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Old 29th February 2008, 04:34 AM
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make video dvd

i've never had luck in the past copying or backing up DVD's with fedora (or windows for that matter) so sort of just abandon the idea.

Currently i have a ton of .avi's and have no idea what i can do to get them to play in a DVD player. I'd like to watch them on my TV, in the DVD player, but really have no idea what steps, process, conversion, etc. i should use to burn the .avi's to DVD. *the player wouldn't play the .avi.*

any ideas or push in the right direction would be most appreciated!

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Old 29th February 2008, 04:38 AM
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yum install devede

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Old 1st March 2008, 01:20 AM
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I've found mencoder very helpful for this. It's part of the mplayer package. Do some reading on mplayer's web page and you'll have it in no time. Typically, a command looks somthing like this:

mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg \
   -mpegopts format=dvd:tsaf \
   -vf scale=720:480,harddup \
   -srate 48000 -af lavcresample=48000 \
   -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:vrc_buf_size=1835:vrc_maxrate=9800:vbitrate=5000:keyint=18:vstrict=0:acodec=ac3:abitrate=192:aspect=4/3:trell=yes:mbd=2 \
   -ofps 30000/1001 -o outfile.mpg infile.avi
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Old 1st March 2008, 03:39 PM
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i appreciate your suggestions thus far.


I tired devede and it took 3 hours to convert 2 600 mb files into a video DVD format, and it doesn't play in any of my players (even multiregion player).


when i get the time to dig into mencoder, i certainly will!

Thanks for the suggestions and if anyone else has more, please let me know! Are there any FAQ's out there, to bring me up to speed as to what people are doing for ripping DVD's in linux or converting .avi's to a format that is compatible with most DVD players? I would like to educate myself rather than posting un-researched requests

thanks Again!
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Old 1st March 2008, 04:16 PM
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I created some DVDs using Devede and found that they didn't work on an old DVD player but played on newer ones. Can we assume that your player doesn't do DivX?
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