I've been burning DVDs today to free up some space on my hard drive. Out of 5 attempts I've only burnt 1 successfully. It doesn't appear to be my burner's fault, as when I pull the DVD out I can clearly see areas where the plastic is malformed and the data is clearly not burned. It's interesting the difference there is between CDs and DVDs. With CDs I've had a relatively good experience with burning, and considered switching off verification altogether. With DVDs, however, it's all too important to check that the data has been written correctly.
I've bought no-name el-cheapo DVDs, which does imply
a lower quality standard, but considering my failure rate, it's surprising that you can legally call them DVD-Rs at all.
On this note, I've been looking for a good CD burner for gnome for a while now, with no avail. GnomeBaker
is an apt solution, and much prettier than GnomeToaster
, which is simply too kludgy to constitute any sort of solution to the problem. However, missing a "verify" feature implies that I'm stuck with the proprietary, ugly, and yet somehow still the best solution I can find so far: NeroLinux
. I'm eyeing bonfire
, which looks like it'll have some sweet features (but no mention of verify), but I really don't want to be forced to use k3b
, which, despite the fact that it looks like the best damn burner I can find for linux (a lot like Alcohol 120%) is for KDE.