| From: Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at iol.ie>
| Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 08:52:06 +0100
| Have skimmed this.
| 1. Don't give up on dvd writing until you try at a very low speed, i.e.
| 2x or 4x.
whilst it's true I haven't the faintest idea
at what speed the attempts to burn DVD+R DL
were, I also said I needed to get some blank
DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs (both non-DL). so yes, I'm
clearly attempting to give up burning DVDs.
| 2. cdrecord gives very good info when asked to (man cdrecord) and will
| tell you things like dao, tao, etc. it needs /dev/sg0 - read the docs.
| The guy likes to pretend IDE is actually SCSI. For dvds try growisofs
| (+r) or dvdrtools (-r). I would actually be surprised if a modern drive
| does not do TAO.
I hadn't realised this. I did quote the SUSE
cdrecord(1) man page, which clearly I wouldn't
have done had I read it. thanks for the tip.
| 3. dvd-r and dvd+r are both available from Lidl (€3.99 for 5). The =
| dvd+r works for me at 8x. They also have dvd+rw
yes, I shall fly to Ireland immediately to
buy some. again, thanks for the tip.
| 4. A modern dvd-r only drive is possible but unlikely, especially from
| the Japanese.
yes, yer right. my stated intention to buy
some blank DVD+R's --- and my attempt to use
some DVD+R DL's --- are both clearly silly.
thanks for the correction!
| Declan Moriarty
a 100% error rate after a skim suggests that
either my writing abilities are lacking, yer
skimming abilities are lacking, or possibly
both. opinions, please?
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