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Re: [vox-tech] Authoring DVDs
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Re: [vox-tech] Authoring DVDs

On Sunday 02 January 2005 09:39 am, p-at-dirac.org (Peter Jay Salzman) 
|lugod| wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to author DVDs on Linux.  Nothing complicated.  I want to pop a DVD
> into my set-top DVD player and have it play.  No menus, no subtitles, no
> language selection, no nothing.  Pop it in, and it plays.
> I know the gist of basics:
>    1. Avi has to be converted to mpg
>    2. I *think* the audio has to be separated and converted to wav or mp2.

Needs to be either MP2 or AC3

You'll also neet to make sure the audio and video a muxed in a particular 

>    3. A strict directory structure needs to be made.
>    4. iso formed with a special DVD version of mkisofs
>    5. Burn the iso.
> As always, the devil is in the details.
> I've gone through a couple of tutorials/guides, but something always goes
> wrong with one of the steps, and I don't have the time to put into this to
> become an expert.  For example, the Linux Gazette had a good looking
> tutorial, but I couldn't get past audio extraction.  For the time being, I
> need to approach this as a dumb user.
> Does anybody have a guide/tutorial on how to do this that actually _worked_
> for them?  Stress: "tried and actually worked".
> Pete
> PS- The only DVD's that I've successfully authored are with Nero.  The
> quality of avi->dvd was completely unacceptable.  After posting a message
> on filesoup.com, I was told that the Nero encoding system was sub-standard
> and to use TMPG or CCE.   But surely I can do the job, just as well and
> even faster, using open source tools?

There's a pike script that will convert anything mplayer can play into DVD 
video. It takes care of the whole process, but it's fairly slow.


The site appers to be down right now. Contact me off list and I can email you 
the script if the site does not come back up.

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