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One way to author DVDs from the command line
Authored by: haakin on Oct 25, '06 11:20:07PM

Although it could seem that the process of this hint requires several steps, in fact it requires only one. To make a DVD I only need 2-5 minutes to prepare the DVDcode and dvdauthor.xml files. Obviously you can do all the process step by step, but it has no advantages. Well, it's good to learn the process, but once you have there is no need to do it manually.

The first 3 steps were just a way to explain the DVDcode batch file.

Once you have used this hint there is no much typing involve because you reuse the files. You should only to change the name of the files and, sometimes cut'n'paste one or two lines.

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One way to author DVDs from the command line
Authored by: chyna4xena on Oct 26, '06 07:28:51PM

True, but even though you can batch the instructions, they still have to be altered (and the xml file also needs changing) depending on the number of files, their filenames, and presence of subtitles in each.

So it might be set-and-run, but the 'set' portion each time requires a fair amount of interaction. Like I said, it is very useful to have alternative means to same ends, but I think the typing and cut-and-pasting involved in this method - the interaction - outweighs the time and effort required with a GUI.

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