Re: HOWTO: Make DVD Videos Using Tovid: The Video Disc Authoring Suite
Does anyone still read this thread? My question is below. I tried to post to the tovid forums and got a mysterious message about "Registered member must have at least 5 postings to post any URL/Website"
Am using tovid 0.34 on Ubuntu 11.04. The tovid man page contains the following
However, entering "tovid chapters" at the command line gives me the following message:
tovid chapters will start a GUI using mplayer to set chapter points in
a video. Its only (mandatory) option is the path to a video file.
Any ideas? Note that the tovid gui -does- run on my system.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/bin/tovid", line 208, in <module>
tovid = Frontend(sys.argv)
File "/usr/local/bin/tovid", line 74, in __init__
File "/usr/local/bin/tovid", line 147, in run_command
proc = subprocess.Popen([script] + ini_args + args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 672, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1213, in _execute_child
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
Also, any comments on the usefulness of this routine? I have successfully used "mplayer -ss" to find logical chapter breaks in the video file , then manually edit the DVDauthor xml file to create the chapters. But it is a lot of work. Is "tovid chapters" any easier, or just the same process