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Old 02-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Converting video formats to enable dvd burn

I have movies downloaded onto my Linux based system and want to convert them so I can burn them to ddvd so I can watch from my couch. I have found a couple for windows but not Linux. By the way I running Mint 8 -X64 And I love it.
Old 02-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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what format your couch can play ?

There are some tools used to convert files.
ex. ffmpeg
winff- as a front end , using ffmpeg
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The application Devede will take files such as avi,flv etc (using mencoder I think as a backend) and produce a finished iso ready to burn to dvd.This will play in normal dvd players.Hopefully devede is in the mint software repositories.Open a terminal and type sudo apt-get install devede to get it.
Yep this works.Just done it on my wifes pc running mint 8 64bit.

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:28 AM   #4
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DVD Movies

I use acidrip (ripwrap in suse) to rip a video to avi.
Then use devede to create the dvd iso.
Then burn to disc with xfburn.
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There are a number of Linux programs that can do it. Even K3b.

Look in you DVD players manual. Some will play .AVI files that use the xVid codec.
That may be quicker and easier and even allow you to play videos on a CD.
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HooDooMan, Thanks as I type it is processing my first Video. I was up last night until midnight trying to use tovid. I got it converted to .MPG but then I could not get "makexml" to work. I kept getting a bad command, error. I have only been using Linux for a year and did not use terminal because it intimidated me. I don't know why because back in the 70's I wrote programs in basic. But Thanks again....



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