[Novalug] Video converter
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Oct 6 13:54:59 EDT 2009
Here's a really "difficult" procedure:
- Type "http://www.freshmeat.net" into your browser
- Type (library name) that does video in Linux
- Type (space) and "GUI" next to it
- Hit the Enter key
Whoa! Lo'n behold ...
A lot of this stuff is over five (5) years old.
While I don't tell anyone to run any OS, that's 100% user choice,
I do often dislike the unintentional FUD that I see sometimes.
The difference between community and commercial software
is that for Linux, you do a simple search and for Windows, you
drive to your local brick'n motar and ask "Geek Squad(TM)"
for which they'll gladly walk the box to the checkout for you. ;)
Seriously now, it's not difficult to find solutions "That Just Work(TM)"
in community developed software. It's where most things _are_
invented (e.g., browser, media player, office suite, etc...).
Bryan J Smith Professional, Technical Annoyance
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Red Hat: That 'other' American software company built on
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controlled distribution channels of forced bundle and lock
----- Original Message ----
From: Jason van Gumster <jason at handturkeystudios.com>
To: novalug at calypso2.tux.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 1:40:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Novalug] Video converter
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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