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mpg to dvd

John Boland wrote:
> howdy,
> i've got an .mpg file from windows that i want to write to a dvd.  the
> plethora of tools and command options (espcially options) is daunting.  is
> there any easy way to burn the .mpg file to dvd that can be read on a
> standard dvd player?  k3b makes coasters, ffmpeg has more options than ag
> gonzales has lies, and i'm getting a headache from reading man pages and
> how-tos.  all of the things i'm reading assume a level of knowledge about
> audio/video encoding that i don't have.  there has to be an easier way!  can
> someone recommend an easier way?
> tia...

Burning a .mpg file to a DVD will not automatically create a video dvd.
You need to create the standard directory structure for DVD video,
which means the top-level directories AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS
must exist, and the mpg file has to be in the VIDEO_TS directory
and named correctly. Plus, you need to create a DVD menu.

There's a tutorial at that looks useful:

    DVD Authoring

John Abreau
IT Manager
Zuken USA
238 Littleton Rd., Suite 100
Westford, MA 01886
T: 978-392-1777            F: 978-692-4725
M: 978-764-8934
E: John.Abreau-3flU0AWMlV4AvxtiuMwx3w at  W:

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