Creating a playable DVD from a single .vob video file.

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Creating a playable DVD from a single .vob video file.

Postby edbarx » 2012-06-13 10:55

First we have to convert the file into a format compatible with video DVDs.

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ffmpeg -i file.vob -target ntsc-dvd file.mpg
This creates a file named file.mpg in the current directory. Note that ntsc-dvd implies ntsc is used. To use pal replace that with pal-dvd.

Make a temporary directory, for instance dvd, and run these two commands
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mkdir dvd
dvdauthor -t file.mpg -o dvd/
dvdauthor -T -o dvd/

You may need to change the environment variable VIDEO_FORMAT to PAL or NTSC.
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export VIDEO_FORMAT=PAL


To test the results with vlc or mplayer:
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vlc dvd/
Or
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mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device dvd/


When you are done and satisfied with the results, burn the dvd:
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growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-video dvd/


Note:
Menus and video thumbnails can be added using tovid.
http://tovid.wikia.com/wiki/Tovid_Wiki
OR
You can use other dvd authoring programs like dvdstyler and DeVeDe.
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Re: Creating a playable DVD from a single .vob video file.

Postby Job » 2012-10-13 23:04

Very nice how to. Thank you Sir.
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Re: Creating a playable DVD from a single .vob video file.

Postby jonnymacuser » 2014-04-18 21:31

This works great as a DVD on my Progressive Scan SONY CD/DVD player.

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ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -target ntsc-dvd file.mpg
mkdir dvd
dvdauthor -t file.mpg -o dvd/
dvdauthor -T -o dvd/
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-video dvd/



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