[CentOS] Problems with writing Dual Layer DVD

Fri Aug 29 08:56:55 UTC 2008
Chris Geldenhuis <chris.gelden at iafrica.com>

Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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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Hi Anne,

I was using growisofs on the command line - thanks for the response.