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Old 07-20-2008, 04:11 AM   #1
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can someone help out with dvd-slideshow


I am using fedora8 on my acer machine.
I need a software to create slideshows from my pics with special effects like ken burns and audio.
I am trying out dvd-slideshow - the latest version 0.8.0-1 gives a few ffmpeg errors which I haven't been able to resolve, but the old version 0.7.4 works ok. However, the following problem persists :-
I can't see my titles or subtitles ?!?!
If someone can suggest something else or how to get it going, it would be nice
thanks in advance
nishith
 
Old 07-20-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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have you considered open office for creating slideshows?
 
Old 07-21-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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I didnot know that oo had ken burns effect and audio support for the slideshows.
Probably I couldn't make myself clear enough, actually I would like to create a slideshow complete with titles, subtitles, ken burns effect and audio - similar to movies.
thanks
nishith
 
Old 07-22-2008, 02:45 AM   #4
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my apols

to fix ffmpeg the developer says do this
http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net/wiki/FAQ_crashing
 
Old 07-24-2008, 06:44 AM   #5
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thanks
I tried out the FAQ referred by you, it didnot work.
Actually ffmpeg now uses the suffix 'k' for the bit rate settings i.e instead of
audio_bitrate=128
it should now be given as
audio_bitrate=128k

I had to patch the dvd-slideshow script by hand to get it going.
Now all is fine and thanks for your time and patience
bye for now
nishith
 
Old 07-30-2008, 08:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nkd View Post
thanks
I tried out the FAQ referred by you, it didnot work.
Actually ffmpeg now uses the suffix 'k' for the bit rate settings i.e instead of
audio_bitrate=128
it should now be given as
audio_bitrate=128k

I had to patch the dvd-slideshow script by hand to get it going.
Now all is fine and thanks for your time and patience
bye for now
nishith
Can you provide the information on what you did to make it work?
I would really appreciate it, if you could direct me to the steps I should take to patch this and make it work.

Best Regards
 
Old 07-30-2008, 11:19 PM   #7
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not that I have used it...but based on nkd's answer he means this

with root powers find the executable

Code:
su
find / -name dvd-slideshow
my test install went to /usr/bin but YMMV

2) using root powers open that executable with a text editor or vi

if a text editor like kwrite you can use the find function to locate the lines that mention 128

in mine naughty line is 3997...so a bit of scrolling for you if you do not have a good text editor

offending line reads
audio_bitrate=128

and you amend to 128k

see if that helps?
 
Old 07-31-2008, 06:03 AM   #8
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patching dvd-slideshow manually -
*******************************
open the script dvd-slideshow with vi and change the occurrences of

audio_bitrate=224 to
audio_bitrate=224k


audio_bitrate=128 to
audio_bitrate=128k


audio_bitrate=192 to
audio_bitrate=192k

These occur around line number 3986 where audio parameters are set.

patching dvd-slideshow with the patch utility :-
************************************************
create a file called try.patch and cut paste the following lines to it :-

--- dvd-slideshow 2007-11-01 11:25:37.000000000 +0100
+++ dvd-slideshow_edit 2007-11-01 11:21:06.000000000 +0100
@@ -4275,7 +4275,7 @@
fi
if [ "$vcd" -eq 1 ] ; then
ac3=0 # force mp2
- audio_bitrate=224
+ audio_bitrate=224k
video_bitrate='1152'
audio_sample_rate=44100
mplex_type=1
@@ -4283,14 +4283,14 @@
mpeg2enc_params="-v 0 -4 2 -2 1 -H -b 1150 -n n -s -f $mplex_type"
elif [ "$svcd" -eq 1 ] ; then
ac3=0 # force mp2
- audio_bitrate=128
+ audio_bitrate=128k
video_bitrate='4500'
audio_sample_rate=44100
mplex_type=4
aspect_ratio="4:3"
mpeg2enc_params="-v 0 -4 2 -2 1 -H -b 2500 -n n -s -f $mplex_type"
else
- audio_bitrate=192
+ audio_bitrate=192k
video_bitrate='3800'
audio_sample_rate=48000
mplex_type=8

now save and exit.
in the terminal window enter the following command patch -p1 < try.patch
when asked which file you wish to patch enter the full path and the file name for the dvd-slideshow script ( which you can locate using the which or locate command)

now execute the dvd-slideshow program and enjoy.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 06:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for the reply. I will do as instructed.

Best Regards
 
Old 07-31-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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Dvd-slideshow is now working. Thanks again for your kind help.

Best regards
 
  


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