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

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

SYNOPSIS
       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]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -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
	      titles/buttons.

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

       [-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
	      track.

       [-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.

       [-nomenu]
	      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

       [-fadein]
	      Fade in from background before menu

       [-fadeout]
	      Fade to background after menu buttons are pressed.

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

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

       -h     Prints help file (basically this manpage).

CONFIGURATION
       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.

       ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc:
	      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
	      read.

	      # 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
	      wish
	      #menu_background="mybackground.jpg"     # specify a  real	 image
	      if you want
	      ##     pick     other    colors	 here:	  http://www.imagemag‐
	      ick.org/script/color.php

	      menu_fade_to_image="black"       #   image   to	fade   to/from
	      before/after menu
	      #menu_fade_to_image="#ff3344"
	      #menu_fade_to_image="myimage.jpg"

	      #menu_title_font="/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019004l.pfb" #
	      Helvetical bold URW font
	      menu_title_font_size=40
	      menu_title_font_color=black
	      menu_title_white_height=125
	      menu_title_location_x=80
	      menu_title_location_y=50
	      #menu_title_justify=center

	      menu_panel_height=28
	      menu_panel_width=288
	      menu_panel_location_x=360
	      menu_panel_location_y=175	 # distance of the top	of  the	 first
	      menu item to the top of the screen

	      #menu_button_font="/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019004l.pfb"
	      # Helvetical bold URW font
	      menu_button_font_size=21
	      menu_button_font_color=black
	      menu_button_hilight_color=red

	      #menu_audio=myaudio1.mp3

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

       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...

FILES
       dvd-slideshow
       dvd-menu
       gallery1-to-slideshow
       dir2slideshow
       jigl2slideshow

EXAMPLES
       There  are  a  few heavily-commented examples available in the examples
       section	of  the	 dvd-slideshow	webpage,  which	 you   can   find   at
       http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net

AUTHORS
       Scott Dylewski <scott at dylewski dot com>
       http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net

SEE ALSO
       dvd-slideshow(1)

Scott Dylewski			     0.8.1			   dvd-menu(1)
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