KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

This wizard will allow you to create a DVD from one or more DVD compatible MPEG-2 files. It is designed to be very easy to use. All you need to do is add one or multiple files to the playlist and answer the questions that follow.

You can add a menu that will contain animated thumbnails of the files in the playlist. Creating a menu is optional.

Features include:

* Playlist editor
* DVD menu with multiple pages
* Animated thumbnails in the menu
* Customisable menu graphics
* Add soundtrack from OGG or MP3
* Antialiased graphics prevent flickering on TV
* Both Widescreen and standard 4 support
* ISO DVD Image creation
* MPEG2 DVD compatibility checking
* Support for both PAL and NTSC menus

Requirements:

* Kommander >= 1.0 (part of kdewebdev >= 3.3.0)
* ImageMagick 6.2 or 6.3
* MJPEGTools
* Sox
* DVDAuthor >= 0.6.11
* Transcode

Not required (but recommended):

* Xine-UI (for testing the DVD)
* K3B

How to Install:

Just unpack the archive and run the 'Installer.kmdr' script. That's it!


Please contact me if you experience a problem.


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*** IMPORTANT ***

Because ImageMagick developers keep changing the commandline syntax for every single version, the KDE DVD Authoring Wizard does not work with versions older than 6.1.0. Also, newer versions are not compatible with their predecessors. That's why you need to make sure that your DVDAuthor version is newer than ImageMagick, because it uses ImageMagick for menu processing.

Please send your complaints about this mess to the ImageMagick mailing list.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

VERSION 0.90 ( August 8th 2005 )

* Initial release

VERSION 0.91 ( August 10th 2005 )

* Improved Debug Output
* Running wizard without installing should really work now

VERSION 0.92 ( August 12th 2005 )

* Menu colors conform to Rec.601 specification
* Experimental support for generating NTSC menus
* Fix for syntax change in new MPlayer version
* Fixed selection highlights in DVD menu
* Add MPlayer output to debug output
* Detect MPlayer failures

VERSION 0.93 ( August 17th 2005 )

* Added dependency check for 'bc'
* Added more font search paths
* Make sure that Bash is used to run script

VERSION 0.94 ( August 29th 2005 )

* Fixed missing translations
* Added detection for ImageMagick problems
* Show DVDAuthor warnings, if any
* Fixed menus with > 9 pages
* Add character encoding to DVDAuthor XML file
* Return to menu after playing finished
* Force thumb title length limit

VERSION 0.95 ( September 5th 2005 )

* ImageMagick problem detection should really work
* Added workaround for mp2enc path length limit bug
* Don't fail when MPEG files are not DVD compatible
* Detect DVDAuthor failures
* Added button for DVD compatibility checking

VERSION 0.96 ( September 20th 2005 )

* Fixed detection of DVDAuthor problems
* Show DVDAuthor error message on failure
* Improve KDE path detection in Installer

VERSION 1.00 ( November 19th 2005 )

* Renamed version 0.96 to 1.0 Final.

VERSION 1.01 ( December 3rd 2005 )

* Generate proper 29.97 FPS NTSC menus
* Support DVD-ISO burning with K3B 0.12.x
* Improved MPlex/SPUMux error detection
* Fixed SPUMux problem with multipage NTSC menus
* Huge performance improvement in Playlist editor

VERSION 1.02 ( December 7th 2005 )

* Fixes to get wizard to work on KDE 3.5

VERSION 1.03 ( December 14th 2005 )

* Fix to work with old MJPEGTools (< 1.8.0) again

VERSION 1.04 ( December 17th 2005 )

* Add font paths for Ubuntu Breezy Badger

VERSION 1.04b ( Januari 18th 2006 )

* Detect buggy BASH version (BASH 3.1)

VERSION 1.05 ( February 10th 2006 )

* Work around BASH 3.1 problem
* Work around DVDAuthor bug in Debian Etch

VERSION 1.1 ( March 7th 2006 )

* Fix "file not found" issue in preview step
* Add support for defining chapters for each MPEG file

VERSION 1.2 ( April 9th 2006 )

* Major code cleanup, more readable now
* Drop mplayer dependency
* Automatic compatibility check of MPEG files
* Check if ISO will fit on DVD media
* Allow using any video file as menu background

VERSION 1.2.1 ( April 12th 2006 )

* Fix previews of fonts with spaces in filename

VERSION 1.2.2 ( May 5th 2006 )

