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Old 10-04-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Help Writing DVD's

Their are several DVD training video's at work my boss wants me to copy so we can keep the originals and use the copies during training sessions. This is to make sure the originals are not damaged or lost (we keep all on site and only used for our training, so nothing illegal, we did the same thing back when we had VHS training tapes).

Creating the ISO's have been easy, I just use gnome's built in make iso from the right click menu. I know the ISO is good because it plays without issue in VLC or any other player. But every time I write the disks they come out choppy, have a lot of snow on the screen, etc.

So far I've tried different write speeds, I've used both gnome's built in dvd writer and K3B. I've also tried the command: "growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdc=name_of_DVD.iso"

I'm writing to DVD+R DL disks using my DL DVD burner.

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Try something like:

growisofs -dvd-compat -speed=4 -use-the-force-luke=bufsize:32m -Z /dev/hdc=name_of_DVD.iso
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You might also try:

growisofs -dvd-video -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=image.iso

In theory the -dvd-video part was taken care of when the .iso was formed. But if you're burning a path and not an iso, that's how you'd basically use it. +/- -Z /dev/dvd ./path/. It'll probably bark at the -dvd-video part, but you should be aware that it's there. You should also note that some DVD burners are not particularly good at that task. You might try the same thing on another computer with a different burner and see if the issue persists. Or play with the -speed option, although IME leaving -speed completely off seems to yield more reliable results.


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