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Old 09-23-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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how to create layer break on dual layer dvd

I'm hoping somebody can tell me if it possible to insert a layer break on a dual layer dvd with k3b. I've burned a movie onto dl disc but it freezes up in the middle, some research I'v done suggests that I have to inseret a layer break but I can't for the life of me figure out how.


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Dual-Layer layer break


I know this is an old post, but thought I would put up a reply as it may help someone else in the future.

Most people will just tell you that if you are using Linux to use wine. Unfortunately they don't really know what they're talking about - they just know wine will run windows apps.
While it is possible to configure wine with atapi/aspi/asapi support, it's not really for inexperienced Linux users.

Growisofs will work and set the layer break, however command line burning is a real pain.

Luckily K3B has Growisofs support.

1) Open K3B and go to "Settings" -> "Configure k3b"
2) Go to "Programs" panel
3) Go to "Parameter" tab
4) Next to 'growisofs' add the parameter:


-use-the-force-luke=break:1913760 -dvd-compat

This will force layer breaks on any dual layer dvd you burn. The example I have used is the layer break required for burning backups of Xbox 360 discs to dual layer. Keep this in mind if you burn movies onto dual layer disks, as you will require the correct layer break count inserting into the code.

Then, just go to tools menu, burn dvd iso image, choose the iso file and burn.

Hope this helps someone.
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BTW, thanks for acknowledging the age of the thread.


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