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Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Linux Mint 18.3 xfce
Computer i5, 16 gigs of ram.

Last Sunday 6/3/2018 My dad wanted me to make a video dvd of files from his nature camera. I've always used a program called "devede" For some reason that program won't work for me anymore. Then I tried Brasero, Bombono DVD, K3B, and DVD Styler. I couldn't get any of them to work either. I tried using winff to convert the avi files to mp4s. Those didn't work in any of the programs. Then I broke down and booted up my Windows 7 laptop. I took the original AVI files and put them in the Windows DVD program. 30minutes to an hour later, I had a video DVD! Then I tried printing the documentations to all of the programs I tried. Some of the information wasn't on the official websites. I read the manual to Devede, started on the manual to DVD Styler (34 pages) and I have the manual to k3b. My point is I've been trying to figure out how to create a video dvd on Linux mint for an entire week! Something goes wrong during the file conversion process in these programs.
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by administrollaattori » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:25 am

Install DVDStyler PPA-version.

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sudo apt-get remove libwxsvg0 libwxsvg-dev
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dvdstyler dvdstyler-data mjpegtools
Make your own video DVD with DVDStyler -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZGrksXdKBA

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by phd21 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:27 am

Hi gregoryshock

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

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I can easily create a DVD to play in home or business Blu-Ray / DVD players using Linux Mint using Bombono (my favorite), DeVeDe, or DVDstyler, etc... There are some good posts on this in this forum, including your previous post.

(SOLVED - BOMBONO) What is the * The Best Video Converter* for Cinnamon 18.1.? - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=248422&hilit=Bombono

Assuming you installed the 3rd party software during the installation of Linux Mint (mint-meta-codecs), have you also installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, udftools, mencoder? Restart after installing these.

"K3b" is a superb DVD/CD application for burning (writing) and ripping discs, and I would recommend going into "Synaptic Package Manager SPM", searching for "K3b" right-clicking it, selecting all recommended and suggested packages. Installing the "kde-runtime" might help too because this is a "KDE" application, but it works great on all editions of Linux Mint. Restart after installing this.

If "ffmpeg" is not installed, then install it. I would recommend installing a more updated version 3 using the instructions below.
How to install FFMpeg 3.3 Hilbert on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 | Linux Hint
https://linuxhint.com/install-ffmpeg-ubuntu/
To install this using the PPA 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 or Shift+Insert, repeat for each command.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install ffmpeg libav-tools x264 x265
As you suspected, the older "avi" video type might be a problem if you do not have the supporting packages for handling that video type, search "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for "avi", and install those, like "libavi". One simple way to try and get most video packages installed is to install a video editor and all its recommended and suggested packages, like "Kdenlive" which can also create regular DVD discs, and or convert the videos into other formats. Almost any video type can be converted to another easily enough using many excellent video converters like "WinFF", "Transmageddon", "FF multi Converter", Curlew, Avidemux (AppImage), etc...

Once you have the software and the supporting packages for handling videos installed, which only has to be done once, then you should be able to use any of the DVD creator applications or video editors from then on.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by Flemur » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:48 am

gregoryshock wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:52 pm
DVD Styler. I couldn't get any of them to work either.
IIRC - it's been a while - I had some luck with either dvdstyler or bombono, but ended up using (a sort of old version of) "ConvertXtoDVD" under wine, where it runs great.

You just add files - it can intelligently deal with movies with different formats, aspect ratios and resolutions, and/or still pictures - and it makes a DVD from them.
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:07 pm

When I tried to author a video dvd everything started falling apart. I had to completely re install my entire OS. Right now my xfburn program is broken.

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 am

gregoryshock wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:07 pm
When I tried to author a video dvd everything started falling apart. I had to completely re install my entire OS. Right now my xfburn program is broken.
Could you be more specific? Author a DVD with what? Did you add a ppa that broke your OS when you installed? When you install software in Linux via the repos, ppas, or deb files it will tell you if installing that will remove other software. You need to look for those messages and if it's going to delete something that looks important, or you don';t understand the packages that will be removed, STOP and abort the install.

