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Re: mkisofs -dvd-video won't work

For completeness of the archives, here is the solution of my problem.

Taking Joerg's hint I went straight to his website and downloaded the
original sources, build with -g, and checked what was going on. Turned
out mkisofs is looking for a subdirectory named "VIDEO_TS", and the
obvious solution is to change the command line to:

  % mkisofs -dvd-video -o /dev/null -v -v test_dvd/

Now it works. Here is an idea: add a message complaining about the
missing VIDEO_TS subdirectory. For some reason there are numerous dvd
howto guides on the internet that advice the commandline

  % growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-video dvd/VIDEO_TS

which I now found out to be wrong (at least with current versions of


On Sun, 2005-02-27 at 17:07 +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Paul Stravers <varkentje@oink-oink-oink.net> wrote:
> > Looked everywhere for an answer, but could not resolve the following
> > problem with DVD authoring on a Debian testing/unstable box.
> >
> > I create a dvd structure with the simplest example from "dvdauthor
> > 0.6.10". I then try to create an ISO image using "mkisofs
> > 2.01-unofficial-iconv" (same problem with growisofs):
> >
> >   % mkisofs -dvd-video -o /dev/null -v -v test_dvd/VIDEO_TS/
> >   mkisofs 2.01-unofficial-iconv (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
> >   Scanning test_dvd/VIDEO_TS/
> >   Unknown file type (unallocated) test_dvd/VIDEO_TS/.. - ignoring and
> > continuing.
> Besides this is not mkisofs.....
> It looks like the filesystem on your harddisk is currupted.
> Jörg

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