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Old 09-16-2008, 04:18 AM   #16
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I addition to my earlier post (and to try to answer glore2002's question), I use the following dvdauthor.xml files to author the dvd:

If I have only one .mpg file:
Code:
<dvdauthor dest="DVD">
  <vmgm />
   <titleset>
     <titles>
       <pgc>
         <vob file="file.mpg" chapters="0,15:00,30:00,45:00,1:00:00"/>
       </pgc>
      </titles>
   </titleset>
 </dvdauthor>
If I have multiple .mpg files:
Code:
<dvdauthor dest="DVD">
  <vmgm />
   <titleset>
     <titles>
       <pgc pause="8">
         <vob file="file1.mpg" />
         <vob file="file2.mpg" />
         <vob file="file3.mpg" />
       </pgc>
      </titles>
   </titleset>
 </dvdauthor>
Note that these make a dvd with no menu!

To burn the DVD dirctory (created by dvdauthor) I user something like this:
Code:
$ growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-video DVD/
 
Old 09-16-2008, 09:13 PM   #17
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Thank you very much!

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by glore2002 View Post
Thanks for your reply alkos333. Do I need dvdauthor to create a DVD? If so, once I have both files (mpg and dvdauthor), What would you recommend to burn the DVD? What if I have more than one mpg file?

Thanks again for your valuable help,
Glore2002.-
Yes, you need dvdauthor to create a DVD structured directory which you can then turn into an ISO image, which can then be burned onto a DVD media.

The following link has a lot of examples: http://dvdauthor.sourceforge.net/doc/ex-title.html


Here are two of them that should address your questions directly:

Code:
1.2.3. One chapter, two sources

DVDAuthor normally creates one chapter per file. This can be overridden using chapters="foo". The parameter is a comma separated list of timestamps of the form [[HH:]MM:]SS.

<dvdauthor>
    <vmgm />
    <titleset>
        <titles>
            <pgc>
                <vob file="video1.mpg" chapters="0" />
                <vob file="video2.mpg" />
            </pgc>
        </titles>
    </titleset>
</dvdauthor>

1.2.4. Two chapters, one source

This will create a movie with two chapters, one at the beginning (which is always required) and one five minutes into the video.

<dvdauthor>
    <vmgm />
    <titleset>
        <titles>
            <pgc>
                <vob file="video1.mpg" chapters="0,5:00" />
            </pgc>
        </titles>
    </titleset>
</dvdauthor>
So you pick one or the other based on your needs, save that into a file called dvdauthor.xml for example, and run

Code:
dvdauthor -o dvd_structure -x dvdauthor.xml
Where -o specifies the output directory. Once the directory is created, go ahead and create an ISO image like so:

Code:
mkisofs -o test.iso -Jrv -V "DVD Title" -dvd-video ./dvd_structure
Check mkisofs manpage to for the option descriptions.

Lastly, once the image is created, you burn it onto a DVD just like you burn any other ISO.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by alkos333; 09-17-2008 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 09:06 PM   #19
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would just like to put in a plug. after mencoder and transcode confustion, tovid was almost too simple. my wife wanted to watch an avi movie on tv. yes, i asked why. turned into quite an ordeal. won't do this again, but tovid will be my first choice for dvd work.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 12:38 AM   #20
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would just like to put in a plug. after mencoder and transcode confustion, tovid was almost too simple. my wife wanted to watch an avi movie on tv. yes, i asked why. turned into quite an ordeal. won't do this again, but tovid will be my first choice for dvd work.
I just love the flexibility of mencoder too much and then writing scripts with it just makes things extremely convenient.
 
  


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