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DVD slideshow GUI

Introduction

What is DVD slideshow GUI?



The main window of DVD slideshow GUI

DVD slideshow GUI is a free open-souce multi-purpose slideshow studio.

Create a slideshow with more than 240 different transitions. Burn it to DVD or export to many file formats including YouTube, avi, a ready to burn DVD-image(.iso), as a flash file ready to embed in your homepage or blog or even as a HD Blu-Ray disk!

Edit images. Animate images. Overlap animations. Add music. Add video. Rescale image size. Add background. Add music. Add texts. Add borders. Add visual effects. Set exposition time. Set transition time. Add user designed Avisynth or jpg transitions and much more.

www.dvdslideshowgui.tk

 

DVD slideshow GUI is a user interface for great free tools like Avisynth, MuxMan, Hcenc, Media Player Classic, FFmpeg, Flvtool2, Mplex, Demux, mkisofs ect. and is coded in wxBasic. 

File Menu

New, Open and Save Project

Saves, loads or opens up a new native DVD slideshow GUI project. The file format is a simple txt file which can be opened in Notepad.

Saving a file as(overwriting) 'new.ini' in the '.DVDslideshowGUI' folder will change the ini settings, and this file will be opened every time 'new' is selected. Alternatively the 'Help>Restore to Factory Settings' function can be used to reset the settings.

Project Settings Window

Change the settings like resolution or effects etc. for the entire slideshow.

Project Settings


Resolution - PAL/NTSC 4:3/16:9 720p/1080p

Set the resolution and frame rate of the project.

Pixel Aspect Ratio

Don't change this unless you need to export to web/computer use. In these cases use 1:1

TV Safe X/Y - Safe Area

Not all of a dvd image is shown on a normal television. The 'TV Safe X/Y' buttons area will set the image safe area(the red box) to the text safe area. And the number spinners will let you set your own image safe area. All images will be downsized within this area. When rendering the downsize quality will be better than in the preset window. The value '0' can be used if no safe area is wanted.

Border

Toggles a white border on slides on/off.

Background

Changes the background used for slideshows.

Images, avi(video) and avs(Avisynth scripts) videos can be used. Animated backgrounds and gradients can be found in the 'DVD slideshow GUI/Backgrounds' folder.

The background will be stretched to fit the current ratio.

Subtitles

Toggles the subtitles on/off.

Font

Set the font, size and color of the subtitle.

Effect Settings


Pre-process

Add an effect to the all the slides before they are added to the slideshow, which means that effects with movement will not be visible. All the effects called 'Post_Only' will not work correctly for this reason as a pre-process effect.

Do not use color changing effects, when using an animated background, because the background of the slides then can't be keyed out and the animated background will not be visible.

Post-process

Will add an effect to the entire finished slideshow. Add effects with motion here like the ones called 'Post_Only'.

Illustration from the Project Settings media player: BlackWhite as Pre-effect on the slide. AudioGraph(green) as Post Effect. Deep Ocean gradient avs background. The red box is the safe area.

Import Settings

Preset the settings of the values added to slides when importing:

Transition

Random will add random transitions to imported slides See tutorial: Adding more transitions.

Subtitles

Import and use Exif data if any data found on the imported slides.

Slide Duration

The number of frames a slide will be visible before the transition starts.

Transition Duration

The number of frames the transition will last. Duration can be negative for overlapping slides.

Animation Quality

Preview

Range: -300 to 75. Higher value means better quality, but lower playback speed.

Export

Range: -50 to 75. Higher value means better quality, but slower render times.

The Media Player

The media player will allow you to preview the current settings on the first selected slide. The heavier effects and animated backgrounds you add the more stuttering the playback will be.

Use mouse wheel to flip through frames.

If there isn't a preview this means that there is no slides in the slideshow.

Export

Export to a wide range of files:

Exporting with HCenc as render.

Export to DVD Menus

Export to DVD Menus

Author a dvd with predefined menus:

Needs 'Gui for dvdauthor' installed and the path set up correctly in 'Slideshow > External Applications'.

After the export is finished 'Gui for DVDauthor' will open the exported project.

