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Re: [opensuse] Authoring Looping DVD's
  • From: Dave Plater <dplater.list@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 07:44:17 +0200
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On 06/06/2016 20:40, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
On 06/06/2016 08:20 AM, Dave Plater wrote:

On 06/06/2016 17:11, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
Hi Folks,

I've been asked to assemble some video content for public display
at a local museum. They want to be able to play a DVD and have
it bypass the menu display and loop the content continuously. I
know this can be done with proprietary Windows/IOS software, but
I just can't bring myself to go there...

I've tried several Linux utilities, including devede and dvdauthor, but
either they can't do it or I'm not clever enough to figure it out.

DRM isn't an issue here, the content isn't protected, and the museum
has permission to display from the producer.

Does anyone have any experience with burning loopy DVD's?


DVDStyler, from packman allows you to play whichever title you want
when the title (media) is finished. This means that you will repeat
the media continually. If you have xine installed you can preview
before creating the iso image.
Dave P

Thanks for the pointer, Dave. I tried to install DVDStyler on a 13.2
system yesterday
but encountered multiple dependency issues. I gave up with it. But I
just tried
installing on a 42.1 box without a problem and it seems to run. So maybe
time to make the "Leap" on my home system?

BTW, here's zypper's output on a 13.2 box:

Problem: DVDStyler-2.9.5-3.35.x86_64 requires cdrtools, but this
requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: cdrtools-3.01~a24-2.2.1.i586[repo-oss]
Solution 1: deinstallation of cdrkit-cdrtools-compat-1.1.11-20.1.7.x86_64
Solution 2: do not install DVDStyler-2.9.5-3.35.x86_64
Solution 3: do not install DVDStyler-2.9.5-3.35.x86_64
Solution 4: break DVDStyler-2.9.5-3.35.x86_64 by ignoring some of its

Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/3/4/c] (c):


Carlos is correct, if you find any needed software that depends on any of the wodim binaries let me know and I'll fix the problem.
These are all replacements for cdrtools binaries but haven't been maintained for quite a while.
Dave P
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