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I have several .dvd files which were created using OpenShot Video Editor. To export the videos from OpenShot, I used the DV-NTSC widescreen and DV-PAL Widescreen property.

Can anyone tell me how I can burn these *.dvd files into a DVD that can be played with my external Sony CD/DVD 5.1 Player which is connected to a TV?

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What you do need to make a DVD work for a DVD Player is a program called Devede.

1 - Open up Ubuntu Software Centre and in the search field type devede and it will be shown in the results.

2 - Install that program.

3 - Start the program and then you will see a series of options.

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4 - choose Video DVD: Creates a video DVD suitable for all DVD home players

5 - You need to add the file to create an .ISO so it will work in a DVD Player.

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6 - In the Files section, click ADD and then search for the file you want.

7 - Once you have added the file, click on Advanced Options

8 - If the file exceeds 99%, then click on Adjust Disc Usage

9 - Click on the Video Options tab and select Scale Picture so there are no black bars (Letterbox Effect)

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10 - Choose where you want to save the finished .ISO

11 - Click OK

The .ISO will now start to be processed, once it has finished you will then need to burn the .ISO to a blank DVD. I advise that you burn the .ISO at the slowest speed possible to ensure the best results.

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^ This method. I burn movies for my kids all the time and they always work in their dvd players. – Josh Jun 11 '11 at 15:15

Open Shot's .dvd files are basically the same as .vob files for DVD creation. However Open Shot has no DVD authoring module yet.

In the meantime it is recommended to import the .dvd files to a dvd authoring application such as:

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If its a standard format, you should be able to right-click the file and select 'burn to disc'. Although I haven't heard of the .dvd file before.

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