With all the hype about Star Wars, I think this is very appropriate.
growisofs is a DVD command-line recorder. It can be used this way:
growisofs -Z /dev/dvd StarWars.avi
The command has a lot of options, but one of them will catch your eye in the man page. If you find yourself having problems with
growisofs and feel like you can take a risk, try with the
-use-the-force-luke= option. For example:
for Test Write mode.
Enjoy! and may the Force be with you.