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From: Mark Haney <mhaney@××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Converting movie files to DVD format
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:03:39
Message-Id: 43C67CA9.9090204@ercbroadband.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Converting movie files to DVD format by Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net>
Duncan wrote:
> Mark Haney posted <43C65F25.8000906@××××××××××××.org>, excerpted below, > on Thu, 12 Jan 2006 08:52:37 -0500: > > >> I googled this and found a nice HOWTO on the Gentoo Wiki, but it's a >> couple years old. Are there any new tools to automate converting movie >> files (.avi, etc) to DVD format, even DVD ISO format? >> > > You didn't post the link and I'm too lazy to do the search myself to > check if it's listed or not, but definitely checkout k3b if you haven't. > It can do a lot of conversions on-the-fly. If it can't do them on-the-fly > to actually burn, because the CPU simply isn't powerful enough for the > conversion to keep up with the burn, it can create the ISO in tmpspace and > then burn it when it's done, if desired, pretty much automatically. Yes, > it DOES handle DVDs, now (it may not have a couple years ago as that's > about the time Mandrake contributed the patches, IIRC). >
I didn't think to post the link, my bad.
> I haven't actually used k3b for video conversion, but I've used it for > on-the-fly MP3 to CDA conversion, to burn CDs playable in a regular CD > player, and it worked well. I know it's supposed to handle video as well, > just haven't tried it. > > The biggest downside is if you don't have KDE merged, it'll require > kdelibs and perhaps part of kdebase, in addition to all the transcode > stuff you'll probably want to enable via USE flags. However, it's > generally considered /the/ way to go for that sort of thing, even if you > have to merge some KDE stuff just for it. There's simply nothing else > that does what it does, in such a simple and intuitive way. > >
This isn't a downside as I run KDE anyway. Thanks for the reply. -- Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum Mark Haney Sr. Systems Administrator ERC Broadband (828) 350-2415 -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Converting movie files to DVD format Neil Stone <neil@×××××××××××.com>