@publius typically, the device auto detection works for me. wodim is a fork of cdrecord which contains a goulash of old device interfaces/drivers and odd command-line arguments/options. I usually use a command in the form of:
wodim -v driveropts=burnfree speed=1 some_image_name.iso
I have a default Debian /etc/wodim.conf and related /dev files.
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