Released March 09, 2006
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The following examples best explain how to create slideshows with the dvd-slideshow tools. They get progressively more complex, so if you are a beginner, it is best to start with the first one and go through each one in series. You can also download the examples below so you can try these at home.
- Very Simple: General syntax, title slides, displaying pictures, subtitles, and backgrounds.
- Simple: Fades, more complex titles and backgrounds, and special characters.
- Audio: Starting and stopping audio, multiple audio tracks, silence, and fades.
- Complex: Setting variables, cropping images, kenburns effect, scroll effect.
- 0.7.5: update later
- Complete: Using dir2slideshow, dvd-menu, viewing .vob, creating and burning .iso.
Use "\n" to force line breaks up to two lines in title text (not titlebar yet).
Fixed code to rotate images. (not that public yet)
Configuration variables will be read in sequence now. So you can configure fontcolors and sizes throughout the input file.
Allow comments in all lines. Everything after <space># will be ignored.
Scroll effect is MUCH smoother for slow scrolls in high-quality mode! (takes 3x longer)
Slideshow name -n is optional now. Defaults to the base name of the input file.
Changed old "title" keyword to "titlebar:duration:toptitle:bottomtitle"
Added "title:duration:title_text" function where a single title is rendered in the middle of the screen.
Add check for missing subtitle syntax in crop/scroll/kenburns.
Longer progress bar.
Reads ~/.dvd-slideshowrc in a loop for better debugging and security.
Added "+repage" in convert lines after cropping when using internal .mpc image format.
( Fixes Kenburns and crop errors with ImageMagick > 6.2.2 )
Fixed kenburns problems with black backgrounds.
Fixed "geometry does not contain image" problem with kenburns effect.
Works for slide or transition duration > 35 seconds now.
Add quotes around yuv fifo to allow for spaces in output directory.
Fixed "squishing" when fading out or crossfading to a scroll effect.
Fixed problem where audio "fadein" was being rendered as a subtitle.
Traps bad duration=0 for images and effects.
Allow embedded .png to keep transparency
Fix error message quotes when looking for XML file existing.
Allow spaces in filenames