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dvda-author

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Has anyone had any luck in installing and configuring dvda-author in Mint? I finally got the program to compile from source after fixing many broken dependencies, but I can't get the dvda-author-gui to install. Alternately, does anyone know any dvd-audio programs for Linux besides dvd-author?
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Re: dvda-author

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If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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Re: dvda-author

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Try translation of QDVDAuthor to Qt5.
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Re: dvda-author

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Hi ikester8,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

I just tried to install the newer qdvd in my Linux KDE Neon based on Ubuntu 18.04 like Linux Mint 19.x and it would not install because of dependencies issues.

FYI: You might consider trying these other DVD creator (DVD authoring) applications like my favorite "Bombono", DVDstyler, or DeVeDe...

FYI-2: Any modern DVD player including car DVD players and Blu-Ray players can play content stored on "data" CD or DVD discs without having to burn them like an audio music CD. You just format the DVD disc as "Data" using a typical DVD/CD application (Linux: xfburn, K3b, Brasero, etc...) and copy the music folders and or files to the disc. This also allows for many more audio or songs per disc.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: dvda-author

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What about those packages for Ubuntu 18.04. QDVDAuthor needs also libffmpeg063 and ffmpeg063 packages.
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Re: dvda-author

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Hi mpv, and ikester8,

I updated my last reply.

I did try the deb file for Ubuntu 18.04 which Linux Mint 19.x is based on from the OpenSuse (OBS) system and it would not install. I did not install the libffmpeg063 packages which it apparently needs.

Then, I decided to try adding their software repository using the instructions below and it works, and it did install the "libffmpeg063" package automatically.
For Linux Mint 19.x (xUbuntu 18.04) run the following:
Keep in mind that the owner of the key may distribute updates, packages and repositories that your system will trust (more information).

To install this by adding their software repository method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste ("Shift+Insert" or "Ctrl+Shift+v"), repeat for each command.

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echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/tkb/xUbuntu_18.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:tkb.list

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sudo wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:tkb/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key -O "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:tkb.asc"

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sudo apt update

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sudo apt install qdvdauthor
Hope this helps ...
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Re: dvda-author

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To install a package manually one should execute

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sudo apt install ./qdvdauthor_2.3.1-12_amd64.deb
from the folder, where the packages are downloaded
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Re: dvda-author

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Thank you, this is good advice. However, I'm running into some dependency issues and I'm not sure where to go to solve them. Here's what I got when trying to install into LM18.3:

~/Downloads $ sudo apt install ./qdvdauthor_2.3.1-12_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'qdvdauthor' instead of './qdvdauthor_2.3.1-12_amd64.deb'
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
qdvdauthor : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.29) but 2.23-0ubuntu11 is to be installed
Depends: libffmpeg063 but it is not installable
Depends: libgcc-s1 (>= 3.0) but it is not installable
Depends: libqt5core5a (>= 5.12.2) but 5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.7 is to be installed
Depends: libqt5gui5 (>= 5.8.0) but 5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.7 is to be installed or
libqt5gui5-gles (>= 5.8.0) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libqt5widgets5 (>= 5.12.2) but 5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.7 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Re: dvda-author

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Hi ikester8,

The easiest way to install this is by adding their software repository using the instructions in my reply's quote box which will also keep the application updated. Only if you are using Linux Mint 18.x which is based on ubuntu 16.04 change the part in the first command from 18.04 to 16.04. Then run the other commands. That should install all the dependencies and this application.

Remember there are other DVD applications to try.

Hope this helps...
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Re: dvda-author

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ikester8,

you need to download the following files for Ubuntu 16.04 and install them:

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sudo apt install ./ffmpeg063_0.6.3-1_amd64.deb

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sudo apt install ./libffmpeg063_0.6.3-1_amd64.deb

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sudo apt install ./qdvdauthor_2.3.1-12_amd64.deb
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Re: dvda-author

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Another suggestion is bombono-dvd.
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Re: dvda-author

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LM18.x only has 4 months of support left before End of Life with no security updates. I suggest you do a clean install of LM 19.x (supported until April,2023) or LM20 (supported until April,2025) and find a supported equivalent for dvda-author.
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Re: dvda-author

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Did anyone realise that you folks are reviving an over four year old post that is not relevant any longer in respect of what versions of Mint were running back then???
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