Projects / tovid


tovid is a suite of command line utilities (and a graphical frontend) for creating video discs in DVD, VCD, SVCD, and KVCD/KDVD formats (PAL or NTSC). tovid supports a wide variety of input video formats, and can encode to several different output resolutions. Discs may be authored with hierarchical menus for navigation and playback.

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Recent releases

  •  26 Jul 2011 12:29

    Release Notes: This release features a new GUI for making multiple titlesets with tovid. It includes many updates and fixes for changes in the backends like ffmpeg and dvdauthor as well as numerous bugfixes. New libavfilter features from ffmpeg have been implemented, so the -quick-menu option now works again with a recent enough libavfilter and ffmpeg (0.8). Several new options have also been added, including the ability to use your own arbitrary images for thumbnail links. PNG is now used generally as an intermediary format instead of JPEG, resulting in improved picture quality.

    •  19 May 2010 04:41

      Release Notes: This release switches to a distutils-based installation using, adds a new tovid.ini configuration file, and makes various bugfixes and improvements.

      •  26 Apr 2010 04:26

        Release Notes: This is the first tovid release in well over two years. It brings numerous GUI and command-line changes, bugfixes, and other improvements. The command-line scripts, manpages, and GUI have been unified into a single script called "tovid".

        •  20 Aug 2007 12:15

          Release Notes: Lots of bugs in ffmpeg and other issues in this release were fixed. A new -fit option was added for specifying a desired output size. Interactive -switched-menus was added for live thumbnail previews in todisc menus. The -quick-menu todisc feature was added for greatly improved rendering speed.

          •  12 Feb 2007 03:46

            Release Notes: This release has a new todisc GUI, but still includes the old one with improvements. There are many new features and bugfixes in todisc and makemenu.

            Recent comments

            26 Apr 2010 17:31 barsnick

            This is the most excellent and concise set of tools for creating discs from the command line. Very many automatisms are in place, e.g. making it easy to create animated menus. Qdvdautor and the likes may offer more eye candy, but have a much steeper learning curve before creating the first successful disc.

            26 Feb 2007 08:36 GravityIsForSuckers

            Quite usable
            After the .30 release came out, I rarely use devede anymore. I use the todiscgui python script from this package, and it works pretty smoothly so long as the filenames don't contain commas. I can work around that though. I'm also a bit cautious about apostrophes. Exclamation points seem to be okay.


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