Originally Posted by glore2002
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,
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:
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.
<vob file="video1.mpg" chapters="0" />
<vob file="video2.mpg" />
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.
<vob file="video1.mpg" chapters="0,5:00" />
So you pick one or the other based on your needs, save that into a file called dvdauthor.xml for example, and run
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:
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.