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Re: Trouble playing DVDs burnt with FFmpeg and dvdauthor on physical DVD players

On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 20:19:34 -0500, Greg Farough wrote:

> Hey, all. I've lately been trying to make backups of files in various
> media formats to DVD, using FFmpeg and dvdauthor. The resulting DVD
> plays excellently on my laptop DVD player with MPlayer and VLC, but
> suffers from incessant skips on the two commercial DVD players (i.e.
> hooked to a television) that I've attempted to play them on. This
> happens with every file and disc that I've tried.
> My process for encoding/burning is this:
> ffmpeg -i test.avi -target ntsc-dvd test.mpg dvdauthor -t test.mpg -o
> dvd/
> dvdauthor -T -o dvd/
> growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-video -speed=4 dvd/
> Normally I would imagine that I was simply burning the disc too quickly,
> but 4x seems reasonable, and this doesn't explain why the DVD plays well
> on my laptop. I use single-layer Memorex DVD-Rs, but have also tried
> Verbatim to no avail.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> PS: MPlayer's output when playing the DVD rarely complains of sync
> errors, but doesn't hinder playback in any way.

I don't know whether this will help, but in case it does, I have had 
first class results with DeVeDe. It can take a long time, but you get a 
proper DVD menu and everything, and it's really easy.

I have made a number of DVDs from downloaded avi files and the like, and 
*none* has failed to play properly in various domestic DVD players.

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