[mythtv-users] MPEG2, avidemux and iDVD frustrations
dowobeha at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 22:23:45 UTC 2004
On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 08:08:15 -0500, Christopher Flynn
<flynnguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps someone can help me out as I'm fairly new to all the different
> video formats. I have a PVR-250MCE and it records to an MPEG2 stream
> right? Ok, now what I'm trying to do is burn a dvd of a show I
> recorded complete with menus. Now I know there are some linux
> tutorials out there but the problem is that my dvd burner is on my
> mac. Ok, so I tried to just rename the .nuv to .mpg and open it up in
> iDVD and burn it but that doesn't work because it's an unsupported
> file format. Some searching indicates that quicktime needs a $20
> plugin to read mpeg2 files. Ok, so I look at the linux tutorial and
> they say to use avidemux to demux to audio and video streams. This
> gives me a .m2v and an mp2 which I can display in quicktime but the
> sound isn't there. (because it's obviously in the mp2) I tried to find
> a way to tell iDVD and quicktime that there is sound and a video clip
> to no avail.
> I am starting to get really frustrated with this. Does anyone else out
> there use iDVD and if so what format do you convert your mpeg2's into
> and what programs do you use? I'm trying a bunch of different options
> but a 30 minute video clip takes forever to convert to another format.
Can't help on the iDVD front (I had the same problem when I tried).
However, I can recommend DVDStyler. It is a decent Linux app that lets
you author video DVDs from mpeg2 files. It currently only supports 1
menu page, but it does what I need for burning most of my shows.
If you want more complex menus, you could try 'Q' DVD Author. Last
time I tried it, it wasn't quite as stable as DVDStyler, but it
definitely has more features.
I've also been working on some scripts of my own. I'd really like to
see DVD burning included as a native feature of Myth.
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