Getting Started With CD/DVD copying/editing on linux

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-20

I got a dvd/cd reader, burner.

I don't know anything about dvd/cd copying or editing.

I have had good results so far, but I am running into a wall.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good forum where I could learn the ropes of burning/copying dvds on linux?

Right now my current problem is I want to copy a dvd that is close to 8 gigs, but I want to fit it on dvd that holds just under 5 gigs.

I figure I either have to trim the bonus features out or compress it in some way.

Beyond that I am a total clueless newbie.  I am looking to get started, hopefully without the need for nightschool or install windows :)


Question by:Steve34
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    I try to give you some clues.

    For burnig dvds and cds in linux you can use k3b soft here is link . It is very easy to use as I know from my experience.
    The problem with burning 8 gigs DVD to 5 gigs can be solved with DVD shring witch runs on windows platform so you need to use wine to run this soft on linux.

    hope you get some clues.


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    "DVD shring" or "DVD shrink"?

    Is it a compression program?

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    I got the k3b *.img file shrunk and burned to a dvd.

    I turned out to be encrypted so I couldn't play it in xine, but my question was how to shrink the thing so the points are yours.

    The doom site seems to have good intro material on it.

    I am going to read that to get my bearings and investigate other tools



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