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[News] Reviews and New Introductions to GNU/Linux Applications, Mostly for DVD Burning

  • Subject: [News] Reviews and New Introductions to GNU/Linux Applications, Mostly for DVD Burning
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 10:01:07 +0100
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REVIEW: DeVeDe 3.16.8 â DVD made easy!

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| Upon loading DeVeDe you are presented with 
| a screen which asks you what type of disk 
| you are creating.  In my instance it was 
| DVD video, although there are offers of 
| VideoCD, Super VideoCD, China VideoDisc and 
| DivX/Mpeg-4  too.  Next up you select the 
| titles for your buttons on your menu screen 
| and with a quick click to the adjacent box 
| to select the files that are going to be 
| played when this title is selected.  This 
| is where DeVeDe 3.16.8 really impresses and 
| taking the worry of all those command line 
| options away, it will automatically convert 
| your files into DVD compliant format.    
| After that its rinse and repeat for any 
| other titles you want on your disk.  NTSC 
| and PAL are both catered for and there is a 
| status bar to show you how much room you 
| have left on the disk.


Building DVD discs with Bombono

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| DVD authoring can be a deceptively tricky 
| business. Though it can take some time to 
| convert source video to the proper MPEG 
| format, the technical requirements for the 
| various regions are standardized, so it is 
| at least possible to configure the 
| conversion tools and do it right, once and 
| for all. What cannot be automated is 
| building the disc structure that 
| distinguishes a user-friendly disc with 
| chapters, eye-pleasing menus, and a file 
| hierarchy that makes sense from a down-and-
| dirty, technically-it-plays-but-it-looks-
| awful amateur job.


fbterm: Birth of the cool for the console



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| Minitunes is just another music player, 
| only better. It is currently being 
| developed, so you cannot download it at 
| this time. But you can stay up to date by 
| reading the developerâs log (RSS). 
| Minitunes will be available on Linux, Mac 
| and hopefully Windows.


Calculator Application For Ubuntu Maverick Now Faster Than Chromium!



Legalizing Linux DVD Playback: Why Bother?

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| CSS is licensed by the DVD Copy Control
| Association, which works in lock-step with the
| Motion Picture Association of America to
| prevent copyright violations. The upshot of
| the CSS license is this: if you have a DVD
| playback device, then you need to license the
| CSS encryption code. No license, then no DVD.


Bombono DVDâOpen-Source DVD Authoring Software

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| Bombono is a simple to use DVD authoring
| program that doesn't have the steep learning
| curve of many others in its field. Or in the
| words of the Web site: âBombono DVD is a DVD
| authoring program for Linux. It is easy to use
| and has nice and clean GUI (Gtk).â


Bombono DVD - Easy to use program for making DVD video discs

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| Bombono DVD is easy to use program for making
| DVD video discs. This program allows you to
| get video on optical discs without knowing
| many technical details. It provides the full
| authoring sequence: making chapters while
| browsing videos, custom menu creation,
| authoring, and optionally burning on DVD.
| Also, it features the interesting feature of
| re-authoring, which allows one to get video
| back from DVDs.


KDE vs. GNOME: DVD Tools and Desktop Design

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| DVD tools are more important on Linux than on
| most operating systems. While Windows or OSX
| users rarely burn CDs or DVDs except for an
| occasional backup, for many Linux users,
| burning a Live CD to investigate a
| distribution is a common task.
| Similarly, although the users of other
| operating systems may extract audio or
| visuals from a CD, all the really large local
| content libraries I have seen tend to be on
| Linux. What is an occasional convenience to
| others are standard tools in the free and
| open source lifestyle.
| For this reason, DVD tools are well-
| represented in both KDE and GNOME. On both
| desktops, earlier tools like X-CD-Roast that
| are formidable in their options have been
| replaced with more user-friendly default
| tools: K3b for KDE, and Brasero for burning
| and Sound Juicer for audio ripping for GNOME.
| All these tools perform their basic tasks
| well enough for most users. However, what is
| striking is how clearly each of them
| demonstrates the design philosophies of the
| desktops with which they are associated.

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