cdrecord and dvds

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Fri Jul 22 03:41:52 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 21:02 -0500, Carl Karsten wrote:
> I did look over the docs - I have even used growisofs in the developement of the 
> script (about a year ago), and for some reason gave up on growisofs (not sure 
> exactly why)  I did get some sucessful burns with growisofs, but I think I 
> couldn't figure out how to do the same things I could do with cdrecord.
> Here is an example of the line I currently end up with:
> mkisofs -v -x check.md5 -dvd-video -J -R -follow-links ./ | cdrecord 
> tsize=3793808s dev=/dev/hdb -eject driveropts=burnfree -sao -
> What is the growisofs version of that?
> Carl K
For the first season it's most likely:
        growisofs -Z /dev/hdb -v -x check.md5 -dvd-video -J -R -follow-links ./

For later seasons (assuming you didn't use the "-dvd-compat" option):
        growisofs -M /dev/hdb -v -x check.md5 -dvd-video -J -R -follow-links ./

In any case, you should try the first _run_ (whither it's the first
season or not) with the "-dry-run" option passed before any other
options to see what will happen without really doing it.

(You might want to throw "-dvd-compat" before "-Z /dev/hdb" for more
compatibility with consumer DVD players, however you won't be able to
add any extra seasons later.)

If you need any queries/questions about "growisofs" just ask again and I
and probably a lot others will be more than happy to (try to) help.

I hope you find this insightful/useful.

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