How to correctly write a video DVD from MPEG-2 files
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Fri Dec 28 05:16:30 UTC 2007
Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
>> Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>>> Long story short:
>>> I have a new video camera (sony dcr sr-42). I've records 75 minutes of
>>> video on it. I can mount its hdd over USB to my (fc6) laptop and access
>>> the .MPG files which are the recording. Two of them, since the first
>>> one is 2GB in size, the 2nd file contains the remainder of the video.
>>> Seems to be an MPEG-2 video w/AC3 audio embedded.
>>> How do I write this to a DVD that anyone can stick it their stand-alone
>>> DVD player and play as a single "movie"?
>>> I tried using "dvdstyler", but it errors out while checking the video
>>> for MPEG-2 errors (lots of bogus packet sizes), and then "mplex"
>>> complains about the input files it gets as being unrecognizable.
>>> dvdauthor assumes that I have VOB files already (I don't).
>> Are you sure that is the case?
>> dvdauthor - assembles multiple mpeg program streams into a suitable DVD
>> Have you tried creating an xml file like so....
>> <vmgm />
>> <vob file="your_video.mpg" chapters="0,0:10,0:20,0:30,0:40,0:50" />
>> And using a command such as ... dvdauthor -o dvd -x dvd.xml to create the
>> dvd-structure in the -o directory....
> No, I didn't, I'd rather have a tool that I can say:
> create_dvd file.mpg
> and have it do all the work, since I have no clue how to convert/massage
> the .mpg files into the correct ISO format to be burned onto the DVD.
> So, telling me to set up an .xml file assume that I know what to put in
> the .xml file (which I do not know).
Doing above should create a structure in the directory specified by the -o
parameter. Then it is a simple matter to use a command like...
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-video ./dvd/
The above assumes your dvd writer is /dev/dvd and the structure created by
dvdauthor is located at your present position in the filesystem.
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