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Postby 1slipperyfish » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:26 pm

can anyone help me, as you may know i'm a linux newbie and i have no idea how to copy/burn a dvd :? 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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Postby Rhakios » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:34 pm

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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Postby 1slipperyfish » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:40 pm

thanks rhakios :D 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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Postby Rhakios » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:57 pm

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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Postby 1slipperyfish » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:00 pm

i have got the uprmi installed and it always installs them straight away but they are never seen again :? i have been to the site and nothing seems to happen :?
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Postby linuxgirlie » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:05 pm

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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Postby linuxgirlie » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:06 pm

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Postby Rhakios » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:28 pm

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

Postby Flea » Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:06 pm

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 :? 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 :D
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 :oops:
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:53 pm

thankyou for all your replies :D of course i didn't want to anything illegal just asking :D thankyou to linuxgirlie, yes i have got K3B installed and that was exactly what i was looking for :roll: perhaps you should be linux-laydee :D
thanks to flea :D and thankyou to rhakios(seems in a bad mood)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:43 pm

however when tyring to write a dvd i got the error messages
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...
:-( 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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Postby Flea » Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:52 pm

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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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:15 pm

thanks i followed your advice and it gets to 50% complete then threw the same error up :? i think i have found my weekend project :D
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Postby Nigel » Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:59 pm

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 :oops: )
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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:35 pm

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 :roll: but hadn't
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