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Create Multiple File DVD [solved]

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I'm trying to create a DVD with 6 seperate videos. I've converted the avi's to the correct format using avidemux, then used dvdauthor to create the correct file structures using :

 

dvdauthor -o dvd/ -t movie.mpg (for each file)

 

then :

 

dvdauthor -o dvd/ -T

 

Burning the DVD with K3b goes fine but the DVD will only play the first file, if I want to watch the other files I have to select each file seperately and watch them one by one.

 

I want to be able to insert the DVD into a player and have all the videos play one after the other.

 

How do I do it ?

 

Thanks.

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AFAIK, this isn't possible due to the way DVD players read DVDs. They only expect there to be one video and so only look for one. What you should do, if you want to have them play one after the other, is to find a way to combine them all into one video. Try LiVES, it looks like a good tool. Haven't tried it myself, however.

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If you only want to play them one after another without having them listed on a menu screen, you can do it by editing the dvdauthor format file, and passing it as an argument:

dvdauthor -x xml-file.xml.

 

dvdauthor's doc page contains some examples, I'll quote two that might be relevant for you, adding also destination and file format tags, to make the examples complete:

1.2.2. Two chapters, two sources
Adding a second chapter is quite simple if it is in a separate file.
<dvdauthor dest="out.dvd">
<vmgm />
<titleset>
	<titles>
		<video format="pal" aspect="4:3" resolution="720x576"/>
		<audio format="ac3"/>
			   <pgc>
					   <vob file= video1.mpg  />
					<vob file= video2.mpg  />
 			   </pgc>
	</titles>
</titleset>
</dvdauthor>

1.2.3. One chapter, two sources
<dvdauthor dest="out.dvd">
<vmgm />
<titleset>
	<titles>
		<video format="pal" aspect="4:3" resolution="720x576"/>
		<audio format="ac3"/>
				 <pgc>
					  <vob file= video1.mpg  chapters= 0  />
					  <vob file= video2.mpg  />
			 </pgc>
	</titles>
</titleset>
</dvdauthor>

a "chapter" is a unit that is between two ">|" button presses of your dvd player.

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