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Re: dvd burning

On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 09:27:34PM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> I'm moving my first steps with Debian.

Welcome to the community.  If you have questions, this list is a good
place to find answers :)

> As a Mandrake 10.1 user, I used to burn dvds as well as cds with cdrecord;
> but now with Debian 3.1 it seems that I can't.

Not with stock cdrecord as it's distributed by Debian.

> In `/usr/share/doc/cdrecord/README.DVD.Debian' it says:
> cdrecord does not support DVD recording. If you need it you have the
> following options:
> * cdrecord-ProDVD

Never used this
> * dvd+rw-tools

This is what I have installed, but I haven't used it.

> * dvdrtools

This is what I used to use, and has similiar syntax to cdrecord, IIRC.
'dvdrecord dev=/dev/foo -[d,s,t]ao foo.iso'

> * Apply the dvdrecord-patch to cdrecord and compile it yourself:
>     apt-get source cdrtools
>     cd cdrtools-<version>
>     fakeroot debian/rules dvd=yes cdrecord

That shouldn't be too hard, but if a package works I'd use it instead.
> . What do you Debian users think is the best solution?

If you want similiar syntax to cdrecord, dvdrtools has it--but it's
non-free so make of that what you will.  Since you're new to Debian, I
don't know if you know how to enable 'non-free' (or 'contrib'), to do so
edit '/etc/apt/sources.list' and append 'contrib non-free' (mind the
hyphen) to your 'deb ....' and 'deb-src ....' lines.  But I'd try
dvd+rw-tools first, as free is better ;)

Christopher Nelson -- chris@cavein.org
"When anyone says `theoretically,' they really mean `not really.'"
		-- David Parnas

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