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Re: [vox-tech] DVD playback and burning under Debian; IDE DVD+/-RW drive
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Re: [vox-tech] DVD playback and burning under Debian; IDE DVD+/-RW drive

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On Wednesday 26 November 2003 03:28 am, Bill Kendrick nbs-at-sonic.net 
|lugod| wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 02:48:08AM -0800, Ryan wrote:
> > +RW is random writeable. You could format it as ext2 and mount it :)
> OOh.. that's messed up.  Cool! :^)  I guess with nearly 5GB, the overhead
> of maintaining the filesystem stuff (directories, etc.) becomes much less
> of a problem. :^)

One small problem, the disks will wear out after a few thosand write cycles. 
This will happen faster then you think, as the superblock and whatnot get 
written to quite often.

also, I think a kernel patch is required.

> <snip>
> > Well, if you've got it burning CD's then you're half way there.
> Then I'll take this moment to thank Mike Simons for the help.  Thanks,
> Mike! ;^)
> > I've got also got a sony multiformat burner. Mine only really seems to
> > like to work right with cdrecrod-ProDVD. It's a little picky about
> > blanks, but otherwise works well. I'd be happy to lend you a DVD+RW to
> > play with.
> <snip>
> > install libdvdcss, then ogle (or mplayer, but it's menu support sucks). I
> > personaly compiled these from source....
> Note that step 1 is to figure out data storage, rather than DVD authoring
> :) 5GB is a nice size for backups or "move this crap off the HD" storage.

I've been doing this. It's easier then authoring. X-CD-Roast supports 
burrning DVDs with cdrecord-ProDVD, so you might try that.

BTW, while CD-R/RWs actualy are 700MiB, DVD±R/RWs are 4480MiB, not 4700MiB.

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