On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 07:29:47AM -0500, Randy Pratt wrote: > On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:21:49 -0800 > Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > Guys, I've set up a test account which is pure KDE. Still, > > using both my Pioneer and the Lite-on burners, no luck in burning > > a DVD that is larger than thee default. This time I'm using a > > documentary that I own, so there is nothing wrong in making a > > backup. Results: Same thing as happened with the other > > commercially created DVD. > > > > K3B reads the disk flawlessly, but growisofs fails (perhaps) to do > > its thing. In any case, the program complains that there is not > > enough space on the blank and spits out the disk. > > > > I've tried replacing "auto" with "generic-mmc-raw" on the Lit-On > > burner. Nope. Anybody other suggestions? > > It may be that the source DVD is using some compression method to > fit the content on a 4.7G DVD. The size of the original DVD can > be checked with "dvd+rw-mediainfo" (sysutils/dvd+rw-tools), ex:
The source is just over 6GB. bOth of my devices play them. k3b gave the exact number, but it is over 6.1 G. > > # dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/cd0 > > If the source DVD is a 4.7G DVD then the simplest way might be to > first make a duplicate image with "dd", for example: > > # dd bs=2048 if=/dev/cd0 of=duplicate.iso Ah, ok, this is what k3b put in /ust/tmp/kde-kline/foo.iso. I decided to just-leave it for now. Only my source DVDs are around 6G rather than 4.7G. > > This should produce an image of suitable size in the current > directory to fit on another DVD which can be burned with > "growisofs" (sysutils/dvd +rw-tools): > > # growisofs -dvd-compat -speed=4 -Z /dev/cd0=duplicate.iso > > The preceeding commands are only examples and may need to be > adjusted for your hardware/situation. > I'm going to have to man -t the man page and read offline. Looks like I'll need to compress the source. On Sunday, Michel Talon mentioned "dvdshrink"; locate doesn't find it. thanks much, Randy, gary > HTH, > > Randy > -- -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"