View Full Version : [ubuntu] DeVeDe Command Line Help

December 30th, 2008, 04:30 PM
I use DeVeDe to convert AVIs into a DVD format ISO so I can burn them to disc, and the App works like a champ. I've noticed it pretty much uses all the system resources to do it's thing, but it never really gives me any trouble.

I wanted to find the correct way to do this via command line so I could script converting mulitple files over night while I'm not using my PC, and possibly do more than one at a time if nice will let more than one run at a time without the two proceses bogging each other down.

I did some searching and found this site that had step by step command line instructions:


This seems to work really well until I get to the ISO creation where the following occurs:

$ mkisofs -dvd-video -o MOVIENAME.iso /media/WD1600BEVE/Movies/MOVIENAME/
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
genisoimage: Could not find correct 'VIDEO_TS' directory.
genisoimage: Unable to make a DVD-Video image.
Possible reasons:
- VIDEO_TS subdirectory was not found on specified location
- VIDEO_TS has invalid contents

Both the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS directories are present.
I'm pretty new to all this movie conversion whatnot, so I'm probably making a rookie mistake.

Any ideas or suggestions are hugely appreciated.

December 31st, 2008, 04:34 AM
Disregard, I think I figured it out.

September 26th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Please post the solution so that others may benefit.