On Tue, Jun 20, 2006, at 17:48:39 -0700, Derrick Ryalls wrote: > Greetings, > > i was wondering if anyone had a good tool recommendation for creating > DVD movies with FreeBSD. Since I have a child growing up, it is > appealing to me to make a copy of their favorite DVD and burn it so > they can handle the copy, not the original (legal to make backup > copies). I also was thinking it could be handy to author my own dvds, > but that might not be for a while. > > So far, I can use mplayer to get the DVD to an avi file, but I can't > find anything to get it back onto a dvd. I have tried dvdauthor, but > the app kept crashing. Does anyone have any suggestions for this?
Hi. I don't normally back up DVDs so I'm not sure the best software to do that. I did a quick ports search and "multimedia/lxdvdrip" looks nice, and may do exactly what you want all in one program. As for dvdauthor crashing, I would guess it's because you're not giving it the right format for a DVD. AVI files can't go to DVD, you need to convert it to MPEG-2 PS and the proper specifications. For this, I use a GTK+ program called Avidemux2 (it's in multimedia/avidemux2), although ffmpeg or mencoder should work also. Here are my steps for an AVI file to DVD: 1) Avidemux to video "DVD". Set aspect ratios in "Configure" and set "DVD Res" in the "Filters" area. If the audio is not already AC3 (check from the A/V information button on the toolbar), set audio to "FFM AC3". Set output format at bottom to "MPEG PS A+V". Save the video "filename.mpg". This one is the longest step, the other two are quite a bit shorter. 2) Take outputted mpeg file and run it through dvdauthor: dvdauthor --video=ntsc+16:9+720xfull -t -f filename.mpg -o output 3) Burn the authored DVD with dvd+rw tools: growisofs -dvd-video -Z /dev/cd0 output For a simple backup though I'd check out lxdvdrip or search through ports to see if there is a faster solution. I don't see much sense in going from DVD to AVI then back to DVD when you can just rip directly from the DVD and burn it back. I provided that info for when you want to author your own videos though. :) Hope that helps. -Mark -- Internet Radio: Party107 (Trance/Electronic) - http://www.party107.com Rock 101.9 The Edge (Rock) - http://www.rock1019.net IRC: MIXXnet IRC Network - irc.mixxnet.net (Nick: MIXX941) GnuPG Public Key: http://www.mkproductions.org/mk_pubkey.asc _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"