A few guidelines for 'Gui for DVDauthor':

The full 'GUI for DVDauthor' documentation: http://download.videohelp.com/gfd/

Burn to Disk

Burn to Disk

Author a dvd structure without menus and burn to DVD disk with ImgBurn. This function needs Imgburn installed and the path set up correctly in Slideshow > External Applications.

  1. If you want to add the original images/videos added to the DVD in a DATA folder then hit the 'Yes' button above.
  2. After the export ImgBurn will open.
  3. Insert a DVD disk in the DVD burn drive in the computer.
  4. Hit the 'Write' button' to start burning the disk.

Burning a DVD disk with ImgBurn

CD disks will not work as DVD!
Upload to YouTube

Upload to YouTube

Export a high quality mp4 file and upload to YouTube. To upload in High Definition select 'Project Settings>720p' in 'Project Settings'.

After the export of the mp4 file, you'll need to log into your YouTube or Google account by entering your 'Username' and 'Password'. The password is not saved locally or anywhere else.

Then you can enter the title of the video, the description, add keywords, select a catagory and select if it is going public or private after the upload.

Add 'DVD slideshow GUI' as keywords then the uploaded video should link to more 'DVD slideshow GUI' produced slideshows.


When the upload is finished a link is presented. Copy and paste the link into your browser to watch the result.

Important: It might take several minutes before YouTube is finished processing it and it's possible to watch it in full resolution.

Slideshow Menu

Preview

Preview

A preview of the current slideshow will be created and played in Media Player Classic.

The Media Player Classic interface

What is happening under the hood is: DVD slideshow GUI will save correctly scaled images as temporary files and then save an avisynth script which include all information on music, background, effects and subtitles. The script will then be auto launched in the Media Player Classic.

If the project is in 16:9 resolution the format can be changed in Media Player Classic by right click > Video Frame > Overide Aspect Ratio > 16:9.


Unfortunately the animations, effects, animated backgrounds and avi-files are too heavy to run realtime in the player(and music will be out of sync). If an animated background is added to the slideshow the previews will be in half resolution. The quality of animaton previews can be adjusted in Project Settings > Animation Quality > Preview.

The exported result will be much better and more accurate than the preview.

Preview alternatives

Add Pictures and Videos

Images, videos, Avisynth scripts and PowerPoint/Impress presentations can be added to the slideshow.


With either the shift button or the control button pressed more files can be selected in combination with the left mouse button.

When all images and/or videos are selected click Open and the files will be imported if the formats are supported.

Images

If you only see file names in a folder with photos select 'View > Large Icons'.

Png files with alpha channel(transparent) will keep the transparency in DVD slideshow GUI.

Videos

Not all video codecs are supported and therefore some video files might be rejected. DVD slideshow GUI expects that the imported videos will be in the same frame rate(frames pr. sec.) as the project, if not the audio will be out of sync in longer clips.

PowerPoint/Impress

PowerPoint or Impress(OpenOffice/LibreOffice) presentations can be imported, however OpenOffice must be installed and the path to OpenOffice set up correctly in Slideshow > External Applications > OpenOffice.

When importing OpenOffice will open, do not touch it. When it's finished processing the slides it will close and the they will be imported in DVD slideshow GUI.

Adding Special Video Files

If a video file can't be added, an Avisynth wrapper can be coded and the video can then be added as an Avisynth script. It's very simple.

Ffmpegsource2 is a plugin for avisynth based on ffmpeg, which can import a much wider scope of video codecs in DVD slideshow GUI with Avisynth script wrapper.

LoadPlugin("c:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\ffms2.dll")

FFmpegSource2("C:\Users\tin2tin\.DVDslideshowGUI\MyVideoFile.mp4",fpsnum=30000, fpsden=1001, atrack = -1)
fpsnum=30000, fpsden=1001 will convert/ensure that the opened file will play with 29.970 fps for NTSC.
Use fpsnum=25, fpsden=1 if importing video in 25 fps PAL.
atrack = -1 will open the first audiotrack.
Add Music

Add Music

Imports one or more audio files in one go(wav, mp3 or m3u(textbased playlist)).

