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    Default Movie Making

    On Windows XP, i used The Film Machine to transcode movies from AVI for example into DVD-5's, which i added subtitles into it.

    I tried already some programs on OpenSUSE like avidemux-qt4, gAny2DVD, Linux Video Maker 0.2

    None of these worked too well for me. Linux movie maker just froze everytime i started encoding. Avidemus-qt4 wont let me convert from AVI to DVD5, saying "incompatible output format".

    gAny2DVD froze too.

    Any help and tips appreciated.

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    Default Re: Movie Making

    I find devede the best, it's in Packman
    There is also ManDVD

    Re: devede
    By default it loads an .avi at 5001 bit rate, you can cut this in half to 2500 no problem, allowing more movies per dvd
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    I use the application "tovid" to take any formatted file, and make it DVD compatible. I prefer to run "tovid" from the command line ... ie for an NTSC DVD:
    Code:
    tovd -dvd -NTSC -normalize -in input-video.flv -out output-video
    which produces "output-video.mpg"
    ... and to check if a video is DVD compliant one can use "idvid" which comes with tovid:
    Code:
    idvid output-video.mpg
    then I manually create an xml file with a text editor, say called mydvd.xml:
    Code:
    <dvdauthor dest="/path/to/where/dvd-structure/is-to-be/located/dvd">
    	<vmgm/>
    	<titleset>
    	<menus/>
    	<titles>
    	    <video format="ntsc" aspect="4:3" resolution="720x480" />
                <pgc>
    	      <vob file="/path/to/where/input-file/is-located/output-video-mpg" />
               </pgc>
          </titles>
          </titleset>
    </dvdauthor>
    ... the above is a simple example. Programs such as mandvd and others can automate the creation of the xml file.

    And then I run dvdauthor to create the video_ts structure:
    Code:
    dvdauthor -x mydvd.xml
    and then as a quality check I run vlc (or mplayer or xine) against that directory to check for dvd compliance.

    Then I run k3b, tell k3b I want to create a dvd of video dvd format, and I drag the files from the video_ts directory into the corresponding location in the k3b menu.

    Note I just "fired" that off quickly, ... there may be a syntax error in the above.

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    Default Re: Movie Making

    WOW, those were some great replies, ill give both options a try today.

    THANKS!!!

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