium-monitor.c:675) Found 0 volumes
Turns out I needed the following line in my /etc/fstab.
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0