#25 How to close my dvd+rw?


I write a big file to DVD+RW media with cdrwtool.
Config: Philips DVDRW 1208, SuSE Linux 8.2,
kernel 2.4.20, cdrwtool 1.0.0b2.
The disc is not closed. How to work -c option?

cdrwtool -d /dev/sr0 -f big(4GB).file -t 12 -c ?


  • Zoltán Guba

    Zoltán Guba - 2003-06-12
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    The answer is simple: a DVD+RW can't be closed since it doesn't have multiple tracks/sessions. A DVD+RW disc has one session with one track that is initially formatted in the background and spans the whole disc.

    If you mean that you dont want the UDF image to be appended then i think you'll need to set the soft-protection flag on the logical partiton but i dont know if implementations honour that. The disc can always be over written anyway.

    Hope this answers your question.

    With regards,
    Reinoud Zandijk
    (author of udfclient and NetBSD's udf implementation)


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