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Old 09-18-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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Burning Dual Audio DVDs with Linux


I'm new to DVD burning and I want to burn some videos so that they can be played on a regular DVD player. I would like to have a menu where I can change the audio track and select which episode to watch and turn subtitles on and off.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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dvdstyler, dvdauther, qdvdauthor, dvdwizard, dvdshrink are a few of the options available for dvd creation.

Here are some screenshots.

http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/shots.html
 
Old 09-18-2006, 02:32 AM   #3
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Thoreau: thanks for the ideas, but I already tried all those and I can't get them to work properly, the one that i got to work properly is dvdstyler, except if I try to burn with only a video it works but if I add a menu it crashes.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 03:49 AM   #4
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what you want to do is "author a dvd", which is the process of piecing together all the audio and video tracks and making menus. once you've authored it, then you burn it.


however, (gui'd)dvd authoring apps in linux are pathetic. qdvdauthor looked promising, only it won't run for more than 30 seconds without crashing. dvdstyler was alright, but it's terribly unintuitive. haven't tried dvdwizard, but it looked really limited.

varsha is another one you could try, but I can't comment as to its quality (installed but not played it with yet).

calling all linux dvdauthor guis pathetic is a bit harsh.. but coming from DVD-Lab on windows, every linux app I've look at really does seem pathetic.

you're best bet(on linux anyway) is probably learning to use dvdauthor without a gui. If you've got a mac, I'd suggest looking at the mac dvd authoring apps, as they're the most full featured authoring apps for less than $100 - basically anything decent elsewhere costs big time moolah.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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Well the regular command line I don't know how to make things the way I want it. Also you are right, those GUI programs are horrible to install and work with. DVD styler worked only slightly and others would just crash or would have a million dependancies that conflict with eachother and it just becomes a huge mess. What I need is a guide to burn them with the command line.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:14 PM   #6
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http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=117709 <--this is probably the most linked-to guide on that topic

(you're still using the wrong term though... burning dvds on the commandline is as simple as $growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /device=file.iso, authoring is another matter altogether )
 
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I have to agree. The GUI''s are terribly unstable and downright suck now. It'll take some time to shake out.
 
  


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