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

Code:
Command:chapters
       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.
However, entering "tovid chapters" at the command line gives me the following message:

Code:
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__
    self.run_command(args)
  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__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1213, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
Any ideas? Note that the tovid gui -does- run on my system.

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