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

       dvd-slideshow  -	 Creates  a slideshow movie in DVD video format from a
       list of pictures and effects.

       dvd-slideshow [-n <slideshow name>] [-o <output directory>] [-b	<back‐
       ground  jpeg>]  [-a  <audiofile1> -a <audiofile2> -a <audiofileN>] [-p]
       [-L] [-H] [-mp2] [-r] [-smp]  [-border  <bordersize>]  [-theme  <theme‐
       name>] [-f] <input text file>

       Creates	a  dvd-compatible  mpeg2 video from a bunch of images. You can
       add music on the command line or in the text input file. Supports  sev‐
       eral  effects  like  fadein,  fadeout,  crossfade,  crop, and kenburns.
       dvd-slideshow is designed to work with dvd-menu to create a dvd naviga‐
       tion menu that you can then burn onto a dvd. There are also some helper
       scripts to convert a directory of  pictures  or	your  favorite	online
       photo album to a dvd.

       [-n <Slideshow name>]
	      The program uses this string as the filename base for the output
	      files so you can distinguish it from other slideshows  that  you
	      can  send	 to  the  same output directory. If not specified, the
	      default value is the name of the input file.

       [-o <Output directory>]
	      Directory where the final .vob and dvdauthor .xml files will  be
	      written. Defaults to the current working directory.

       [-b <Background jpeg>]
	      Image  to	 use  for  the background of the slideshow. All of the
	      pictures will be overlaid on top of this background image. If no
	      file  is	specified,  black will be used for the slideshow and a
	      blue gradient for the title slide.

       [-a <Audio file>]
	      Audio file to play in background during the slideshow.  It  will
	      be  faded	 out at the end.  Supports mp3, ogg, or wav formats at
	      this point.  Multiple files will be joined. See  also  the  more
	      flexible text file input method. To pass multiple files, use the
	      -a switch again.

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

       [-mp2] Use mp2 audio by default.	 AC3 audio seems  to  be  more	stable
	      when playing in dvd hardware players, but requires ffmpeg.  This
	      will over-ride the AC3 default and use the mp2 audio encoder.

       [-L]   Render a low-quality video suitable for debugging. This sets the
	      resolution  to  1/2 of full resolution and decreases the quality
	      of fades/transitions.  It should speed up the  encoding  process
	      by at least a factor of 4.

       [-H]   (Beta)  Render a higher-quality video. This uses the default dvd
	      resolution and keeps all other output parameters the  same,  but
	      enables  some pixel-sampling methods that make the scroll effect
	      look  better  at	very   slow   velocities.   This   will	  make
	      dvd-slideshow take up to 4x longer to process the scroll effect.
	      Only applied when needed; the output will explain if it is being

       [-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

       [-border N]
	      Make  a  border of N pixels around each image. Does not apply to
	      title slides.

	      Sharpen images.

       [-r]   Autocrop images near the DVD output aspect  ratio	 to  fill  the
	      whole window.

       [-w]   [alpha]  Render  widescreen  (16:9)  output  instead of standard

       [-smp] Enable more processes to run at the same time for multiprocessor
	      machines.	  Basically, this just renders each frame of a transi‐
	      tion in the background at the same time, and then waits for them
	      to  be  finished.	  WARNING: If you do not have enough memory to
	      hold  all	 the  frames  for  one	 "crossfade"   or   "kenburns"
	      effect,then  linux starts swapping to disk, and your machine may
	      seem to lock up for a while.  I  have  crashed  my  old  machine
	      using this.  Use at your own risk!

	      The  default  mpeg  encoder has changed to ffmpeg, so if you are
	      having problems, you can force  dvd-slideshow  to	 use  mpeg2enc

       [-vcd] (alpha) Renders video in vcd-compatible output.

	      (alpha) Renders video in svcd-compatible output.

       [-flv] (alpha) Renders a Flash video output.

       [-s WxH]
	      (alpha) Force output size to have width W and height H.

