View Full Version : Most efficient way from AVI -> DVD

February 28th, 2006, 11:06 PM
I've been using Kino on an Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog server installation (BlackBox WM - no KDE or GNOME) with some success. The only success I'm not having is getting the video from AVI (which can be captured and manipulated in Kino) to an actual lounge-room-DVD-player-ready DVD-R. Kino will export to an MPEG-2 format file so I'm wondering what dvd tools i need to use. Kino has an option to export with dvd-authoring.xml information, so I'm assuming that's the way to go...but am not sure where to go next.

FYI - I currently use Pinnacle Studio v9.4 on WindowsXP to do this because it's do damn simple (capture or import AVI's, pop DVD-R in the drive, make the DVD - hey presto!). Does anyone know of a plugin or tool that allows Kino to make/burn the DVD?

Thoughts/Comments would be appreciated.

August 23rd, 2007, 12:09 PM
Greetings Spudly,

I am currently facing the same problems as you im using Kino to export a XML with the right audio formats and video formats then using qdvdauthor to create my menus and make the iso.

sudo apt-get install qdvdauthor

that is a GUI for dvdauthor.

Also you could try here for some more info:


Enjoy your movies!! :popcorn:

Its a handy tutorial that helped me alot.

Kind Regards,

August 23rd, 2007, 05:36 PM
I used Tovid many moons ago & was very impressed. It appears to have developed substantially in the mean time: http://tovid.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page


August 23rd, 2007, 05:41 PM
Deleted, duplicate post (damn forward/back buttons)...

August 23rd, 2007, 05:45 PM
For a simple dvd with no menus I found this method worked for me:


For something with a menu I combined the above method (up to where I created mpegs) with todisk (part of the tovid package)