Install Silicon Empire CD / DVD Software on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04

Last updated: July 18, 2013

Silicon Empire is set of open-source tools to Burn, Copy, Backup, Manage and … your optical discs like CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. Silicon target is made optical discs managing easy.


In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install it on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, and 12.04 and create a shortcut launcher for Unity.


  • Install Silicon Empire CD / DVD / blu-ray software on Ubuntu and create launcher
  • Enjoy!


To get started, download the DEBs from the official download link below:

Silicon for Ubuntu 12.04: 32-bit | 64-bit

Silicon for Ubuntu 13.04: 32-bit | 64-bit

For other versions and operating systems, go to


To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal:

Open Terminal to run commands

Then run below commands:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/silicon_*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Create Launcher:

Install required package:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel --no-install-recommends

Run command to bring up custom launcher dialog:

sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

Choose icon, type name and command as the picture shown:




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