[svlug] dvd recording under linux
gvrdolja at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Feb 26 14:43:22 PST 2004
I think my problem lies with growisofs from dvd+rw-tools. Unfortunately,
there isn't a forum or a faq from the developers website.
Running growisofs from command line gives the following error:
[root at imod wilfred]# growisofs -Z /dev/cdrom1 -R -J cs162
:-( /dev/cdrom1: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: 0
Tried it as user/root/with different dvd media - to no avail.
Gordon Ante Vrdoljak Electron Microscope Lab
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Gordon Vrololjak writes:
> > k3b requires cdrecord, and dvd+rw-tools. Snippet from their website
> [ ... ]
> > Anyone know of a tool that will work with linux?
> What's the problem with getting cdrecord and dvd+rw-tools?
> I've been using k3b to write DVDs, with an Emprex recorder.
> I'm on Debian unstable, and I have the following versions:
> ii dvd+rw-tools 184.108.40.206.6-1 DVD+-RW/R tools
> ii dvdrtools 0.1.5-2 DVD writing program.
> ii k3b 0.10.3-5 A sophisticated KDE cd burning application
> ii cdrecord 2.0+a25-1 command line CD writing tool
> I know I've burned under 2.4.23 with ide-scsi, but I think I've also
> burned under 2.6.1 with straight IDE (I know I've written CDRs that
> way, just can't remember about DVDs).
> I do have to burn as root; I haven't figured out the right permissions
> to change to burn as a regular user (I suid'd a couple of programs but
> haven't found the right one, and following k3b's advice doesn't work).
> Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck getting other machines to read
> the DVDs I burn. I have the best success with DVD-R (contrary to
> everything I found on the web), but even so, only about half of
> those I burn are readable on other drives. It doesn't vary by
> model: we have two Toshiba drives of the exact same model, and often
> one can read the Emprex-burned DVDs and the other can't, but other
> times it's both or neither. DVD+R's are almost never readable on
> other drives (but I can always read them back correctly on the drive
> that burned them). This convinced me that even if I do some backups
> to DVD, for long-term storage I'd better always make CD backups of
> anything important; a CD-R is readable anywhere.
> Do the rest of you have better luck with recorded DVD portability?
> Maybe it's the cheap Emprex drive.
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