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About.com: Making VCDs with Linux

Jan 27, 2001, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aron Hsiao)

"If you've got some standard MPEG videos, maybe of the sort produced by many consumer-level video editing packages, you can make your own Video CDs with Linux and your CD-R drive, without the need to buy expensive production software. It's simple."

"You'll need a kernel compiled with SCSI support and SCSI "generic" support. You'll also need a CD-R or CD-RW drive. No need to worry if your drive is an ATAPI/IDE drive -- just compile SCSI emulation into your kernel as well. If you're using a distribution kernel, you may already have it without knowing it."

"Try booting with the "/dev/node=ide-scsi" argument passed to your kernel image from LILO. For example, if your ATAPI/IDE burner is normally /dev/hdd (second IDE channel, slave drive), boot with "/dev/hdd=ide-scsi" and see if a SCSI device looking an awful lot like your CD-R drive turns up."

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