Add music menu

With either the shift button or the control button pressed more files can be selected in combination with the left mouse button.

Right click in the music list control in the lower part of the main window to get more music options. The Music List chapter will deal with this in detail.

Set Font

Set Font

Select the font, color and size used for subtitles.

The visibility of the subtitles can be set in 'Project Settings > Subtitles'. If this is unchecked then no subtitles will be added to the export.

The actual texts of the subtitles can be set in 'Slide Settings' and tags can be used to animate or change the look of the subtitles. The subtitle tags will overrule the general font setting.


Set Background

Set Background

Set the background for the entire slideshow.

Kaleidascope animated background.

The background file can be in various formats.

A lot of .avs - avisynth scripts(endless animated backgrounds and gradients) can be found in the 'DVD slideshow GUI/Backgrounds' folder.

The all backgrounds will be stretched to fit the current ratio.


Slide Settings

Slide Settings

The settings for each individual slide like subtitle, durations, transition style, media data as subtitle can be changed here. Accessed through the menu, the toolbar or by right clicking on one or more selected slides.

Only current changed values will be added to to all selected slides.

 

 

Slide


Duration

Is the duration of the slide in frames pr. sec.

On frames vs. seconds:

Animation

In the animation window you can use the left, middle and right button to move, rotate and zoom the image. Add keys, move the timeline and add some more keys and preview the thing. When you come up with an animation you want to reuse for other slides/slideshows you can save as a preset - which later can be loaded by selecting it in the combobox.

'Okay' will add the current animation to all selected slides unless there is less than two keyframes.

Paint Slide

First time you use this, you'll have to select the photo manipulation program(.exe) you prefer, like paintdotnet.exe, mspaint.exe, Gimp.exe or Photoshop or set up/correct the path for ex. Paint.Net in Slideshow(Menu) > External Applications.

The image is copied, so the original image will be untouched. Then it's opened in the paint program.

The in the paint program you can now edit your image, when finished, save the image as the same name as it was opened and close the paint program.

Now the edited image(the copy) will be updated in DVD slideshow GUI and be a part of the slideshow.

Edit Avisynth script

Avisynth scripts(images, avi can be converted to Avisynth script too) can be edited ect. in Avsp(an Avisynth script editor). Set up path for AvsP in Slideshow(Menu) > External Applications.

This will give you total control over the video element of clips.

Preview

Will accept the current settings and preview the first selected slide and the following slide.

Up and down

Will accept the current settings and go to previous or next slide in the slideshow. 

Transition

Choose among the many transitions.

The 'Overlay' transition will use the previous slide as background for the current slide. Great for adding animation on top on the previous animation.

Duration

Is the duration of the transition in frames pr. sec.

Duration can be negative for overlapping slides.

On frames vs. seconds:

Random

If cheked, random transitions will be added to all selected slides.

Transition Preview

The transition preview will show the A-B transition once and the freeze in the middle.

Subtitle

 

Type in the subtitle. Leave empty if none. Return button will add \N codes which means a line break.

Style tags

Insert style tags at the cursor position or around a selection in the subtitle text.

Texts within { and } are style tags.

If the cursor is in the first or last position the tags will be added to the additional selection of slides in the same positions. If the cursor is in the middel the additional selected slides will get the style tag in the beginning of the text. 

Style Tags > Remove Tags will remove tags, but not text.

Read up on various alternative ssa tags here.

Remove Tags

Remove style tags, but not text.

Media Data

Add filenames, EXIF, IPTC and mp3 data as subtitle.

 


Animation

Animation

Pan, zoom and rotate the slides with keyframes(often refered to as Ken Burns effect). Can be accessed from Slideshow, Toolbar or Slide Settings.

The Animation Window

In the animation window the left, middle and right button can be used to move, rotate and zoom the image. Add keys, move the timeline, add some more keys and preview. Animation presets can be saved and loaded by selecting it in the combobox.

When clicking Okay the current animation will be added to all selected slides.

Presets

Select a previous saved preset in the combobox. (Selecting Reset will delete all keys)

Animation area

In the animation window you can use the left, middle and right button to move, rotate and zoom the image. The red box indicates that the safe area is is activated.