* Fix handling of images with page information
* Also find personal fonts in $HOME/.fonts
* Check validity of soundtrack file before authoring
* Add second progress bar for multipage menus

VERSION 1.3.0 ( May 14th 2006 )

* Change directory structure, easier for distributors
* Allow user to customize DVDAuthor XML file
* Possibility to skip beginning of thumbnail animation
* Add 'washout' effect to animated menu background
* Improved responsiveness of wizard
* Creating menu preview is much faster now
* Fix trailing slash problem
* Several small fixes all over


VERSION 1.4.0 ( September 9th 2006 )

* Allow longer title, subtitle and movie titles in menu
* Better support for special characters
* Find more fonts
* Check MPEG files only before authoring step
* Improved wizard layout
* Check if user is mixing PAL and NTSC files
* Check if user is mixing 16:9 and 4 files

VERSION 1.4.1 ( September 9th 2006 )

* Fix a bug in aspect ratio checking

VERSION 1.4.2 ( December 1st 2006 )

* Fixed "Check Compatibility" button
* Read chapter info from DVDAuthor XML

VERSION 1.4.3 ( Januari 13th 2007)

* Work around problems in ImageMagick 6.3
* Refuse to run when DVDAuthor 0.6.12 installed
* Small improvements in wizard layout

VERSION 1.4.4 ( March 3rd 2007 )

* Support DVDAuthor 0.6.14
* Some minor little improvements here and there

VERSION 1.4.5 ( March 11th 2007 )

* Fix 'Add to List' button on Ubuntu Linux

VERSION 1.4.6 ( May 29th 2007 )

* 'Check Compatibility' button supports recent dvdauthor versions
* Include small label font fix, by Timo BuíŸhaus

benefici

15 years ago

Hi,
I miss an option to specify the starting offset for generating the thumbnails. Chances are, if the preview is generated form the beginning of the movie, it will contain the title sequence showing the credits only. Is there a possibility to change this behaviour?
Tom

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cserge

15 years ago

Hi

In the Menu Preview, when watching the preview, I get this error:

Error - Kfmclient
Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///home/serge/DVDWizard/Preview.png does not exist.

I use the the 1.04b version.

In the previous version, I got the same error only when I wanted to use a video file in the Menu Background.

Another thing, how can I add fonts [other fonts] in the fonts list which is proposed?

Thank you

Serge

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meneerdik

15 years ago

The preview thing is probably fixed in the latest version.

About adding fonts: The wizard will automatically list all fonts in the standard font directories on your system. As long as your fonts are not hidden in some weird place on your filesystem, the wizard will automatically find them.

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spase

15 years ago

When I try to make a DVD with this, the framegrabs of the individual clips that are used in the menu are not resized. It turns out really bad. I can send you a screen shot if you dont understand what I mean.

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Yes, please contact me by e-mail.

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mononoke

15 years ago

hi,
what about packaging your DVD-Software in combination with also other DVD-software (like DVD backup express) together in one perfect, all inclusive DVD/Video Suite ?

offering the features:
DVD backup, decoding/encoding
DVD authoring, editing..
DV grabbing from DV cassette/disk

Would be nice to install and upgrade only 1 package. There could be 1 submenu in KMenu/Multimedia: KDE DVDSuite or something like that.

thanks.

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hplowe

15 years ago

Hi ;)

First of all, i'd say that i like so much your soft that i decided to use it only ;)

That's why i gonna start to test it much more than i already did.

I'm running debian etch.

1) The Menu Preview page: I can see the progress bar moving so i guess everything is going ok but at the end, it says :"Message Image PNG : unable to open « /data/tmp/Preview.png » : no such file or directory"

FR-PORT:/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_30167# updatedb
FR-PORT:/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_30167# locate Preview.png
--> no file found

2) On the first menu page, i have 6 buttons with 6 pics. The size of the 6 pics is not the same. The first buttons are smaller than the last buttons. I'd like to send you by mail the menu picture so that you can see. Moreover, i can't see nor the button to go to the next page nor the titles that should appear under the buttons.

However, the file BackgroundBlend.jpg seems ok. I must add that when i browse into the dvd menu, the red rectangles have a good size and are all well located even the button that allows me to switch to the second menu page.

3) At the end of the building, it offers me to test the dvd but i get a kdialog error that says "DVD playing application "Xine" is not installed on your computer. Xine is required for playing the DVD."

Nevertheless, Xine is installed on my comp. Moreover, it can find gxine when he shows me what the menu looks like.

