[RndTbl] burning a DVD with xcdroast
mike at digitalcivilization.ca
Fri Apr 9 21:59:47 CDT 2004
On April 9, 2004 05:51 pm, John Lange wrote:
> I'm curious what software you are going to use when editing video under
I was thinking of Blender and Cinerella (new version of Broadcast 2000).
> On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 02:39, Mike Pfaiffer wrote:
> > On April 8, 2004 10:06 pm, Mel Seder wrote:
> > > I am reading through documentation I found in
> > >
> > > http://www.xcdroast.org/manual/dvd.html
> > >
> > > It says
> > > ==11111===============================================================
> > > Make sure you have a kernel version 2.4.x or higher. (you can test
> > > this with the command uname -a). Next, download the appropiate binary
> > > of cdrecord-ProDVD for your system from:
> > >
> > > ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/ProDVD
> > >
> > > For current linux distributions this would be the binary that ends in
> > > -i586-pc-linux-gnu, e.g. cdrecord-prodvd-2.01a12-i586-pc-linux-gnu
> > >
> > > What you downloaded is a binary, that means, it can directly be used.
> > > So, copy it to the xcdroast-bin directory (mostly
> > > /usr/lib/xcdroast-0.98/bin or /usr/local/lib/xcdroast-0.98/bin). Name
> > > it "cdrecord.prodvd". (I spent 2 hours of error tracking because I
> > > renamed it to "cdrecord-prodvd", what is wrong!) Call chmod 755
> > > cdrecord.prodvd to make it executable.
> > Hey Mel...
> > Here is an article I wrote for Call-A.P.P.L.E.
> > DVD burning under Linux
> > Well strictly speaking it is a single application under Linux. For now
> > I'll be talking about a data DVD.
> > Actually a couple of months ago I would never thought I'd be writing
> > about this subject. Chris (my business partner in Digital Civilization)
> > dropped off a DVD burner. It seems we may have some potential clients who
> > want us to transcribe some home movies for them. Chris already has a
> > video input card and since I have the faster computer (and a decent
> > graphics output) she decided my machine was to be the one where the
> > editing was to take place.
> > Between the two of us, neither has had any experience with DVD burners.
> > CD burners and DVD readers are no problem. In fact the DVD burner had the
> > reader part configured automatically. Nothing easier. Linux said “I
> > recognise this. I'll set it up right away.”. Nothing to install. Just run
> > MPlayer and let it play a DVD. As one friend is fond of saying... Mickey
> > Duck!
> > The program we are used to running is called xcdroast. It is a front end
> > for the command line cdrecord and mkisofs programs. After doing a bit of
> > research I found there is an alternative program called k3b. I'll take a
> > look at it as I get the time. As an aside, it is a good idea to go and
> > grab the latest version of xcdroast from http://www.xcdroast.org because
> > many of the distributions tend to include cut down versions.
> > It turns out there are modules for DVD creation in xcdroast.
> > Unfortunately there is a particular driver and key code which need to be
> > installed. Again, after research I found it is a relatively simple and
> > painless process. To tell the truth I goofed the first time I installed
> > the driver. I downloaded an earlier version and forgot to change the
> > permissions to something appropriate.
> > After a bit more digging I came across the following page (picture me
> > smacking my forehead and uttering an exasperated “D'Oh!”).
> > http://www.xcdroast.org/xcdr098/README.ProDVD.txt
> > This page gives the directions necessary to install DVD burning support
> > in to xcdroast. The long and short of it is to go here...
> > ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/ProDVD/
> > To download the correct version of the driver for the computer. Then put
> > it into the correct directory. As they say... (e.g.
> > /usr/lib/xcdroast-0.98/bin or /usr/local/lib/xcdroast-0.98/bin)
> > Then rename the file to "cdrecord.prodvd". Then set the file permission
> > with chmod to 755. This will allow the root account to put in the key
> > (which expires in February 2004). The key can be found at...
> > ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/ProDVD/README
> > The directions given by the ProDVD folks are not appropriate to
> > xcdroast. Use the directions found on the xcdroast site.
> > These directions allowed me to set up and create a data DVD. Since the
> > whole point of getting a DVD burner and a video input card was to
> > transcribe some home movies this is one way to do it. The next step is to
> > see if we can get it to work in a console DVD device.
> > Mike Pfaiffer
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