Creating an Audio only DVD from several CD's

JD jd1008 at
Wed Aug 11 19:34:59 UTC 2010

  On 08/11/2010 05:34 AM, linux at wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 05:28:51PM -0700, JD wrote:
>>    On 08/10/2010 05:15 PM, Michael Miles wrote:
>>> linux at wrote:
>>>> Maybe a solution to this would be to put the wav files on a Video-DVD
>>>>>    and leave the video directory empty. This would however only give you
>>>>>    a sample rate of 48000 Hz instead of up to 192000 Hz as specified for
>>>>>    a DVD-A. But then at least you could play the DVD on most any
>>>>>    DVD-player. I am going to try that tomorrow.
>>> This is about the only way I could get this to work.
>>> It's a shame but the big problem is the Media companies. Mp3, aac, ogg,
>>> any of the lossy formats are ok with them but lossless, mo way they make
>>> it hard. No real support for probably one of the better music
>>> formats.... DVD-A.
>>> The work around is DVD-Video with out the video. Use in a 4 hour long
>>> play and it gets a few cd there (5-6)
>>> Kdenlive works
>> So, how do I create a DVD-Video without the Video, but with only Audio?
>> KdEnlive can do that?
>> Guess I need to read up and the how to!
> Hello,
> Well, my steps to make a Video-DVD containing mainly audio are as
> follows:
> $>  ffmpeg -loop_input -t 2000 -i display.jpg -i 1.wav -r 44100 -target pal-dvd -aspect 4:3 1.mpg
> $>  ffmpeg -loop_input -t 2000 -i display.jpg -i 2.wav -r 44100 -target pal-dvd -aspect 4:3 2.mpg
> $>  dvdauthor -o testdvd -x dvd.xml
> $>  cat dvd.xml
> <dvdauthor>
> <vmgm />
> <titleset>
> <titles>
> <pgc>
> <vob file="1.mpg" />
> <vob file="2.mpg" />
> </pgc>
> </titles>
> </titleset>
> </dvdauthor>
> $>  growisofs -Z /dev/sr0 -dvd-video testdvd/
> The resulting DVD+RW (as I said before, I am having strange problems
> creating DVD+R but no problems with DVD+RW) plays on vlc as well as on
> my Denon DVD-player.
> Leaving out the video encoding doesn't seem to work, so I gave a photo
> as a loop input into ffmpeg.
> However, it seems as if by the point all the audio has been encoded,
> in ffmpeg's display the frame number keeps rising, but the size of the
> resulting mpg file does not increase anymore. I need to press q to
> stop ffmpeg encoding, and then I need to give it a shell interrupt
> because it does not react anymore.
> Surely there must be an option which I have missed on the command line
> of ffmpeg to tell it to stop loop_encoding the photo when the end of
> the audio is reached. I might have to ask this on the ffmpeg mailing
> list.
> Regards,
> Gabriel
How many
vob files do I need? One per track?
I have 36 tracks (wav files).
Also, I am using the -i option to dvda-author.
The directory dvd.out has 4 dirs:
d1, d2, d3, d4
each d# has roughly 6 to 11 tracks

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