Kubuntu [simple] DVD authoring tools

Nigel Ridley nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Tue Jul 21 09:24:03 UTC 2009

Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Monday 20 July 2009, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> I might just copy the .wmv files to a cd and find out if my friends have
>> stand alone players that can play .wmv's.
> I just made up this script for putting a .wmv to a dvd:
> ======================  make a DVD  from a WMV  =============
> #!/bin/bash
> # convert to mpeg
> ffmpeg -i $* -target ntsc-dvd -aspect 1.3333 temp.mpg
> # create dvd filesystem with title and TOC and then remove temp mpeg file
> dvdauthor -o temp -t temp.mpg
> dvdauthor -o temp -T
> rm temp.mpg
> # convert DVD filesystem into an iso file and remove temp directory
> mkisofs -dvd-video -o DVD.iso temp
> rm -rf temp
> to run it:     make_a_dvd   <name of wmv file>
> Worked like a charm

That looks interesting. How would I 'join' several .wmv's together to make a single file (so that 
all the short video clips would play continuously until the end)?

Also I presume that I would have to save the above script as 'make_a_dvd' and make it executable 
-- yes?



nigel at prayingforisrael.net

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