[Libburn-hackers] Re: libburn never finishes burning DVD image

David Mohr damailings at mcbf.net
Fri Oct 30 10:38:57 CDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>> > David, do you understand german language ?
>> Yes.
> I suspected but was in doubt because of your
> mail client's time zone.

Understandable, I do live in the US right now so... :)

>> Do you think that presenting the choice of TAO and SAO to the user is
>> inaccurate then? Any suggestions on how to improve it?
> The modes impose certain restrictions or side
> effects which vary with media types. Rather
> than writing a fat howto about the right choice
> i introduced API call
>  burn_write_opts_auto_write_type()
> which gets readily programmed job parameters:
>  struct burn_write_opts *opts, struct burn_disc *disc
> and then chooses a suitable mode - or tells why
> there is none.
> cdrskin offers -tao, -sao, -dao by cdrecord
> traditions. If none of them is given, then
> it lets burn_write_opts_auto_write_type()
> decide.
> In xorriso i do not offer a user's choice
> currently. But if Heiko's problem would have
> turned out to be due to DAO then i would have
> had to introduce such an option.
> I propose you add a "AUTO" alternative to the
> "SAO" / "TAO" choice.
> (burn_write_opts_auto_write_type() should be
>  called when all other settings are made to opts
>  and disc. Media state, -multi, number of tracks
>  ...  everything does matter for the decision.)

Sounds like a good idea. I've implemented it in master.

> You can also use burn_write_opts_auto_write_type()
> for checking whether the write mode set with
> burn_write_opts_set_write_type() is suitable
> together with the other parameters. (flag bit0)

So far I haven't had any reports of problems regarding the write
modes, so I'll leave the behavior when the user specifies non-auto as
it is.

Thanks for the pointers Thomas.


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