I';m also sensing a lot of confusion about the topic in general. Video encoding is a lot more complex than it looks at first. Do you want to make a standard DVD that will play in any DVD player? Encoding to mp4 or avi isn't going to do that, and xfburn, like the other burning apps mentioned, don't actually do that either.

If you want to burn the video files as data that can be played in a DVD player that means encoding to mpeg4 ASP/divx/xvid, but there's no one format/profile used there that's standard enough to play in all DVD players. To do that you need to know the actual format/level/profile supported by the DVD player in question. Just converting to an avi file isn't enough. Avi/mp4/mkv etc are just containers, and they can have different video/audio formats/levels.

DVD compliant video/audio format is pretty ancient by modern codec standards. I'd try a real DVD authoring program, and since the format is so old, I fail to see why you'd need to add a ppa to get one.

But then I've never seen a DVD authoring app that was actually all that good anyway, even in WIndows. I haven't used one of those programs in years and not since my WIndoze days. The best Windows software I could find (AVStoDVD) was just the best of a bad bunch.

A lot of the problem I think is that these apps are usually used by people wanting to copy DVDs and most places that's illegal. Which tends to scare off a lot of developers. And since DVD is rapidly dying, where's the incentive to write/maintain such software?

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 am
gregoryshock wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:07 pm
When I tried to author a video dvd everything started falling apart. I had to completely re install my entire OS. Right now my xfburn program is broken.
Could you be more specific? Author a DVD with what? Did you add a ppa that broke your OS when you installed? When you install software in Linux via the repos, ppas, or deb files it will tell you if installing that will remove other software. You need to look for those messages and if it's going to delete something that looks important, or you don';t understand the packages that will be removed, STOP and abort the install.

I';m also sensing a lot of confusion about the topic in general. Video encoding is a lot more complex than it looks at first. Do you want to make a standard DVD that will play in any DVD player? Encoding to mp4 or avi isn't going to do that, and xfburn, like the other burning apps mentioned, don't actually do that either.

If you want to burn the video files as data that can be played in a DVD player that means encoding to mpeg4 ASP/divx/xvid, but there's no one format/profile used there that's standard enough to play in all DVD players. To do that you need to know the actual format/level/profile supported by the DVD player in question. Just converting to an avi file isn't enough. Avi/mp4/mkv etc are just containers, and they can have different video/audio formats/levels.

DVD compliant video/audio format is pretty ancient by modern codec standards. I'd try a real DVD authoring program, and since the format is so old, I fail to see why you'd need to add a ppa to get one.

But then I've never seen a DVD authoring app that was actually all that good anyway, even in WIndows. I haven't used one of those programs in years and not since my WIndoze days. The best Windows software I could find (AVStoDVD) was just the best of a bad bunch.

A lot of the problem I think is that these apps are usually used by people wanting to copy DVDs and most places that's illegal. Which tends to scare off a lot of developers. And since DVD is rapidly dying, where's the incentive to write/maintain such software?
To me it's real simple. The program needs to convert whatever format of video file into that of a video dvd for standard DVD players. Windows DVD does that exact task with no bells and whistles. For what I make Video DVDs for I don't need fancy menus with lots of color of back ground pictures. As long as the Disc will give me the options of selecting a video to play and play all, I'm good to go!

I installed all the apps from synaptic. They probably didn't break anything. I want to keep trying for just a bit longer. Because it took me hours and hours to get this Linux Mint install setup the way I like it.

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inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: Asus-Z170M-Plus Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 3402 date: 07/10/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6600K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28032
           clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz 4: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] bus-ID: 03:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 03:00.1 Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-23-generic
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 255.7GB (14.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 240.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sde model: Cruzer_Glide size: 15.7GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: ASUS DRW-24B1ST   j rev: 1.01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 205G used: 19G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.12GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:30C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 186 Uptime: 44 min Memory: 980.1/15984.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:19 am

Update 06/12/2018 at 11:15 am.

I have some test hard drives. What I'm going to do is install linux mint 18, and linux mint 18.3 in a duel boot configuration. Then I'm going to test Xfburn on both. If Xfburn gives issues right out of the box then I know that adding in the DVD authoring apps had nothing to do with breaking it. Then I think I proceed in testing the DVD authoring programs. Hopefully I'll be back with more and better information for you kind folks!

