Problem with mkisofs -dvd-video

Girish Venkatachalam girishvenkatachalam at
Sun Dec 2 21:01:37 PST 2007

On 21:42:47 Dec 02, Jeremy Gransden wrote:
> HI List,
> What is the correct procedure to create a dvd-video iso. I have tried the
> following and receive an error:
> [jeremy at icipher ~]$ mkisofs -dvd-video -o ~/develip.iso -R ~/develop_spin/
> Using PSA07000.VOB;1 for  /PSA074781-2.VOB (PSA074781-1.VOB)
> mkisofs: Unable to make a DVD-Video image.
> [jeremy at icipher ~]$
> I searched google and did not find much of information. I read several
> articles about the case of the file names, but my files are uppercase as
> they suggested. I can create iso's without the -dvd-video switch, but not
> with.

Check the mencoder documentation. Install mplayer, dvdauthor and
growisofs (dvd+rw-tools).

And set cranking. :)

If you already have DVD compliant VOB, my stuff will not apply. If you
don't then this is what you have to do.

mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg -mpegopts format=dvd:tsaf \
  -vf scale=720:576,harddup -srate 48000 -af lavcresample=48000 \
keyint=15:vstrict=0:acodec=ac3:abitrate=192:aspect=16/9 -ofps 25 \
  -o movie.mpg movie.avi

Now movie.mpg contains MPEG-2 video befitting the DVD profile.

Now just use a simple config file with dvdauthor and write it with

Something like this perhaps?

$ cat foo.xml

    <vmgm />
                <vob file="movie.mpg" />

$ dvdauthor -x foo.xml -o myvideo

dvdauthor will create a directory "myvideo" with dvd structure that can be
directly given to growisofs or you could create an ISO with mkisofs with
the -dvd-video switch.

Hope this helps.


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