Is there anything new about the next release and when it's going to be released?
I've made a little clip that I'd like to give to some of my friends because it's about me and them. But somehow I'm waiting for the ordinary MPEG2 export to create a DVD compatible video. And the roadmap speaks about DVD and Blu-Ray export. Do you think, we'll see this in the next release?
I've worked with Cinelerra. There was a quite simple and clever option by using an external tool called "mpeg2enc" (which is also available for Windows, btw). All you had to do was to choose a YUVStream/YUV4Mpeg option (don't remember the name). The result was a .m2v file with video. The next step was to render the audio as .ac3. Then you could either create an .mpg file (with another tool called "mplex") or you could use both fragments in your DVD authoring tool.
Do the developers see a chance to get anything like this?
Or has someone successfully created a DVD compatible output with LW and (maybe) external tools?
I've worked with DVDStyler (Ubuntu). It was very simple. I was looking for a new DVD authoring tool for Windows, but I had other things to do. I guess it was not important because the first step for me was to create MPEG2 clips. The authoring tool would have been the next step.
Maybe shaunthesheep can help? According to this he created a DVD with LW and DVD Flick. Maybe he could answer?
Oh, btw, I forgot to say that I would like to create MPEG2 files because you can give them away and they can be played on almost every platform without a special codec installed for.
As far as I could see DVD Flick supports a various range of formats. I think it will not really matter what I choose then. But if I would like to send my friends just the video file it would be a good thing to have the MPEG2 output.
PS: I was giving DVD Flick a try. I rendered my clip as AVI with DV/DVCAM compression. It's old PAL material (4:3) from a Sony Digital8 camcorder. Everything went okay but I'm not impressed with the movie quality. The sound lags a bit. And the picture is not that good either. I've had better results with YUVStream@Cinelerra and DVDStyler.