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Old 09-28-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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MKV to DVD?


I couldnt find anywhere else to post this so i guess the general forum will have to do. i've looked everywhere for a solution to this but obviously couldn't find a answer so with any luck you guys can point me in the right direction.

Any way, does any body know of a program available to linux that'll allow me to convert an .mkv media file to a DVD iso or perhaps to a less exotic format such as AVI? I've try'd in windows but it didnt work out to well. the first time i try'd the subtitles where in black and obviously didnt show very well and the second 12 hour conversion left me with less than 200meg of what should have been a 4.2gig file.

Any help is appreciated, orias
 
Old 09-28-2005, 06:41 PM   #2
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If mplayer can play it, chances are good that tovid can convert it to DVD format.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick reply i'll check it out and let you know how it goes.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 09:13 AM   #4
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Thnaks again fro your help everything wroked out fine apart from the subtitle support. I tryed using spumux but i keep getting the following...
Quote:
[root@localhost spumux]# spumux -s0 subtitle.xml < ghost.mpg > ghost1.mpg
DVDAuthor::spumux, version 0.6.11.
Build options: gnugetopt iconv freetype fribidi
Send bugs to <dvdauthor-users@lists.sourceforge.net>[root@localhost spumux]# spumux -s0 subtitle.xml < ghost.mpg > ghost1.mpg
DVDAuthor::spumux, version 0.6.11.
Build options: gnugetopt iconv freetype fribidi
Send bugs to <dvdauthor-users@lists.sourceforge.net>

INFO: Locale=en_US.UTF-8
INFO: Converting filenames to UTF-8
INFO: Detected subtitle file format: subviewer
INFO: Opened iconv descriptor. *UTF-8* *ISO8859-1*
INFO: Read 783 subtitles
INFO: Adjusted 1 subtitle(s).
ERR: New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong.
Please supply the text font file (arial.ttf).
WARN: subtitle font: load_sub_face failed.
Segmentation fault
I'v followed the directions exactly and everythign else that i can think of to get this to work.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 06:54 PM   #5
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Looks like it's complaining about the font. Perhaps try different values for the 'font' attribute, as described in the spumux manual:

Code:
<subpictures>
   <stream>
      <textsub filename="demo1.srt" characterset="ISO8859-1" 
         fontsize="28.0" font="arial.ttf" horizontal-alignment="left" 
         vertical-alignment="bottom" left-margin="60" right-margin="60" 
         top-margin="20" bottom-margin="30" subtitle-fps="25" 
         movie-fps="25" movie-width="720" movie-height="574"
      />
   </stream>
</subpictures>
I'm afraid I don't know much about subtitling. I've had lots of difficulty with spumux, and haven't managed to get anything other than menu-highlights (PNG subtitles, basically) to work.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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Yeh thats what i thought. But I've sorted it out now, i feel kinda sily to be honest. At first i had installed the fedora core 3 version on my core 4 box and although it worked it didnt create the .spumux folder in the home directory which for me was /root. Once I'd installed the core 4 version using yum i forgot to check the root folder. All it took in the end was to have the correct version installed and the .tff file placed in /root/.spuxum or if installed under an other user /home/username/.spumux.
 
  


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