FR-PORT:/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard# dpkg -al| grep xine
ii gxine 0.4.8-0.1 the xine video player, GTK+/Gnome user inter
ii libxine1 1.0.1-1.6 the xine video/media player library, binary
ii libxinerama1 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System multi-head display library
ii totem-xine 1.0.5-1 A simple media player for the Gnome desktop

Ok, i'm sorry to be so long but i really think that "KDE DVD Authoring Wizard" will be the One ;)

regards,

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hplowe

15 years ago

Hi ;)

I try to generate a menu with 12 pieces of film but when i click on "Build Menu", some minutes later, I get a KDialog error:
"MPlex and/or SPUMux generated errors:
ERR: Button coordinates out of range: (437,498)-(720,543)"

I guess it works with less than 6 items.

regards,

f.

here is the Config and the DebugOutput

FR-PORT:/data/tmp# cat Config
# Kommander Generated configuration file

Command="CreateMenu"
BuildMenu="true"
StaticMenu="true"
Title="Lou Ann 2"
Subtitle=""
BackgroundType="Checkers"
BackgroundPicture=""
BackgroundMovie=""
TitleFont="/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf"
SubtitleFont="/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf"
LabelFont="/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf"
FontColor="White"
FontOutlineColor="Black"
SceneDecoration="None"
TVSystem="PAL"
Widescreen="false"
IntroMovie=""
SoundtrackFile=""
NumScenes=12
OutputDir="/data/tmp"
WorkingDir="/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868"

SceneFiles[0]="/data/film/film_temp/1dvd_out005.mpeg"
SceneFiles[1]="/data/film/film_temp/1K7_3001.mpeg"
SceneFiles[2]="/data/film/film_temp/1K7_5000.mpeg"
SceneFiles[3]="/data/film/film_temp/1K7_5006.mpeg"
SceneFiles[4]="/data/film/film_temp/2dvd_out005.mpeg"
SceneFiles[5]="/data/film/film_temp/2K7_3001.mpeg"
SceneFiles[6]="/data/film/film_temp/2K7_5000.mpeg"
SceneFiles[7]="/data/film/film_temp/2K7_5006.mpeg"
SceneFiles[8]="/data/film/film_temp/3dvd_out005.mpeg"
SceneFiles[9]="/data/film/film_temp/3K7_3001.mpeg"
SceneFiles[10]="/data/film/film_temp/3K7_5000.mpeg"
SceneFiles[11]="/data/film/film_temp/3K7_5006.mpeg"
SceneTitles[0]="1dvd_out005.mpeg"
SceneTitles[1]="1K7_3001.mpeg"
SceneTitles[2]="1K7_5000.mpeg"
SceneTitles[3]="1K7_5006.mpeg"
SceneTitles[4]="2dvd_out005.mpeg"
SceneTitles[5]="2K7_3001.mpeg"
SceneTitles[6]="2K7_5000.mpeg"
SceneTitles[7]="2K7_5006.mpeg"
SceneTitles[8]="3dvd_out005.mpeg"
SceneTitles[9]="3K7_3001.mpeg"
SceneTitles[10]="3K7_5000.mpeg"
SceneTitles[11]="3K7_5006.mpeg"
ScenePause[0]=0
ScenePause[1]=0
ScenePause[2]=0
ScenePause[3]=0
ScenePause[4]=0
ScenePause[5]=0
ScenePause[6]=0
ScenePause[7]=0
ScenePause[8]=0
ScenePause[9]=0
ScenePause[10]=0
ScenePause[11]=0


FR-PORT:/data/tmp# cat DebugOutput


KOMMANDER: RUNNING SCRIPT TO BUILD MENU


/data/film/film_temp/1dvd_out005.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/1K7_3001.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/1K7_5000.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/1K7_5006.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/2dvd_out005.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/2K7_3001.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/2K7_5000.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/2K7_5006.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/3dvd_out005.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/3K7_3001.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/3K7_5000.mpeg
/data/film/film_temp/3K7_5006.mpeg
Outputting 2 Pages.
Checking for "convert" ... found.
Checking for "composite" ... found.
Checking for "mogrify" ... found.
Checking for "identify" ... found.
Checking for "sox" ... found.
Checking for "mplex" ... found.
Checking for "dvdauthor" ... found.
Checking for "png2yuv" ... found.
Checking for "mplayer" ... found.
Checking for "tcprobe" ... found.
Checking for "mpeg2enc" ... found.
Checking for "mp2enc" ... found.
Checking for "bc" ... found.
Checking for "kdialog" ... found.
Checking for "konsole" ... found.