       [-f] <Input text file>
	      See the INPUT FILE section.

       -h     Prints help file (basically this manpage).

       The  input  file is a text file that acts like a timeline or storyboard
       for your slideshow.  In the most simple form, it	 is  just  a  list  of
       images.	See EXAMPLES for some simple examples of these text files. The
       input file also allows for many	more  special  effects	that  are  not
       available  on the command line. Each line contains one image or effect.
       It uses the : character as a separator for the fields. Here is the syn‐


       Duration can be specified in integer seconds like 5 or with up to three
       decimal points of accuracy, like 5.683.

       When passing a picture, you can	optionally  use	 the  keyword  "audio"
       instead	of the duration in seconds.  What this does is force the dura‐
       tion of that image to be the length of the previous audio track.	  This
       is useful for making a music video dvd.

       The  subtitle  field  is optional, but if you are passing effects after
       the subtitle field, be sure to include all the colons :: in  order  for
       the  parser  to get the correct info.  You can escape a colon in subti‐
       tles with a backslash.

       NOTE: the effect parameters are separated by a semicolon ; instead of a
       colon :.

	      title:duration:title text
	      Makes  a	title slide with text centered in the screen.  Further
	      control of the font, size, and position of the title text can be
	      achieved by setting variables (see the VARIABLES section).

	      titlebar:duration:Upper title text:Lower title text
	      Makes  a	title slide using <Upper title text> as a title at the
	      top of the screen, and <Lower title text> as a lower title, in a
	      band  at	the bottom of the screen.  Each title is optional.  If
	      one is missing, it will not be displayed. White ands are	under‐
	      layed  behind  the  text for better contrast. Further control of
	      the font, size, and position of the title text can  be  achieved
	      by setting variables (see the VARIABLES section).

	      Makes  a	black  frame  with the song info printed in the bottom
	      left corner. Yes, that is a semicolon between Artist and Album.

	      Makes a slide with the current background image (or black if  no
	      image is passed).	 If a new image name is passed, the background
	      will be reset to that picture. Examples:
	      "background:2" will display the current background  for  2  sec‐
	      "background:2::image.jpg"	 will  set the background to image.jpg
	      and also display it for 2 seconds.
	      "background:0::image.jpg"	 will  set  the	 background  image  to
	      image.jpg, but will not use it until the next picture.
	      "black"  or "white" can be used instead of an image name to dis‐
	      play a black or white background.

	      Fades in to the next slide

	      Fades out to the background

	      Fades from one slide to the next.

	      Wipes from one picture to the next.  The direction  is  optional
	      and will default to left.

	      Force  manual  chapter marker timing.  Chapter markers will only
	      be created where the "chapter" keyword occurs. The default is to
	      add chapter markers at every slide.

	      Other  input  files  can be included in the input .txt file. The
	      file includefile.txt will be concatenated in the place where the
	      line occurs..

	      Stops  the  slideshow  at	 the current point as if the input.txt
	      file ended at this point. Useful for debugging

	      Effects are only used with images, not keywords. In the  follow‐
	      ing  effects,  x0,y0 represents the top left corner of a defined
	      box, and x1,y1 is the bottom right corner.
	      NOTE: the effect parameters  are	separated  by  a  semicolon  ;
	      instead of a colon :

	      Crops the image about the coordinates specified (in the original
	      image coordinate system).
	      Crop keyword description:
	      Because it is difficult to figure out the exact locations	 where
	      you want to crop, it is possible to use special keywords for the
	      locations where you want to crop the image.   The	 basic	format
	      where  frame_size	 indicates the relative scale(%) in percent of
	      the final dvd window width/height, and frame_location refers  to
	      the  location of the center point of the picture relative to the
	      dvd window.
	      Frame_location can be any of the following keywords:
		   topleft	  top		 topright
		   left		  middle	 right
		   bottomleft	  bottom	 bottomright
	      where % is a percentage of the window width,height starting from
	      the top left corner of the dvd window.
		   imagewidth | imageheight
	      where  the image width or height will be scaled to fill the full
	      width or height of the dvd screen.
	      Crop examples:

