KDVD-RAM Tools

Utilities

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Description:

KDVD-RAM is a tool collection for DVD, DVD-RAM and Blu-ray (BD). You can format the disc, create UDF filesystems, change the DVD-RAM write protection status and the mount point permission. You get also many information about the media and drive.

Requirements:
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- KDE 3.5.9 with kdialog and kommander (kmdr-executor)
- UDF Tools (mkudffs)
- dvd+rw-tools (dvd+rw-format, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd-ram-control)
- hal
- hdparm (ATA/IDE Device) or sdparm (SCSI/SATA Device)

Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.1
First public release
- with german support

0.2
Bugfix in all files
Add install script

0.2.1
Bugfix install script

0.2.2
Bugfix install script for local install

0.3
Add template for desktop DVD-RAM device icon
Better error handling in all scripts
Remove local install from install script
Full install support (link, device...)

0.4 (Alpha)
completly redesign
add KDE help

0.4 (Beta)
Change Media Info from Kdialog to Kommander Script (You don't need the /dev/dvdram link anymore)
Fix bugs in all scripts
Add error handling
Add German translation and German KDE help

0.4 (RC1)
Fix Properties Write Protection bug
Add icons for format, info and udf filesystem
Add menu entry
Update KDE Help
Add install and uninstall script

0.4
Fix Permissions bug with newer KDE version
Add Spin down function
Update KDE help
Ready for Kubuntu 7.10

0.4.1
Add extended properties group function (Have a look at the screenshot 3)

0.5 Beta
Add better install script
Add medium cloner

0.5 RC1
Fix permission bug (Works only with KDE 3.5.9)

Translations and bug reports are welcome!

collinm

9 years ago

when a kde 4 release will be availabel?

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hifi25nl

10 years ago

I don't know how much time I have spent on packet writing in the last 2 years...so I have found your software the most interesting. However I would point out that:
1) The installer is not working in debian: "Please use the software installer of your distribution, then restart this installer."
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So, after installing almost manually, I have these problems:
2) Disc-Format is not working, after about 1 second I receive a message that all is done...
3) Eject is not working: this, I think, is a problem of udftools, I had it before. If I select eject the disk will unmount but not eject. What is strange is that, after trying to mount another time and receiving a message that the disc cannot be mounted, if I press manually the button of the tray, the disk will come out!
4) In extended properties Medium Access Permission is greyed out. The same with Mount Point permissions.
5) It is not clear to me if the suggestions for kubuntu should be applied to debian (see readme about 40-permissions.rules etc...). In any case I have tried to apply the rules (file names are different in debian), but the result is the same as leaving the files untouched.
5) I think you should clarify how to install packet writing in Linux. For example, udftools was complaining about missing device at boot. At last my configuration is this:
---->/etc/fstab:
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
# packet writing
/dev/scd0 /media/dvdram udf noatime,noauto,owner,user,rw 0 0
---->/etc/default/udftools
DEVICES="/dev/scd0"
-----> I have also made a
pktsetup devpktcdvd0 /dev/scd0
Something wrong? All dvd writers must be registered manually with pktsetup?

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Multimedia4Linux

10 years ago

For DVD-RAM support you don't need the packet writing, but you need Linux 2.6.22 or a newer kernel.

KDVD-RAM Tools 0.5 Requirements:
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- Linux 2.6.22 or newer
- KDE 3.5.9 with kdialog and kommander (kmdr-executor)
- UDF Tools (mkudffs)
- dvd+rw-tools (dvd+rw-format, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd-ram-control)
- hal
- hdparm (ATA/IDE Device) or sdparm (SCSI/SATA Device)

Please check if the utilities works!

German DVD-RAM Howto
http://www.multimedia4linux.de/howto/DE-DVD-RAM-HOWTO.html

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hifi25nl

10 years ago

Uninstalled everything and installed another time. This is the message:
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KDVD-RAM Tools 0.5 Beta installer

The hal package is required, but not yet installed.
cat: /etc/lsb-release: No such file or directory
Please use the software installer of your distribution, then restart this installer.
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However, hal is installed....an also udftools and dvd+rw-tools

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Multimedia4Linux

10 years ago

Manual install with root:
kdeprefix=`kde-config --prefix`
install --mode=644 media_dvd*.desktop --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus
install --mode=644 media_dvd*.desktop --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/apps/dolphin/servicemenus
install --mode=644 media_dvd*.desktop --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/apps/d3lphin/servicemenus

install --mode=644 linkDVDRAMWRITER.desktop --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/templates
install --mode=644 DVDRAMWRITER-Device.desktop --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/templates/.source

install --mode=755 src/*.sh --target-directory=$kdeprefix/bin
install --mode=755 src/*.kmdr --target-directory=$kdeprefix/bin

mkdir --parents $kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kdvd-ram-tools
mkdir --parents $kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/de/kdvd-ram-tools
install --mode=644 doc/uk/index.docbook --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kdvd-ram-tools
install --mode=644 doc/uk/index.cache.bz2 --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kdvd-ram-tools
install --mode=644 doc/uk/*.png --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kdvd-ram-tools
install --mode=644 doc/de/index.docbook --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/de/kdvd-ram-tools
install --mode=644 doc/de/index.cache.bz2 --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/de/kdvd-ram-tools
install --mode=644 doc/de/*.png --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/doc/kde/HTML/de/kdvd-ram-tools

install --mode=644 po/de/*.mo --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES

install --mode=644 icons/32x32/*.png --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/icons/default.kde/32x32/devices
install --mode=644 icons/48x48/*.png --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/icons/default.kde/48x48/devices
install --mode=644 icons/64x64/*.png --target-directory=$kdeprefix/share/icons/default.kde/64x64/devices

