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Old 01-24-2007, 03:10 AM   #1
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Newbie--Can burn CD but not DVD


Hi,
I am new to the world of Linux. I am having problems burning DVDs. I am using Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper and have no problems burning CDs or reading DVDs.

I have tried using k3b and cd/dvd creator both seem to have the same problem. K3b goes through the process and after some time it plays its bugle and says it has successfully completed burning but the DVD is empty.

Cd/dvd creator has the same problem. It goes through the motion "creating disc image" once that is finished it then says "Writing files to disk" but the progress bar is not moving. After a while it reports "finished writing" and suddenly the progress bar is at 100% and reports "completed" It then ejects the DVD and retracts it and says a black disk has been inserted and asks me what I want to do.

I am hoping it is a simple configuration problem. I suspect hardware is ok because it used to work with the OS from the dark side(XP).

Please remember that I am new to this and will need to be spoon fed.

please help.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:35 AM   #2
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Try using "growisofs" from the command line. GUI programs are just a frontend to this. The command you need is:
Code:
sudo growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /some/files
Post here the output of "ls -l /dev/dvd - it should be a link to a device, like /dev/hdc.

--Ian
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Ian.
Here are the outputs

ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2007-01-24 17:41 /dev/dvd -> hdb

sudo growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /home/ahmet/Desktop/VIDEO_TS
:-( /dev/dvd: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: 0

I have tried several Blank DVD it reports the same error
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:22 AM   #4
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So you are trying to burn a Video DVD that can be played on any DVD player ?

Try this command:
Code:
growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-compat dvd/
See This page for some more info on creating video DVDs.

Also, try different media - perhaps a different brand, and make sure that your DVD burner supports it (ie + / -).

--Ian
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:33 AM   #5
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Thanks Ian,It fails on both data dvd and video. for the moment I am just trying to write to a DVD.
I am checking out the link.. but in the mean time this is the error from the last command line retry

growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-compat dvd /home/ahmet/Desktop/VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB
Executing 'mkisofs dvd /home/ahmet/Desktop/VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB | builtin_dd of=/dev/dvd obs=32k seek=0'
INFO: UTF-8 character encoding detected by locale settings.
Assuming UTF-8 encoded filenames on source filesystem,
use -input-charset to override.
mkisofs: No such file or directory. Invalid node - dvd
:-( write failed: Input/output error


regards
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:41 AM   #6
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Check out the link I gave you

dvd/ is actually the directory that contains the DVD structure (ie VIDEO_TS, AUDIO_TS ...)

--Ian
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:50 AM   #7
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The link looks like a useful site. It is now bookmarked.
I have confirmed that I have all the utilities listed on the site.

sorry about my ignorance but I am a newbie.
the output of the correct command is:
root@ahmet-desktop:/home/ahmet# growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-compat /home/ahmet/Desktop/VIDEO_TS/
Executing 'mkisofs /home/ahmet/Desktop/VIDEO_TS/ | builtin_dd of=/dev/dvd obs=32k seek=0'
INFO: UTF-8 character encoding detected by locale settings.
Assuming UTF-8 encoded filenames on source filesystem,
use -input-charset to override.
/dev/dvd: "Current Write Speed" is 12.3x1385KBps.
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
:-? the LUN appears to be stuck writing LBA=310h, retry in 47ms
builtin_dd: 832*2KB out @ average 0.0x1385KBps
:-( mkisofs has failed: 0
/dev/dvd: flushing cache
/dev/dvd: closing track
/dev/dvd: closing disc
/dev/dvd: reloading tray
root@ahmet-desktop:/home/ahmet#
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:01 AM   #8
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I will try using a different brand. while researching the above error message I found a post that mentioned Benq as having some problems. I will try another brand.
Thanks for your help so far.
Regard
ahmet
 
Old 01-24-2007, 06:39 AM   #9
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ok,,,I have installed a fresh version of (dapper) on another hard disk.
using CD/DVD creator and Benq dvd+r (same as previous) I was able to create a data dvd.

k3b also seems to work.. now I have to work out what caused the porblem with the other intsall.
thanks..

---------------------------------------------------------
It looks like it was the Media. I have purchased another brand of DVD-R and can now burn DVDs.

Last edited by ub12; 02-03-2007 at 07:34 AM.
 
  


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