Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian system
If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.
dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases.
The package contains:
* growisofs to burn DVD images or create a data DVD on the fly * dvd+rw-format to format a DVD+RW * dvd+rw-mediainfo to give details about DVD disks
and some programs to control the write speed and obtain information from DVD-RAM.
the maximum writing speed depends on the hardware capabilities and then on the firmware. Using an unsupported media will most likely not give you the highest speed printed on the labels or that capable by the writer. As an example: my writer says 16.1x is supported on my Fujifilm 8x DVD+R (8x rated) where as only 8.1x is supported on Fujifilm 8x DVD-R (8x rated).
Install dvd+rw-tools package in debian
#apt-get install dvd+rw-tools
Initialize new DVD+RW media
Write contents of a directory(or file) to a newly initialized DVD+RW
#growisofs -Z /dev/scd1 -R -J /the/file/or/directory/to/burn
Write more stuff to an initialized DVD+RW
#growisofs -M /dev/scd1 -R -J /the/new/file/or/directory/to/burn
Write an arbitrary pre-mastered image to a DVD+RW
You can write any data to the disk with this command. But likely you will want to stick to the old familiar iso9660.
#growisofs -Z /dev/scd1=image.iso
If you want to know more options about growisofs check the man page.If you want to check this man page click here
#readcd dev=0,1,0 f=somefile
#dvdrecord speed=2 dev=0,1,0 -v somefile
Create DVD from directory (DVD-R & DVD-RW)
#mkisofs -r -J -o iso_image directory/to/burn
#dvdrecord -v speed=2 dev=0,1,0 -v iso_image
If you want to know more options about mkisofs check the man page.If you want to check this man page click here
GUI tools to burn CD/DVD's