'Q' DVD-Author

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Description:

'Q' DVD-Author is a GUI frontent for dvdauthor and related tools. The goal is to provide an easy-to-use, yet powerful and complete interface to generate DVD menus, slideshows, and videos to burn on a DVD under Linux.
You can view some screencasts under :
http://qdvdauthor.sf.net/guide/flash.html
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Release V 2.1.0
Version 2.1.0 Released January 9'th 2010

o BUGFIX: Slideshow creation, Fixed audio transcoding for slideshow vids if the audio format is SAMPLE_FMT_U8.
o BUGFIX: configure script, had issues using the -j switch ( instead of the --cores )
o BUGFIX: Slideshow ialog, Some audio files caused the [Edit] dialog not to return to the calling function.
o BUGFIX: suppress "Not JPEG: /tmp/01.png" message.
o BUGFIX: Slideshow creation, properly init audio-output-sample_fmt.
o BUGFIX: Clone ButtonObjects would not clone the modifiers.
o BUGFIX: Configurator, Fixed the graphical configurator tool.
o BUGFIX: Crashing bug for ButtonObjects with shadows and overlay objects.
o BUGFIX: Fixed StructureItem when creating a ButtonObect.
o BUGFIX: Crashing bug when changing colors on MaskObjects after using the button-dialog.
o BUGFIX: Fixed rendering of MaskObjects on Images with OverlayObjects.
o Added possibility to modify multiple objects in the TemplateWizard ( required for the ReflectionPond template )
o BUGFIX: Crashing bug when using MovieObjects.
o Added context menu items to a ButtonObject whose main object contains a ShadowObject or an OverlayObject.
o BUGFIX: HDRCreme does no longer work.

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QDVDAuthor

13 years ago

Oh but it does. It'll use the default KDE file dialogs if in KDE. I am also detecting the Desktop directory used by KDE.

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x40sw0n

13 years ago

I have been digging around but I haven't been able to nail down exactly what the issue is; first of all the app works almost exactly as expected with one minor exception; sound.

I run out the video and framerates and everything is perfect but as an example, I compiled some episodes of My Name is Earl and almost died laughing because it sounded more like an episode of the chipmunks.

I am assuming that since everything else works, it is just my resample rate or some setting in the sound side.

The original files are kind of a strange size but the are proportional for 16:9; XviD but I don't recall sound format off hand. AC3 I believe.

System is an openSuSE 10.2 X86_64 build, running 1gb of ram on an Athlon64 3700.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...

X-

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zarquad

13 years ago

Sorry, but has anyone told you that this app is... rather displeasing to the eyes with its ridiculous buttons and its bright colors?

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hikaricore

13 years ago

With the source available there is little to no excuse for a comment like this. Fix it yourself, offer your assistance with the project, or GTFO. That's pretty much the way I see it.

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BorgQueen

13 years ago

I agree and I do think its pretty. The big buttons making easier for people with poor vision to use. I have great vision and still like them. Its a great app over all. The author is one of the most dedicated programmers I've encountered and deserves more than that comment. Taken in the overall usefulness of his work, that's what matters.

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galicia360

13 years ago

Hi everyone; I have a problem with Qdvdauthor, Mandvd; it seems to be a generalized problem with Debian. I got the latest version of Qdvdauthor, I got ffmpeg,lame, .... I don't know how to fix it. Do other Linux distributions have the same problem?

Thanks in advance!

This is what my log file shows.

[dvd-slideshow] ###############
[dvd-slideshow] Creating ac3 audio...
FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
configuration: --prefix=/usr --libdir=${prefix}/lib --shlibdir=${prefix}/lib --incdir=${prefix}/include/ffmpeg --enable-shared --enable-libmp3lame --enable-gpl --enable-libfaad --mandir=${prefix}/share/man --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --enable-libfaac --enable-xvid --enable-libdts --enable-amr_nb --enable-amr_wb --enable-pp --enable-libogg --enable-libgsm --enable-x264 --enable-liba52 --enable-libtheora --extra-cflags=-Wall -g -fPIC -DPIC --cc=ccache cc --enable-swscaler
libavutil version: 49.4.0
libavcodec version: 51.40.2
libavformat version: 51.11.0
built on Mar 29 2007 11:08:52, gcc: 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
Input #0, wav, from 'pipe:':
Duration: N/A, bitrate: 1536 kb/s
Stream #0.0: Audio: pcm_s16le, 48000 Hz, stereo, 1536 kb/s
Output #0, ac3, to '/tmp/Unnamed/dvd-slideshow_temp_22294/audio1.ac3':
Stream #0.0: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 0 kb/s
Stream mapping:
Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Error while opening codec for output stream #0.0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height
[dvd-slideshow] ERROR during ffmpeg execution!
[dvd-slideshow] see /tmp/Unnamed/dvd-slideshow.log for details
[dvd-slideshow] cleanup...

