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Tried to burn my first bluray today and k3b will let me add files but then keeps telling me to insert empty or appendable medium. I've burned dvd's fine with the same drive so I know my drive works.
The diskinfo in k3b says its an empty BD-R so it looks like it should work.
I thought maybe a root folder limit so I made a new folder and put everything in it but no go.
Distribution: Slackware64-current with "True Multilib." FreeBSD.
From the K3b Handbook:
Chapter 1. Introduction
If you have used a burning program such as Nero under Windows, K3b will feel
Featuring a simple, yet powerful graphical interface, K3b provides various options
for burning a CD, DVD, or BD (Blu-ray disc). Various types of optical projects are
supported including (but not limited to) audio and data, video projects for DVD and
VCD, as well as multi-session and mixed-mode discs. K3b also has the ability to
erase re-writeable media and can perform more complicated tasks such as
audiovisual encoding and decoding.
For a better work around. It is posted on an Ubuntu board but it worked on Fedora and should work on Slack.
The essence of the problem is cdrecord used by many open source burner programs under the hood was forked and the version distributed with most Distros has imperfect support for Blu-Ray. The thread presents a number of ways around this by obtaining or compiling the working version from source. I choose the latter solution and have much improved Blu-Ray support.
Last edited by MartinOC; 01-29-2014 at 03:57 PM.
Burning anything on my Slackware 14.0 k3b works just fine...well, except that even though I have the settings at 2GB for manual burning, when I burn to BD-R usually at about 25% burned/full it's going at its best at ~35MB/second but suddenly starts to drain of the RAM until it gets to zero and starts to use the hardware RAM. Sometimes at around 70%-75% it will come back up and be fast again, most times it doesn't. It's still 'fast', but not as fast as when it's not using the hardware RAM (hopefully that all made sense).
All-in-all I can burn a BD-R of 23GB in about 20 minutes. All the other mediums work fine and have no problem with the drain of RAM (but don't burn anywhere near as fast as a BD-R either!).
Not had any problems burning BD-R disks here, either under 13.37 or 14.0 (not upgraded to 14.1 yet). Have you set up K3b correctly? Let it reset the permissions for the other software it invokes. Since its only a front end for cdrecord et al, it shouldn't be any different from using the command line.
I currently have two BD capable drives - an LG in my main (Slackware) machine, and a Pioneer in another machine running Mageia 3. K3B burns anything fine in both. The only thing it doesn't seem to want to do is erase BD-RW disks. I don't know why.