Creating a DVD Slideshow – Step 2

May 23, 2007

After last time I ended up using dir2slideshow to create the basic script.  It worked well except that the documented “-k” command line parameter was missing so I had to put off trying the Ken Burns effects for another day.

To fit the slideshow into a specific time window I adjusted the display rate to 8 seconds per shot (from the default of 5) and left the default 1 second transition time alone.

Compiling the script into a vob file took about 40 minutes for roughly 160 photos.  I’m impressed that the tool was able to scale each photo reasonably well – they were a real mix of sizes to start with.

Once the vob was created testing it with mplayer was a breeze.  All I need to do now is add some audio, put in a few captions and burn it to DVD.

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