Creating a DVD

Creating a DVD is easy but also harder then it needs to be. I wish I could just say "I have an NTSC TV. I have an .avi over there. Make it so." But alas there are all sorts of fiddly bits that need dealing with. So I need a GUI front end that understands the fiddly bits. But installing on CentOS one can get complicated.

First you need CentOS 6.

Then you need ffmpeg 0.7, available from the NauLinux school repo. You might already have ffmpeg 0.6.5 installed, in which case you'll need rpm -e ffmpeg-libpostproc --nodeps before doing yum --enablerepo=naulinux-school install ffmpeg. (If you skip this step, you end up with an error that looks like Unrecognized option 'vf'. Or at least you will if can find stderr, which might be in ~/.xsession-errors).

Finally you install devede, which is written in Python but is surprisingly non-fail. Linux tech has a repo. Set up that repo, then run yum --enablerepo=linuxtech-testing --enablerepo=rpmforge install devede.

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