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Burning DVD video on Linux

Tags: linux October 10, 2009    

I recently needed to make a DVD video and then duplicate it. I tried the movie maker that comes with Windows to make the DVD video. The experience was rather negative. I haven't tried other alternatives, and can't comment further on what would be good. However, making a duplicate was relatively straightforward on Linux. All that is needed is a large amount of hard drive space and two steps.

First, insert the DVD video and enter the command dd if=/dev/dvd of=video.iso bs=1024

Second, insert a blank DVD and enter the command cdrecord speed=4 padsize=63s -pad -dao -v -eject -data video.iso

Note that for the dd command if=/media/cdrom0 doesn't work because a device needs to be used directly.

Copyright © 2009 Borys Bradel. All rights reserved. This post is only my possibly incorrect opinion.

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