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galicia360

13 years ago

[SOLVED] Atention Debian Etch users!

1- If you have this problem, it means you already have qdvdauthor installed; then you have to follow this steps to solve the problem:

*from konsole logg as root; then apt-get remove ffmpeg qdvdauthor.
*then from /usr/share delete qdvdauthor.
*then from http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=i386&file=pool%2Fmain%2Ff%2Fffmpeg%2Fffmpeg_0.cvs20060823-8_i386.deb&md5sum=927acf36c2887fd0137aa0eb0df31725&arch=i386&type=main
download the package ffmpeg and install it from the .deb.(do not install it from konsole or it won't work!).
*After you got installed ffmpeg form the .deb package; go to konsole and install dvdauthor (apt-get install dvdauthor).

It should work but only if you followed this steps.

2- If you don't have dvdauthor installed in your system; the first thing you have to do is download the package ffmpeg form the address above. And after that install dvdauthor. Other wise you will have problems with ffmpeg.


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QDVDAuthor

13 years ago

I fixed this issue yesterday and submitted a patch to dvd-slideshow.

Varol :)

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galicia360

13 years ago

Great news! Thank you! Qdvdauthor rocks!

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ziuchkov

13 years ago

Kudos to you on a potentially wonderful application. I'm generating a test DVD with it right now. However, my one gripe is with your extensive use of custom colors in the interface. I think the app would be much more aesthetically pleasing without all of the funky background colors in the dialogs. Aside from that, your app is functionally pretty good. Keep up the great work!

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debianunix

13 years ago

Hi,

Problem encoding sound:

lame --quiet --decode "/tmp/01.mp3" - | mp2enc -b 224000 -r 48000 -o "/mnt/3/tmp/01.mp2"

INFO: [mp2enc] Opened WAV file, freq = 44100 Hz, channels = 2, bits = 16
INFO: [mp2enc] format = 0x1, audio length = 2147483647 bytes
**ERROR: [mp2enc] Bitrate of 224000 KBit/s not allowed!

The solution:

lame --quiet --decode "/tmp/01.mp3" - | mp2enc -b 224 -r 48000 -o "/mnt/3/tmp/01.mp2"

Sorry my english...I am from Brazil.

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QDVDAuthor

13 years ago

Thank you,

I fixed this in the code so the next release should take this into account.

Varol :)

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Thailandian

14 years ago

I've recently migrated from M$ and was looking around for something similar to GFD. QDVDA looks to be just what I need but ... I can't get it to output :-(

I've gone through the quickstart guide I don't know how many times, trying different things, but when I hit the DVD button, get the same result each time - blank in every command line.

However, when I look at the XML output, it looks fine. I suppose I could export the XML and use it to run DVD Author via the CLI, but would prefer to get this neat-looking GUI to work properly if I can.

My installation is openSuse 10.2 x86_64.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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QDVDAuthor

14 years ago

Hey, you have the same distro I am using.

In general you can send me the file created through [ Tools -> Feedback ... ]

However for this problem you should be fine simply deleting
$HOME/.qdvdauthor/qdvdauthor.ini

Let me know how it stacks up against GFD. I saw the program on VideoHelp and it seems as powerful as QDVDAuthor.

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Thailandian

14 years ago

It works!

Thanks for the speedy and effective response. I'll give it a proper try-out over the weekend and get some feedback to you.

