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Re: dvd+rw-tools update [, FreeBSD 5-current, DVD+R speed, Optorite]

Thought I would post back to the list regarding an issue in my 
experience with the Optorite drive model DD0203.  The new tools 
(5.15) that Andy has released work great.  However, I had many 
problems trying to verify the media after it was burned.  It turns 
out that the *labeled* CD media would not read reliably.   
Producing seek errors.  The same media when tested in another drive 
would verify fine.

I tried three different drives and experienced the same problems.  
This problem also effected the use of just CDR type media as well.  
Labeled CDR media would fail to verify after burning but would 
verify using a different drive.

These read problems were apparent even if the media was burned 
months ago on a different drive.  If the media had a label, it 
would not read correctly.

My CD labels are the adhesive type, large circular, plain white that 
come two on a sheet.  They have not given any problems before, 
until now.


On Tuesday 23 December 2003 16:41, Andy Polyakov wrote:
> dvd+rw-tools are available for download at usual
> location, http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/. Most
> notably this update includes workaround for kernel bug present in
> FreeBSD 5-CURRENT since 2003-08-24, including 5.2, further
> details are available at
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/2003-December/00
>7424.html. Secondly this update allows you to control even DVD+
> recording velocity on units which support it. For the moment of
> this writing this is tested with Plextor PX-708A only (thanks to
> Peter Osterlund). This update partially addresses issues
> discussed in "Dual format DVD burner drive problem" thread
> earlier this month. "Partially addresses" doesn't mean that the
> "rest of the problem" will be resovled at some later time,
> because the latter can only be addressed by user, see
> http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/hcn.html for further
> details (thanks to James Finnall for feedback). For other changes
> see revision history.
> Season greetings to everyone. A.

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