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Old 06-26-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Linux software


Hi: I'm the newest newbie unless someone else has signed on within the last
minute.

My first question is "Does RedHat Linux have any software for creating dvds
from camcorders?"

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Old 06-26-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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I am using Ubuntu 9 and don't remember to much about "Red-Hat" but I know u need libdvdcss for a start...the numerous Gstreamer packages, dvdauthor, dvd+rw-tools, mjpegtools. Do you know how to access your repositories through your packet manager? I hope this helps...I am not a very good tutor but I have experience in this topic in Ubuntu!
 
Old 06-26-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. .. ..

May be tell, which Redhat version, you mean.
The command : 'cat /etc/redhat-release' will show.
Then somebody may be able to help further.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:33 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. I am totally baffled. I guess I first have to find out where to start.

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:38 PM   #5
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Do you have Linux installed? If not, head over to http://distrowatch.com for an overview of what's available. We often suggest starting with anything in the top ten on their "hit list".
 
Old 06-26-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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pixelanny

Thank you. I'll give it a try. I do not have Linux installed at this time. Some years back I tried RedHat, Suse
and 1 or 2 others with poor results but I have the urge, caused by Windows 7, to try again.

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Old 06-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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If your camcorder connects to the computer via a USB cable, there is a good chance that any current Linux distribution will see what's on the other end of the cable as just another hard drive without the need of any special programs.

If it does use a USB connection and you know someone who uses Linux, you could ask if you could plug into his computer and see. Or you could fire up a live CD (such as http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.htmlKnoppix) on your computer and see whether you can then see the files on your camcorder.

If that works, you can copy the video files from your camcorder to your hard drive and then do anything you want with them. Every Linux distro I've tried in the last few years comes with a burning program, and there are other freely available burning programs out there (I personally prefer K3B but I've also had good success with Brasero).

If you want the videos in the file formats commonly used on DVDs, like *.vob and all that stuff, I don't know, because I've never done that, but I suspect that there are Linux programs to do that.

Here's http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-...ideo-dvds.htmlan article I found about a command line program to create DVD formats. I'm not vouching for it; I'm just passing it on.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 10:46 PM   #8
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Just FYI, RH Enterprise Linux (aka RHEL) requires a paid subscription for updates & support. You could use Centos (free version of RHEL) and you'd get the updates but no support.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 06:02 PM   #9
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i would assume that as long on the dv-cam saves the video in a common format then you can just plug it in and run something like devede to create your dvd (you can install it like: yum install devede).

how were you doing it before in win-7. it should be pretty much the same process but with different software.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #10
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Quote:
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pixelanny

Thank you. I'll give it a try. I do not have Linux installed at this time. Some years back I tried RedHat, Suse
and 1 or 2 others with poor results but I have the urge, caused by Windows 7, to try again.

Dave Nelson
Things have come a long way. Try Ubuntu (or Kubuntu). They are good choices for a Windows user, and they support a LOT of different hardware. As far as creating DVD's goes, you've got LOTS of choices. Not at my machine right now, but I know DVDstyler, Cinelerra, and Kino are easy to use, and have no problems at all creating DVD's. Firewire/USB camcorders are easily supported these days...should just have to plug it in.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #11
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Quote:
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Hi: I'm the newest newbie
Firstly, and please take this as a helpful piece of advise and not an attempt to be critical, you have chosen, wittingly or not, to employ what we technical johnnies call 'the crap title gambit'.

If you want help with your problem, the title should draw attention to the nature of the problem so that people who are interested in that particular issue know that this thread hits their 'hot button' and so they wish to read further.

So 'Linux software' will attract the attention of people who are interested in all of Linux Software (and maybe in demonstrating that there is a wide range of Linux Software available) but not particularly DVD software.

I would suggest 'Linux DVD Creation software' or 'Linux DVD Creation Software on RedHat' (assuming, that you are fixed on RedHat as the solution) as possible improvements. Or, 'Linux software: Camcorder DVD burning'.

For a certain time after creation, you can change the thread title yourself, or you can report your own thread and get a moderator to change it for you. Or, you can leave it as it is and try a more explanatory title on your next thread and see how that goes.

In general, explanatory thread titles help the usefulness of the site to the community, so I hope to persuade you of their worth.

(PS: Welcome to Linux Questions! In general, I wouldn't advise RedHat as a good 'newbie' distro; the *buntus, Mint, Mepis, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Mandriva would all strike me as more obvious options. If you are trying to avoid 'newbie' distros, Centos has the advantage over RH that it is free.)
 
  


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