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Old 01-03-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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Question Software for creatng DVD movies?

Wondering what software everyone uses to make DVD movies? Specifically looking for an easy solution to convert mpeg's and avi's. The is the only action my windows partition gets and I would like to finally get rid of it.


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Old 01-03-2010, 02:35 AM   #2
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DeVeDe is somewhat popular. The newer KDEnlive can make DVD movies too. Both are available at
Old 01-03-2010, 03:40 AM   #3
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For a one click tool, DeVeDe is about as simple as it gets. There's also -
Tovid (and Todisc)
'Q' DVD-Author

And few hundred more

Personally, I just use mjpegtools to encode/process/filter my video, and DVDStyler to author if I need a menu, or a simple xml file and dvdauthor from the command line for title only projects.
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A newer project just mentioned in LinuxJournal is Bombono.


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DeVeDe works well.
Old 01-03-2010, 04:14 AM   #6
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A couple of nice apps that will convert pretty much any format.
WinFF is a graphical user interface for FFmpeg. It will convert
almost any video file that FFmpeg will convert. WinFF does multiple
files in multiple formats at one time. You can, for example, convert
mpeg's, flv's, and mov's into avi's (or DVD/VCD format or MPEG or 3gp
etc.) all at once.

This package provides a variety of preset conversion settings for
common formats and devices. These presets are intended to hit the
"sweet spot" for each individual codec. They have been written with a
tip of the balance to quality.

Transmageddon supports almost any format as its input and can generate a very
large host of output files. The goal of the application was to help people to
create the files they need to be able to play on their mobile devices and for
people not hugely experienced with multimedia to generate a multimedia file
without having to resort to command line tools with ungainly syntaxes.
The currently supported codecs are:
* Containers:
- Ogg
- Matroska
- flv
- QuickTime
- 3GPP
* Audio encoders:
- Vorbis
- MP3
- AC3
- Speex
- Celt
* Video encoders:
- Theora
- Dirac
- H264
- MPEG4/DivX5
- xvid
It also provide the support for the GStreamer's plugins auto-search.

DeVeDe or Bombono if you want to combine files to create your own movie.
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Has anybody successfully installed Bombono on Slackware 13.1 32 bit? I downloaded the Slackbuild, tried to install all the dependencies listed there, some of which had other dependencies that also had dependencies of their own, until I finally got discouraged and gave up. Any advice would be appreciated. Mike.
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I use Kino and DeVeDe for my movie-composing needs. Both work well enough, though Kino crashes rather often when handling very large DV files.

Making a DVD movie with DeVeDe is as simple as it gets.
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I usually find the app i want to install in slcakbuilds then open a new tab for each of its dependencies then do the same for each new dependency need by the other apps until i have them all open.

Then open sbopkg and search for each app working from the last tab and adding them to the build que. When you have them all listed including the app you are trying to install just process the que and go do something else whilst it works.


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