CD/DVD Burning Howto

CD Burning:

Erase a CD-RW

wodim -v dev=/dev/cdrw -blank=fast

Create iso-image from existing cd (cd-copy)

dd if=/dev/hdc of=/home/user/isoimage.iso

Or create iso-image from existing files on harddisk (copy needed files to a folder first)

mkisofs -V volume_name -J -r -o isoimage.iso ~/folder

To burn a CD iso-image (set the proper device path i.e. /dev/hd*)

wodim -v speed=# dev=/dev/hdc isoimage.iso

To mount an iso-image and test (choose mount point accordingly)

mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0 cd_image /cdrom

DVD Burning:

Erase a DVD+/-RW (set the proper device path i.e. /dev/hd*)

dvd+rw-format /dev/hdd

Create iso-image from existing DVD (set proper device path i.e. /dev/hd*)

readcd -v dev=/dev/hdd -f isoimage.iso

To burn a DVD iso-image (set proper device path i.e. /dev/hd*)

growisofs -Z /dev/hdd=/path/to/iso

To play DVD iso-image in mplayer

mplayer -dvd-device moviename.iso dvd://1

To play a 5.1 DVD iso-image with english spoken language

mplayer -channels 6 -alang eng -ao alsa dvd:// -dvd-device moviename.iso