k3b problem or user problem

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 2 05:35:59 UTC 2012

On 02/12/12 08:27, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> I have now watched k3b burn 2 data cd's, starting with the new project,
> renamed it, then add files until I had them all (and why can't you add a
> dir & get all the files in it? Thats asinine) then set it to verify the
> write, burned the cd, verified nominally 2 megabytes of data successfully,
> unloaded the cd, and on reload, it is not recognized as media.
> I have a 98 pack left, but I'd druther figure out what it is I'm doing
> wrong before I waste even more.
> Clues?  Apparently I could use some.
> Or is dvdwriter now the tool of choice for this? I saw it pop up once when
> I had inserted the cd and closed the drawer.
> Thanks.
> Cheers, Gene

The first point: which version of k3b are you using? A few years ago 
there was a change in k3b from cdkit to cdrecord (or it was vice versa?) 
and as a result for a couple of month or so k3b was a basket case (and I 
created quite a number of coasters :-( as a result). The latest version 
of k3b is 2.0.2 and it is extra fine - no problems of any kind.

Re the "asinine" comment: use the "multisession mode" (in the Misc tab).

Lastly, not all CDs/DVDs are created equal. If you want good results buy 
good quality CDs/DVDs and not does from Wal-Mart or your supermarket. 
There are only 2 brands of CDs/DVDs which use special dye and the discs 
are rated as being able to be still readable in 100 years time. One such 
brand is Verbatim - but make sure that the discs are made in either 
Japan or Taiwan or Singapore. I always check that my Verbatims are made 
in Singapore otherwise I don't buy them.


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