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Re: dvd burning

Rodolfo Medina wrote:

>> I'm moving my first steps with Debian.

Christopher Nelson writes:

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

Thanks indeed ;)


>> 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 ;)

Rodney D. Myers wrote:

> this is what I have on an etch system;
> dpkg -l | grep dvd+
> ii  dvd+rw-tools       6.1-2                          DVD+-RW/R tools
> dpkg -l | grep cdr
> ii  cdrdao             1.2.1-6                        records CDs in Disk-At-Once (DAO) mode
> ii  cdrecord           2.01+01a03-5                   command line CD writing tool
> I would "assume" you could use the same. I burn dvd's from the shell,
> not from any gui.

Thanks indeed,
I've already started with dvd+rw-tools and think I'm going to use


P.S:: Christopher, it's not clear to me what you're using now after all... ;)

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