.mkv to DVD Headaches.
Good evening all. I've spent SEVERAL hours going crazy with forum searching, and WASTING a LOT of DVD-Rs. I have several anime movies that were provided to me in .mkv format. I've been trying to convert, then burn, with no success. I'm running U-12.04.2 LTS. With this, I have installed for conversion DeVeDe, Handbrake, Avidemux, and ConvertMe. For burning, it's k3b (which I'm very familiar with, and I love). I've made several attempts with all, with varied results. ConvertMe appears to be junk. DeVeDe appears to want to work. I set the parameters (vids are to be converted to NTSC format, as I'm in the U.S.), set to create an .ISO, create a "menu" from the menu option, the let it do it's thing. Once done, I see file size is correct for the DVD (normally 2.9 to 4.1 gig), so I burn it. Once it's in my DVD player, if I'm lucky, what I get is the menu I created, no other vid (if I didn't include the menu, might that correct the conversion?). Avidemux might do it, but I can't remember what formats I need to convert TO (I think it's MP-2 on video and acc/ac3 on audio, but I wouldn't swear to that). As to Handbrake, it looks like it definately do the job, but I'm a bit lost on it. I prefer a GUI method of addressing this (brain cancer makes it VERY difficult for me to concentrate on command line scripting). Final product should be playable on older equipment (6-7 year old Magnavox DVD player, that is used by the kiddies), NTSC format, and minimal loss, if possible. (and if this helps, I have K9copy at my disposal). Thanks much in advance, I appreciate the help.
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