finalizing DVD+R media ?
My apologies if this is a recurrent question but some amount of
searching of the mailing list did not bring any working solution.
I have an unfinalised DVD+R media (recorded on a Philips HDD/DVD recorder)
which I am unable to read on any of the Windows/OSX/FreeBSD machines
I have tried. The recorder itself is however able to read data from
the disk (a 2hr recording from TV).
So far nothing strange -- however, I was wondering if there is a
way to 'finalise' or otherwise write something to the media so the
data is actually accessible to other devices than the DVD recorder
used for its creation.
I have unsuccessfully tried the following:
+ cdrecord -fix
+ growisofs -dvd-compat -M /dev/cd0=/dev/zero
+ the "close.cpp" program from Andy Polyakov
none of them managed to render the disk readable, usually failing
with some "illegal command" error trying to write to the device,
and complaining because of "incomplete track" or something similar.
To know what's on the disk i ran "dvd+rw-mediainfo" and "cdrecord -minfo",
the output is attached below.
What looks confusing to me (and to the two programs as well, i guess)
thing is that the "Next" track is reported as #1 even though
the number of tracks is listed as 2. Some of the error reports from
the above programs mention address mismatches related to this.
I wonder, is there any set of growisofs/cdrecord/somethingelse
options to make this disk readable ?
luigi# dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/cd0
INQUIRY: [ASUS ][DRW-2014L1 ][1.00]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Bh, DVD+R
Current Write Speed: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #0: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #1: 12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Write Speed #2: 10.0x1385=13850KB/s
Write Speed #3: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #4: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2295103 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2295103 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 00/2295103 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@10.0x1385=13850KB/s
Speed Descriptor#3: 00/2295103 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Speed Descriptor#4: 00/2295103 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: 00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
Media ID: CMC MAG/M01
Legacy lead-out at: 2295104*2KB=4700372992
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: appendable
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: incomplete
"Next" Track: 1
Number of Tracks: 2
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: invisible
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Free Blocks: 0*2KB
Track Size: 15872*2KB
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#2]:
Track State: invisible
Track Start Address: 15888*2KB
Next Writable Address: 1225952*2KB
Free Blocks: 1069152*2KB
Track Size: 2279216*2KB
READ CAPACITY: 0*2048=0
luigi# cdrecord dev=1,0,0 -minfo
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a52 (i386-unknown-freebsd7.1) Copyright (C) 1995-2008 Jörg Schilling
scsibus: 1 target: 0 lun: 0
Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'.
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 0
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info : 'ASUS '
Identifikation : 'DRW-2014L1 '
Revision : '1.00'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc-3 DVD+R driver (mmc_dvdplusr).
Driver flags : NO-CD DVD MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: PACKET SAO LAYER_JUMP
WARNING: Phys disk size 2295104 differs from rzone size 15872! Prerecorded disk?
WARNING: Phys start: 196608 Phys end 2491711
Mounted media class: DVD
Mounted media type: DVD+R
Disk Is not erasable
data type: standard
disk status: incomplete/appendable
session status: incomplete/appendable
BG format status: none
first track: 1
number of sessions: 1
first track in last sess: 1
last track in last sess: 2
Disk Is unrestricted
Disk type: DVD, HD-DVD or BD
Track Sess Type Start Addr End Addr Size
1 1 Data 0 15871 15872
2 1 Data 15888 2295103 2279216
Last session start address: 0
Last session leadout start address: 2295104
Next writable address: 1225952
Remaining writable size: 2279216