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:30 am

phd21 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:27 am
Hi gregoryshock

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

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I can easily create a DVD to play in home or business Blu-Ray / DVD players using Linux Mint using Bombono (my favorite), DeVeDe, or DVDstyler, etc... There are some good posts on this in this forum, including your previous post.

(SOLVED - BOMBONO) What is the * The Best Video Converter* for Cinnamon 18.1.? - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=248422&hilit=Bombono

Assuming you installed the 3rd party software during the installation of Linux Mint (mint-meta-codecs), have you also installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, udftools, mencoder? Restart after installing these.

"K3b" is a superb DVD/CD application for burning (writing) and ripping discs, and I would recommend going into "Synaptic Package Manager SPM", searching for "K3b" right-clicking it, selecting all recommended and suggested packages. Installing the "kde-runtime" might help too because this is a "KDE" application, but it works great on all editions of Linux Mint. Restart after installing this.

If "ffmpeg" is not installed, then install it. I would recommend installing a more updated version 3 using the instructions below.
How to install FFMpeg 3.3 Hilbert on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 | Linux Hint
https://linuxhint.com/install-ffmpeg-ubuntu/
To install this using the PPA 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 or Shift+Insert, repeat for each command.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install ffmpeg libav-tools x264 x265
As you suspected, the older "avi" video type might be a problem if you do not have the supporting packages for handling that video type, search "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for "avi", and install those, like "libavi". One simple way to try and get most video packages installed is to install a video editor and all its recommended and suggested packages, like "Kdenlive" which can also create regular DVD discs, and or convert the videos into other formats. Almost any video type can be converted to another easily enough using many excellent video converters like "WinFF", "Transmageddon", "FF multi Converter", Curlew, Avidemux (AppImage), etc...

Once you have the software and the supporting packages for handling videos installed, which only has to be done once, then you should be able to use any of the DVD creator applications or video editors from then on.


Hope this helps ...
Screenshot_2018-06-11_13-37-47.png
You've given me too much information at once. I will need to split this up into several sections.

I think the program DeVeDe is out the question. According to the manual DeVeDe can only handle 61 files. I have 63! Windows DVD handled all 63 with no complaints. It is my opinion that most of the DVD authoring software has more bells and whistles then I need. Maybe too many bells and whistles for me to learn. All the programs I had tested acted very strange. Two of them errored out and two of them looked at my 63 files and gave me back only 2.

I will follow your instructions and give you all the information you asked for.

If you look at some of my most recent additions to this thread you should find the information from the first two commands. inxi -Fxzd and lsusb.
Link: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=270928&p=1480089#p1480065

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by phd21 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:57 am

Hi gregoryshock,

As long as the videos do not exceed the capacity of the DVD (4.3gb), I do not think there should be a problem. Although, I never had 63 separate video clips to add to any of these programs. If you did run into a number of files issue with one or more of the aforementioned applications, then combine 1 or more video clips into a single video clip before adding to a DVD authoring application. As for a lot still pictures (images), create a single slideshow video of those first, then add the slideshow video of those along with your other videos to a DVD authoring application.

I did a training video a long time ago with Bombono and maybe some others which should be in the link I provided before, and there are other videos on YouTube for these applications as well.

I did not have a problem adding an AVi video file to Bombono last night as long as I had the packages I mentioned before installed. I installed Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce yesterday along with the packages I mentioned to run a DVD authoring application test using "Xfce" myself, but have not yet had the time to complete it.

I do know that you can easily create a DVD disc to play in home or business Blu-Ray DVD players because I have done this many times before as have others in this forum. There are a few good posts in this forum on this including the Link I already gave you. Obviously, it may take as little time and effort to learn how to use one or more of these DVD authoring applications, but like everything else, once you know how, it is easier from then on.

Good Luck...

