> 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 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.
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