Firstly, you’ll need to download a few things:
mencoder (sudo apt-get install mencoder) ffmpeg (sudo apt-get install ffmpeg) dvdauthor (sudo apt-get install dvdauthor)
Now make a new file and paste this in:
#!/bin/bash ## Movie - AVI to DVD Script ## Created by Paul (realtimeedit.com/blog/), 7th October 2007. echo "Directory?" read output_file_directory echo "AVI file name for conversion?" read input_file_one ##START cat $input_file_one > dvd.avi mencoder -o finalmovie.avi -noidx -oac copy -ovc copy dvd.avi ffmpeg -i finalmovie.avi -y -target ntsc-dvd -sameq -aspect 16:9 finalmovie.mpg dvdauthor --title -o dvd -f finalmovie.mpg dvdauthor -o dvd -T mkisofs -dvd-video -o dvd.iso dvd/ echo "Now burn dvd.iso to a DVD" ##END
Save that as dvd_script in the same folder as the AVI. Now open Terminal and use this command to go to the folder you just saved dvd_script in:
Then we can run the script. Type this in Terminal:
It should say “Directory?”, then enter where the file is, for example, “/home/user/movie/”. Then press Enter and put in the file name, for example, “themovie.avi” — now let it go. It should take some time, unless you’re on a computer from the future.
After that you can put “dvd.iso” onto a DVD with the program of your choice.