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Generating Thumbnail Frames
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Generating frames for Thumb 1,Available frames in clip 1: 400
2,Available frames in clip 2: 400
3,Available frames in clip 3: 400
4,Available frames in clip 4: 400
5,Available frames in clip 5: 400
6,Available frames in clip 6: 400
7,Available frames in clip 7: 400
8,Available frames in clip 8: 400
9,Available frames in clip 9: 400
10,Available frames in clip 10: 400
11,Available frames in clip 11: 400
12,Available frames in clip 12: 400

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Preprocessing Thumbnail Frames:
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Initialising:
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convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
Generating Thumbnail Labels
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
convert: Non-conforming drawing primitive definition `usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf'.
Generating Combination Layer..
Executing Composite Command:
convert \( \( \( \( \( \( \( \( \( -size 768x576 xc:'#000000FF' Next.png -geometry +448+500 -compose over -composite \) Title.png -geometry +0+20 -compose over -composite \) Subtitle.png -geometry +0+105 -compose over -composite \) Thumb1Label.png -geometry +92+283 -compose over -composite \) Thumb2Label.png -geometry +287+283 -compose over -composite \) Thumb3Label.png -geometry +482+283 -compose over -composite \) Thumb4Label.png -geometry +92+450 -compose over -composite \) Thumb5Label.png -geometry +287+450 -compose over -composite \) Thumb6Label.png -geometry +482+450 -compose over -composite \) -blur 1x0.4 TextLayer.png
Updating Background..
Cutting Background Images......
Using frame 200 for menu.
Using frame 200 for menu.
Using frame 200 for menu.
Using frame 200 for menu.
Using frame 200 for menu.
Using frame 200 for menu.

Merging clip frames with background...
Doneln: `/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/Frames/Frame230.png': fichier existant.
Generating MPEG stream...
/usr/bin/y4munsharp
/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868 /usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
sox: Length in output .wav header will be wrong since can't seek to fix it
INFO: [mp2enc] Opened WAV file, freq = 48000 Hz, channels = 1, bits = 16
INFO: [mp2enc] format = 0x1, audio length = 2147479552 bytes
INFO: [mp2enc] SpF=384, frac SpF=0.000, bitrate=128 kbps, sfreq=48.0 kHz
INFO: [mp2enc] System is little endian
sox:
INFO: [mp2enc] Num frames 766 Avg slots/frame = 384.000; b/smp = 2.67; br = 128.000 kbps
INFO: [mp2enc] Encoding to layer 2 with psychoacoustic model 2 is finished
INFO: [mp2enc] The MPEG encoded output file name is "soundtrack.mp2"
883200+0 enregistrements lus.
883200+0 enregistrements écrits.
1766400 bytes transferred in 2,816350 seconds (627195 bytes/sec)
/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
Multiplexing..
INFO: [mplex] mplex version 1.8.0 (2.2.4 $Date: 2005/08/28 17:50:54 $)
INFO: [mplex] File /data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/MenuPage1.m2v looks like an MPEG Video stream.
INFO: [mplex] File /data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/soundtrack.mp2 looks like an MPEG Audio stream.
INFO: [mplex] Video stream 0: profile 8 selected - ignoring non-standard options!
INFO: [mplex] Found 1 audio streams and 1 video streams
INFO: [mplex] Selecting dvdauthor DVD output profile
INFO: [mplex] Multiplexing video program stream!
INFO: [mplex] Scanning for header info: Video stream e0 (/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/MenuPage1.m2v)
INFO: [mplex] VIDEO STREAM: e0
INFO: [mplex] Frame width : 720
INFO: [mplex] Frame height : 576
INFO: [mplex] Aspect ratio : 4:3 display
INFO: [mplex] Picture rate : 25.000 frames/sec
INFO: [mplex] Bit rate : 7400000 bits/sec
INFO: [mplex] Vbv buffer size : 229376 bytes
INFO: [mplex] CSPF : 0
INFO: [mplex] Scanning for header info: Audio stream c0 (/data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/soundtrack.mp2)
INFO: [mplex] MPEG AUDIO STREAM: c0
INFO: [mplex] Audio version : 1.0
INFO: [mplex] Layer : 2
INFO: [mplex] CRC checksums : no
INFO: [mplex] Bit rate : 16384 bytes/sec (128 kbit/sec)
INFO: [mplex] Frequency : 48000 Hz
INFO: [mplex] Mode : 3 single channel
INFO: [mplex] Mode extension : 0
INFO: [mplex] Copyright bit : 0 no copyright
INFO: [mplex] Original/Copy : 0 copy
INFO: [mplex] Emphasis : 0 none
INFO: [mplex] SYSTEMS/PROGRAM stream:
INFO: [mplex] rough-guess multiplexed stream data rate : 7686696
INFO: [mplex] target data-rate specified : 10080000
INFO: [mplex] Setting specified specified data rate: 10080000
INFO: [mplex] Run-in Sectors = 89 Video delay = 13019 Audio delay = 16619
INFO: [mplex] New sequence commences...
INFO: [mplex] Video e0: buf= 0 frame=000000 sector=00000000
INFO: [mplex] Audio c0: buf= 0 frame=000000 sector=00000000

