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Old 02-03-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
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Cannot Burn an Audio DVD on K3B under Debian Stable


A few months ago, I made a bunch of audio DVDs using K3B on Debian Stable.

Recently, I had used the application and clicked "burn" however the "burn" button on the subsequent menu was dimmed and unusable. I did the same exact process as before, I even used some other media, to no avail.

I was also unsuccessful using "Brasero" and "Xfburn"

The programs had asked me the to insert the appropriate media, after some swapping, to no avail, I have given up.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you for your help, and have a good day!
 
Old 02-03-2017, 02:43 PM   #2
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Just to check, you are talking about creating audio DVDs, not audio CDs?

Out of interest, can you play audio CDs/DVDs from the drive?
 
Old 02-03-2017, 07:18 PM   #3
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It was, and is, audio DVDs.

(backstory: I had a disk crash a few months ago, I was doing a reinstall and my backup drive suffered a disk crash.... my music was gone. I "re-acquired" most of my music library and did some archive DVDs of most of my current music. I had been trying to make a few more DVDs a few days ago, to no avail.)
 
Old 02-04-2017, 01:36 AM   #4
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It was, and is, audio DVDs.

(backstory: I had a disk crash a few months ago, I was doing a reinstall and my backup drive suffered a disk crash.... my music was gone. I "re-acquired" most of my music library and did some archive DVDs of most of my current music. I had been trying to make a few more DVDs a few days ago, to no avail.)
Ok, thanks, glad you've managed to get most of your library back. So, does anything work in the disk drive at all as regards reading/playing?
 
Old 02-04-2017, 02:13 AM   #5
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Yup, I had bought some video DVD a few days ago (less than a week ago), and had, as usual, ripped the videos from the DVDs so I could store them on my computer (and put the discs in my closet).
 
Old 02-04-2017, 02:27 AM   #6
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Hi,

if all the GUI programs refuse to use the drive, then they probably cannot
open it exclusively.

The first thing to check is whether there is a Device file /dev/sr0 which
offers the desktop user rw-permissions.
If no /dev/sr0, then the drive is not recognized by the operating system.
If no permission, then probably standard systemd/udev rules are missing.

If /dev/sr0 exists and offers rw-permissions, then try with inserted blank
medium whether
Code:
dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/sr0
can use the drive to tell you the media's properties. It will fail if there
is no tray loaded with a DVD or BD medium.


Have a nice day

Thomas
 
Old 02-04-2017, 09:39 AM   #7
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I am not at home, now. But I will check it when I get back home.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 10:40 AM   #8
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OK, I am including a typescript of the command, and no, I still cannot write to this DVD.

// start

Script started on Sat 04 Feb 2017 10:35:55 AM CST
]0;kevin@Shatner: ~kevin@Shatner:~$ dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/sr0
INQUIRY: [TSSTcorp][CDDVDW SH-224BB ][SB00]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 11h, DVD-R Sequential
Media ID: CMC MAG. AM3
Current Write Speed: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #0: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #1: 14.0x1385=19390KB/s
Write Speed #2: 12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Write Speed #3: 10.0x1385=13850KB/s
Write Speed #4: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #5: 6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Write Speed #6: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
Write Performance: 6.7x1385=9233KB/s@0 -> 16.0x1385=22160KB/s@2297887
Speed Descriptor#0: 08/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 08/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@14.0x1385=19390KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 08/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Speed Descriptor#3: 00/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@10.0x1385=13850KB/s
Speed Descriptor#4: 00/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Speed Descriptor#5: 00/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Speed Descriptor#6: 00/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#10h]:
Media Book Type: 00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
Legacy lead-out at: 2298496*2KB=4707319808
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: 25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
Last border-out at: 2045*2KB=4188160
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: empty
"Next" Track: 1
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
Free Blocks: 2298496*2KB
Track Size: 2298496*2KB
READ CAPACITY: 0*2048=0
]0;kevin@Shatner: ~kevin@Shatner:~$ exit

Script done on Sat 04 Feb 2017 10:36:22 AM CST

// stop

So, now what?

Also, thank you for your suggestion.
 
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Edit: rubbish advice, sorry.

Last edited by hydrurga; 02-04-2017 at 10:51 AM.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 11:54 AM   #10
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Hi,

the success of dvd+rw-mediainfo and its output indicate that the drive,
its device file, and the medium would be ok for burning.
On the command line, a growisofs run should succeed, therefore.

No idea why the GUI programs would not accept the drive.
(A good suspect is always systemd/udev. But blaming them diffusely does
not help us much here.)

The problem with a command line run is that i have few idea how an
"audio DVD" has to be composed. (DVD other than CD do not have a special
audio recording mode. But there might be special constraints on the
filesystem and the files therein, like with DVD video.)

An ISO 9660 filesystem with a few .mp3 files would be composed like:
Code:
growisofs -Z /dev/sr0 -dvd-compat -R -J file1.mp3 file2.mp3 file3.mp3
An UDF filesystem would be made by additional argument -udf:
Code:
growisofs -Z /dev/sr0 -dvd-compat -R -J -udf file1.mp3 file2.mp3 file3.mp3
It depends on the capabilities of your music player(s) whether such media
will work for you.
If there are still older self-made DVDs, then you could inquire their
filesystem type by
Code:
file /dev/sr0
which should say something like
Code:
ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data
or
Code:
UDF filesystem data (version 1.5)
Next you could try find out what kind of files are in the filesystem.
For that purpose the medium must be mounted. This nowadays often happens
automatically. Ask the system by
Code:
mount | grep /dev/sr0
which might say something like
Code:
/dev/sr0 on /media/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,relatime)
In this case a complete list of files can be obtained by:
Code:
find /media/cdrom
Post your findings.
Maybe this gives us a hint how the old DVD was recorded.

Have a nice day

Thomas
 
Old 02-04-2017, 02:18 PM   #11
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Hi,

i just noticed that above you talk of "archive DVDs of most of my current
music". So you obviously just need a filesystem that is readable on your
computer(s). Quite likely the UDF variant is what K3B created for you,
although the pure ISO 9660 variant would be well ok too.

So we can skip the exploration of older DVDs and concentrate on operating
growisofs and its subordinate genisoimage (or mkisofs).
I advise you to copy (or move) the desired files to a new directory
and to let growisofs burn this directory and subordinates to DVD medium:
Code:
mkdir ./my_prepared_file_tree

... copy desired files to it ...

growisofs -Z /dev/sr0 -dvd-compat -R -J -udf ./my_prepared_file_tree
growisofs will try to eject and load the medium after burning. On laptop
drives you have to eject by hand. Linux will notice the content change
when the tray gets loaded again.

Then check your files on DVD, whether they play for you.

(I myself would use my own program xorriso for producing a ISO 9660 Rock Ridge
backup with checksums. But your goal is to substitute K3B. So stay with
growisofs.)


Have a nice day

Thomas
 
Old 02-04-2017, 04:29 PM   #12
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Thank you SCDBACKUP.

The growisofs command was a success. I tested a track from each album, and now everything is good, the birds are singing (NOT), the sun is shining (over the clouds), and is will be warm in about 5 months......

Everything is good.

I guess I should try to figure out how to label this thread as [SOLVED] now.....




Thank you, again.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 04:45 PM   #13
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Hi,

congrats to the success.

First we learn that it is rewarding to reduce the number of software layers.
Nothing beats a well composed command line.

Second there remains the riddle what on your system keeps the GUI programs
from offering the drive for use.


Have a nice day

Thomas
 
  


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