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dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by "dvdauthor" or "mkisofs" to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing "cdrecord-proDVD" in many cases. The package contains "growisofs" to burn DVD images or create a data DVD on the fly, "dvd+rw-format" to format a DVD+RW, "dvd+rw-mediainfo" to give details about DVD disks, and some programs to control the write speed and obtain information from DVD-RAM.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  09 Mar 2008 21:48

    Release Notes: Sense codes are now transcribed into human-readable representation. The -F/-free-space option was added. Solaris compatibility was increased. Building on Mac OS X 10.5 was fixed. A workaround for missing direct I/O on Linux 2.4 was implemented. SCSI devices are now locked more aggressively on Linux. Error handling was improved. Several other fixes and enhancements were made.

    •  12 Jan 2007 12:48

      Release Notes: Support was added for Blu-ray Discs as well as for DVD-R Dual Layer DAO and incremental writing. Several device strategies were improved. Mac OS X support was introduced. The code was redesigned to use a multi-threaded approach. Several bugs were fixed.

      •  20 May 2005 04:53

        Release Notes: growisofs was fixed, and it works now with Linux kernel 2.6.8 and newer.

        •  29 Jul 2004 10:26

          Release Notes: The "flush cache" bug that made growisofs unable to finalize recordings was fixed.

          Recent comments

          20 Mar 2010 05:38 rrdonovan

          This site is hard to read. Where is the install info for this software? I have used ark to extract files into a folder. I don't see an install.txt sheet which accompanies other tar.gz programs. The index.html file just goes into a diatribe of who know what. Anyway I tried to run make and it started up. I got this error:
          RodneyLT:/home/rodney/Download/dvd+rw-tools-7.1 # make
          make[1]: Entering directory `/home/rodney/Download/dvd+rw-tools-7.1'
          g++ -O2 -fno-exceptions -D_REENTRANT -c -o growisofs_mmc.o growisofs_mmc.cpp
          In file included from growisofs_mmc.cpp:17:
          transport.hxx: In member function ‘int Scsi_Command::is_reload_needed(int)’:
          transport.hxx:366: error: ‘INT_MAX’ was not declared in this scope
          make[1]: *** [growisofs_mmc.o] Error 1
          make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/rodney/Download/dvd+rw-tools-7.1'
          make: *** [all] Error 2

          I'm a hardware man, not a programmer. Now what?

          19 May 2005 10:08 contusion

          Good dvd solution for linux
          Quite a good soultion for linux. But the kernel patch is not user friendly. Ah but the patch gives the advantage of using it as read / write medium.


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