dvd-slideshow is a group of Linux commandline programs that creates a slideshow-style video from groups of pictures. Slideshow videos can be made from a directory or some online photo albums. You can add fancy effects like fades, titles, and the Ken Burns effect (slowly zooming and panning at the same time) along with audio to make your slideshows even nicer. These slideshow can be in flash video format, MP4, or DVD-compatible mpeg2 video. There is also a script which generates a menu for your DVD (dvd-menu). The dvd-slideshow tools are open-source programs released under the GNU GPL.
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08/22/2011: 0.8.4 released! See the changelog for the full list of changes. Some documentation, especially on this wiki, still needs to be updated, so use the documentation in the code and the man page for help.
02/19/2011: Working on a 0.8.4 release soon...
04/16/2010: Some bug fixes are in the SVN code, so use that if you are having problems.
12/04/2008: 0.8.2 released! See the changelog for the full list of changes. Some documentation, especially on this wiki, still needs to be updated.
Note: In 0.8.0, there is a known issue with newer versions of sox and ffmpeg requiring a different audio bitrate syntax which makes audio encoding fail. This is fixed in 0.8.2 and in the Subversion Repository code. Ubuntu/Debian users should just upgrade to the latest 0.8.2 version and also install libsox-fmt-all.