MPlex / SPUMux STDERR output:

DVDAuthor::spumux, version 0.6.11.
Build options: gnugetopt magick iconv freetype fribidi
Send bugs to

INFO: Locale=fr_FR@euro
INFO: Converting filenames to ISO-8859-15
INFO: Picture /data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/DVDMenuBase.png had 1 colors
INFO: Picture /data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/DVDMenuHighlight.png had 2 colors
INFO: Picture /data/tmp/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_4868/DVDMenuSelection.png had 2 colors
INFO: Autodetect 0 = 105x161-250x278
INFO: Autodetect 1 = 288x161-433x278
INFO: Autodetect 2 = 471x161-616x278
INFO: Autodetect 3 = 105x328-250x445
INFO: Autodetect 4 = 288x328-433x445
INFO: Autodetect 5 = 471x328-616x445
INFO: Autodetect 6 = 437x498-720x543
ERR: Button coordinates out of range: (437,498)-(720,543)

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meneerdik

15 years ago

This error message is caused by a bug in Debian Etch. DVDAuthorWizard 1.05 has a work-around for the problem.

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pepe123

15 years ago

Hi guys!
I have a problem
Any idea what the problem is?
/data1/kino/cinta_3003.mpeg
Outputting 1 Pages.
Checking for "convert" ... found.
Checking for "composite" ... found.
Checking for "mogrify" ... found.
Checking for "identify" ... found.
Checking for "sox" ... found.
Checking for "mplex" ... found.
Checking for "dvdauthor" ... found.
Checking for "png2yuv" ... found.
Checking for "mplayer" ... found.
Checking for "tcprobe" ... found.
Checking for "mpeg2enc" ... found.
Checking for "mp2enc" ... found.
Checking for "bc" ... found.
Checking for "kdialog" ... found.
Checking for "konsole" ... found.

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Generating Thumbnail Frames
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Generating frames for Thumb 1,Available frames in clip 1: 399

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Preprocessing Thumbnail Frames:
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Initialising:
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Generating Thumbnail Labels
Generating Combination Layer..
Executing Composite Command:
convert \( \( \( -size 768x576 xc:'#000000FF' Title.png -geometry +0+20 -compose over -composite \) Subtitle.png -geometry +0+105 -compose over -composite \) Thumb1Label.png -geometry +109+367 -compose over -composite \) -blur 1x0.4 TextLayer.png
Updating Background..
Cutting Background Images.
Using frame 200 for menu.

Merging clip frames with background...
Doneln: creando el enlace simbólico «/home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/Frames/Frame230.png» a «/home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/Frames/Frame230.png»: El fichero existe
Generating MPEG stream...
/usr/local/bin/y4munsharp
~/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592 /usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
883200+0 registros leídos
883200+0 registros escritos
1766400 bytes (1,8 MB) copied, 0,837391 seconds, 2,1 MB/s
**ERROR: [mp2enc] EOF in WAV header
**ERROR: [mp2enc] failure reading WAV file
/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
Multiplexing..
INFO: [mplex] mplex version 1.8.0 (2.2.4 $Date: 2005/08/28 17:50:54 $)
**ERROR: [mplex] Unable to open file /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/soundtrack.mp2 for reading.

