dvd-slideshow is a group of Linux commandline programs that creates a slideshow-style dvd 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 Kenburns effect (slowly zooming and panning at the same time) along with audio to make your slideshows even nicer. 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.
Please edit, modify, and improve any of these pages! (except the front page- please e-mail me if you have suggestions).
Help! If you can help with the development of dvd-slideshow, there are many things to do, including creating themes, improving this wiki, and writing a faster binary rendering engine. Please contact me at scott @ dylewski.com
1/6/07: I'm working on the imminent 0.8.1 release, which should be out soon. Please test the SVN code and send comments. See the changelog for the full list of changes.
Note: DVD-Slideshow 0.8.0 currently has a problem with the crop function and Kenburns in certain situations, and these should be mostly fixed in the Subversion Repository code.
Note: There is a known issue with newer versions of ffmpeg requiring a different audio bitrate syntax which makes audio encoding fail. This is fixed in the Subversion Repository code.