[Off Topic] Burning DVDs

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Sat Nov 13 00:07:20 UTC 2004

Robin Laing wrote:
> Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
>> I've had the same problem on two different systems (different hardware
>> and software):
>> FC2 running Linux version 2.6.8-1.521 with a SONY DVD RW DRU-510A drive.
>>     The processor is an intel Pentium III
>> FC3 running Linux version 2.6.9-1.667 with a LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S 
>> drive.
>>     The processor is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
>> I'm aware of the problem with kernel versions.  With kernels at or after
>> 2.6.8, I haven't been able to run gcombust at all or cdrecord except as
>> root, but I have successfully made CDs using k3e.  I have been able to
>> burn one DVD successfully, namely the one for the AMD system,
>> (FC3-x86_64-DVD.iso) on the FC2 system.
>> I have not had similar problems burning CDs.  These are my first
>> attempts to burn DVDs, either data or video.
>> Thanks - jon
> As you state, this is your first attempt to burn DVD's.  It reminds me 
> of a friend that couldn't burn any DVD's with a Lite-on burner and Kodak 
> media.  Turned out that there was a problem with the media.  He returned 
> it to the store for a full refund.  Using different media, he has no 
> problems.  All this was within Win2k, not linux.

Perhaps the following link is useful, Slashdot recently pointed to an 
Anandtech article about the new 16x DVD burners out there, and trials 
and tribulations concerning the different drives and various media!

> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/01/2352222&tid=198&tid=137&tid=164&tid=1

Their conclusion was to be cognizant of the diferences in the drives and 
the media, and even explains the different error rates of the drives....
As I recall, the Lite-On drive was one of the more error-prone with 
certain media....

> I have made three DVD coasters out of ~100 DVD burns.  All attempts at 
> burning that were not normal.

Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome at rcn.com
cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
cummings at kjc386.framingham.ma.us

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