MPlex / SPUMux STDERR output:

DVDAuthor::spumux, version 0.6.11.
Build options: gnugetopt magick iconv freetype
Send bugs to

INFO: Locale=es_ES.UTF-8
INFO: Converting filenames to UTF-8
STAT: 0:00:00.000
INFO: Picture /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/DVDMenuBase.png had 1 colors
INFO: Picture /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/DVDMenuHighlight.png had 2 colors
INFO: Picture /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/DVDMenuSelection.png had 2 colors
INFO: Autodetect 0 = 288x245-433x362
INFO: Pickbuttongroups, success with 1 groups, useimg=1
WARN: Read 0, expected 4
INFO: 0 subtitles added, 0 subtitles skipped, stream: 32, offset: -0.00

Statistics:
- Processed 0 subtitles.
- The longest display line had -1 characters.
- The maximum number of displayed lines was 0.
- The normal display height of the font arial.ttf was 0.
- The bottom display height of the font arial.ttf was 0.
- The biggest subtitle box had 0 bytes.


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END OF SCRIPT RUN
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meneerdik

15 years ago

The generation of the soundtrack for the menu failed somehow. What options did you choose for the soundtrack?

And could you please contact me by e-mail?

Thanks!

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pepe123

15 years ago

Hi guys!
I have a problem
Any idea what the problem is?
/data1/kino/cinta_3003.mpeg
Outputting 1 Pages.
Checking for "convert" ... found.
Checking for "composite" ... found.
Checking for "mogrify" ... found.
Checking for "identify" ... found.
Checking for "sox" ... found.
Checking for "mplex" ... found.
Checking for "dvdauthor" ... found.
Checking for "png2yuv" ... found.
Checking for "mplayer" ... found.
Checking for "tcprobe" ... found.
Checking for "mpeg2enc" ... found.
Checking for "mp2enc" ... found.
Checking for "bc" ... found.
Checking for "kdialog" ... found.
Checking for "konsole" ... found.

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Generating Thumbnail Frames
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Generating frames for Thumb 1,Available frames in clip 1: 399

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Preprocessing Thumbnail Frames:
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Initialising:
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Generating Thumbnail Labels
Generating Combination Layer..
Executing Composite Command:
convert \( \( \( -size 768x576 xc:'#000000FF' Title.png -geometry +0+20 -compose over -composite \) Subtitle.png -geometry +0+105 -compose over -composite \) Thumb1Label.png -geometry +109+367 -compose over -composite \) -blur 1x0.4 TextLayer.png
Updating Background..
Cutting Background Images.
Using frame 200 for menu.

Merging clip frames with background...
Doneln: creando el enlace simbólico «/home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/Frames/Frame230.png» a «/home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/Frames/Frame230.png»: El fichero existe
Generating MPEG stream...
/usr/local/bin/y4munsharp
~/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592 /usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
883200+0 registros leídos
883200+0 registros escritos
1766400 bytes (1,8 MB) copied, 0,837391 seconds, 2,1 MB/s
**ERROR: [mp2enc] EOF in WAV header
**ERROR: [mp2enc] failure reading WAV file
/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
Multiplexing..
INFO: [mplex] mplex version 1.8.0 (2.2.4 $Date: 2005/08/28 17:50:54 $)
**ERROR: [mplex] Unable to open file /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/soundtrack.mp2 for reading.

MPlex / SPUMux STDERR output:

DVDAuthor::spumux, version 0.6.11.
Build options: gnugetopt magick iconv freetype
Send bugs to

INFO: Locale=es_ES.UTF-8
INFO: Converting filenames to UTF-8
STAT: 0:00:00.000
INFO: Picture /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/DVDMenuBase.png had 1 colors
INFO: Picture /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/DVDMenuHighlight.png had 2 colors
INFO: Picture /home/pepe/DVDAuthorWizard_Temporary_Files_17592/DVDMenuSelection.png had 2 colors
INFO: Autodetect 0 = 288x245-433x362
INFO: Pickbuttongroups, success with 1 groups, useimg=1
WARN: Read 0, expected 4
INFO: 0 subtitles added, 0 subtitles skipped, stream: 32, offset: -0.00

Statistics:
- Processed 0 subtitles.
- The longest display line had -1 characters.
- The maximum number of displayed lines was 0.
- The normal display height of the font arial.ttf was 0.
- The bottom display height of the font arial.ttf was 0.
- The biggest subtitle box had 0 bytes.


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END OF SCRIPT RUN
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Spanner

15 years ago

meneerdik have you thought about using libmagick rather than relying on the particular switches of the ImageMagick applications themselves? Encouraging your users to harass the ImageMagick devs probably isn't helpful.

This is why so many popular programs are packaged as 'blah' and 'libblah'. 'blah' is for end users, and 'libblah' is a (hopefully stable) API for other applications like yours to use...