Keep us posted on your progress.
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:39 pm

phd21 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:57 am
Hi gregoryshock,

As long as the videos do not exceed the capacity of the DVD (4.3gb), I do not think there should be a problem. Although, I never had 63 separate video clips to add to any of these programs. If you did run into a number of files issue with one or more of the aforementioned applications, then combine 1 or more video clips into a single video clip before adding to a DVD authoring application. As for a lot still pictures (images), create a single slideshow video of those first, then add the slideshow video of those along with your other videos to a DVD authoring application.

I did a training video a long time ago with Bombono and maybe some others which should be in the link I provided before, and there are other videos on YouTube for these applications as well.

I did not have a problem adding an AVi video file to Bombono last night as long as I had the packages I mentioned before installed. I installed Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce yesterday along with the packages I mentioned to run a DVD authoring application test using "Xfce" myself, but have not yet had the time to complete it.

I do know that you can easily create a DVD disc to play in home or business Blu-Ray DVD players because I have done this many times before as have others in this forum. There are a few good posts in this forum on this including the Link I already gave you. Obviously, it may take as little time and effort to learn how to use one or more of these DVD authoring applications, but like everything else, once you know how, it is easier from then on.

Good Luck...

Keep us posted on your progress.
Right now I'm stuck because something that I install broke something in the program xfburn. I had to create a test install of Linux Mint 18.3 just to figure out what program broke it. Since it appears that all my issues began when I started experimenting with the dvd authoring programs. I kinda think one of those broke it! Learning these programs could take me weeks. If that is the case then it's probably not worth the time. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by phd21 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi gregoryshock,

I finally had some extra time to complete my test with Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 and Bombono. It worked perfectly as usual with 80 ".avi" videos and some other ".mp4" videos thrown in for good measure.

After installing the packages I already told you about, I could not find 60+ avi videos. So, I converted a video I did have into an avi video and then split that into 80 separate videos (13.5mb each), and Bombono had no problems with adding those and a few more.
gregoryshock wrote:Right now I'm stuck because something that I install broke something in the program xfburn. I had to create a test install of Linux Mint 18.3 just to figure out what program broke it. Since it appears that all my issues began when I started experimenting with the dvd authoring programs. I kinda think one of those broke it! Learning these programs could take me weeks. If that is the case then it's probably not worth the time. I'll keep you posted.
If you watch my Bombono DVD tutorial or other tutorials on YouTube, you will see how easy it is to use. If you like, I can create another one where there are a lot of video clips. I like the output options where I can create DVD folders, or an ".iso" file, for burning to a DVD disc with another application or select directly to the DVD disc.

Regardless whether you use MS Windows, Mac, or Linux, anyone can break their system or an application doing various things, like installing other software, sometimes updates, etc... Always read any comments during installation and removal of any software, If there is something you do not understand click cancel or exit, then ask here.

I prefer to use the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for installing software because at the bottom there is a place that shows "broken" for broken packages, If I try to install something the system does not like, it will show there, and I can right-click that package and select not to install it, and the broken number goes back to zero.

Hope this helps ...
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Bombono output screen with great options
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"VLC" playing the DVD disk I just created
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:52 pm

phd21 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Hi gregoryshock,

I finally had some extra time to complete my test with Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 and Bombono. It worked perfectly as usual with 80 ".avi" videos and some other ".mp4" videos thrown in for good measure.

After installing the packages I already told you about, I could not find 60+ avi videos. So, I converted a video I did have into an avi video and then split that into 80 separate videos (13.5mb each), and Bombono had no problems with adding those and a few more.
gregoryshock wrote:Right now I'm stuck because something that I install broke something in the program xfburn. I had to create a test install of Linux Mint 18.3 just to figure out what program broke it. Since it appears that all my issues began when I started experimenting with the dvd authoring programs. I kinda think one of those broke it! Learning these programs could take me weeks. If that is the case then it's probably not worth the time. I'll keep you posted.
If you watch my Bombono DVD tutorial or other tutorials on YouTube, you will see how easy it is to use. If you like, I can create another one where there are a lot of video clips. I like the output options where I can create DVD folders, or an ".iso" file, for burning to a DVD disc with another application or select directly to the DVD disc.

Regardless whether you use MS Windows, Mac, or Linux, anyone can break their system or an application doing various things, like installing other software, sometimes updates, etc... Always read any comments during installation and removal of any software, If there is something you do not understand click cancel or exit, then ask here.

