Simple DVD authoring on Linux

  1. Install
  2. Convert all video files to a DVD compatible format, eg.:
    $ ffmpeg -i xmas2011.mpg -thread 8 -target pal-dvd xmas2011.vob
  3. Create a config file for dvdauthor, eg. dvd.xml:
    <dvdauthor dest="/data/fjo/dvd/out">
          <video format="pal" />
          <pgc entry="title" />
          <video format="pal" />
            <vob file="xmas2011.vob" />
  4. Launch dvdauthor:
    $ dvdauthor -x dvd.xml
  5. Check if everything went ok:
    $ mplayer dvd://1//data/fjo/dvd/out
  6. Insert a blank DVD
  7. Burn that beast:
    $ growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-compat -dvd-video -V Xmas2011 /data/fjo/dvd/out
  8. Annoy your relatives with this masterpiece every time you see each other :-)