I have 4 video CDs ripped (AVSEQ01.DAT - RIFF ). I want to join all
these and create a video DVD. Is there a good software which can do
this for me ? I tried dvdauthor but then it is too compilicated to use
and create the XML file. I also tried QDVDAuthor, in vain. I want some
opensource mentod of converting the RIFF to MPEG1 and then authoring
into DVD. Can someone help me please ?
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On Wed, 5 Jul 2006 07:31:20 -0700 (PDT), Bhasker C V
> I have 4 video CDs ripped (AVSEQ01.DAT - RIFF ). I want to join allFirst of all, dvdauthor is the wrong tool for that.
> these and create a video DVD. Is there a good software which can do
> this for me ? I tried dvdauthor but then it is too compilicated to use
> and create the XML file. I also tried QDVDAuthor, in vain. I want some
> opensource mentod of converting the RIFF to MPEG1 and then authoring
> into DVD. Can someone help me please ?
If you want to make your 3 VCD's into a DVD-Video then you have to
start by separating the video and audio streams of each one,
transcoding the video data to MPEG2 and the audio data to something
compatible with the DVD-Video standard (PCM, MP2 or AC3).
This is the job of transcode (see http://www.transcoding.org/) and
various libraries it depends on.
Once the data streams have been converted to formats that are
compatible with the DVD-Video standard, you multiplex them together to
form .mpg files. This is done with "mplex", part of the MJPEG Tools
Only once you have your transcoded MPEG2 files do you use dvdauthor to
weave them into the file structure that you'll burn to a blank DVD. The
XML file that dvdauthor uses really isn't complicated once you
understand how a DVD works. For that purpose I've pushed for an early
release of the DVD backup howto, which will give a few explanations and
should help you with your problem.
It won't tell you how to transcode your VCD data but it will explain
how to burn it to a DVD once you've transcoded it.
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