Timeline

Move back and forth to change the current frame. The number on the left hand side is the current frame number.

Animation buttons

From left to right:

About keyframes

Keyframes are used to interpolate between animation positions.

Adding an animation to more slides

If more slides are selected when opening the animation tool, all of them will be added the current animation.

If the duration of a video clip is longer than the added animation, an additional keyframe will be added to that last frame of that clip.

Paint

Paint Slide

Opens the current slide in a paint program or photo manipulation program for editing that slide.

Set path up for a paint program(ex. paintdotnet.exe(free), mspaint.exe(free), Gimp.exe(free) or Photoshop.) in 'Slideshow > External Applications'.

Image editing in Paint.Net

When opening an image the image is copied, so the original image will be untouched. In the paint program you can now edit your image, when finished, save the image as the same name(overwrite) and close the paint program. Now the edited image(the copy) will be updated in DSG and be a part of your slideshow.

Process can be used for ex. color correction, red eye removal and cropping.


Edit Avisynth Script

Edit Avisynth Script

Open slide in an Avisynth Script editor(AvsP) for script editing. In order to use this function set the path up for 'AvsP.exe' in 'Slideshow > External Applications'.

Avisynth scripts will be opened directly. Images and Avi files can be converted into Avisynth script by choice.

When finished editing, save the files under the same name and close AvsP. The changed script will now be added to the slideshow.

Script editing in AvsP

This function is good for editing, color correction, trimming and cropping video slides etc.


Match to Audio Duration

Match to Audio Duration

Calculates the length of slides and transitions to match the duration of audio track.

Take care with using this function when having animated slides, because shortening slide durations might cut keyframes and change the entire animation.

This function can also be accessed by right click in the music list.

External Applications

External Applications

Set up the paths for the external applications.

Click the left row of buttons for updating the paths and the right row to go to the homepage of a suggested application to download and install.

Edit, View & Help Menus

Cut, Copy, Paste, Move Up and Down

Cut, Copy, Paste, Move Up and Down

Select one or more slides by pressing the shift button or the control button at the same time as selecting slides with your left mouse button to edit more slides at a time.


Cut

Cuts the selected slides and store them in the buffer.

Copy

Copy the selected slides to the buffer.

Paste

Pastes the slides from the buffer to the first selected point in the slides list - if none selected, the slides will be pasted to the end of the list.

Delete

Deletes the selected slides and store them in the buffer.

Move Up and Move Down

Use the arrow icons, '+' and '-' or move up/down from the menu to move the selected slides.

Select All

Selects all slides in the show.

Invert Selection

Inverts the selection.

Sort Filename and Sort Subtitles

Sorts the slides in alphabetic order of the filenames or subtitles.

Thumbnail Size and Language Setting

Thumbnail Size and Language Setting

Thumbnail Size

Change the thumbnail size in the list control.

Smaller sizes are good for manipulating many slides at a time. Bigger sizes are good for seeing the individual slides.

Language Setting

Change the language setting. Restarts to update the interface.

DVD slideshow GUI needs your help for translating DVD slideshow GUI to your language.

  1. The easy way now to update/make new translations for DSG is by registering at http://launchpad.net
  2. Under you new profile you need to set 'Your preferred languages' to your language.
  3. Go to this site: https://translations.launchpad.net/dvdslideshowgui/trunk
  4. Now your language should be among the languages available for translation and you can start translating or update an existing translation.
NB. wxBasic and therefore DVD slideshow GUI will not be able to show nonwestern characters. Ex. Russian and Chinese characters doesn't seem to work.

Library of Transitions and Effects

Library of Transitions and Effects

Library of Transitions

Will render and show all the available transitions in Explorer.

Library of Effects

Will render and show all the available post-effects in Explorer.

Re-render Libraries

Will re-render the above Libraries.

The rendering can be quite time-consuming. Support DVD slideshow GUI

Support DVD slideshow GUI

Donate

Donate if these 6 years of my life spent on DVD slideshow GUI and these
17000 lines of code is worth something to you. Thank you. : ) Tin2tin

Translate

DVD slideshow GUI needs your help for translating DVD slideshow GUI to your language.

