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PeasyDisc CD/DVD/BR Tools
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 20:32    Post subject:  

I was able to reproduce your exact error by trying to burn the ISO over top of the original disc.

I suspect that you didn't have the correct Optical Drive set for the burn phase of the operation.
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Sep 2013, 17:46    Post subject:  

PeasyDisc v1.6 introduces a tool for building DVD slideshows. Look for it under the Video tab. You give the program a set of JPEG images and it glues them into an MPEG video. You can then optionally burn the video to DVD.

Things to note:

1. You must also install the peasydisc_extras-1.1.pet attached below.

2. Slideshow Builder uses /usr/bin/dvdauthor, but the version in Wary is broken. Get a working version from another Puppy like Lupu.

3. If you plan to run the slideshow on a computer screen or through a digital projector, you may get better results using the SLIDESHOW.VOB instead of the DVD disc. There may be a difference in aspect ratio between the two. Or experiment with 4:3 versus 16:9 mode to find the best display for your output device.

Please test. I would like to know how it works with different DVD players and TVs, particularly PAL systems and widescreen displays.

Here is a quick recipe.

1. Under Basic, set up an Output Folder.
2. Go to Video.
3. Set the Seconds per Frame.
4. Click New to start a new project.
5. Select a JPEG file and click Add.
6a. Repeat Step 5 for all files in the slideshow.
6b.These files will remain in the project folder until you click New again, so you can add more files in another session.
7. If you want an audio track, select an MP3 file.
8. Click Build.
9. Click View. Locate the SLIDESHOW.ISO and SLIDESHOW.VOB files.

See the discussion here about using PeasyDisc to create a YouTube clip of an audio track.

1. Set "Seconds per frame" to the length of the MP3. You can find its length by running the Check a Track function under Tools.
2. In "Add a JPEG image", select a background JPEG. Or make a blank JPEG under Tools.
3. Make the clip compatible with YouTube
Code:
ffmpeg -i SLIDESHOW.VOB -vf scale=320:240 youtube.avi
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Sep 2013, 02:51    Post subject:  

PeasyDisc v1.7 introduces support for Blu-ray burning. There are several caveats. YMMV.

1. Use the same tools as for DVDs.

2. The first burn to a Blu-ray disc may end with an error message. Provided that the job got to 100%, the message is harmless.

3. Burning very large files from a USB hard drive can be problematic - the job may terminate prematurely. Unfortunately, ROX will report that the burned file has the same size as the original. Use the cmp command to verify the burn.

4. There are two conflicting versions of the optical writing toolkit used by PeasyDisc. Your Puppy may need a small update.

a. Upup Raring works OOTB with Blu-ray.
b. For Slacko, install the growisofs_slacko56-7.1.pet
c. For Fatdog, install the growisofs_fd620-7.1.pet
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 10:03    Post subject:  

Thanks rcrsn51. I'll get the updated dvdrw pet for 630.
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2013, 03:06    Post subject:  

I just had a need to grab a puppy iso off a CD that I burned a few years ago and could not remember how to do it (dd command perhaps??) so I tried Peasy cd tools but it doesn't have that option. Would it be difficult / valuable to add such a function?

What would that function be called? "Rip iso from disc" maybe?

EDIT :I did find the answer I needed here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=76125&sid=06417b593f3fe08d37f8c2d425f7d156
but I think it would still be a nice function to add in to peasy disc tools if poss.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2013, 05:33    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
What would that function be called? "Rip iso from disc" maybe?

Yes. It's already there, under the Advanced tab.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2013, 12:45    Post subject:  

Aaahhh yes. My usual problem of the brain disregarding half of what is directly in front of my nose.... (Sorry 'bout that Embarassed )
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2013, 06:01    Post subject:  

PeasyDisc v2.0 is posted on Page 1.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Oct 2013, 16:43    Post subject:  

I was referred to this thread.

Any chance of a version of PeasyDisc for Lighthouse64-602b, please?

