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LinuxHardware.org: DVD Burning with Lite-On's LDW-401S

Sep 30, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Augustus for this link. ]

"We've reviewed several CD-RW drives in the past and now it's time to move on to the latest in optical writing technology. DVD+RW and DVD-RW are now readily available and decreasing in cost every day. We've got Lite-On's DVD+RW drive, the LDW-401S, and we've run it through the paces under Linux. We'll give you the information we've found about burning both data and video DVDs under Linux and then show you how this drive performed for us.

"DVD writing under Linux has been something quite mystical to many for some time. We know many people who haven't even considered getting a DVD writer simply out of fear that they won't get much use out of it under their favorite OS. We're here to tell you that if you get use out of your CD burner then you will surely find a place for these new disks that can hold an advertised 4.7GB of data. We say advertised because that number is in base-10 units and not base-2. The actual space you can fit on a DVD+RW disk is around 4.4GB..."

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