Guidance requested for multimedia conversion

dgmm freebsd01 at
Fri Feb 9 01:15:22 UTC 2007

On Friday 09 February 2007 00:04, Murray Taylor wrote:
> Hi all,
> Being much more a system programmer / database person
> than a multi media type I am requesting a 'recipe' from
> a video media expert.
> I need to convert an 8 minute .avi file into a basic dvd.
> No menus or anything, just a dumb as possible 'load it, press play'
> disk. As long as I can do that, and also get the dvd player to
> do loop play, its fine.
> I have a dvd burner, have used it via command line and k3b to
> burn data Cds and data DVDs.
> I am quite happy to load a list of ports to do the conversion,
> layout and burning for the video DVD... I just need a list of
> ports to load, and the sequence of command lines to execute.
> FreeBSD 5.4 Release,  KDE 3.5.4.
> Ports tree within 1 week of current, normally use portmanager
> for port installs, but direct make is ok too.
> Thanks
> Murray T

Start here...

In particular, scroll down to section 14.8.5 for some "recipes" to create the 
DVD compatible video then you'll want multimedia/dvdauthor to create the disc 
image and finally sysutils/dvd+rw-tools for burning

You might want to look at multimedia/dvdstyler as a GUI front end to dvdauthor 
and, depending on your set-up/dvd writer it might do the burning from the GUI 

It's not exactly point'n'shoot but all you need should be there.


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