How to: Tips and Tricks

Prepare videos for DVD authoring

If you need for some reason prepare mpeg files for DVD outside of DVD authoring application, here are two commands which can help you a lot.

Option 1 – ffmpeg

for i in *.mkv; do name=`echo $i | cut -d'.' -f1`; echo $name; ffmpeg -i $i -target pal-dvd -r 25 -s 720x576 -aspect 16:9 -b 5200k $name.mpeg; done

Option 2 – mencoder

for i in *.mp4; do name=`echo $i | cut -d'.' -f1`; echo $name; mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg -mpegopts format=dvd -vf scale=720:576,harddup -srate 48000 -af lavcresample=48000 -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:vrc_buf_size=1835:vrc_maxrate=9800:vbitrate=2400:keyint=15:aspect=16/9:acodec=ac3:abitrate=192 -ofps 25 -o $name.mpeg $i; done