Linked by Roberto J. Dohnert on Mon 6th Oct 2003 01:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV In the past in order to make good home movies one needed either a Mac or a Windows PC. There were no good video editors for Linux in the past. Today with Jahshaka and Main Actor the things that could only be done on a Mac or a Wintel machine can now be done on a Lintel machine as well.
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In addition to a good mpeg2 editor ...
by WorknMan on Mon 6th Oct 2003 03:24 UTC

I currently use Windows to back up my DVD movies onto DVD-R. I will extract a DVD into a non-encrypted ISO using DVD Decrypter, then use Alcohol 120 to mount the ISO as a drive.
From there, in order to get a dual layer (9.4GB) movie to a 4GB DVD-R, I use Nero Recode to delete certain portions of the DVD (such as audio commentaries, extra scenes, etc) and also set the compression rate (you lose a little in the transition to make it fit), then burn to a DVD-R straight to the DVD.
If I could find apps to do that with Linux, that would be spiffy. I'm sure there may be ways of doing it, but they're certainly not well advertised ... seems that most distro makers would rather just whore 'bread and butter' apps such as Mozilla and OpenOffice, leaving many to wonder just what else is possible.