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DVD-Baker generates a DVD consisting of menus and slideshows from a picture collection stored in a Menalto Gallery G2 Web site or in a locally stored directory tree. Each "leaf" album (an album that does not contain sub-albums) is used to create a slideshow. The slideshows (and any DVD-ready MPEG videos) are made accessible on the DVD with menus that follow the structure of the Web site or directories. Extra features include random or sequential autoplay, and audio support. Since dvd-slideshow is used to produce each slideshow, it supports effects such as crossfades, crops, and 'Ken Burns' effects.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Apr 2006 21:13

    Release Notes: A few important features have been added. The most requested may be the ability to specify the gallery album to bake (rather than the user's root album), and the ability to specify an album to use to create a DVD leader (a title played before the root menu is shown). Also included is an optional 'Options Menu System', which can be accessed by pressing the 'SUBTITLE' button (or F3 in gxine) to toggle options such as SUBTITLES, AUTOPLAY, and REPEAT during playback. Minor cleanups and bugfixes are included.

    •  10 Apr 2006 14:55

      Release Notes: A bug in the gallery g2 modules was corrected. The leader ability was added to recipes, including creation of a blank leader if one is not defined, which should improve standalone compatibility. (A leader is a video clip to be played before the root menu is shown.) A logical error with autoplay and random options was corrected. A button highlighting feature was added so that the currently selected button in the root menu doesn't change after timeout when autoplay is off.

      •  27 Mar 2006 12:32

        Release Notes: A typographical error in the declaration of the TITLES array was fixed.

        •  27 Mar 2006 07:38

          Release Notes: Permutations of JPEG, JPG, and PNG were added to the list of known images. Definitions of filenames to ignore for subtitles were added for many brands of digital cameras. Gallery 2.1 compatibility was updated and verified.

          •  25 Mar 2006 01:40

            Release Notes: Significant improvements have been made, including an updated dir-dvd-recipe, audio support (including generic and MIDI conversion), support for converting generic image types, improved compatibility with bash 2.05b (Debian Sarge), menu overflow handling, differential slideshow and menu recreation, and more detailed progress indication.

            Recent comments

            09 Aug 2006 05:25 honewatson

            It sure is tough finding a high quality slideshow
            This slideshow tool is good for basic purposes.


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