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Karamba & Superkaramba by AdrienV 342 comments

Hi and thanx for this great theme ;)

My 2 cents: i guess, in the mail plugin, that IMAPS is missing.

regards, - Oct 26 2007
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi :)

When you have specials characters (ie &) in your file names, an error message occurs at the very end of the process (when you want to finalyse). I guess it should happen much more earlier (as soon as files are added).

regards, - Dec 31 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi :)

I get this message at the very end just before i burn the dvd. It would be very nice to know it when i finish to include all the mpeg files. What do you think ?

"The MPEG files in the playlist add up to more than 4500 MB. The resulting DVD image may not fit on a DVD disk!"

More over:
FR-PORT:/home/fabricer/perso/dvd_working# du *.mpeg -shc
[zap]
4,3G total

and 4.3 Go means 4403 Mo. It is less than the 4500 Mo limit.

regards,

ps: you should add the version number in the very first screen of your app. It's easier to know what is running. - Dec 29 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi ;)

Maybe you should add a version number in the about function. It'd allow pple to know what version they are talking about.

regard,

f. - Sep 09 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi ;)

And thanx again for your work.
I think you can speed up your app cuz when i make the menu preview, i do the job once. And, when i build the menu, i do the job once again. When building menu, couldn't we use the work done during preview (check validity and so on)

regards,

f. - Sep 08 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi :)

Some new improvements that could be done:

When your mpeg files have '&' inside their name (and surely other specific caracters), it causes a parsing error at the end of the process (when building the iso).

When the audio mp3 file is corrupted, it tells me very late. It should tell me as soon as possible (building menus is a very long process)

Er, nothing else right now ;)

regards, - Mar 26 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi ;)

I know now why the ThumbXXBlend.png on the menu are not well sized.

When i try to open Thumb1Background.png with the gimp, it says "The PNG file
specifies a gap that involves a tracing out of the picture"

And it comes from the CreateThumbBackgrounds function in the DVDBuilder.sh (about line 800):

I have a dirty workaround for this. After the first convert, I convert the png into jpg then i reconvert the jpg into png. And the menu goes ok.

convert $WorkingDir/Thumb${Thumb}Background.png $WorkingDir/Thumb${Thumb}Background.jpg
convert $WorkingDir/Thumb${Thumb}Background.jpg $WorkingDir/Thumb${Thumb}Background.png

I'm running debian etch.
fabricer@FR-PORT:~$ convert -version
Version: ImageMagick 6.2.4 02/13/06 Q16 http://www.imagemagick.org
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2005 ImageMagick Studio LLC

Otherwise, you should add the version number on the first screen of KDE DVDAuthor Wizard.

It would be nice if in the ThumbXLabel.png, there would be just the name without mpeg extension.

Last thing, at the end of the script, it says "Xine is not installed" despite it is. I'll have a look at it ;)

regards, - Mar 18 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

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, - Feb 11 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

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.

--------------------------------
Generating Thumbnail Frames
--------------------------------

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

--------------------------------
Preprocessing Thumbnail Frames:
--------------------------------


--------------------------------
Initialising:
--------------------------------

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) - Feb 05 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

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. - Feb 05 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

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 - Feb 05 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi ;)

I have the same problem.

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

regards,

f. - Jan 17 2006
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Hi ;)

I've installed version 1.04. But
DVDBuilder.sh doesn't start.

FR-PORT:/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard# pwd
/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard
FR-PORT:/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard# ll
total 428
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 368010 2005-12-29 05:59 DVDAuthorWizard.kmdr
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 53284 2005-12-29 06:27 DVDBuilder.sh
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2005-12-19 20:53 Pictures
FR-PORT:/usr/bin/kommander/KDVDAuthoringWizard# ./DVDBuilder.sh
./DVDBuilder.sh: line 1843: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
./DVDBuilder.sh: line 1962: syntax error: unexpected end of file

I'm very surprised cuz, the tool worked great some days ago. How could i debug ?

i'm running debian etch. - Dec 29 2005