Re: Video CD software
On Wed, 2003-01-01 at 19:19, Richard Kimber wrote:
> I'm looking for packages that I might use to create CDs containing a
> slideshow of photos that I could play on my DVD player. (I'm not
> referring to the CD burning aspects, but how to create what I would burn
> on the CD. I use xcdroast for the former). As a complete beginner with
> video stuff, I have no idea what sorts of packages I might need.
I've been having a go at doing this, with some success.
I haven't found software to automate this process. The "pieces" I use
are transcode, mplex, mkvcdfs, and cdrdao
transcode is from package transcode
mplex from mjpegtools
mkvcdfs from vcdtools
cdrdao from cdrdao
I run stable, and I get transcode and mjpegtools from http://marillat.free.fr/
A rough guide follows.
#VCD resolution is 352x288
for x in *.jpg ; do
convert -scale 352x288 $x $FRAMES/$x
find $FRAMES -type f >frames.list
cat $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f $f | sort -o video.list
transcode -i video.list -x imlist,null -k -z -g 352x288 -f 1 -y mpeg2enc,null -F 1 -Z 352x288 -H 0 -o vid
mplex -f 1 -S 680 -o vid.mpg vid.m1v
cdrdao write --device 0,0,0 --speed 8 vcd.toc
The link someone else posted seemed to be mainly Windows and Mac software; it would be cool if
there was a way to do all the above directly. I haven't quite managed to add a soundtrack, and
one of the programs mentioned seemed to suggest that it was possible to get better results than
just making a video out of 352x288 size frames.
Andrew McGuinness Luton, UK email@example.com