Kubuntu [simple] DVD authoring tools
paul at lemmons.name
Mon Jul 20 17:15:06 UTC 2009
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Subject: Re:Kubuntu [simple] DVD authoring tools
From: Paul Lemmons <paul at lemmons.name>
To: nigel at prayingforisrael.net, Kubuntu Help and User Discussions
<kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Date: 07/20/2009 09:56 AM
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> Subject: Kubuntu [simple] DVD authoring tools
> From: Nigel Ridley <nigel at prayingforisrael.net>
> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: 07/20/2009 07:58 AM
>> Running 9.04
>> OK, I've Googled the subject line and read loads of tutorials etc and
>> got information overload....
>> I just want to take a collection of .mwv [fishing] video clips and
>> burn them to DVD (for stand alone players) so that I can give them to
>> some friends for their encouragement.
>> How can I get all of them to play one after another with/without user
>> The apps that I looked at all seemed geared to create titles and
>> menus etc.
>> Any suggestions? cmd line is OK.
> I have used "todisk" with excellent results. It re-encodes video if
> needed, creates menus, offers previews and generates a directory that
> can be burned directly to DVD using k3b. It is a command line utility
> but it is fairly straight forward. I usually put the command in a
> script file so that I can edit it and rerun until I have it the way I
I should have added this to my original post. Here is an example:
-tovidopts "-wide -overwrite" \
-seek "70 27 13 45 5" \
-menu-title "H20 - A Journy of Faith\nDisk 2 of 2" \
-background MovingWater2.jpg \
The only non-obvious option above is the seek option. The menu that is
generated is a 10 second clip from the video. The numbers in the seek
are the starting point within the video to start the clip. I had also
run the command once before this final copy. The original files did not
have the "enc.mpg" suffix. The "enc.mpg" files are the re-encoded files.
I updated the command to use them instead of the originals to keep from
having to re-encode every time I ran the command.
Sometimes I wonder. Were our faith able to stand upright and look around, would it be looking down at the mustard seed or standing in awe of the height and breadth of it.
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