Create ISO and DVD from VIDEO_TS folder in Linux

On ubuntu systems, you'll need the following packages: genisoimage and dvd+rw-tools.

If you have a folder named "mydvd" in your home directory containing a VIDEO_TS folder, cd to your home folder mydvd, then run:

cd ~
mkisofs -dvd-video -o mydvd.iso mydvd

This will produce a mydvd.iso file. To verify, run

isoinfo -l -i mydvd.iso

At this point, you don't actually have to create a DVD. As a commenter pointed out If you have mplayer, you can play the .iso like this:

mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device mydvd.iso

Otherwise, you can mount the ISO to a mount point and play the DVD as if it were mounted from disc.

sudo mkdir -p /mnt/iso
sudo mount -o loop mydvd.iso /mnt/iso

I use totem or vlc and I can open this dvd by doing:

totem dvd:///mnt/iso
vlc dvd:///mnt/iso

To burn the ISO to a DVD:

sudo growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd1=mydvd.iso

You might need to change /dev/dvd1 to /dev/cdrom1 or /dev/dvd, depending on your system. Or

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It is not necessary to mount DVD iso file. Have a look.
mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device mydvd.iso
Thanks for the iso creation solution from the VIDEO_TS folder.