[CentOS] Problems with writing Dual Layer DVD

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 27 20:00:07 UTC 2008


On Wednesday 27 August 2008 20:27:15 MHR wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Chris Geldenhuis
>
> <chris.gelden at iafrica.com> wrote:
> > Hi Bill,
> >
> > Thanks for the quick response - I did try to format with dvd+rw tools but
> > also got a respnse that the media was not recordable. AFAIK it should not
> > be required.
>
> I usually use K3B for all my CD and DVD recording needs - it works
> nicely, even under GNOME (I don't use KDE).
>
> I've never had a problem like the one you describe, but I've upgraded
> to each new CentOS release fairly quickly, so I'm on 5.2, and that
> might be better.
>
> The one problem I did have with a "new" DVD burner was that it would
> only write at 2.47x at the fastest, and it was supposed to be a 20x
> drive.  The manufacturer suggested I RMA it, which I will if I ever
> get around to taking it out and putting in a (different, known good)
> one.
>
> I also have mplayer/mencoder installed (and vobcopy and a few others),
> so I don't know if any of them might be involved peripherally,
> dragging in a more recent module from rpmforge, but I'm thinking you
> could try K3B and not lose anything if it works.
>
One question to Chris - did you click on the status bar where you need to 
change the disk type?

Anne

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