eComStation and OS/2

This program is a GUI to create Video DVD without menus. The following functions can be executed:
It is a graphical interface, that means work is done by commandline programs (VIO).
The following programs are needed:
Newest versions of ffmpeg and dvdauthor can be found here:

In the moment there is the newest (test) build as http://smedley.info/ffmpeg.zip.

This version off DVDBurn only works correct with the newest versions of ffmpeg together, for video bitrate and audio bitrate DVDBurn connects automatically a "k" after the bitrate, because ffmpeg assumes that the values comes in bit/s if there is no "k".

Mkisofs2 is part of the extended Cdrtools2 package. This and dvddao can be loaded from Hobbes server. In the moment the following links are actual:

For mkisofs2:
For dvddao:

Some of the programs need special dlls, please look in the readme files.


To get the program DVDBurn.exe running the file VROBJ.DLL must be present, normally eCS and OS/2 users have already this file. If not you can
download it here.

First some settings have to adjust, click "settings" to do this...

On the first page a path for target files has to set. At later working in this folder subfolders with name of the DVD (label) are created. Direct in this folder the encoded MPG files and the logfiles are stored.
The options for deleting folders and files should not be set until all works properly. If there are problems the logfile should not be deleted.

The "POST command" is executed after all actions have successful endet. Her for example can be set a command to shut down the computer.
It can be set a video player program, I have tested only with WarpVision.

On the ffmpeg page the following settings are to make:
The other settings are optional. The TV standard normally can be "auto", but for some source files (eg. DivX-AVI) ffmpeg cannot determine the standard, then you can set it.
The path for encoded files may be set if the common path not should be used for the encoded mpeg files.

for the DVDAuthor normally the path is enough. TV standard and aspect ratio optionally can be parsed to DVDAuthor.

Here only the path of mkisofs2 is necessary.

On the dvddao page the path to dvddao.exe and the device id of your recording device (eg. 0,1,0) are to specify. Beginning from dvddao V 1.1.4 instead of this the drive letter can be used.
There may be error messages of dvddao that not hinder an successful burning process. Such messages can be added in the list. DVDBurn this messages not detects as errors.

With "OK" the settings are saved and the windows is closed.

The main window:

In the main window the desired actions must be checked. With the "+" button
are files (*.AVI, *.MPG, *.MOV, *.WMV) selected to encode, with "-" deleted from the list.
In the right list the target filenames are shown how they will be created.

By pressing "Calc size" the fileinfos of all source files are collected and the target sum size is calculated and shown as "Estimated space".
If you want to get the fileinfos of a file select it in the list and press the right mouse button to show the menupoint to get the informations.

In the folder that is specified in the settings for target files a subdirectory with the "DVD-name" created.

Click on "Start" button executes the checked actions.
The checkbox of the running action is deactivated ("Transcode Files" in screenshot).

Pressing the button "Blank media" a window with funtions for deleting DVD-RW and quick formatting DVD+RW is shown.
The log list can be cleared with the button "Clear" and the contents of the logfile can be shown in a separate window with "Show logfile".

To cancel a running action you must only close the running VIO application. DVDBurn recognises this a moment later and shows the cancel message.





You can get DVDBurn from the download page
incl. source code.

DVDBurn is published under the terms of the GNU General Public License.