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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

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. :^)

> 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.

> 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.

> ogle and mplayer both can also play DVDs that have been copied to my hard 
> drive using dd :)

Man, that's sick!

> I know doug does dvd burning and whatnot under linux, but I do not know what 
> distro he uses.

Again, see above.  I wanna do "drop 4GB of files onto the disc so I can read
them later," and not necessarily "let's make a DVD movie to watch" :^)

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