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Offline smarmy

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Trying to convert .avi to DVD
« on: September 07, 2010, 05:16:52 AM »
Hi there - I'm trying to convert an avi file into an ISO that I can burn to DVD. I found a page that gave really good, step by step instructions, right on this site:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-convert-avi-to-dvd-iso-in-ubuntu.html

But things did not go quite according to plan.

When I tried the first step, it said couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "lame-extras".

I then got the following output, followed by all the installation stuff:


The following NEW packages will be installed:
  dvdauthor ffmpeg lame libavdevice52{a} libavfilter0{a} liblzo2-2{a}
  libmp3lame0{a} libsvga1{a} libxvidcore4{a} mencoder mplayer{a}
0 packages upgraded, 11 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

Undaunted, I plowed ahead (what's the worst that could happen?), and went through with the rest of the steps. Finally, I created the dir to do the conversion, cd'ed into it, and ran the script, as instructed, and got the following (the file that I was using was an episode of Entourage, just as a test, as it was the shortest avi file I had):


smarmy@smarmy-desktop:~$ cd Downloads/avi/
smarmy@smarmy-desktop:~/Downloads/avi$ ls
Entourage.S07E08.Sniff.Sniff.Gang.Bang.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi
smarmy@smarmy-desktop:~/Downloads/avi$ avi2dvd Entourage.S07E08.Sniff.Sniff.Gang.Bang.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi
MEncoder SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
File not found: '“Entourage.S07E08.Sniff.Sniff.Gang.Bang.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi”'
Failed to open “Entourage.S07E08.Sniff.Sniff.Gang.Bang.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi”.
Cannot open file/device.

Exiting...
FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.1-4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --extra-version=4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --enable-zlib --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --enable-libdc1394 --enable-shared --disable-static
  libavutil     49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
  libavcodec    52.20. 1 / 52.20. 1
  libavformat   52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
  libavdevice   52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
  libavfilter    0. 4. 0 /  0. 4. 0
  libswscale     0. 7. 1 /  0. 7. 1
  libpostproc   51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
  built on Mar  4 2010 12:35:30, gcc: 4.4.3
output.mpg: no such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `output.mpg': No such file or directory
DVDAuthor::dvdauthor, version 0.6.14.
Build options: gnugetopt magick iconv freetype
Send bugs to <[email protected]>

INFO: dvdauthor creating VTS
STAT: Picking VTS 01

STAT: Processing output2.mpg...
ERR:  Error opening output2.mpg: No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `output2.mpg': No such file or directory
DVDAuthor::dvdauthor, version 0.6.14.
Build options: gnugetopt magick iconv freetype
Send bugs to <[email protected]>

INFO: dvdauthor creating table of contents
ERR:  No .IFO files to process
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
genisoimage: No such file or directory. Failed to open VIDEO_TS.IFO
genisoimage: Can't open VMG info for 'dvd/'.
genisoimage: Unable to parse DVD-Video structures.
genisoimage: Could not find correct 'VIDEO_TS' directory.
genisoimage: Unable to make a DVD-Video image.
Possible reasons:
  - VIDEO_TS subdirectory was not found on specified location
  - VIDEO_TS has invalid contents
smarmy@smarmy-desktop:~/Downloads/avi$


I'm not sure what to make of the first error message, that the file couldn't be found...I didn't write the file name out by hand, I just hit E and tab, for the auto-complete. Beyond that, I'm wondering if not installing lame-extras was the problem.

So what's my next move? Find lame-extras somewhere else? Find another method? I'll be honest, I'm hoping to use this method - though I'm no command line ninja, I do love to do things from a script and the command line.

Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

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Trying to convert .avi to DVD
« on: September 07, 2010, 05:16:52 AM »

Offline joe12

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Re: Trying to convert .avi to DVD
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 09:55:31 PM »
Hi ,

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sudo apt-get install lame && libavifile-0.7c2
I this right !

you could try devede :
http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html

if you need more help POST !