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shevegen

10 years ago

can this be included into k3b? (maybe only optionally)

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angrkeyboarder

11 years ago

This isn't source code. It's the program itself.

I want to compile from source and create Debian package.

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Multimedia4Linux

11 years ago

It is the source code and the application (Kommander and bash script)
You dont't need someting to compile...


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angrykeyboarder

11 years ago

I note in your readme file you give nice instructions for Kubuntu users:

"Install for Kubuntu 7.04
Open the KDE terminal

1) Install package:
sudo apt-get install hal
sudo apt-get install hal-device-manager
sudo apt-get install hal-info
sudo apt-get install kde-hal-device-manager
sudo apt-get install libhal1
sudo apt-get install libhal-storage1
sudo apt-get install kommander
sudo apt-get install udftools
sudo apt-get install dvd+rw-tools"


But I could not help but notice you spent extra time typing it out the (needlessly) long way.

The end result? Users spend even more time installing than you spent typing.

Make it easy on yourself and everyone else.

Just one line:

"sudo apt-get install hal hal-device-manager hal-info kde-hal-device-manager libhal1 libhal-storage1 kommander udftools dvd+rw-tools"

Quicker for you to type and quicker for us to copy and paste! :)

Badda-bing Badda-boom!

I "fixed" it before installing the packages you suggested and the result? I was told I had everything but udftools as APT was downloading and installing for me. :)

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Multimedia4Linux

12 years ago

UDF Version
1.00 (24.10.1995) for CD-ROM
1.01 (03.11.1995) for DVD-ROM
1.02 (30.08.1996) for DVD-Video
1.50 (04.02.1997) for Data-DVDs (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RAM)
2.00 (03.04.1998) for Videorecording
2.01 (15.03.2000) Bugfix for 2.00
2.50 (30.04.2003) for BD-RE
2.60 (01.03.2005) for BD-R

If you use the DVD-RAM with Linux and Windows you shoud use Version 1.5

The most new media are formated and have a UDF 2.0 filesystem

Have a look at the DVD-RAM HOWTO (ony in german)

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MrGosh

12 years ago

but this should be implemented in the programm like you wrote it here, think this could help many people....

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collinm

12 years ago

what language this program use ?

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MrGosh

12 years ago

German like it is written above and of cource english... ;)

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BorgQueen

12 years ago

but could you give a little more detail about its use? For example, why one would reformat a dvdrw or remove its information? And so on.

Thanks.

(bloody typos)

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BorgQueen

12 years ago

but could you give a little more detail about its use? For why one would reformat a dvdrw or remove its information? And so on.

Thanks.

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lemmy04

12 years ago

dvd-rw != dvd-ram

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BorgQueen

12 years ago

Too slow, even on fast dvdrw drives.
RAM is cheap! dvdrws aren't, why put the wear and tear on them?
But I love everything else about kdvd-ram tools, very useful.

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MrGosh

12 years ago

So it works for me out of the Box on SuSE 10.1

But what about an installer?
Also should there be a possibility to format a mounted device...

and perhaps a info when which UDF Format is recommended...

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MrGosh

12 years ago

at last...

Really nice to see someone got this into his todo list ;)

i`ll try it immediately..

Thanks a lot!

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12 years ago

0.1
First public release
- with german support

0.2
Bugfix in all files
Add install script

0.2.1
Bugfix install script

0.2.2
Bugfix install script for local install

0.3
Add template for desktop DVD-RAM device icon
Better error handling in all scripts
Remove local install from install script
Full install support (link, device...)

0.4 (Alpha)
completly redesign
add KDE help

0.4 (Beta)
Change Media Info from Kdialog to Kommander Script (You don't need the /dev/dvdram link anymore)
Fix bugs in all scripts
Add error handling
Add German translation and German KDE help

0.4 (RC1)
Fix Properties Write Protection bug
Add icons for format, info and udf filesystem
Add menu entry
Update KDE Help
Add install and uninstall script

0.4
Fix Permissions bug with newer KDE version
Add Spin down function
Update KDE help
Ready for Kubuntu 7.10

0.4.1
Add extended properties group function (Have a look at the screenshot 3)

0.5 Beta
Add better install script
Add medium cloner

0.5 RC1
Fix permission bug (Works only with KDE 3.5.9)

Translations and bug reports are welcome!

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