I have a plextor 8/4/40+ and 4/4/40- R/RW burner and I couldn't ever get it to burn perfectly in windowsXP. Perhaps it was the burning software, but it liked to only burn 4x DVDs at 2.7x and once in a while I got errors. Sucks to that.
I just got xcdroast with the cdrecord-ProDVD plugin working on my gentoo install and did a test burn of a dvd. I burned a 4x+R disc at 8x (actually, most of the time the speed indicator was saying 8.5x) and it came out flawlessly :smile:
I've not tried k3b yet. Does it require you to make an iso on your hard drive before burning too? That's my only gripe with xcdroast right now is if I have 3 gigs of data I want to back up, I have to have 3 gigs of free space to create an iso in before I burn it.
I've got dvdr in my make.conf, didn't know (or think) there was a dvdrw one too.
it uses growfs and I belive it makes a imige as it burns. its says soemthing like you need at lest 5% of the total size. but I do not belive it needs the whole space to burn. Xcdroas remember is a GUI tool for CDrecord. Don't get me wrong I love xcdroast but K3b seams to have a little more finnish to the product. I use Xcdroast to burn images and K3b to do everything else. I would really like to knwo how to make an audio DVD. It woudl be nice to burn my RUSH cds to one DVD.
Willaim S. Huskey
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