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Old 03-17-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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DVD burning IN Linux


i am having extreme brain freeze when trying to burn AVI file to DVD with pretty much every DVD authoring software, can some plz post Instructions on how to burn a DVD in either K3b or Nero3, note that i have AVI files to burn???
 
Old 03-17-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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Depends on how you want to burn it..if you make a data disc, just write it like you would normally.

I think K3B is pretty self-descriptive these days. If you have problems with it, describe them in further detail - error messages and such.

In the meantime, web search and

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...dia/AVI_to_DVD
 
Old 03-17-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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thanx

well that tutorial is pretty neat but my understanding of k3b & nero burning in linux is very minimal,i need to understand in which folder do i drag & drop my .avi file do i need to encode it first & if so how can i do it with either K3b or nero, i am having difficulty understanding the 2 folders TS_AUDIO & TS_VIDEO bcz in win you just add a file & it encodes & then burns it automatically??

so plz help me with using wither one i have downloaded more than enough dvd softwares & am having severe headaches!!
 
Old 03-17-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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reasonable question

well this is what i need to know, can either K3b or Nero encode an .avi file so to split them into audio and video files so that i can drag & drop them in their respective folder or not, if yes then how plz inform
 
Old 03-17-2008, 03:51 PM   #5
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burn dvd with devede

The Devede application will take your avi. and convert it into the correct format for DVD players.It will also allow you to pick a font and a background picture for the menu.Finally it will present you with an iso image ready to burn to dvd.
http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html

If you are using Debian or Ubuntu the command apt-get install devede will fetch all the needed dependencies.If you are using another distro,the package manager should install it for you.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #6
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used DEVEDE

i did use it but my DVD player was having problem playing the movie, my basic question should have been that if K3b or Nero encode AVI into correct format or not so that it can be burned on the DVD-R, if yes then how ??
 
Old 03-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #7
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I know that you want to use either Nero or K3b to encode your avi to a dvd format.You say that you have used Devede but it didnt work on your dvd player.As far as I know K3b does not convert your file into a dvd compliant format.You would have to do the conversion with another app such as the Devede that I mentioned or a command line tool such as ffmpeg then get K3b to burn it to disc.One mistake that can be made when using Devede is remembering that the file produced is an iso file.Be careful not to burn to disk as it is.You have to select burn DVD iso image from the K3b menu.This will give you a dvd disc that can be played in your dvd player.Good luck.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:53 AM   #8
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tovid

Your problem is that an AVI file downloaded from anywhere by itself is not automatically DVD-compliant. As already stated, it has to be converted with DVD-specific settings.

One tool to do this is 'tovid', it did work for me. It even allows to create DVD-menus. 'tovid' will actually create the entire DVD filestructure with all neccessary files and folders.

You don't have to care about TS_AUDIO anyway, even commercial DVD's do not use that anymore (they could, but they don't).

http://tovid.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

Hope this helps,
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Last edited by simplicissimus; 04-02-2008 at 04:41 AM.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 07:54 AM   #9
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thanx

very much appreciated, but my TOVID gui is not working the long list of dependencies some of them are not configuring properly like cairo & pango!!
 
  


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