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Re: mkisofs -dvd-video won't work

Paul Stravers wrote:

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

So can you now burn a working DVD?

bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
 CTO TMR Associates, Inc
 Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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