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Date:      Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:47:55 +1030
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:        Ed <>, Andrea Venturoli <>
Subject:   Re: Blu ray
Message-ID:  <54A9F453.1020303@ShaneWare.Biz>
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On 05/01/2015 11:07, Ed wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 18:40:43 +0100
> Andrea Venturoli <> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I know the question has come up several times, but things change...
>> Are Blu Ray recorders supported? Especially internal SATA ones?
>> Could I buy one just for backup purposes, i.e. preparing a 25-50 GB ISO
>> and writing it?
>> What would be the maximum file size?
>> Should I use cdrecord? groisofs? Anything else?
>> Is 9.3 enough? Any improvement in 10.1?
>     growisofs manpage mentions supporting bluray recording, i guess it would do.
>      may want to search in the email archives.
>      while back i was also looking into  bluray support and found an interesting thread in the
>      mailing lists: "blu ray recorders"
>      hope this was of some help:-)

As I mentioned in those emails I have an LG BH12LS38. Running 9.0 - 9.2
I burnt DVD's and CD's without issue using k3b - which is a gui frontend
to the cli tools.

Max file size is dependant on the filesystem not the disk, I think UDF
is normally used for Blu Ray so will support files over 2GB.

After those emails I tried burning a BD-R and failed, I think it was
buffer underrun. I have 8GB RAM and was using zfs on a single disc at
the time so more RAM may help.

The disc was recognised as BD-R all started fine just didn't complete.

I would have been running 9.1 at the time - over a year ago.

I have recently upgraded to 10.1 but haven't burnt any disks yet.

BD-R prices are down to a couple of dollars a disk so may be time to try 

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Shane Ambler

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