  1. The easy way now to update/make new translations for DSG is by registering at http://launchpad.net
  2. Under you new profile you need to set 'Your preferred languages' to your language.
  3. Go to this site: https://translations.launchpad.net/dvdslideshowgui/trunk
  4. Now your language should be among the languages available for translation and you can start translating or update an existing translation.

There is a tutorial on YouTube on how to translate in Launchpad here(but it is not that hard): Here!

NB. wxBasic and therefore DVD slideshow GUI will not be able to show nonwestern characters. Ex. Russian and Chinese characters doesn't seem to work.

DVD slideshow GUI on the web

Will take you to the homepage with loads of tutorials, downloads, links and most importantly updates.

Slides and Music Lists

List of Slides

List of Slides

The area where the order and info on each slide is visible.

Mouse Controls

Left single click and Shift/Ctrl on slides:

Select more slides.

Left double click on slide

Preview the current slide and the next(if video or avisynth slide only the current slide is previewed).

Right click on slides

Open the Slide Settings menu.

Interface

Slide

Shows the image and the slide name.

Duration

Shows the number of frames the image will be visible before the transition.

Animation

Shows 'Yes' if the slide is animated and 'No' if no animation is added.

Transition

Is the name of the transition.

Duration

Shows the number of frames of the transition between the current
slide and the next. Duration can be negative for overlapping slides.

Subtitle

Shows the subtitle on the current slide, if subtitles are set to be
visible in the Project Settings window.

Path

Is the path of the image. Not visible.

List of Music

List of Music

Right click in the list of music to open the menu and get more audio options:

Add Music

Imports one or more music files in wav, mp3 or m3u(playlist).

Play

Plays the selected music file.

Move Up or Move Down

Rearrange the order of the music.

Use Video Audio

If checked the music will be faded out on videoclips and in on slides. If unchecked music will be played though out the entire slideshow and no audio from videoclips will be heard.

Loop Music

Will loop the music till the slideshow is finished if checked.

Match Slideshow to Audio Duration

Calculates the length of slides/transitions to match the duration of audio. Status Bar

Status Bar

Left side

Information about functions, tooltips and export/import progress.

Right side

The number of the selected slide out of all slides. Ex. 3/7 means 3. slide is selected out of a total of 7 slides.

The time of the selected slide will be shown out of the total duration. Ex. 00:00:19.00/00:00:57.00 means the selected slide will be shown 19 sec. into a slideshow with a total duration of 57 sec.

Tutorials

Embedding a Flash slideshow

Export slideshow as .flv

Export your slideshow in DVD slideshow GUI as .flv.

On the Flv exporter window please note that half of the sizes are for 16:9 the other half are for 4:3 formats. (ex. 320x240 = 4:3 and 320x180 = 16:9).

Keep size, bitrate and audio small for a faster streaming(loading) file.

Before you render press the 'Copy to clipboard' button and paste(ctrl+v) it into your html page/blog and press 'okay' for exporting the flv file.

Adding the FLV Video to your homepage

Download href="http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Video_Player.

It includes a free Flash Video Player for your FLV video.

Upload the flvplayer.swf file that comes with Flash Video Player to your server.

Upload your .flv video file to your server.

In the code you pasted from DVD slideshow GUI replace http://www.myhomepage.com/ with your address.

Add &autostart=1 to the video file if you want it to autoplay, like

Code:

file=http://www.myhomepage.com/myvideofile.flv&autostart=1

(Read the included Readme in Flash Video Player for more advanced options)

((Thanks to Baldrick for the tutorial))

 

Adding Special Video Files

Ffmpegsource2 is a plugin for avisynth based on ffmpeg, which can import a much wider scope of video codecs in DVD slideshow GUI with Avisynth script wrapper.

Here's how to use it:
Download this file(from ffmpegsource-site):
http://code.google.com/p/ffmpegsource/downloads/detail?name=ffmpegsource-2.15.7z

Unzip it into the Avisynth plugins folder which you'll find in c:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\ if you installed Avisynth to the default location.

