Help me make a DVD.
August 11, 2006 10:18 AM   Subscribe

Help me make a DVD.

I want a program to make DVDs. Nothing to fancy - I just want to load some avi files, create a menu, and play the disc on a standalone DVD player.

I've tried several programs, but I either have problems with multiple files or the aspect ratio options are limited (want to copy widescreen). Does anyone have any suggestions?

Would certainly appreciate some opensource options (tried AVI2DVD but can't get it to work right, especially with multiple files).

(P.S. Not doing anything illegal)
posted by BigBrownBear to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Choosy users choose DVDStyler for all their open-source DVD making needs.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:21 AM on August 11, 2006

Encoding video files in the correct MPEG format for DVDs can be fun, when you use tmpgenc!
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posted by blue_beetle at 11:51 AM on August 11, 2006

thanks. downloaded the programs...i'm a little confused on how to do this, though. if i have an avi file that's 16:9 do i have to first convert it in tmpgenc, then make the disc using DVDStyler?
posted by BigBrownBear at 1:10 PM on August 11, 2006

All signs point to yes.

<ahem> Sorry, umm, yeah. You'll have to make sure it's encoded as either MPEG1 or 2 (can't remember which). You'll know if it needs recoding if you get an error when "compiling" the DVD in DVD Styler. You can try it without re-encoding and it might work.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:44 PM on August 11, 2006

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