cd/dvd burning tools for video

Len Ovens len at
Thu Feb 23 05:19:23 UTC 2012

On Wed, February 22, 2012 8:34 pm, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

>> Video authoring (video medias with menus, conversion of codecs) is done
>> with software like mandvd, resp. 2mandvd. I experienced 2mandvd as PITA.
>> AFAIK it's a big problem on Linux, OTOH I heard from Windows users
>> getting simmilar issues, but those Windows users usually don't have
>> knowledge about codecs, formats, such as letterbox. AFAIK K3b can't be
>> used for video authoring, but I don't have knowledge about all the
>> plugins that are available.
> I don't have the time to test Brasero.

If brasero has menuing, I think it is really basic... but I don't know. I
hadn't heard of mandvd, but have been looking at
which seems really nice. It has good menuing with sound and video behind
it. It can do up to 8 or so sets of audio as well as mutiple subtitle.
Aside from what it can do with the gui it also provides for scripting for
something more customized. It can make normal or double dvds (if your
drive can) or something larger on the hard drive that dvd playback
software can play. It seems easy to use from my playing around with it,
but It would take a few "real" projects to really know what it's problems
are. It will take most video formats as input and transcode to what it
needs out. Does both ntsc and pal (is seacam still around?) and normal or
wide screen. It will happily change the quality of video to fit more video
time on the same dvd... Though I don't see the advantage of that for our
target users. (I can see someone with wedding footage that is 10min. too
long liking it though)

Len Ovens

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