Introduction to dvd+rw-tools

The dvd+rw-tools package contains several utilities to master the DVD media, both +RW/+R and -R[W]. The principle tool is growisofs which provides a way to both lay down and grow an ISO9660 file system on (as well as to burn an arbitrary pre-mastered image to) all supported DVD media. This is useful for creating a new DVD or adding to an existing image on a partially burned DVD.

Package Information

dvd+rw-tools Dependencies


Though not required during the build, you must have Cdrtools-2.01 installed or the growisofs command will not function properly, rendering the entire package useless.

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/dvd+rw-tools

Installation of dvd+rw-tools

Install dvd+rw-tools by running the following commands:

make all rpl8 btcflash

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make prefix=/usr install &&

install -v -m644 -D index.html \

Command Explanations

make all rpl8 btcflash: This command uses additional targets so that all the utilities are built.


Installed Programs: btcflash, dvd+rw-booktype, dvd+rw-format, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd-ram-control, growisofs, and rpl8
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/dvd+rw-tools-6.1

Short Descriptions


is a combined mkisofs frontend/DVD recording program.

Last updated on 2007-02-14 12:40:56 -0600