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Thank you for your suggestion, but since my application is basically a BASH script, it cannot use libraries directly. It needs commandline interfaces into libMagick which, unfortunately, change quite often.

Maybe I should learn how to write PERL scripts some day. But then again, maybe the PERL interface is just as unreliable, don't know...

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Spanner

15 years ago

Sorry, I forgot to say - great work, this looks like a really nice app! Thanks.

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joot

15 years ago

Thanks to the author for the nice and simple to use application!

I was using KDVD Authoring on KDE 3.4 on a Fedora 4 system. Although all combo boxes did not show any option, it was working well. However, after upgrading to KDE 3.5 the application doesn't work anymore. The main window appears but nothing in it, only the Next, Back, and Cancel buttons.

Any idea what the problem is?

Thank you.

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Please upgrade to the latest version of the KDE DVD Authoring Wizard.

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kunt1z

15 years ago

Hi guys!
I've got a problem starting this program.
When I try to start it (by select it's icon from K menu or using Kommander) a window appears saying:

"Could not run DVDBuilder.sh."

So I try to run that script, and here's what happens:

$./DVDBuilder.sh
./DVDBuilder.sh: line 1843: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
./DVDBuilder.sh: line 1962: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Any suggestion? Thanx!

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meneerdik

15 years ago

This has been confirmed to be caused by buggy BASH 3.1.

I just released an update that will refuse to run on this BASH version. Please upgrade and you will get a nice error dialog explaining what to do.. :)

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mafeu

15 years ago

... it's a feature! Well, not really. But if you replace in DVDBuilder.sh the old-style backquotes for command substitution with the $(command) form and the deprecated (this is mentioned in the bash manual!) $[expression] for arithmetic expansion with $((expression)) the errors mentioned above disappear. Having done this, I will kick out the bash 3.1 part in the kommander-Script and try if the program works. At last, some praise: the screenshots look very appealing, especially the feature for creating multiple menu pages is very interesting. Have fun, Martin

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Hmm.. that is interesting, because backquotes are still working fine in BASH 3.1. The actual reason why the Kommander script is not working is a parsing bug in BASH 3.1. But it is possible that the bug is not triggered when the backquotes are replaced with $().

Personally, I was not planning to try to work around the bug, but if you manage to get the script working on both BASH 3.1 and older versions, I would be very happy to replace the script with your version.

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hplowe

15 years ago

Hi :)

I think this piece of code should fit for bash 3.1 and lower.


# Calculate total diskspace needed to create the DVD file structure

RequiredDiskSpace=0
for ((Scene=1; Scene -le NumScenes ; Scene++))
do
RequiredDiskSpace=$[ $RequiredDiskSpace + $(du -m "${SceneFiles[$Scene]}" | awk '{print $1}') ]
done

# Add space needed for menu's
if [ -f "$WorkingDir/MenuPage1.mpg" ]; then
for ((CurrentPage=1; CurrentPage -le $NumPages ; CurrentPage++))
do
RequiredDiskSpace=$[ $RequiredDiskSpace + $(du -m "$WorkingDir/MenuPage$CurrentPage.mpg" | awk '{print $1}') ]
done
fi

DiskSpaceWarning "$OutputDir" $RequiredDiskSpace



Ok, i hope you can insert this work around and create a new 1.04c that allows to run bash 3.1.

Note that i had to use -le instead of "lesser or equal" signs. It's not because of bash version but because of...www.kde-apps.org forum! It prevents me from writing such things! Please, remove -le and replace it with "lesser or equal" signs.

By the way, i like your soft very much. It's much more easy to use than QDVDAuthor ;)


regards,

f.

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hplowe

15 years ago

Hi :)

I think this piece of code should fit for bash 3.1 and lower.

# Calculate total diskspace needed to create the DVD file structure

RequiredDiskSpace=0
for ((Scene=1; Scene

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Ok, I got one more report from someone running Bash 3.1. So, this starts to look like a bug in Bash 3.1.

I will try to *temporarily* upgrade my own machine to Bash 3.1 (because that version isn't marked stable yet) and see if I can reproduce the problem.

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hplowe

15 years ago

Hi ;)

I have the same problem.

I'm running debian etch and my bash version is 3.1-1

regards,

f.

