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Thanks to schneidz and tommcd for the pointers. I will look into devede.
Does anyone know how to do it with only ffmpeg, and the standard dvd+rw-tools package? (this is just a one-shot job. I'd rather not install lots of software if I can do it with a simple tool and a good recipe)
A bit more info if it helps: the original video is H264 (video) and AAC (audio)
I never tried this, but as far as I know, K3B with all the necessary stuff under the hood (ffmpeg, transcode, vcdimager) can do this in a few clicks.
Ah, I didn't think about K3B since I have not installed the KDE series. Having a quick look at their web site, I didn't find info regarding how to make a movie DVD (that can be played in a regular DVD player). Maybe I should look further into it. Thanks for the tip.
get ffmpeg and dvdauthor packages from slackbuild/alien repository, plain/vanilla Slackware dones't have them. You need ffmpeg to break down and convert mp4/avi files to (NTSC-DVD) vob, then using dvdauthor to build the dvd structure tree, and using mkisofs to build a dvd images, before using isoinfo to check it, last you use dvdrtools burn its to dvds.
This is what I was looking for. I will try this recipe. First step is to get and build dvdauthor (I just had a look to AlienBob's repository, but his dvdauthor package is for 12.2. Maybe a bit too old, but I guess there is no longer much interest in producing regular DVDs...)
Thanks also to glorsplitz for the dvdauthor info. My original video is mpeg4 (h264, aac) so I guess I have to convert it first to mpeg2 with ffmpeg.
I appreciated number22's link with some DVD-Video layout info. It's more than I need, but it has shed some light on all these mysterious .VOB, .BUP and other files.
I will mark the thread solved, and will come back to you with more precise ffmpeg or dvdauthor questions if needed.