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Welcome to the dvd-slideshow wiki

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 Ken Burns 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! Lately it seems I don't have much time for dvd-slideshow, so I'll concentrate on fixing bugs and keeping the existing code working. If you wish to slowly take over the project, please contact me at scott @


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  • 12/04/2008: 0.8.2 released! 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.
  • Note: DVD-Slideshow does not work with Ubuntu 8.04 because of many issues with new programs. You need to install libsox-fmt-all in order to get sound to work, among other things.

Features & Options

Filetypes Effects Transitions Output Other
  • jpeg
  • png
  • mp3
  • ogg
  • wav

Latest Documentation

Programs User's Guides Sample Files


Related Programs

Using dvd-slideshow Menu Creation Video Creation

Developer Resources

Or, checkout svn using "svn co dvd-slideshow-svn"