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Mark Haney wrote:
> Duncan wrote:
>> Mark Haney posted <43C65F25.8000906@...>, 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
>> 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
>> 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.
personally I use any2vob to convert the .avi or whatever to .vob files..
then use qdvdauthor to make the DVD.. then k3b to burn it...
it might be a long way around, but it works...
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