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DVD software & video driver query

Postby jonnyc on Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:04 pm

Hi all,

I'll be 100% honest - I'm a complete Newbie, however couldn't see any related 'software' queries there - so I came here. Apologies if I got it wrong.

Just wandered what to use to convert DIVX & AVI files to DVD, wish to burn 'domestic' DVD player friendly files, that I can view away from the PC. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

Also...

I'm running Linux 8.

The video / sound driver appears a little dodgy at best, how do I determine what driver I need to locate? You'll have to spell the detective processes out I'm afraid - Newbie! I believe that the video card is built into the mother board.

Look fwd to any responses.

All the best

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Re: DVD software & video driver query

Postby MaddogF16 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:15 pm

if you can open a terminal and type "lspci" (w/o quotes) and copy and paste the results we'll find out your video card.
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Re: DVD software & video driver query

Postby richyrich on Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:22 pm

1) One easy app that I use is DeVeDe. I add my avi's, (one for each title), when they are all added, there is a simple button to adjust sizes to fit the dvd, create a menu, then sit back and wait for the iso file to be created, then burn the image to dvd. It's available in the Package Manager.

2) We will need to know some info about your hardware. Open a terminal, type inxi -F (enter), and copy/paste the output back here.

richy

edit : oops beat me to it maddog . . :lol:
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Re: DVD software & video driver query

Postby jonnyc on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:17 pm

MaddogF16 wrote:if you can open a terminal and type "lspci" (w/o quotes) and copy and paste the results we'll find out your video card.


Hi, thanks both for your responses, really appreciated.

Here is what I found, (by the way I did ask that people spell out what to do - co's I'm used to Windows, but this is really new to me - but I've gotta say... I do like it so far! Plus the tiny amount of detective work is doing me good :D

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
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