I am currently using DVD Flick in Windows to author a DVD from a .vob video file in a manual process, i.e. setting up the project etc..
Now, I would like to
If possible the solution should allow to create an ISO for easy duplication.
Does anybody know any software that supports this?
dvdauthor is an excellent command-line utility that can do what you want. There are also a number of GUI authoring tools, a lot of which are front-ends for dvdauthor:
On Ubuntu, some of these are already included in the repository, so you can install them using apt-get or graphically through the Add/Remove.. menu.
A full list of front-ends to dvdauthor, as well tutorials on its use, are on the project site.
This page offers a command-line solution:
You could encapsulate those commands in a script, but you might have to include some options for things like aspect ratio.
I often grab handfuls of .mpg or .avi movies and burn them to playable DVDs.
I like having DVD menus, but I don't really need them to say anything beyond what's in the filename.
Right now I'm using DeVeDe, but I'm growing tired of creating and editing an entry for each file I add to the DVD.
Is there a (free, Windows or Linux) DVD authoring tool that will allow me to select a bunch of files and automatically create the ISO along with a default menu that simply uses the filenames?
DVD Flick is a free DVD authoring application that I use for this exact requirement. It comes with a bundle of built in menu designs to choose from.
The guide is here on how to author and create a DVD with a menu from scratch.
Also, the DVD Flick forums (check out the sticky post under Help and Support) seems to have some resources on downloading and implementing custom menus. Maybe something there can give you exactly what you want.
DVD Styler will do the trick.
Here is a pre-analyzed Linux solution reference,
Scriptable DVD authoring solution for Linux.
The basic idea is to use the dvdauthor tool from sourceforge
and wrap it up with any of the GUI front-ends.
Collecting the files together is done with a XML file based on an existing template.
Here is a reference page for QDVD, describing this and
one more sample reference at this LinuxQuestions thread.
Some GUI options,
Finally, there is a nice introduction on Creating DVD videos on Linux and Unix
with a list of tools at the end.
NeroVision Express might be a solution.
See this guide : "VCD with Menu, Animated Thumbnails, video (image) background and chapters".
NeroVision Express can be downloaded from here.