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SubjectRe: CD/DVD record
Nigel Rantor wrote:

> Richard B. Johnson wrote:
>> Hello all...
>> Recording this stuff is basically sending some commands to
>> a device and then keeping a FIFO full until done.
> Lots of things that are easy to sum up on one sentence turn out the be
> hairy as a wookie, but yes, it does seem like a Simple(tm) problem.
>> If `cdrecord` doesn't do it, one can hack together something
>> that works in a day or so,... really good stuff in a week.
> Hmm...not sure about that. Not if you do want device specific fixes in
> there too...

The question then becomes - how many percent of devices in use need
fixes to work?
A simple program with _no_ fixes, that works with correct devices only
might not be that hard.
After it becomes popular people simply take care to buy working
burners. The old broken
tend to get upgraded after a while, or they can be used with the old

> I'll admit to having some time on my hands but acquiring equipment to
> test with would be a stumbling block for me.

Take one thing at a time. If you want to try this, start writing a
program that works well
with your particular burner. Chances are it'll work with many others
too. And then you
get patches from people who have other equipment. You won't need to
have everything

> It would be nice if everyone could just put their egos aside and
> provide a united front wrt FOSS cd/dvd recording.

:-) This goes for all open source. I don't think it'll happen though. :-/

Helge Hafting
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