Wodim unable to write on DL DVD Drive

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 04:00:12 UTC 2013

On 04/01/2013 03:41 PM, Preston Hagar wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 9:11 AM, JD <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ubuntu 12.10 - latest updates
>> K3b: 2.0.2 (it also failed)
>> Wodim 1.1.11
>> So, +R should work??
>> I will look for -R DL media locally.
>> Maybe a wodim or k3b developer will see this and offer some insight.
> Short answer:
> 1.  Add this PPA to your source.list
> https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/cdrtools
> 2. apt-get update
> 3.   apt-get remove wodim
>       apt-get install cdrecord
>       apt-get install mkisofs
> Try the burn again.
> Long version:
> Don't use wodim, it is terrible and not really maintained.
> Up until around 2006, pretty much everyone used CDRTools from Jörg
> Schilling.  Then, Debian decided that the CDRTools CDDL license was
> incompatible with GPL software, and forked it to create CDRKit (now
> wodim I think).  Development of CDRKit stopped a few months after
> forking and has stayed pretty much stagnant for since then (with no
> new updates for newer burners, etc.).
> If you are having trouble burning CDs or DVDs, or even are getting
> infrequent burn errors, I would recommend using CDRTools instead of
> CDRKit.  You can get it through the PPA here:
> https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/cdrtools
> To check to see which version of the burning libraries you currently
> have installed, run
> cdrecord -version
> from the command line.  It should be newer than 2.01.01a09 and have
> the copyright year and Jorg Schilling's name in it.  If you don't see
> that, or are unsure, try CDRTools from the ppa.  Once installed, you
> might need to double check that K3B or Brasero or whatever is pointed
> to the right library.  You can either apt-get uninstall woodim or just
> make sure which library K3B is pointed to.
> If you want to read some from Jorg Schilling's point of view, here is
> his web page about it:
> http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/linux-dist.html
> Preston
Thank you Preston.
OK I will try it and get back to you.
My current version of cdrecord is
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 3.01a08 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 
1995-2012 Joerg Schilling

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