Then paste this script into c:\Program Files\AvsP and correct the two paths:

LoadPlugin("c:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\ffms2.dll") FFmpegSource2("C:\Users\tin2tin\.DVDslideshowGUI\MyVideoFile.mp4",fpsnum=30000, fpsden=1001, atrack = -1)

Test if the video file will play in Avs. If it doesn't read up on the FFmpegsource2 options here:http://ffmpegsource.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/doc/ffms2-avisynth.html

If this Avisynth wrapper plays succesfully in AvsP, save the Avisynth script and add it to DVD slideshow GUI as a slide.

Command Line

The command line syntax for opening and rendering a .dsg file from CMD Shell is like this:

"path&DVDslideshowGUI.exe" "path&filename of the DSG project file" "path&filename of destination file with extension"


Ex. (one line)

"C:\Program Files\DVD slideshow GUI\DVDslideshowGUI.exe" "C:\Program Files\DVD slideshow GUI\MyProject.dsg" "C:\Users\tintin\.DVDslideshowGUI\MyVideo.mpg" 

DVD slideshow GUI will then export to the fileformat specified in the filename.

FAQ

How do I add sound or naration to specific points?

Export you slideshow to mpg/avi. Open it in Multiquence(shareware) or DubIt(free). Record naration or add music to specific points to the slideshow and export to wav/mp3. Import this wav/mp3 into you DVD slideshow GUI project. 

Can I make DVD slideshow GUI work faster with images?

Only when working with animation. In this case large images use up a lot of RAM and will slow down DSG or even make it seem like it has crashed when processing images.  Especially when importing, exporting and processing animation.

The solution is to batch downscale your images in ex.  Irfanview(free) to about the size you need them. Look under  DVD slideshow GUI/presets to see you size (PAL/NTSC/4:3/16:9).  

Why do HCenc or Media Player Classic hang?   

Maybe because you're out of harddisk space(the drive where DSG is installed or the drive HCenc is exporting to) - mpg/dvd files are huge. Or because you're out of ram.

Solutions: 

How do I make overlaps between slides?

Use negative transition durations under Slide Settings(right mouse click on slide).

What is 'Duration'?

The slide duration value(left) is the number of frames the slide will be visible before the transition. Pal is 25 frames pr. sec. NTSC is 29.97 frames pr. sec.

The transition duration(right) is the number of frames the transition will take place between the current slide and the next. If this value is negative the slides will overlap. 

How do I make a DVD with menus?

Export as .gfd and load that file in Gui for dvdauthor(free) and you will have an almost ready to burn slideshow DVD disk with menus.

Media Player Classic complains over a missing codec?

Install Ffdshow(free) and make sure that avisynth is enabled under the video settings. If there is a problem with previewing try to install  Xvid or Divx. Or read up on the  Avisynth instalation FAQ.

How to avoid that my DVD flickers on TV?

If some parts of your rendered slideshow flicker, it's because the elements in the image are too thin looking. The solution is to add some blur to you images. This can be done under Presets/Effects/Pre-procces(images) . In most cases a minor blur will be enough. 

Memory crash when preview/render?

When DVD slideshow GUI is rendering slideshows it is processed in avisynth script in the memory/RAM and rendered out in various applications(avs2avi, ffmpeg, Quenc). All images are converted to a smaller sized (e)bmp(which is the format avisynth uses for processing images internally) and temporary saved to disk. All images are the loaded into DsG again. That way images/photos which can take up 5-6 MB only uses 1MB  pr. image. However importing a lot of slides(images, avs, avi), will need a lot of RAM. If you experience crashes during rendering/preview this might be the reason. One solution can be to higher the virtual memory: Windows XP. How to manually change the size of the virtual memory paging file.

If you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del you'll be able to follow the usage of memory on your system. If higher the virtual memory doesn't help, then you're rendering too many slides with your amount of RAM, so you'll have to divide your slideshow into smaller parts(ex. mpg's) which will be renderable for DsG. And the you can use MediaJoin to join the the parts into one big file.

Extend Functionality

Adding Functions

Transitions, Pre/Post Effects, Animation Presets and Backgrounds can be customized and added to DVD slideshow GUI.

