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#284033 26-Mar-2021 17:38
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I need to write a movie from an MKV to DVD. What is everyone using for this these days?

 

It's been about 10 years since I've bothered with DVDs and web search revealed a heap of clickbait. Miraculously I still have a DVD burner. Windows or Mac is fine.


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  #2681240 26-Mar-2021 18:25
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I used to use ConvertXtoDVD. Worked fine and let you do simple menus etc

 

https://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/

 

 





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It's been about five years for me. Last time I was already a bit rusty, but I recall I used HCenc for the video encoding. The MPEG2 encoder in ffmpeg isn't great but is easy to use. I likely used MPEG Video Wizard for the actual authoring. The latter appears to no longer be developed, and the Website is offline, but you can probably use any open source authoring software here. Many authoring tools only output the VIDEO_TS directory and you need to create an ISO from that. I used to use ImgTool Classic when I needed to create ISOs from VIDEO_TS directories.


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  #2681442 27-Mar-2021 15:46
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How about HandBrake. I have used this a few times with no problems. It is multi platform. It is open source and is well supported.

 

 It is an open source video transcoder for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs and has presets for most popular devices (Android, Apple, ChromCast, FireStick, Playstation).

 

Outputs:

 

  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
  • Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9 and Theora
  • Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
  • Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC and MP3 tracks

 

Other features

 

  • Title / chapter and range selection
  • Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes
  • Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR and CFR
  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Static and Video Preview

It will not do DRM material.

 





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  #2681443 27-Mar-2021 15:51
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FineWine:

How about HandBrake. I have used this a few times with no problems. It is multi platform. It is open source and is well supported.


 It is an open source video transcoder for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs and has presets for most popular devices (Android, Apple, ChromCast, FireStick, Playstation).


Outputs:



  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV

  • Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9 and Theora

  • Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis

  • Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC and MP3 tracks



Other features



  • Title / chapter and range selection

  • Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes

  • Chapter Markers

  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)

  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding

  • Support for VFR and CFR

  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling

  • Live Static and Video Preview


It will not do DRM material.




I don't want to rip a dvd I want to burn one. I don't believe handbrake does that.

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  #2681445 27-Mar-2021 15:52
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xpd:

I used to use ConvertXtoDVD. Worked fine and let you do simple menus etc


https://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/


 



Thanks, I'm giving it a go.

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  #2681458 27-Mar-2021 16:38
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xpd:

 

I used to use ConvertXtoDVD. Worked fine and let you do simple menus etc

 

https://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/

 

 

 

 

 

 

blast from the past used to be my go to for dvds can’t remember the last time I created a dvd though


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