Using Brasero

I want to burn a video DVD, I’ve got episodes of a series and I would like to know how they’re selectable when its burned and then inserted into a PC DVD drive or a DVD player - On-screen menu?

Brasero doesn’t actually burn DVD ironically. I’d recommend something like DeVeDe. which burns many formats like mpeg4/DIVX, wma, mov, avi, etc,etc.

You can get it by installing it from the repos:

sudo apt-get install devede

It’s a really good program to use, I’ve used it many times in the past and not really had any problems. It was just a bit daunting at first but I soon got used to it.

If you would like an on-screen selection menu, you can make them in Kdenlive. As much as I hate this program, it’s easily the most advanced open-sourced video editor out there just now, but it still has a few bugs.

However you can use Kdenlive to burn DVD’s as well, here’s a tutorial they’ve so ever generously put on their site.

Create a DVD with a simple DVD menu

If you want to install that just run:

sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Hope this helps.


DeVeDe does on-screen menu’s, doesn’t it ? … ie. a selectable menu item (with thumbnail) for each “Title” , and sub menu’s for “Chapters” ?
(I can’t remember off the top of my head)

But if you want a FULL blown DVD authoring application, there’s also Bombono:
screenshots here:

Don’t download it from their website … it’s available in the Ubuntu repos:

sudo apt-get install bombono-dvd

Can’t say I’ve tried it myself, but it looks OK, and seems fairly well documented.

So, it’s like NERO then as thats what I’m after. A program to create a DVD with menus.

DeVeDe will probably be the “easiest” option, though probably limited in how much you can edit the menus … but for simple menus, IIRC, very easy to use (think of it as similar in capabilities to VSO’s ConvertXtoDVD in Windows).

But other DVD “Authoring” applications will be better if you want to do things like add music whilst the menu’s are displayed, or change the menu background, etc.

You’ll just have to try them and find one that suits.

Tried to install kdenlive but I get the same error as other people who wrote reviews in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Which was ?

Kinda hard to help if you don’t post the errors :wink:

Have you tried DVDStyler?

Would have thought you might have taken a look at the reviews?

Crashes on startup: FATAL ERROR
MTL’s SDL module not found. Please check your MTL install. Kdenlive will not work until this issue is fixed…
(the lower part of the error is cut off and the window is not expandable.)

Oh, and it will not install via terminal, I get this error;
E: Invalid operation instal

Read the error :wink: … there are 2 L’s in “install”

sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Well, I’ve gone to Surceforge and downloaded the latest version from there.
I opened the .gz archive and looked at the ‘readme’ file and it says to download the ‘mlt’. I’ve done that but need help in what to do next re installing MLT then kdenlive.

LOL…Check out Bks first reply…You can have him for another typo :slight_smile:

Oops! My bad! Sorry 'bout that.

Try this to install kdenlive from this PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Hehe… You’re forgiven :stuck_out_tongue:

After the 3rd one, it came up with Fetched 19.3 kB in 3s (5,426 B/s)
W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I take it Lucid is an earlier release of Ubuntu so it wont get them as Ive got Oneiric.

Yeh, that’s a lucid PPA that you must have added at some point in the past… disable it in Synaptic.

Followed links to DVDStyler download | and it doesn’t state version 11.10, which is the one I’m running.

I am not on Ubuntu therefore cannot test it however according to this page
it appears that version 1.8.3 is available in the multiverse repos.