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I have a VIDEO-TS folder with some BUP, IFO and VOB files.

Is it possible to create a DVD from this folder? What programs could I use.

Both Mac and Windows are OK.

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In a technical sense, the VIDEO_TS folder already contains the video data in DVD format. A Video DVD is the contents of this VIDEO_TS folder burned onto a DVD+/-R disc in a hybrid ISO9660+UDF filesystem. See this related question for more on what the folder contains.

If you already have the VIDEO_TS, you do not need an encoding tool. Many data burning utilities can create Video DVDs, but you need to make sure they don't try to burn as a data DVD -- data DVDs won't necessarily lay out the files in the proper order, and may use the wrong filesystem for the disc.

If you have the mkisofs command available (in the Terminal on MacOSX and Linux, or Windows with Cygwin), or the hdiutil command on OSX, you can make a ready-to-burn ISO with one of the following commands (source, from Davide's answer):

# INPUT_FOLDER is the folder that contains the VIDEO_TS

mkisofs -f -dvd-video -udf -V VOLUMENAME -o OUTPUT.iso /path/to/INPUT_FOLDER

hdiutil makehybrid -iso -joliet -udf -udf-version 1.02 -default-volume-name "VOLUMENAME" -o OUTPUT.iso /path/to/INPUT_FOLDER

The output ISO file can be burned with any burning utility program.

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The programs named below are nice too, but the command line comes pre-installed (OK, not on Windows)... – doekman Feb 15 '10 at 20:21

You can do it with Ashampoo Free as well. :) Just goto > Burn Movies > From a prepared folder then browse to the video ts folder. :)

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InfraRecorder is a free, portable and open source program that can create Video DVDs in Windows.

Go to File > New Project > DVD Video Disc...

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Drag the Video_TS folder into the Disc Layout window, then go to Actions > Burn Compilation > to a Compact Disc...

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Under OSX I think Burn can do that.
Or see this trick for a command line solution.

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I think Nero could do that in Windows. Maybe you can search for an encoder for VOB files. So you can convert VOB to AVI or MPGEG, and than burn it with Nero or an other burning tool.

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