[Novalug] Video converter
Jason van Gumster
jason at handturkeystudios.com
Tue Oct 6 13:40:12 EDT 2009
American Dave <novalug at soupy.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 08:00:08AM -0700, Roy Wilson wrote:
> > Looking for recommendations on some software to convert avi/mpg to DVD
> > VOB format. The simpler the better.
> FFmpeg, with some Google love for syntax.
Here's the quick n' dirty (assuming you're using standard 4:3 aspect NTSC
video). It's 2 commands (3 if you need to create the ./dvd directory):
# ffmpeg -i [input_video.avi/mpg] -aspect 4:3 -target ntsc-dvd [output].mpg
# mkdir ./dvd
# dvdauthor -o ./dvd -t [ffmpeg_output].mpg
This won't create any menus for you, but it will create a clean file structure
that you can burn to a DVD and then play on a conventional dvd player. If you
want menus, you may want to check out qdvdauthor.
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