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Old 12-04-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
laganlad
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how to burn a dvd from download to finish?


i have downloaded the software to burn dvds and have made dvds from ones that i have copied to my laptop but when i burn films that i have downloaded from the internet to a dvd they wont play in any dvd player.

can anyone help me?

thanking you in advance..
 
Old 12-04-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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An exact how to is hard because it changes for every piece of software you use.

http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Bur..._in_Linux.html

http://www.erikburrows.com/index.php...ng+Under+Linux

You can find any number of references on google for it, but I'd suggest searching for the specific tools you intend to use.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 12:59 AM   #3
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I don't know, but maybe k3b could help you? You need to do a bit of research on the DVD format, I think what you're doing is writing a video *file* to the disc, which won't work.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 02:46 AM   #4
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try DeVeDe it is a simple to use program to make vod dvd's that you can play on your tv
 
Old 12-08-2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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How to burn DVD movie.
 
Old 12-08-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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Burning a random video to dvd video format is a three-step process.

1) You have to convert the video to dvd-compatible video and audio, usually mpeg2 video and mp2 or ac3 audio within specified ranges. This can be done with a variety of tools, such as ffmpeg, mplayer, or avidemux.

2) You have to create a dvd-video menu and directory structure for the video, i.e. "author" the disc. The only true dvd authoring program on Linux is the cli dvdauthor program, but at that level you have to be a real expert to do it right. Fortunately there are several gui authoring programs that frontend for dvdauthor, such as dvdstyler, qdvdauthor, and bombono, which allow you to design graphical menus for your completed disc. Of course the menus can be as simple or as complex as you want, even nonexistent. But the basic structure of the disc still needs to be created.

3) Finally, use standard dvd burning software to burn the VIDEO_TS directory that these programs create to a blank dvd-r (in dvd-video mode, of course).

Some programs will integrate and/or automate some or all the above steps. Devede has already been mentioned. There's also tovid. Qdvdauthor is supposed to be an all-in-one solution too, but I've always found it to be very buggy and unstable. YMMV.

Last edited by David the H.; 12-08-2009 at 04:48 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 03:09 AM   #7
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I say buy a DVD player that supports divx, then just burn Dvix/Xvid movies to either CD or DVD and watch them.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 07:09 AM   #8
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I can't pretend to be hugely knowledgeable on the subject, but I can imagine that the likes of K3b or Brasero would help you.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 03:16 PM   #9
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K3b and Brasero are both disc burners, which means they are only useful for the third step I listed above. On their own they do not have the ability to author video dvds.

k3b does have some related multimedia functions though, such as being able to rip and transcode video from dvd discs into other formats.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by laganlad View Post
i have downloaded the software to burn dvds and have made dvds from ones that i have copied to my laptop but when i burn films that i have downloaded from the internet to a dvd they wont play in any dvd player.

can anyone help me?

thanking you in advance..
Well, David gave you are very good answer, if you ask me. Now you have 3 options:
1. google how to achieve those 3 steps.
2. buy that player mentioned above
3. Install the gui package (DEVEDE looks good)


It's all depends on your needs ( which are not clearly defined,yet):
1. learn how to do it with command line tools
2. just have a (gui) package that does it for you

Let us know what's you objective.

Last edited by DBabo; 12-12-2009 at 09:44 PM.
 
  


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