Please, how do I use cdrdao under OSX? (iMac G5)
I have no idea how to get it to see the CD drive... Had to transfer files to a Linux system, where it worked fine!
Try --device IOCDServices or --device IODVDServices.
Woohoo!!!!! IODVD works!
Now, please tell me how on Earth you knew that. It isn't in /dev for instance...
I do get an error message on burning (4th-last line below):
IODVDServices: MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846 Rev: FA0G
Using driver: Generic SCSI-3/MMC - Version 2.0 (options 0x0000)
Starting write at speed 4...
Pausing 10 seconds - hit CTRL-C to abort.
Process can be aborted with QUIT signal (usually CTRL-\).
WARNING: No super user permission to setup real time scheduling.
Turning BURN-Proof on
ERROR: Cannot set Ricoh mode page 30.
Executing power calibration...
Power calibration successful.
Writing track 01 (mode AUDIO/AUDIO )...
Any idea what that is? The disc seems to have burned alright though.
Thanks so much!
Concerning this: ERROR: Cannot set Ricoh mode page 30.
I don't know what it means, didn't find anything in the manual and/or the Internet. Increasing verbosity doesn't bring much as well. However, it doesn't seem to bring on any limits for my general usage.
Concerning this: WARNING: No super user permission to setup real time scheduling.
I wanted to burn a CD at 8x speed, got this message and burning proceeded with 24x speed. Adding "sudo" before "cdrdao + params" (and providing the super user password) allowed cdrdao to burn at the speed I specified.
This is the way it worked and works at mine. I am very unhappy that the manual pages don't talk about frequent error messages since this would really save time! The other thing I am confused about is the pregap issue and certain problems with copying CDs which I talked about here recently and which were discussed here since long ago. However, as the traffic of this forum indicates, we can't expect things to get changed shortly.
I hope the provided explanitions helped you a bit,
I also had some concern re "No super permission"! I did notice at the end of one burn that one of the buffer minimums was perilously low - 3% or something. Not sure how significant that is. All other times they've been above 95%.
I also had a speed issue, where it decided to burn a 24x CD-R at 8x, and specifying 16x did nothing. Of course, it could be a mislabelled CD-R. I'll try sudo next time. Did that help with the "No super permission"?
If you want to contact me directly, I might be able to help you with gaps and such, in a general sense that is...
Thx again for the help. I've now burned several CDs on my Mac - no need to transfer to my Linux system!
md at cantares dot on dot ca