makedvd - Create and burn a DVD image from either XML input or a
makedvd takes a dvdauthor XML file (as generated by makexml(1)) and
authors a DVD filesytem. makedvd can also burn a DVD disc from either
the XML file or from an existing DVD filesystem.
To ensure that this script successfully executes, please run it from a
directory with plenty of free space. "Plenty" would be 10 GB for
single-layer discs, and 20 GB for dual-layer discs. Running this
program may slow down your other applications, due to intense disk
makedvd [OPTIONS] FILE.xml
makedvd [OPTIONS] DVD_DIR
makedvd -burn MyDisc.xml
makedvd -burn /path/to/DVD/directory
Author the DVD described by FILE.xml. Overwrites an existing
directory containing the dvdauthor output if already present.
-burn Burn a DVD filesystem in DVD_DIR (must contain a VIDEO_TS
-device DEVICE (default /dev/dvdrw)
Burn the disc image to DEVICE, the Linux device filesystem name
of your DVD-recorder. Common examples might be /dev/dvdrw,
/dev/scd1, and /dev/hdc. You can also use a bus/id/lun triple
such as ATAPI:0,1,0
-speed NUM (default 1)
Burn disc at speed NUM.
Uses DISC_LABEL as the volume ID. This appears as the mount name
of the disc on some computer platforms. Must be <=32
alphanumeric digits without spaces.
-quiet Limit output to essential messages.
-noask Don't ask interactive questions and assume answers that will
makedvd -burn -device /dev/dvdrw foo.xml
Author the dvd filesystem and burn to /dev/dvdrw. makedvd will
automatically call dvdauthor to make the filesystem. -author is
not explicitly needed. If there's an existing filesystem, it
will be burned.
makedvd -author foo.xml
Author the dvd filesystem and exit without burning. If the
output directory given in foo.xml already exists, then the
contents are removed before authoring. At this point, the DVD
can be previewed by calling xine dvd:/path/to/output/directory.
idvid(1), makedvd(1), makemenu(1), makeslides(1), makevcd(1),
makexml(1), postproc(1), tovid(1), todisc(1)
For further assistance, contact information, forum and IRC links,
please refer to the tovid homepage (http://tovid.org/).