Forum: Hardware Talk
started by: curaga
Posted by curaga on Dec. 29 2007,07:41I don't own a dvd-burner. One of my friends does. He uses XP and Deepburner.
I need a mini-dvd (1.35 gb dvd-r) burned, so that I can run homebrew on my cube ;)
Anyway, it seemed like deepburner could do it, no burning programs say anything of mini-cds or dvds. It filled the drive buffer, but after it did nothing for 15mins, I got tired of it, and closed it. The dvd hadn't gotten any data!
So, has anyone ever burned a mini-dvd or a mini-cd?
Is this a lousy dvd-burner, or a program issue, so I could boot DSL toram and burn it from there?
Posted by curaga on Jan. 02 2008,10:25As it was a cheapo burner, I of course assumed it was just that. But I decided to go DSL despite that
DSL toram recognized the drive just fine. But the current version of cdrecord in DSL is not able to burn DVD-R(W)'s.
So, I compiled the newest ver. And whatdoyouknow, instant working! The drive had no trouble doing anything I commanded it to. Burned the minidvd just fine, with top quality. And it could easily read it too.
I only had one bricked disc, the one I tried to burn from M$. Not bad.
So, as a piece of advice to all, don't give up until you've tried Linux on it
PS: I sent the pack I compiled to Robert. It updates cdrecord, mkisofs, iso* to the newest versions, and adds cdda2wav (a audio cd ripper). This pack adds full DVD capabilites, and Blu-ray burning too!
Posted by WDef on Jan. 03 2008,06:03Nice discovery.
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 03 2008,09:52Great - what's the extension called (so we can look out for it)?
Posted by roberts on Jan. 03 2008,15:28It is going into core.
Posted by curaga on Jan. 03 2008,16:09Thanks Robert.
Posted by roberts on Jan. 04 2008,15:04Fits nicely in 4.x.
Does not fit in 3.x.
If wanted in 3.x then something has to go.
Posted by curaga on Jan. 04 2008,16:38You don't have to add cdda2wav, maybe removing it would give enough space?
Posted by WDef on Jan. 04 2008,23:25There's also dvd+rw-tools utilities which handle blueray, dvd+rw and a range of other formats.
However dsl would still need cdrecord (from cdrtools) to burn cd-r(w). Besides mkisofs I didn't think(?) dsl included all of the other cdrtools utils, but that isoinfo could be useful.
See < http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/ >
This includes growisofs which is the engine behind tkdvd and k3b.
I have growisofs and dvd+rw-format in a uci I never got round to posting since it had pile of utilities some of which depended on another uci (wip). I can repackage and post.
growisofs is 58K, dvd+rw-format is 19K. Probably unstripped.
Alternatively, there is a 2.4.xx kernel patch (see above site) to do dvd+rw but the author is very ambiguous about it, and seems to be recommending the user space utils.