Problem creating a DVD Video

Hartmut Noack zettberlin at
Tue May 7 14:02:36 UTC 2013

Am 07.05.2013 11:15, schrieb David King:
> 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,

Normally you do not need to download any Applications for Linux expect
some proprietary products and if you want to build the app from source.

> 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
OK, so you want to build from source ...

>     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.

Do you have the development-packages of the named libs installed?
libavformat-dev, libavcodec-dev ...

> 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.

To me it looks like the file for that chapter is broken. Good players
like VLC can handle slightly damaged files, most hardware players
cannot. So I would recommend to export the given chapter one more time
to get a new file.

good luck :-)


> 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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