I've been using Ubuntu since 10.04. I'm on 12.04 now and have to say I am amazed at just how much I can do without spending any money. THANK YOU FOSS Community!
I just learned out how to go from raw video footage to DVD that plays in a home DVD player all without leaving the command line.
Firstly thank you to FakeOutdoorsman for telling me how to set up the dev version of ffmpeg to run locally so that I can still use programs that require a different version of ffmpeg (i.e. kdenlive)
OK so if anyone wants to know, this worked for me.
I am sure that there are better ways to do this, but since I am basically a hack pretending to be a geek, I'm happy that I got this to work.
1. Convert videos to proper mpeg format
2. Add the mpeg to the DVD project using dvdauthor - add multiple files after each file name
./ffmpeg -i video.avi -aspect 4:3 -target pal-dvd dvd.mpg
dvdauthor -o dvd/ -t dvd.mpg
3. Make .iso file
4. Burn ISO
mkisofs -dvd-video -o dvd.iso dvd/
Note: I'm burning at a slow speed because I have an old computer and I know it won't crash using this command, you can probably go faster.
growisofs -speed=2 -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvdrw=dvd.iso