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Old 12-30-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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Talking Im back with another question! LOL ya'll are gonna hate me!


OK.....i just got a new computer that has a dvd rom and a burner. Yay for me since i can d/l from gnutella. However.....I was hoping someone can suggest some really great programs for burning and watching dvd's and such. I also want to be able to burn some of these songs onto a cd and i tried to use cdrecord, but i got totally lost. so then i tried xcdraost but then it kept saying that there was no cdrecord detected. I am thoroughly confused since i installed cdrecord. so then i tried to move it to different locations and blahblahblah. so i figured since u all on here were so smart and so helpful with my last issue, you all may be able to point me in the proper direction. I would really like a graphical program and i am running x windows if thats any help. thanks sooooooooooooo much.

much love,
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Old 12-30-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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I'm not sure on the burning side of it.. but you can use xine or mplayer (even better use gmplayer) to watch dvds.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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You could give K3B a try, it is the best Burning program I have tried for Linux, runs as your normal user without having to be root, and it is close to the same interface as Easy CD Creator.


K3B Download

HTH

It also would work if you had a DVD Burner
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:32 AM   #4
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Ok....i thought i couldnt get any more confused, but here i am again. I installed k3b and that didnt work. so i went back and installed cdrecord and xcdroast. when i try to run xcdroast i get this message:
** WARNING **: No /usr/local/bin/cdrecord installed
** WARNING**: (Invalid lib-directory? Check -1 option)

So i went back and reinstalled cdrecord into that directory and tried and I am still getting the same message. What am I doing wrong? I cannot seem to figure this out. and all i want to do is burn some songs i downloaded, but nothing that i read or type in or anything is helping. any good ideas??

much love,
nikki
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:16 AM   #5
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type in modprobe cdrecord. Tell us if you get any errors.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:37 AM   #6
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modprobe cdrecord? is'nt cdrecord a backend program, not a kernel module? or am i mistaken
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:42 AM   #7
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the command would be 'whereis cdrecord' and if it isn't installed on your manchine you can find the latest source for cdrecord (henceforth referd to as cdrtools) here:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/cdreco...45%2C118%2C139

Last edited by frieza; 12-31-2003 at 10:43 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 01:58 PM   #8
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I had a simialr problem and installed k3b instead of xcdroast, and it worked well. I looked at the xdcroast problem again today and made a bunch of symlinks that fixed it:

ln -s /usr/lib/xcdroast-0.98 /usr/local/lib/xcdroast-0.98
ln -s /usr/bin/cdrecord /usr/local/bin/cdrecord
ln -s /usr/bin/mkisofs /usr/local/bin/mkisofs
ln -s /usr/bin/readcd /usr/local/bin/readcd
ln -s /usr/bin/cdda2wav /usr/local/bin/cdda2wav

It takes a while to scan for devices, making it look like it's hanging. Be patient. Run it as root first to configure it for other users. I used checkinstall to install it from source, so maybe that messed things up, or maybe it wasn't made for Slack or something. Check your configuration, you may not need some or all of the symlinks.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:31 PM   #9
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ok heres an update on the progress:
I uninstalled and then reinstalled cdrecord and xcdroast and i was still getting the same things. so i uninstalled it yet again and went back to the k3b website since the linux journal and everyone on here recommended it so highly. i reinstalled that and it worked! so i did finally burn the cd!! YAY for me. now if any of u had read my other posts u would know that it was my husbands idea to install linux on my computer so fixing things by myself and not having to ask him for his help is really important to me. and if it wasnt for this forum, i would be buggin him every five minutes! LOL so once again thank you alllllllll soooooooooo much. you are all sooooooooooo helpful.

much love,
nikki
 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:35 AM   #10
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You're lost by cdrecord? Although I do agree - the help command was particularly vague and tedious to read (I had to refer to the man pages in the end). It works quite well though, though I think I have to refer to the man pages if I try other options. Even for my normal burning (from iso standard) I have to store the command in a text file to remember it.
 
  


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