burncd(8) usability: why `-s max' isn't default?

Holger Kipp Holger.Kipp at alogis.com
Sat Sep 4 07:04:55 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 08:47:38PM +0300, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if there are any compelling reasons why `-s max' is not default 
> behaviour of burncd(8). IMHO, there is no point to have default of 4. 
> Usually, today's drives are smart enough to select the maximum speed 
> supported both by drive and by the medium.

Maybe this should be a make-option for building the port. I actually
like it not being "-s max" for several reasons:

- most audio-cd-player still won't play audio-cds recorded at max-speed.
- many cdrs don't like the max-speed the cd-rw-drive offers.
- many cd-drives don't like data-cds recorded at a higher speed.

at least I don't have another medium to throw away if I forget to
select a proper speed.

Holger Kipp

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