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dvd-menu(1)			 dvd-slideshow			   dvd-menu(1)

       dvd-menu - Creates a DVD navigation menu with buttons.

       dvd-menu	  -t  <ButtonText1>  ...  -t  <ButtonTextN>  -f	 <XML_file1  |
       MPEG_file1> ... -f <XML_fileN | MPEG_fileN> [-o <output directory>] [-n
       <DVD Title>] [-b <background jpeg>] [-e <embed image>] [-a <audiofile>]
       [-p] [-c] [-D] [-W] [-mp2] [-iso] [-nomenu] [-L]

       Creates a simple top-level DVD menu with buttons that link  to  movies.
       Accepts	 the   output	XML  files  from  dvd-slideshow	 or  your  own
       self-defined MPEG movies.

       -t <Button text>
	      The button text visible on the menu which will link to each cor‐
	      responding  (in order passed) -f option.	Use this option multi‐
	      ple times with -f to define multiple titles/buttons.

       -f <Input file>
	      Can be an XML file output	 from  dvd-slidshow  or	 a  full-scale
	      mpeg2  video  in the proper format (.vob).  No error checking is
	      done if you pass a MPEG2 .vob input file, so  you	 are  on  your
	      own.  Use	 this option multiple times with -t to define multiple

       [-o <Output directory>]
	      Directory where the final DVD filesystem files VIDEO_TS/ will be

       [-n <DVD Title>]
	      This will be printed at the top of the DVD menu page.

       [-b <Background jpeg>]
	      Image  to	 use for the background DVD menu. If no file is speci‐
	      fied, a blue gradient will be used for the menu background.

       [-e <embed image>]
	      Embed an image in the menu screen.  This image will show	up  to
	      the left of the menu buttons.

       [-a <Audio file>]
	      Audio  file to play while the menu is active. Supports mp3, ogg,
	      or wav formats at this point.

       [-mp2] Use mp2 audio by default (requires ffmpeg	 with  ac3  encoding).
	      The default audio format is now AC3 instead of mpeg2 sinceI have
	      found that many DVD players do not play the audio when it is  in
	      mp2  format, so this may be a better, more compatible option for
	      most people.

       [-p]   Use PAL output video format instead of NTSC.

       [-c]   Use continuous <post> commands within dvdauthor.	This will make
	      each  video  play one after another without going back up to the
	      main menu until the last video is finished.  If this  option  is
	      not used, the dvd will return to the top menu after playing each

       [-D]   Do not call dvdauthor.  This will tell dvd-menu  to  create  the
	      menu  and	 output	 xml  files to pass to dvdauthor, but will not
	      actually run dvdauthor.  Useful for people who  want  to	modify
	      their xml file before running dvdauthor.

       [-W]   Do  not generate 50% transparent white background overlays under
	      the title and menu buttons.

       [-iso] Create iso image with mkisofs when finished.

	      Do not create a menu.  Useful for just finishing	the  dvdauthor
	      xml file from one video that you want to just start playing when
	      the user puts it into a dvd player.

       [-L]   Create  a	 low  quality,	half-slize  menu.   This  works	  with
	      dvd-slideshow  so you can render your whole project in low-qual‐
	      ity mode and still test everything quickly.

       [-theme <themefile>]
	      Use the given theme when	setting	 variables/colors/etc.	Themes
	      are  installed in /opt/dvd-slideshow/themes or in a local direc‐
	      tory ~/.dvd-slideshow/themes

	      Fade in from background before menu

	      Fade to background after menu buttons are pressed.

       [-vcd] (alpha) Create vcd .cue and .bin files (requires vcdimager)

	      (alpha) Create svcd .cue and .bin files (requires vcdimager)

       -h     Prints help file (basically this manpage).

       Settings	 can  be  passed  on  the   command   line,   in   a   default
       ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc	 file,	or in a theme file.  The order
       in which the script reads the settings is as follows:
       Default script settings --> ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc -->	 theme
       --> command line
       so each successive setting will over-ride the previous settings if they
       are already set.

	      With the syntax shown below,  the	 following  variables  can  be
	      specified	 in  the  ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc  file.  All
	      lines are optional, and everything after the # character is  not

	      # general:
	      menu_continuous_play=0 # set to 1 to play one file after another
	      without going back up to menu.

	      menu_fadein=0 # set to 1 to fade in to menu
	      menu_fadeout=0 # set to 1 to fade out from menu after  a	button
	      is pressed.

	      menu_background=steelblue	 # or, use hex #RRGGBB
	      #menu_background="#882211"       #  use  a  hex RGB color if you
	      #menu_background="mybackground.jpg"     # specify a  real	 image
	      if you want
	      ##     pick     other    colors	 here:	  http://www.imagemag‐

	      menu_fade_to_image="black"       #   image   to	fade   to/from
	      before/after menu

	      #menu_title_font="/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019004l.pfb" #
	      Helvetical bold URW font

	      menu_panel_location_y=175	 # distance of the top	of  the	 first
	      menu item to the top of the screen

	      # Helvetical bold URW font


       A theme is just a file containing a list	 of  configuration  variables,
       and possibly also background images, fonts, or audio in the same direc‐

       Any of the configuration variables can be  placed  in  a	 dvd-slideshow
       theme file to control dvd-menu also.

       This will be explained more later...


       There  are  a  few heavily-commented examples available in the examples
       section	of  the	 dvd-slideshow	webpage,  which	 you   can   find   at

       Scott Dylewski <scott at dylewski dot com>


Scott Dylewski			     0.8.1			   dvd-menu(1)

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