Quick CD/DVD burning question

Guy Benson gbbenson68 at netscape.net
Thu Feb 5 02:32:42 PST 2004

alex at 22-music.de wrote:

>For burning DVDs, you'll probably use the
>dvd+rw-tools (http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/), which support
>most drives/standards and are all free (unlike the cdrecord-dvd version)
>and uses the IDE interface directly (like: growisofs -Z /dev/hdc=image).
>Due to a limitation of IDE packet sizes, CD-/DVD-writing is slower on
>kernel 2.4.x or older, so using kernel 2.6.2 could speed up things a lot
>(CD: 8x is the fastest supported speed, DVD: 2x/4x, the latter DVD+R
>only, while 2.6 support full drive capabilities).

Thanks for the info!! I'll try with 2.4.X first. I want to wait until at least 2.4.6 before I start playing with it seriously.


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