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Old 07-29-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Best distro to handle and managing FAT32 partitions?


Greetings,

I would very much appreciate infos about a Linux distro
handling win32 applications through wine and easily
capacity to manage files within FAT32 partitions.
Thankz.
HN
 
Old 07-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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Wine is installable on most distributions. Whether the win32 app will work with Wine is the issue. You can check here to see if apps you are interested in work with Wine.

Most of the Linux distros make it easy to work with FAT32 files but is there something specific you require? I think you may need to ask more specific questions for anyone to give you better answers.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thankz JKIRCHNER, danke schon

OK i accept my query was too vague and so i'll rephrase it in an apparently different way:

Please inform about a distro that deals easily and straithforwardly with DVD recording, even if the action is triggered by a win32 proggy such as infra-recorder which claims to be fully compatible with Linux distros endowed with wine.

My own experience (within 3 different Linux versions) and the said Infra-Recorder is such as i describe next:
The minute the Burning application opens (Infra-Recorder, CD-DVD XP Burner,Free Easy DVD Burner, Ashampoo Burning Suite5)the 1st
msg. box that pops out declares that 'no burning device was detected'.
But if i change OS either to Windows or to Kademar, my Pioneer DVD R/W recorder is not only detected immediately, but fuly functional.
Now this seems to such a Newbee as i am a demeaning PREFETCHED sad performance from major Linux Distros -- but perhaps you
have some wise correcting words you can dispense me on this issue...Thankz in advance.
Regards,
HN

Last edited by nrick; 07-29-2011 at 03:09 PM.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
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I must admit I am not an expert in dvd recording software. I do know though that there are many programs available within Linux so I really do not understand why you need to use a windows program. Why add another layer of complexity using a programe installed using Wine rather than a native application? But, that is your choice.

Does your linux system see the dvd (not using Wine or any program using wine)? If so, the issue would be with the configuration of your programs installed in Wine.

I assume you have all the requisite files to read the dvd's, like libdvdcss and such? I know with many distros you have to install those separately as they have licensing issues and are illegal in some places to ship with the distro. I am unaware of distros that ship with all this included as I do not burn dvd's.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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to ad to jkirchner
why fat32 for dvd software ????
would NOT ntfs on windows be WAY better. The 4 gig max file size and a 4.4 gig iso ????? will cause BIG problems on fat32.

and WHY use wine
i take it you WANT it to take 2 full days to transcode a dvd .rather that 30 to 60 min. on a i5 or i7 cpu
 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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But if i change OS either to Windows or to Kademar, my Pioneer DVD R/W recorder is not only detected immediately, but fuly functional.
Maybe I'm missing something, but my Pioneer external USB DVD R/W recorder works flawlessly with native Linux burning applications under multiple distributions.

Have you tested with K3B (KDE) or Brasero (Gnome)? It may that infraburner is the problem, not Linux.
 
Old 07-30-2011, 06:24 AM   #7
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To JKIRCHNER, W and frankbell with greetings:

A - Yes all the different Linux sys i've installed (and eventualy erased off) detect my dvd device -- but they all perform the same way whenever i try to to use it, either with Xburn or
Brasero or K3B. Further (something i did not declare until now), they all (except xburn) advance the restriction info that ONLY IMG OR ISO files would be acceptable to burn (!!!).

B - I accept and agree with the views about NTSF vs. FAT on files size handling and so, still in my own extended Windows experience i've come to conclude that FAT (specialy if in 8 KB blocks mode) allows some non-negligible gain in overall performance speed. Something that you should not neglect when dealing with encoding and/or transcoding operations.

C - Reccurrence to Wine was an attempted form to circumvent the above (cf - A) referred problems which were experienced when trying to burn an avi file previously converted to dvd format, and thus with all the Video_Ts elements within the its folder.
These attempts were essayed within L Mint, Zorin 5, Icefeast 1, Ubuntu Studio and more recently in Artistx 1.1 and the results suggested me strongly that some accepted PREFETCH was implemmented on handling these types of dvd burnings.
As i've said before, in Windows and in kademar Linux such restrictions were not proppeled and i was granted dvd burning cappacity of the same Video_TS, using the same medium support and,of course, with the very same recorder: Pioneer dvd R/W ramdrive.

D - My appeal concerns the interest to select and install a major Linux Distro which still assumes independence and openness to dvd hanling -- could it be OpenSUSE? -- Its one of my last hypothesis... If not, which then? Thanks for your good attention. Regards,
nrick

NB - By the way - i uninstalled ARTISTX 1.1
after these experiments: i find outrageous
that a so-called Multimedia distro is dispensed with .mp3 capacity disabled.
An explanation about a cryptic issue with
Nepomuck Semi...Blah, blah "justified" the
incapacity to reproduce those files.
As a final footnote i must declare i'm still decided to find an alternative sys in Linux to work with but im amazed with the whole amateurish environment of sundry praised Distros!
nrick

Last edited by nrick; 07-30-2011 at 10:00 AM. Reason: spaces editing and footnote adding
 
Old 08-02-2011, 06:47 AM   #8
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The OP had a different thread on DVD burning, found here-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-which-894122/

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I assume you have all the requisite files to read the dvd's, like libdvdcss and such? I know with many distros you have to install those separately as they have licensing issues and are illegal in some places to ship with the distro. I am unaware of distros that ship with all this included as I do not burn dvd's.
To burn a DVDcss encoded DVD would require libdvdcss (AFAIK). To burn a data DVD should be standard on all linux dsitros. I burn quite a few DVDs, and I dont recall having to install any tools to burn data (or .img or .iso for that matter) DVDs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nrick View Post
NB - By the way - i uninstalled ARTISTX 1.1
after these experiments: i find outrageous
that a so-called Multimedia distro is dispensed with .mp3 capacity disabled.
An explanation about a cryptic issue with
Nepomuck Semi...Blah, blah "justified" the
incapacity to reproduce those files.
As a final footnote i must declare i'm still decided to find an alternative sys in Linux to work with but im amazed with the whole amateurish environment of sundry praised Distros!
nrick
MP3 tools are not installed on most distros for the same reason DVDcss isnt installed- legal and/or idealistic reasons.

Its not like getting MP3 support is that hard with the vast majority of linux distros.
 
  


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