Easiest way to burn video CDs and DVD movies?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 12:21:52 UTC 2006

On 11/4/06, Sean Hammond <sean.hammond at gmail.com> wrote:
> Couple of things:
> * I installed k3b and can't see how to burn video CDs and DVDs. How do
> you do it? (I'm actually trying to put together instructions for a
> friend)
> * The DVD authoring page on the wiki:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DVDAuthoring
> seems to suggest that DVDStyler is "extremely pre alpha" and doesn't
> even mention DeVeDe or K3b. If these programs can be used to burn
> DVDs, maybe we should fix that wiki page?
> I'd be happy to do this if I had more info on exactly how to use each
> GUI, and how well they work. I can't really test them as I don't have
> a burner. Maybe when I get feedback from my friend who wants to burn
> DVDs.

Feel free. In fact, that it would be wonderfully useful if, once you
figured this out, you document what you've found there.

> It's a shame DVDStyler is in not the Ubuntu repositories. I tired the
> latest deb file from their website, but I was missing some library
> (libwxsvg) that I can't find in the repos either. Maybe if I tried an
> older version I'd have more luck.

I downloaded and installed this myself this morning, but haven't been
able to figure it out yet. I seem to have a mental block when it comes
to DVD software -- I can't figure out the supposedly user-friendly Mac
OS X program either (iMovie and iDVD). Anyway, I was able to install
it, but needed to download and use the wxsvg deb that is also on the
download page. You need to install both.


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list