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1slipperyfish
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: dvd writing? Reply with quote

can anyone help me, as you may know i'm a linux newbie and i have no idea how to copy/burn a dvd Confused i would ideally like to use a dvd from my collection and make a copy,but i have no idea where to start(put the legalities to on side)
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also can anyone recomend a music player(not kaffeine or amarok) as i have tried to install several and have compiled them but if i go into multimedia(kde) i cannot see them,or do you have to use them at command line if they are not part of the distro?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: RE: dvd writing? Reply with quote

On your second question 1sf (troll), why not just right click the K menu, select Menu editor (or edit menu) and add your newly installed app to the menu. You can find the path to the executable with which appname.
If you have the right things installed, you can also run kappfinder, which will do things almost automatically for you, but can also fsck up your menus if not used with care.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks rhakios Very Happy i know how to write a cd from command line i was wondering whether it was the same for dvds, as in windows you just drag, drop and burn
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For ordinary CD or DVD writing, you can use k3b, but for naughty pirating of dvds you need other sotware, a list of which I don't have as I don't use it. Though come to think of it libdvdcss is one of those things and I do use that to watch dvds.

You know, you really ought to check out http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ and especially the PLF software, as I told you to ages ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have got the uprmi installed and it always installs them straight away but they are never seen again Confused i have been to the site and nothing seems to happen Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Have you got K3B installed? This is what I use and it is 'drag and drop'. Not in other distos but in Mandriva its under Menu(star)-> System -> Archiving -> Cd burning->K3b

On a media player....(waits to be shuned by amarok supporters) I LOVE Xmms.....but that maybe as I was bought up on a diet of winamp....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn everyone is too quick for me........
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
i have got the uprmi installed and it always installs them straight away but they are never seen again Confused i have been to the site and nothing seems to happen Confused
paul


What do you mean "nothing seems to happen"? You do know what it's for don't you? You do know why I'm strongly pointing you to PLF don't you?<sigh!>

http://plf.zarb.org/about.php
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: dvd writing? Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
can anyone help me, as you may know i'm a linux newbie and i have no idea how to copy/burn a dvd Confused i would ideally like to use a dvd from my collection and make a copy,but i have no idea where to start(put the legalities to on side)


I use dvd9to5 http://lakedaemon.netmindz.net/dvd9to5/

It relies on a bunch of other software -

transcode http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode
dvdauthor http://dvdauthor.sourceforge.net/
mjpegtools http://mjpeg.sourceforge.net/
libdvdcss http://developers.videolan.org/libdvdcss/
dvd+rw-tools http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/tools/?M=D

I recommend installing all of these (except possibly dvd+rw-tools) from source, otherwise you, most likely, will run into trouble!
Transcode is probably the trickiest to install, make sure you checkout all the options in ./configure --help. mjpegtools requires ffmpeg http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/index.php and make sure when you configure it you use at least the --enable-shared option otherwise mjpegtools will fail.
I wouldn't think you would have much trouble with dvdauthor or libdvdcss. It can be a bit of a pain installing all of this (lots of reading configuring and compiling)but its worth it, copying a dvd is as easy as -

> dvd9to5.pl

One command and it does everything, even burns it for you Very Happy
Alternatively I have read of people getting a windows program called dvdshrink (or something like that) running under Wine www.winehq.com however I have never used this dvdshrink program, or indeed ever copied dvds with windows at all Wink

Good luck,

Dave.

edit: when I say transcode is tricky to install I mean tricky to install correctly (with the right features) I forgot it will compile with virtually no extra libs by default Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thankyou for all your replies Very Happy of course i didn't want to anything illegal just asking Very Happy thankyou to linuxgirlie, yes i have got K3B installed and that was exactly what i was looking for Rolling Eyes perhaps you should be linux-laydee Very Happy
thanks to flea Very Happy and thankyou to rhakios(seems in a bad mood)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

however when tyring to write a dvd i got the error messages
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Devices
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TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R5002 1033 (/dev/hdc, ) at /mnt/cdrom [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM; DVD-ROM; DVD-R; DVD-RW] [DVD-ROM; DVD-R Sequential; DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite; DVD-RW Sequential; CD-ROM; CD-R; CD-RW] [SAO; TAO; RAW; RAW/R96R]

System
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K3b Version: 0.11.20
KDE Version: 3.3.2
QT Version: 3.3.4
Kernel: 2.6.11-6mdk

growisofs
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/dev/hdc: engaging DVD-R DAO upon user request...
Sad Failed to change write speed: 2117->2700

growisofs comand:
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/usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/hdc -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=tty -use-the-force-luke=dao -dvd-compat -speed=2.4 -gui -graft-points -volid K3b data project -volset -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR VERSION 0.11.20 (C) 2003 SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher -preparer K3b - Version 0.11.20 -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort /tmp/kde-paul/k3bxvR1gc.tmp -rational-rock -hide-list /tmp/kde-paul/k3bURNcwb.tmp -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 -path-list /tmp/kde-paul/k3bBpYuyb.tmp


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hold on, I very vaguely recall seeing an error message like this when I used to run k3b on Slack. Just out of curiosity try clicking on the little circular arrow next to the writing speed option (when you hover the mouse over it, it says "determine supported writing speeds") then pick the speed from the list. This used to work for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i followed your advice and it gets to 50% complete then threw the same error up Confused i think i have found my weekend project Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What speed are you trying to write at ? And what speed is your writer allegedly capable of ?
I find that DVD & CD burning is much more reliable if I drop the speed to about half the maximum my drive is capable of (and it doesn't matter whether I'm using cheapo or branded blanks). BUT make sure the speed you select is actually supported by your writer or it is likely to drop to single speed (took me a while to figure that one out Embarassed )
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i clicked on possible speeds(or whatever) it was 2.4 and i tried to burn a dvd and the iso images for the coverdisc but it simply called the cd-rom c3b and left it blank even though it said it had burned it Rolling Eyes but hadn't
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