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Old 10-19-2005, 03:14 AM   #1
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How to burn DVD's?

Hi all, forgive me for asking such a newbie-question, but I just ordered my very first dvd-burner, and I kind of want to know exactly how to burn dvd's in Slackware. I'm running Slackware 10.2 and I never burned a dvd in my entire life.

I googled some, but to my great frustration all I could find were howto's for other distro's and specific problems with dvd-burning. I also found gnomebaker and k3b, but I'm not running Gnome or KDE, I don't even have them installed. So maybe someone please could tell me about a stable GTK+2 dvd burning app (that would run in XFCE without Gnome). I don't mind console-based burning apps either since I'm already familiar with bashburn. Also, should I use SCSI-emulation even though I'm running kernel 2.6.13?

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-19-2005, 03:36 AM   #2
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Gnomebaker should work fine in XFCE though you may need to install a few gnome libs (not all of gnome). K3b would also work fine, but you would have to install qt and kdelibs.
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gnomebaker and k3b probably has lots of dependencies. The problem is that Slackware doesn't have Gnome anymore. I can get Gnome, but those builds clutter up the system by replacing the X-server and a tonne of libraries, all for the sake of cpu-optimization it seems, and that will definitely cause problems later on. KDE is just one big and heavy package to install all for the sake of dvd-burning. But anyway, thanks for your reply.
Old 10-19-2005, 05:43 AM   #4
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You could burn from the command-line as well.
Check out 'mkisofs' and 'growisofs' - here's a small example (taken from dvdstyler, I hope it's correct...):
mkisofs -o myiso.iso -dvd-video "<DIRECTORY>" 
growisofs -Z /dev/hdd myiso.iso
Also, nero now has a burner for Linux. It doesn't burn dvd-videos, I haven't really tried it.
And you don't need the SCSI-emulation AFAIK.
Old 10-19-2005, 06:03 AM   #5
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I did a quick check with man, and it seems ok. I didn't even know the name of the binary that actually does the burning, but it's growisofs allright :] Thanks.


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