Friday, February 4, 2011

growisofs double layer dvd issue

For some reason using growisofs to burn a dual layer dvd (DVD-DL) was giving me an error that ended with like this line:
:-( write failed: Input/output error growisofs dvd dual layer

The command I used was:
growisofs -Z /dev/scd0 -R -J -V "someID" .
It usually works just fine on regular DVDs.
I thought it was only an option for burning ISO files, but apparently using the -dvd-compat option fixes it (it did for me!). So instead of the above command, you'd type:

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0  -R -J -V "someID" .
And you'll be able to burn a dual layer DVD(8.5GB) with growisofs without any problem.

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