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    Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    Does anyone of any linux compatible video conversion software that will enable me to burn movies I've downloaded as .mp4 or .flv files to DVD and that will play in a DVD player? As far as I know, Brasero will only burn them to data disks, unrecognizable by a DVD player.

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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    DeVeDe which is in repo is excellent for this
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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    Installed DVD and used it to convert a 350 MB .flv file of a movie and make a DVD playable on a DVD player. Worked beautifully, but for one problem. It took 2 hours. My computers is fairly fast. Is this normal? I have a dual core 64 bit AMD processor running at 2.0 ghz with 3 gig of memory and the only other thing I was using the computer for at the time was to watch a movie using VLC media player.

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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    Used De-ve-de to convert a 350 MB .flv file to burn to a DVD. It worked beautifully, with the single exception taht it took 2 hours. Is this process usually that time consuming?

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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    yes it takes time:::}}]]] there is an option where you just copy the video and audio as is.... I have never used it but i guess it will be a lot faster that way

    have a look in all your options you will find it .... i would love to know too
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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    You can do it 'by hand' if you like. First convert the video, pal 16:9 in my case:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -target pal-dvd -aspect 16:9 -ac 2 output.mpg
    Then create the dvd structure:

    Code:
    dvdauthor -t -o dvd --video=pal -f output.mpg
    dvdauthor -T -o dvd
    and finally create the iso and burn it:
    Code:
    mkisofs -dvd-video -o output.iso dvd/
    growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=output.iso
    Room for countless variations there...
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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    The reason it takes time is that you have to convert the video to the MPEG2 standard used on DVDs. Most of your files are probably encoded with H.264 or some other more recent codec so conversion is required.

    Copying the audio and video "as is" as shantiq describes only works if the input and output codecs are the same. Otherwise you need to convert.
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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    thanx for clarification Sensei was not sure as i have never tried; or know much about DVD by and large; also why i stick to DeVeDe ::]] will check Andrew's route tho sometime
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    Re: Converting/burning .mp4 or .flv to dvd

    I used to use DVDStyler (found in Software Centre), but as I'm now going back the other way (DVD to mp4), I no longer have a need to use it.

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