Talk:Optical disc drive
Command line order
I don't know what ArchLinux is about, but this page was a very nice reference for growisofs. However, according to the man page for growisofs, all options for growisofs should come before the
-[Z|M] /dev/dvd-device. The synopsis is:
growisofs [-dry-run] [-dvd-compat] [-overburn] [-speed=1] -[Z|M] /dev/dvd <mkisofs-options>
so this line:
growisofs -Z /dev/cdrw -v -l -dry-run -iso-level 3 -R -J -speed=2 -joliet-long -graft-points /Magazines/=/home/citral/books/mags/
should rather be:
growisofs -dry-run -speed=2 -Z /dev/cdrw -v -l -iso-level 3 -R -J -joliet-long -graft-points /Magazines/=/home/citral/books/mags/
-speed=N are options for growisofs and not mkisofs. I'm guessing growisofs figures that out for itself though, but for the sake of consistency, I feel the order should be changed... - (Reep 15:24, 4 April 2006 (EDT))
- Sounds very logical to me. Since it is your discovery, would you mind updating the page yourself? --citral 14:24, 16 July 2006 (PDT)
DVD Ripping - mplayer -dumpstream
hey, I normaly just do
and write it to a .vob file.
So the actual command could look like:
mplayer dvd://1 -v -dumpstream -dumpfile film.vob
Of course I get really big files this way. (3-8 gigabyte) But I think it's definitely the best quality, isn't it? And you can easily compress the vob-file anyway later if you want to.
I don't really have much knowledge about mplayer and video in general, so I didn't just write it in the article. I only adopted it from  (german language)
If anyone knows a better method (for example make mplayer read the dvd more carefully, if quality matters more than time) please write.
--Advocatusdiaboli 15:40, 10 November 2009 (EST)
A big merge
This page is the result of the merger of pages:
A one page to describe how to use an optical disc drive: CD burning; burning, ripping and playing DVD, inherent troubleshooting.
For all wiki's translators:, simple read the "history" tab for how to merge all page in your language. For more detail see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:CD_Burning Veleno (talk) 15:31, 22 July 2013 (UTC)