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dvd-slideshow makes a video slideshow with from a batch of pictures. The output can be in FLV, MP4, or DVD format. It consists of a set of scripts: dvd-slideshow reads a text file list of all the pictures you want in one slideshow and creates a movie with your audio tracks and specified timing. It supports effects such as fades, crops, and the Ken Burns effect. dvd-menu makes a top-level DVD menu with the output files from dvd-slideshow. dir2slideshow makes a dvd-slideshow input file from a directory of pictures. gallery2slideshow makes the input file from your Gallery album. The output is fed through dvdauthor to create DVDs.

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Recent releases

  •  21 Aug 2011 19:10

    Release Notes: This release adds support for FLV and MP4 video output, along with some speed improvements. There are many small bugfixes and general compatibility improvements for newer versions of ffmpeg and dvdauthor that should make it run better in general.

    •  05 Dec 2008 07:45

      Release Notes: This release fixes major bugs with recent versions of sox and ffmpeg that caused errors. There's also some nice feature enhancements and error checking and much more.

      •  10 Mar 2006 19:31

        Release Notes: This release fixes a few major bugs with newer versions of ImageMagick (6.2.2 and higher) that showed up primarily when using the KenBurns effect. There are other bugfixes and improvements that should make this more compatible with the wide variety of Linux systems out there. Note that the title keyword has changed, so if you re-run your old slideshows, "title" will have to be changed to "titlebar" for the same behavior. The title keyword just displays the text in the middle of the screen.

        •  27 Jan 2006 19:08

          Release Notes: There were a few issues causing a infinite delay when waiting for mpeg2enc to finish processing the data pipe. This was seen only on systems with bash >= 3.1. Some temporary files were not being deleted when a kenburns effect was used, creating additional output in later fades or kenburns efffects. Both of these issues are fixed now, along with some bugfixes in gallery1-to-slideshow.

          •  23 Jan 2006 22:08

            Release Notes: This release fixes many large and small bugs in 0.7.2. Most notably, it should work on Debian Etch now, and small problems with audio files and subtitles should be fixed. Added features include timing accuracy of 1ms, zoom-corrected kenburns effect, manual chapter markers, and an option to improve speed on multi-processor machines. Move to this version as soon as possible.


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