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14 years ago

VERSION 0.90 ( August 8th 2005 )

* Initial release

VERSION 0.91 ( August 10th 2005 )

* Improved Debug Output
* Running wizard without installing should really work now

VERSION 0.92 ( August 12th 2005 )

* Menu colors conform to Rec.601 specification
* Experimental support for generating NTSC menus
* Fix for syntax change in new MPlayer version
* Fixed selection highlights in DVD menu
* Add MPlayer output to debug output
* Detect MPlayer failures

VERSION 0.93 ( August 17th 2005 )

* Added dependency check for 'bc'
* Added more font search paths
* Make sure that Bash is used to run script

VERSION 0.94 ( August 29th 2005 )

* Fixed missing translations
* Added detection for ImageMagick problems
* Show DVDAuthor warnings, if any
* Fixed menus with > 9 pages
* Add character encoding to DVDAuthor XML file
* Return to menu after playing finished
* Force thumb title length limit

VERSION 0.95 ( September 5th 2005 )

* ImageMagick problem detection should really work
* Added workaround for mp2enc path length limit bug
* Don't fail when MPEG files are not DVD compatible
* Detect DVDAuthor failures
* Added button for DVD compatibility checking

VERSION 0.96 ( September 20th 2005 )

* Fixed detection of DVDAuthor problems
* Show DVDAuthor error message on failure
* Improve KDE path detection in Installer

VERSION 1.00 ( November 19th 2005 )

* Renamed version 0.96 to 1.0 Final.

VERSION 1.01 ( December 3rd 2005 )

* Generate proper 29.97 FPS NTSC menus
* Support DVD-ISO burning with K3B 0.12.x
* Improved MPlex/SPUMux error detection
* Fixed SPUMux problem with multipage NTSC menus
* Huge performance improvement in Playlist editor

VERSION 1.02 ( December 7th 2005 )

* Fixes to get wizard to work on KDE 3.5

VERSION 1.03 ( December 14th 2005 )

* Fix to work with old MJPEGTools (< 1.8.0) again

VERSION 1.04 ( December 17th 2005 )

* Add font paths for Ubuntu Breezy Badger

VERSION 1.04b ( Januari 18th 2006 )

* Detect buggy BASH version (BASH 3.1)

VERSION 1.05 ( February 10th 2006 )

* Work around BASH 3.1 problem
* Work around DVDAuthor bug in Debian Etch

VERSION 1.1 ( March 7th 2006 )

* Fix "file not found" issue in preview step
* Add support for defining chapters for each MPEG file

VERSION 1.2 ( April 9th 2006 )

* Major code cleanup, more readable now
* Drop mplayer dependency
* Automatic compatibility check of MPEG files
* Check if ISO will fit on DVD media
* Allow using any video file as menu background

VERSION 1.2.1 ( April 12th 2006 )

* Fix previews of fonts with spaces in filename

VERSION 1.2.2 ( May 5th 2006 )

* Fix handling of images with page information
* Also find personal fonts in $HOME/.fonts
* Check validity of soundtrack file before authoring
* Add second progress bar for multipage menus

VERSION 1.3.0 ( May 14th 2006 )

* Change directory structure, easier for distributors
* Allow user to customize DVDAuthor XML file
* Possibility to skip beginning of thumbnail animation
* Add 'washout' effect to animated menu background
* Improved responsiveness of wizard
* Creating menu preview is much faster now
* Fix trailing slash problem
* Several small fixes all over


VERSION 1.4.0 ( September 9th 2006 )

* Allow longer title, subtitle and movie titles in menu
* Better support for special characters
* Find more fonts
* Check MPEG files only before authoring step
* Improved wizard layout
* Check if user is mixing PAL and NTSC files
* Check if user is mixing 16:9 and 4 files

VERSION 1.4.1 ( September 9th 2006 )

* Fix a bug in aspect ratio checking

VERSION 1.4.2 ( December 1st 2006 )

* Fixed "Check Compatibility" button
* Read chapter info from DVDAuthor XML

VERSION 1.4.3 ( Januari 13th 2007)

* Work around problems in ImageMagick 6.3
* Refuse to run when DVDAuthor 0.6.12 installed
* Small improvements in wizard layout

VERSION 1.4.4 ( March 3rd 2007 )

* Support DVDAuthor 0.6.14
* Some minor little improvements here and there

VERSION 1.4.5 ( March 11th 2007 )

* Fix 'Add to List' button on Ubuntu Linux

VERSION 1.4.6 ( May 29th 2007 )

* 'Check Compatibility' button supports recent dvdauthor versions
* Include small label font fix, by Timo BuíŸhaus

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