[TriLUG] DVD-DL Support
bitmage at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 4 16:07:48 EST 2005
On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 03:40:36PM -0500, Ken Mink wrote:
> I've been trying to google this one, but can't find a succinct answer.
> I'm thinking about a dual layer dvd burner. Is there any issues with
> them under linux?
Under Fedora core 3 the K3B app burns them ok with my NEC burner.
That said, I don't think it's worth it.
Some things to consider:
DL blanks only hold around 7.95G despite the 8.5G claimed capacity
DL blanks are expensive. Like $10 each expensive.
Compatibility with other DVD readers is iffy. My 2-month-old Toshiba CDRW/DVD
won't read my burned DVD-DL discs, but I've got an ancient DVD drive that will.
Overall, unless you've got a compelling need for 7.95G on one disc, just burn
two cheap single-layer DVD's.
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Brian Daniels bitmage at bellsouth.net
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