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Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby greenducky on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:10 pm

Hey all i have been downloading torrents from piratebay.com and i have using Deluge.

my question is once i have the movie downloaded it works fine i can play it and it looks almost perfect.

but i want to be abel to burn the movie to a dvd and be able to play it on my dvd player. is this possibel???
if so how do i do it. I assume the K3B is my friend and i know that it has the option of burning a dvd movie.
but what is the proper way of doing this.

THanks mint users
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby iironjade on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:37 am

Use DeVeDe to create an ISO image and then burn it to a disc using K3b, Brasero or any of the other gazillions of burning apps available.
There doesn't seem to be one single app which transcodes and burns simultaneously like Nero, so the process is a bit more laborious.
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby greenducky on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:12 am

Well i must say sir, you are a gentleman, and i thank you. that worked out perfect.
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby iironjade on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:56 am

You're welcome. :)
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby Lantesh on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:43 pm

Downloading DIVX and XVID movies from the Internet will give you a somewhat diminished quality compared to DVD. So while can convert the format back to DVD with programs like DeVeDe, you can never regain the lost quality. Because of this let me suggest to you an alternate route. Instead of converting the files just burn the actual DIVX or XVID files directly to your blank DVD as data. You can get about 5 or 6 movies on one DVD this way. Now go out and buy yourself a Philips DVD player. Most Philips units support DIVX and XVID, and will play these disks. Your physical collection will be much smaller, and you won't have to waste your time transcoding.
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby Patrissimo on Thu May 01, 2008 10:06 pm

I usually do what Lantesh does, but the movie comes as a single chapter when burned that way. So if you want to skip ahead, you have to fast forward.
if you use DeveDe, you can set the chapter size, I think. And it's easier to share with friends, who might not have the right kind of dvd player.
DeVeDe has always been a little buggy for me, also.
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby Toxic on Thu May 22, 2008 8:25 pm

I have been having a problem transcoding. Devede is leaving scanlines and Qdvdauthor is playing back too fast. I tried the command line using ffmpeg -i file.avi -aspect 16:9 -target ntsc-dvd file.mpg and got errors, (ie: STRANGE: I/O error occured
Usually that means that input file is truncated and/or corrupted.)
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby solar1951 on Fri May 23, 2008 4:39 am

There is a program that will convert to DVD format, allow chapters to be created, even menus and will burn your movie to disc. Its called Todisc and is part of the Tovid suite.
Here is main page http://tovid.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

I have used this for many months with good results - take the SVN trunk and build with the suggested ffmpeg from Debian - the Ubuntu variety is somewhat broken.

Hope this helps
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Re: Burn DVD MOVIES question

Postby Tithis on Fri May 23, 2008 10:37 am

I would never bother reencoding for a DVD. To keep any type of decent quality you'll have to encode for a very long time.

If you can hooking your computer up to your TV is a great way to get around encoding and you'll be able to play any format you come across. Its also great for playing emulators if you have controllers :wink:
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