[CentOS] Problems with writing Dual Layer DVD

Wed Aug 27 19:27:15 UTC 2008
MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>

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)

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.