Cheers

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BorgQueen

14 years ago

Hi,
I have to say I love qdvdauthor, I just start using it. So far I like it the best.
I do have 2 problems.
First if I don't pre convert an mpg to mpg dvd using Dan MacDonald's servicemenu. The audio is way off. If I pre-convert it, it works great!
Perhaps the two of you can work something out? http://www.kde-apps.org/usermanager/search.php?username=danboid
The next problem is that I have orange blocks were I should have a menu item. For example if I create simple text button, that says "Play", it shows up as an orange block. The text is only visible a few secs after I hit play.

Am I doing something wrong?

I'd also like to volunteer to help you write a complete manual for it. This app is very promising, but difficult at times.

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QDVDAuthor

14 years ago

Hey,

thank you again for your help. The fix is in CVS and as soon as SourceForge's shell access is up again I'll update the progress page.

Also I am pushing for the first release candidate which I want to release the coming week.

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somekool

14 years ago

Can I record video from my webcam with this?

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QDVDAuthor

14 years ago

No, you would have to get the video on HD first.

Varol :)

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alfrdo

14 years ago

Problem for load audio (.wav)... very long time for load.

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QDVDAuthor

14 years ago

Hello,

thank you. You are using the MPlayerWidget as the MediaBackend, right ?

I found an issue with the quering of the values for audio and fixed it.

Adding an audio file is now instantanously.

Varol :)

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alfrdo

14 years ago

I have resolved

thanks :)

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2870

14 years ago

great app, thanks

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furanku

14 years ago

Hi!

Thanks for Q DVD Author, what a great program!

Would it be possible to add a graphical frontend to dvd-slideshow's Ken-Burns-Effect, so you can zoom in to some details or pan over the images, like slideshows are usually made in commercial documentaries? Also a possibilty to use a slight zoom in and out with a crossfade as default transition would be nice.

You'ld become my hero if you could combine these features with an OpenGL based preview, so you can easily experiment with the parameters. Sample code should be in one of the OpenGL based slideshow screensavers.

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QDVDAuthor

14 years ago

Hey,

I have not touched the slideshow part in months / years. I could never find the time to properly fix all outstanding issues.

This is bad and good. Bad in the sense that QSlideshow is a mess.
Good in that I focused on the main functionality of QDVDAuthor.

I have big plans for the slideshow part (and for QDVDAuthor for that matter). When I make the jump to Qt 4.2 I will def. rewrite QSlideshow from scratch.

I am pretty experienced with OpenGL as well and will add OpenGL support for transitions etc. Though Qt's new rendering engine does a pretty good job in offering all types of freedom (incl SVG support)

I am planing to provide a very, very simple way for the user to add all media (Video, audio, images and shorts from the digital camera) and have QDVDAuthor create a full blown DVD with chapter menus etc. I hope by the time this is all working we will have some 100+ templates available.

Anyhow, I'm getting ahead of myself here.

Stay tuned,

Varol :)

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11 years ago

Release V 2.1.0
Version 2.1.0 Released January 9'th 2010

o BUGFIX: Slideshow creation, Fixed audio transcoding for slideshow vids if the audio format is SAMPLE_FMT_U8.
o BUGFIX: configure script, had issues using the -j switch ( instead of the --cores )
o BUGFIX: Slideshow ialog, Some audio files caused the [Edit] dialog not to return to the calling function.
o BUGFIX: suppress "Not JPEG: /tmp/01.png" message.
o BUGFIX: Slideshow creation, properly init audio-output-sample_fmt.
o BUGFIX: Clone ButtonObjects would not clone the modifiers.
o BUGFIX: Configurator, Fixed the graphical configurator tool.
o BUGFIX: Crashing bug for ButtonObjects with shadows and overlay objects.
o BUGFIX: Fixed StructureItem when creating a ButtonObect.
o BUGFIX: Crashing bug when changing colors on MaskObjects after using the button-dialog.
o BUGFIX: Fixed rendering of MaskObjects on Images with OverlayObjects.
o Added possibility to modify multiple objects in the TemplateWizard ( required for the ReflectionPond template )
o BUGFIX: Crashing bug when using MovieObjects.
o Added context menu items to a ButtonObject whose main object contains a ShadowObject or an OverlayObject.
o BUGFIX: HDRCreme does no longer work.

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