Re: what is cdrecord doing?

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At 9:43 AM -0600 11/10/06, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>On Thu, 9 Nov 2006, Tony Nelson wrote:
>
>> At 11:27 AM -0600 11/9/06, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> >On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Jeff Vian wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 12:07 -0600, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> >> > I used cdrecord to burn a DVD.
>> >> > It seems to have worked, but the output confuses me.
>> >> > The last line is:
>> >> > Track 01: Total bytes read/written: 399360/614400 (300 sectors).
>> >> >
>> >> That would be almost 700mb, which is the typical max size for a CD.  You
>> >> are after all using cdrecord which is designed with CDs in mind.
>> >
>> >The iso file was much smaller than that.
>> >It seems to me that I read somewhere that that is
>> >also the minimum amount of data one can put on a DVD.
>> >Is that correct?
>>  ...
>>
>> According to the growisofs page at
>> <http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/#compat>, some DVD players won't
>> work properly unless there is 1 GB of data on the DVD.  Many other drives
>> are smarter, and will be fine with less data.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Could someone tell me what this line means:
>Track 01: Total bytes read/written: 399360/614400 (300 sectors).

It means that the program read about 400 KB and wrote about 600 KB, which
is 300 2 KB sectors on a CD, to track 1.  This is less than 700 MB.
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