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Date:      Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:58:45 -0500
From:      "Dean E. Weimer" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   Re: blu ray recorders
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In-Reply-To: <4F902748.7050400@ShaneWare.Biz>
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On 19.04.2012 09:55, Shane Ambler wrote:
> On 16/04/2012 18:04, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> today BD recordable disks have prices that make sense as well as 
>> recorders.
>> but as i never had one i want to ask - how it is used under FreeBSD.
>> Does growisofs work just like with DVD-R or other tools are needed?
> I have an LG BH12LS38 blu-ray burner in a machine I bought in
> december. Running 9.0-RELEASE
> I haven't burnt a BD-R yet but I have used k3b (which is just a gui
> front end to growisofs,mkisofs,cdrecord,cdrdao,etc) to burn plenty of
> single layer dvd's.
> From the info I can see that cdrecord and growisofs list blu-ray in 
> features.
> The prefs show the drive info with BD-R BD-RE listed in write
> capabilities. Available space jumps in sizes up to 50GB and it asks
> you to insert a blu-ray medium if file sizes total over 8GB
> It looks to have all the support needed.
> As for authoring a blu-ray to play in your home theatre it could be
> another story - I haven't looked into that.
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I am not sure about the ISO formatting needed for this, the blu-Ray 
specifications I believe call for the file system to be UDF version 
2.5/2.6.  I don't believe FreeBSD supports greater than UDF 1.5.  I ran 
into this issue a while back after building an ISO image server to 
present an NFS volume to VMware ESX servers to allow O/S and Software 
installation media for mounting as guest Machines CDROMS.  I also chose 
to write scripts and mount the ISO images as file systems to allow 
access to them via Samba when mounting the CD Wasn't necessary.  A few 
software DVDs we had at the time used UDF 2.0, and I was unable to read 

This server was built on FreeBSD 7.2, but I haven't noticed anything in 
release notes since stating an update to the UDF version support.  Of 
course that doesn't mean it hasn't been updated, and either not 
included, or I missed them.  Just something that I think you should 
check into before getting to far into any project with Blu-Ray burning 
on FreeBSD.

  Dean E. Weimer

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