Followup to DVD Burning question

Tim Aslat tim at
Tue Apr 12 17:25:21 PDT 2005

I asked recently about burning a DVD disk under FreeBSD,  and received
several replies.  However I don't think I explained myself clearly

I know ho to author a video DVD, and can script that part simply enough.
What I really needed to do is capture the video stream from the capture
card and start the burn to DVD media immediately.  The main problem I'm
having is burn times.  I would like the burn to be concurrent to the
actual capture process, so all that's left after the capture is
completed, is to fixate the disk, rather than re-encode, multiplex or
any one of a hundred other things that need to be done for a video DVD.

Something like
cat /dev/cxm0 | growisofs -Z - 
would be ideal, but I don't know if or how well it would work.

Does anyone have any experience with this?



Tim Aslat <tim at>
Spyderweb Consulting
Phone: +61 8 84193434
Mobile: +61 0401088479

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