When DVD slideshow GUI is starting up it is looking through the Transitions, Pre/Post Effects, Animation Presets folders and adds the content to the selectable functions in the menus, which means that DVD slideshow GUI can easily be expanded with new functions just by adding them to the right folders and restarting DVD slideshow GUI. 

In the following chapters it is descriped how to create and alter these functions. 


Create Transitions

When starting up DVD slideshow GUI will convert all bitmaps/avisynth scripts in the Transitions folder to transitions. So by adding a bitmap/script to this folder and restarting DVD slideshow GUI a new transition will be added to the transition options. 

Bitmap transitions

Transitions can be made out of gradient greyscale images going from black to white. You can use the freeware paint programs like Paint.Net or Gimp to make gradients.

Avisynth transitions

Transitions can also be made out of Avisynth scripts. An avisynth script is a txt file with an .avs extension. Open one of the avs files in the Transitions folder to see an example.

The variables which must be used in each script is at, bt and ft.


Ex. This is the code from the Wipedown.avs file:

# TransAll avisynth plugin created by V.C.Mohan
TransWipe(at,bt,ft,"down")


See the transall.txt file to look at more examples of different transitions. 

Create Post Effects

When starting up DVD slideshow GUI it will convert all Avisynth scripts in the Posteffects folder to selectable effects. So by adding a script to this folder and restarting DVD slideshow GUI a new effects will be added to the transition options.

From DVD slideshow GUI/Posteffects folder open 'Template_Freeframe.avs' in Notepad or great IDE for Avisynth: AvsP.

Code:
#colorbars()
LoadPlugin("freeframe.dll")
converttorgb24()
freeframe("PeteHalfTone.dll",false,0.236,0,0.402,0.276)#halftone
converttoYV12()

 

This is the avisynth script which adds a selectable Free Frame effect to DVD slideshow GUI called 'Template_Freeframe.avs'.

Change the code to this:

Code:
colorbars()
LoadPlugin("freeframe.dll")
converttorgb24()
freeframe("PeteHalfTone.dll",true)
converttoYV12()


And save it in the Posteffects folder with the .avs extension.

Now open Mplayerc.exe(Media player classic) from the DVD slideshow GUI folder and drag and drop your new .avs file in Media player classic. It should now open a colorbar manipulated by by the free frame plugin. And also (and very important) open an interface to play around with the values of the plugin.

In the bottom of that interface there is the avisynth command which will produce the current effect. ex.

Code:
Freeframe("PeteHalfTone.dll",false,0.52,0.386,0.504,0.268)

 

Copy/paste this into the first script and remove this line:

Code:
freeframe("PeteHalfTone.dll",false,0.236,0,0.402,0.276)#halftone


And make sure that there is a '#' before 'colorbars()'. Save it into Posteffects folder as .avs start up DsG and you will have a new effect to choose...

You can find more Free Frame plugins here: http://freeframe.sourceforge.net/downloads.html

Just add the dll's to the Posteffects folder and do as above, but change the 'PeteHalfTone.dll' into whatever plugin name you want to try.

 

Appendix

Credits

DVD slideshow GUI is coded by Tin2tin in wxBasic with help from Mark Ulrich and David Cuny. GFD export with help from Borax.

This freeware project uses:
(all included)
wxBasic by Ralf Peters and David Cuny
Avisynth (IanB and Wilbert)
HCenc by Hank
Media Player Classic by Gabest
MuxMan
FFmpeg
FFvtool2
Icons from FamFamFam
TSmuxeR by SmartLabs
x264
Mplex
Demux
mkisofs
Spumux
Transall by V. C. Mohan
Zoom by WarpEnterprises
SoundOut by Shodan
Mpeginfo by Borax
GaMaMa.dll by E-Male
Jhead
FreeFrame by Fredrik Mellbin
GiCocu by E-Male
NicAudio by Nic and tebasuna51
MSU_Cartoonizer by MSU
MSU_OldCinema by MSU
MSU_SmartBrightness by MSU
PeteFreeFramePlugins by Pete
YouTubeUploader by MiserableLife
Gradation by Alexander Nagiller
A ton of avisynth, and Free Frame plugins(see folders)
and many more...

Translation
All the great Launchpad translators...