	      Where now we have starting (s) and ending (e) boxes, defined  in
	      the  same	 way  as  in  the "crop" function, above. The kenburns
	      effect will crop/zoom from the start to the end  for  the	 given
	      Full box description:
	      Specifies the top-left(0) and bottom-right(1) points.
	      Keyword description:
	      tion Kenburns examples:

	      This is most useful for displaying panorama-style pictures  that
	      are  much	 wider than they are tall. For example, "scroll:right"
	      will automatically resize the picture so that the	 image	height
	      is  equal	 to  the  video	 display height (480) before scrolling

	      Note that in high quality mode (-H), some calculations  will  be
	      made  to	see  how slow the scroll is, and if it is slow enough,
	      sub-pixel sampling will be used to make the scroll  effect  look
	      much  smoother.	Sounds	good, right?  Well, it will take a LOT
	      longer to process the frames also!

	      Audio tracks can be inter-mixed with the	video.	 If  an	 audio
	      track is placed between two different images/effects, that audio
	      track  will  begin  playing  at  the   start   of	  the	second
	      image/effect.  When placing audio, use the syntax:


	      The audiofile can be a .ogg, .mp3, or .wav file.
	      Track is the resulting dvd audio track.

	      Audio  Effects  are  audio  effects where you can specify things
	      like fadein and fadeout for the audio.  Example:


	      (*NEW in 0.7.3) If you want to concatenate two audio files, just
	      place them one right after another in the .txt file.

       You   can   specify  lots  of  variables	 and  options  throughout  the
       dvd-slideshow script.  Settings can be passed on the command line, in a
       default ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc file, or within the input text
       file.  The order in which the script reads the settings is as follows:
       Default script settings --> ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc  -->  com‐
       mand line --> input text file
       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-slideshowrc  file.   All  lines  are
	      optional, and everything after the # character is not read.

	      debug=1	     # 0 (low) to 3 (lots of info)
	      pal=0	     # 0=ntsc 1=pal
	      ac3=1	     # 0=mp2 1=ac3 audio
	      copy=0	     # add copies of original  images  to  the	output
	      autocrop=1     # autocrop images to fill full screen
	      border=0	# add border of N pixels between image and dvd edge
	      sharpen=0 # Enable image sharpening for all images
	      widescreen=0   # use widescreen mode (16:9) instead of 4:3

	      ## Default font:
	      font=/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019004l.pfb	 #  Helvetical
	      bold URW font

	      ## Subtitle: subtitle_type="dvd"	# use "render" to  force  ren‐
	      dering of text.
	      subtitle_font='/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019004l.pfb'    #
	      Helvetical bold URW font

	      ## Title:
	      title_font_color="black"	# or use hex "#RRGGBB"
	      title_font='/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019004l.pfb' #  Hel‐
	      vetical bold URW font

	      ## top title:
	      toptitle_font_color="black"  # or use hex "#RRGGBB"
	      toptitle_bar_height=125  # 0 for no 50% white behind text

	      # bottom title:
	      bottomtitle_font_color="black"  # or use hex "#RRGGBB"
	      bottomtitle_bar_location_y=156 # relative to bottom of image
	      bottomtitle_bar_height=55	 # 0 for no 50% white behind text

	      # kenburns:
	      kenburns_acceleration=2  # seconds of slow acceleration for ken‐
	      # use 0 for no acceleration, or, use a  percent  of  the	effect
	      # kenburns_acceleration=25%  # will accelerate for the first 25%
	      of the effect.

       Input text file:
	      The same syntax used in ~/.dvd-slideshow/dvd-slideshowrc can  be
	      used  in	the input text file.  This way, you could specify set‐
	      tings specifit to the  slideshow	you  are  working  on  without
	      changing your default settings.

       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-slideshow also..br

       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-slideshow(1)

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