Problem creating a DVD Video

David King linuxman at
Tue May 7 09:15:08 UTC 2013

I am using Ubuntu Studio 12.04, and trying to create DVD videos.

I am having a problem with DVD Styler creating a DVD. It creates it 
okay, with 4 video tracks, each playable from the main menu. But when 
selecting the first, it only plays the first 37 seconds (it is 31 
minutes long, with automatically generated chapters every 5 minutes), 
and trying to skip through the chapters will not work on this video.

I have tried removing the video from the project and re-adding it, but 
still it does not work.

If I play the video file by itself, it plays perfectly okay. It was 
created in OpenShot.

I can go through the DVD creation process to create the ISO and it is 
shows no errors, and I can burn the ISO to DVD, play it on a DVD player 
and yet when trying the first video I get the problem. I do not get any 
problems with the other video titles on this DVD.

I also get the problem if I preview the DVD using Xine part way through 
the ISO creation process, and it has the problem there as well.

I am using DVD Styler 2.1 on Ubuntu Studio 12.04.

I downloaded 2.4.3 and tried to install it, but it failed due to missing 
dependencies, even though they are there (in their ubuntustudio 
versions, with slightly different names). The terminal output from 
./configure is

    checking for LIBAV... no
    configure: error: Package requirements (libavformat >= 53.20.0
    libavcodec >= 53.34.0 libavutil libswscale libavfilter >= 2.15.0)
    were not met:

    No package 'libavformat' found
    No package 'libavcodec' found
    No package 'libavutil' found
    No package 'libswscale' found
    No package 'libavfilter' found

    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.

    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables LIBAV_CFLAGS
    and LIBAV_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I do not know what to do, or what settings to change to get the 
installed to recognise the proper files it needs already installed. 
Ubuntu Studio 12.04 only provides DVD Styler 2.1.

I also do not know if upgrading will fix the problem with the DVD 
creation, or maybe there is something I can do with 2.1 that will make 
it work properly.

I am using the 12.04 version of Ubuntu Studio as it a long term support 
release, so if there is a bug with creating DVDs it should be fixed.

The libav files are installed, but they are the ubuntustudio versions. 
To install the exact versions listed, the existing versions and a whole 
lot of Ubuntu Studio software will be uninstalled.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

David K

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