I recently embarked on the journey of attempting to burn a DVD video disk in Linux that would play on standalone players. Armed with my VIDEO_TS  files lots of caffeine and sugar and some time to burn, I tried K3b and a few other Linux programs. Resulting in many hours of failed attempts. I decided to try out Nero for Linux. A fully functional trial version of Nero for Linux is available for free. I was able to successfully burn a dvd that would play in most standalone players using the DVD-ROM (UDF) option. The next step is to click on the udf tab and click on file system version and set to 1.02 and set the udf partition type to physical partition. Then click on the Multisession tab and set to no multisession.

The full version of Nero for Linux is available for only 19.99. At least it saves me from running late on this project. Now that the project is finished I still have some time left on my free trial.

Still, I hate to spend money if it isn’t necessary, so I was wondering if anyone has any tricks for successfully burning dvd videos in Linux that will play on standalone dvd players.

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