I prefer to use the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for installing software because at the bottom there is a place that shows "broken" for broken packages, If I try to install something the system does not like, it will show there, and I can right-click that package and select not to install it, and the broken number goes back to zero.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by phd21 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi gregoryshock,

You are welcome...

Bombono Tutorial - Bombono DVD
http://www.bombono.org/Bombono_Tutorial

The "xfburn" (v0.5.4) DVD/CD application is already installed in Linux Mint Xfce 18.x, and it is still working on my freshly installed Xfce system even after installing the packages I recommended.

But, I still prefer "K3b" which I consider the best DVD/CD application in Linux. It looks like xfburn can burn ".iso" files to DVD discs, so it should be able to use a Bombono project, if you use the output option to write to a file which creates a "dvd.iso" file. I do not know that if it can use xfburn directly?

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FYI-2: "K3b" can easily burn or "rip" audio CD's as well.

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 pm

@phd21

Sorry I was just taking the easy way out for replying. I've been working so hard on this issue that I'm seeing double.

Try dragging in mp3 files into the xfburn create audio cd. That is what quit working for me.

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:07 pm

phd21 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:27 am
"K3b" is a superb DVD/CD application for burning (writing) and ripping discs, and I would recommend going into "Synaptic Package Manager SPM", searching for "K3b" right-clicking it, selecting all recommended and suggested packages. Installing the "kde-runtime" might help too because this is a "KDE" application, but it works great on all editions of Linux Mint. Restart after installing this.
phd21 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:27 am
If "ffmpeg" is not installed, then install it. I would recommend installing a more updated version 3 using the instructions below.
How to install FFMpeg 3.3 Hilbert on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 | Linux Hint
https://linuxhint.com/install-ffmpeg-ubuntu/
To install this using the PPA 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 or Shift+Insert, repeat for each command.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install ffmpeg libav-tools x264 x265
I always install the third party packages when I install Linux Mint.

I installed the ppa and the ffmpeg
phd21 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:27 am
As you suspected, the older "avi" video type might be a problem if you do not have the supporting packages for handling that video type, search "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for "avi", and install those, like "libavi". One simple way to try and get most video packages installed is to install a video editor and all its recommended and suggested packages, like "Kdenlive" which can also create regular DVD discs, and or convert the videos into other formats. Almost any video type can be converted to another easily enough using many excellent video converters like "WinFF", "Transmageddon", "FF multi Converter", Curlew, Avidemux (AppImage), etc...
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https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/06/13/3-avi.png

I'm crossing my fingers because this came up. I think it is due to the added ppa for ffmpeg. I hope it doesn't break something.

https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/06/13/4-avi.png

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by phd21 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi gregoryshock,

Just click okay to that message from installing ffmpeg.

FYI: If you click the "rimg" toolbar button when posting or replying before pasting a URL link to an image, it will show in the forum.

Should look similar to that below

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[rimg]https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/06/13/4-avi.png[/rimg]
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:50 pm

phd21 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Hi gregoryshock,

Just click okay to that message from installing ffmpeg.

FYI: If you click the "rimg" toolbar button when posting or replying before pasting a URL link to an image, it will show in the forum.

Should look similar to that below

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[rimg]https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/06/13/4-avi.png[/rimg]
I tried to use the insert image button but I got an error telling me that my image is too big. Thank you for the tip!

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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by phd21 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:32 pm

Hi gregoryshock,

Here is my new training video with sound on how to install and use Bombono, just click the link below.
- It is longer than I wanted, but you can skip forward and backward.
https://youtu.be/ICLIVOJZeiE


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Problems with creating Video DVDs.

Post by gregoryshock » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:39 am

phd21 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Hi gregoryshock,

Here is my new training video with sound on how to install and use Bombono, just click the link below.
- It is longer than I wanted, but you can skip forward and backward.
https://youtu.be/ICLIVOJZeiE


Hope this helps ...

That link works, but, I'm not sure why your video isn't showing up in your channel video list. I'll watch it and then I'll get back with you. :)

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