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FS#15660 - [brasero] does not erase/write DVD+RW DL

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Thursday, 23 July 2009, 21:01 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Sunday, 21 March 2010, 17:31 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Ionut Biru (wonder)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Brasero does not want to erase double layer DVD+RW disks (everything in the dialog is disabled)
and does not want to write an ISO to such disk (complains that it is not supported with the current backend).
Backend options are default (didn't change anything in gconf because I don't remember how to correctly enable libburn/libisofs and there aren't default gconf entries for them as described on the official site).

The interesting thing is that nautilus-cd-burner does work, maybe because it depends (and I guess makes use of) dvd+rw-tools (which is a fork of cdrecord intended for better DVD+RW support.

Is there a possibility to use dvd+rw-tools in brasero? Or what is needed to make it work with DVD+RW DL?

As a side-note - the default gconf schema does not seem to be complete (it was always so, at least I remember that from the times I maintained brasero in Community) - is there a way to fix it with the recent brasero versions?
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Sunday, 21 March 2010, 17:31 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  in gnome-unstable
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 23 July 2009, 23:22 GMT
Just installing libburn/libisofs should enable them as a backend. I believe brasero uses them preferentially.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Friday, 24 July 2009, 07:10 GMT
This wasn't the case in past, and I am not sure if things changed because this text is still on their site:
> Supports multiple backends: cdrtools, growisofs and libburn(optional).
> Note: compiling against libburn is _not_enough. You need to activate the backend through GConf editor at "/apps/brasero/config/libburn_burn and /apps/brasero/config/libburn_iso"

Anyway I have them installed. But there's no easy way to select which backend to use so I don't know which one is used.
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 19 September 2009, 08:35 GMT
@Jan: an ideas. You maintain this more than I do...
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 22 October 2009, 08:19 GMT
Status with 2.28 series?
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Friday, 06 November 2009, 16:25 GMT
you can raise the priority of a backend from /apps/brasero/config/priority
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 05 December 2009, 10:08 GMT
I have reports of "works for me" and the submitter has not responded in 2 months so closing.

@Roman: reopen if necessary
Comment by Alois Nespor (anespor) - Monday, 01 March 2010, 19:42 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
brasero needs really dvd+rw-tools, please">

I have problem with burning DVD+RW, because brasero calls growisofs (from dvd+rw-tools package),but i have not this. After install dvd+rw-tools works fine.
Comment by Alois Nespor (anespor) - Monday, 01 March 2010, 19:49 GMT
future version:
brasero configuration summary:
Version: 2.29.4
Update caches: no
Build Nautilus extension : no
Build inotify: yes
Build search pane : yes
Build playlist pane : yes
Build Preview pane : yes
Build cdrdao plugins : yes
Build cdrtools plugins : yes
Build cdrkit plugins : yes
Build growisofs plugins : yes
Build libburnia plugins : no
Build GObject-Introspection : no

checked growisofs from dvd+rw-tools