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Old 03-02-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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Burning video dvds

I've been trying to burn a video dvd, but when I put it into my player, it didn't work. When I first put in, I was able to hear a second of the music, then nothing happened. o video, no more sound. I tried on my regular dvd player, and mplayer also did the same thing, and gave a red error. Obviously, I made a mistake in preparing the dvd; I'm just not sure where. Here's what I did to make the dvd.

1. Transcoded divx movies with mp3 audio to mpeg with ac3 audio. Here is the command I used

code:transcode -i "/home/inexactitude/SakuraDiaries/Sakura Diaries(Uncut) - 05.avi" -x divx -y mpeg2enc,mp2enc -E 44100 -I 2 -C 3 -Z 720x480 -k -z -N 0x2000 -b 128 -s 1 -o "episode5"

2. I then used mplex to put the audio and video together. I used mplex -f 8 movie.m1v movie.mpa -o movie.

3. I then used dvdauthor on each of five video files that I want to put to dvd, putting them into the "dvd" directory.

4. I ran dvdauthor to create the table of contents file in the dvd directory. The dvd directory now contains and AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS directory. The AUDIO_TS directory is empty, here is the contents of the VIDEO_TS directory:

code:VIDEO_TS.BUP VTS_01_1.VOB VTS_03_0.BUP VTS_04_0.IFO VTS_05_1.VOB
VTS_01_0.BUP VTS_02_0.IFO VTS_03_1.VOB VTS_05_0.BUP
VTS_01_0.IFO VTS_02_1.VOB VTS_04_0.BUP VTS_05_0.IFO

5. I used mkisofs -dvd-compat to make an iso of the "dvd" directory.

6. I was having trouble with k3b, so I booted into knoppix and then used k3b there and used "burn dvd iso image" to burn the iso to the cd.

Then it didn't work. Anywhere.
I'm sorry for such a long post. If you can see any mistakes in the process, please tell me how I can correct them. Any help is truly appreciated. Thanks.
Old 03-03-2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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Does anybody have any ideas?
Old 05-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #3
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Try this:

growisofs -Z /dev/dvd/ "file.iso"

or something similar after you have made the iso image. I have found k3B to be a little bit of a pain to make a dvd video, meaning that it never has fully worked.
Old 05-21-2004, 10:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for replying, but I figured out the problem. Basically, I was forgetting to set -f 8 in the transcode. Really stupid of me.

Thanks for replying.


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