I've been waiting for OpenShot but 2.0 isn't due for completion and release until December at the earliest - then has to be compiled for LH64.

Avidemux is available for LH64 doesn't want to play nicely.

Thanks!

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sheldonisaac

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov 2013, 08:45    Post subject: Re: PeasyDisc CD/DVD Tools
Subject description: Help re pBurn?
 

rcrsn51 wrote:
PeasyDisc is a collection of basic CD/DVD tools in one little package.

Good morning.
Do you feel like helping me with pBurn?
Please excuse; I realize this is not strictly about PeasyDisc.

Please see
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23881&start=2055 ,
about 1/4 of the page from the bottom. In the pBurn thread under Multimedia.
I asked there about my problem with computer "hanging" after burning a data CD-RW.

I made reference to zigbert's thread under
Advanced Topics -> Cutting edge, called
"pBurn ask you to do ONE test-burn"
I happened across it, and somehow discovered my hanging/freezing problem.

Today, at 02:14 AM. zigbert said:
Quote:

Hmmm
Do we know the burning command used in Peasydisc ?

Many thanks,

Sheldon
Lucid Puppy 5.2.8.6

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov 2013, 09:00    Post subject:  

Quote:
FYI, as a diagnostic tool, I have used rcrsn51's peasydisc.

Please describe step-by-step exactly what you are doing in PeasyDisc.

What Puppy version are you using?

Did it work the way you wanted?
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov 2013, 09:25    Post subject: Embarrassed request for help  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Quote:
FYI, as a diagnostic tool, I have used rcrsn51's peasydisc.

Please describe step-by-step exactly what you are doing in PeasyDisc.

What Puppy version are you using?

Did it work the way you wanted?

Oh, thank you very much for such a quick response!
Can I get back to you a little later; it was a couple of days ago, and I'd need to do it again to get the steps.

Anyhow, PeasyDisc did give the 'Press enter' or whatever, after burning and fixating the disc, so that I could exit that.
Whereas pBurn 4.20 does not.
Maybe the version of cdrecord?

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov 2013, 10:59    Post subject: Re: Embarrassed request for help  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Did it work the way you wanted?

Before continuing, I need a clear answer to this. Did the disc you burned with PeasyDisc work in your player? Could you play the MP3s?
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov 2013, 11:12    Post subject: Re: Embarrassed request for help  

rcrsn51 wrote:
rcrsn51 wrote:
Did it work the way you wanted?

Before continuing, I need a clear answer to this. Did the disc you burned with PeasyDisc work in your player? Could you play the MP3s?

Yes, thank you. It was a version prior to the PeasyDisc 2.5

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov 2013, 12:40    Post subject: test of data burning  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Quote:
FYI, as a diagnostic tool, I have used rcrsn51's peasydisc.

Please describe step-by-step exactly what you are doing in PeasyDisc.

What Puppy version are you using?

Did it work the way you wanted?

Just installed ver 2.5 under Lucid Puppy (no savefile) 5.2.8.6
Started PeasyDisc, changed device to sr1, blanked the 4X CD-RW disc, (from perhaps a decade ago, "k Hypermedia").
Got the "Press Enter" prompt, did so, got the PeasyDisc main menu.
Ejected and reloaded the disc.

Clicked the Advanced tab, and browsed to a folder of MP3s, clicked OK.
Clicked New Disc
Clicked Write
"Are you writing to a CD?"
Clicked Yes.
It did some burning, and then said
Quote:

Fixating time: 77.158s
cdrecord: fifo had 1499 puts and 1499 gets.
cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 1381 times full, min fill was 90%.

Press Enter


I did press Enter.
The Sony CD-RW CRX140E ejected the disk.

I put it into my living-room DVD/CD/CD-RW player, and closed the tray.
First it said
Quote:
LOAD
, for about 15 seconds, then it said
Quote:
MP-3
, and played the first file. No doubt it'll play all of them.

Thanks,
Sheldon

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