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'''[[tovid suite|tovid]]''' is a collection of [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GPL] DVD authoring tools for Linux; it can help you create your own DVDs for playback on your home DVD player. This is the '''[[Edit the wiki|tovid wiki]]''', the official homepage of tovid.
 
'''[[tovid suite|tovid]]''' is a collection of [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GPL] DVD authoring tools for Linux; it can help you create your own DVDs for playback on your home DVD player. This is the '''[[Edit the wiki|tovid wiki]]''', the official homepage of tovid.
   
'''[http://tovid.googlecode.com/files/{{LatestRelease}}.tar.gz Download]''' the latest version and read the '''[[tovid changelog | release notes]]'''
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[https://github.com/tovid-suite/tovid/releases/download/v0.35.0/tovid-0.35.0.tar.gz Download] the latest version and read the '''[[tovid changelog | release notes]]'''
   
 
* [[#News|News]]
 
* [[#News|News]]
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== News: ==
 
== News: ==
   
*If you have problems with tovid 0.34, specifically ffmpeg commands that will not run properly, use SVN. The latest updates for the fast changing ffmpeg api go there. See the [[Installing tovid|Subversion]] section of "Installing tovid".
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*'''June 2 2015 Tovid 0.35.2 is released''' See [[#Get|this section]] for details.
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* See [https://github.com/tovid-suite/tovid/releases github page] for changes.
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*'''April 11 2015 List of Packages updated!'''
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* The list of packages for various distributions has been updated, and old links removed.
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* Most major distros how have a package represented, though not necessarily officially.
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* See [[Installing_tovid#Platform-specific_instructions|this section]]
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*'''March 25 2015 Tovid has moved to Github!'''
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* The new address is [https://github.com/tovid-suite/tovid here]
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* Quick link to download [https://github.com/tovid-suite/tovid/releases/download/v0.35.0/tovid-0.35.0.tar.gz tovid-0.35.0]
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* Note on versioning: I have switched to the more commonly used Github practice of symantic versioning, hence 0.35.0 instead of 0.35. In practice this will affect nothing, as I do not intend at present to release anything but major releases, so the next release will be 0.36.0.
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* The tar.gz in the "Quick link" above is the same as the one previously uploaded with only a couple of minor non-runtime changes to accommodate the new address. I have also updated the one on google drive for those using the previously posted download address, that address will still work as before.
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*'''Jan.28 2015 Tovid 0.35 is released!''' See [[#Get|this section]] for details.
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*As of this release, mencoder has been removed and transcode is no longer a 'hard' dependancy, simplifying things for people who had difficulty installing those programs. As well makexml and makemenu have been removed as their functions are duplicated in the 'tovid disc' command. (see manpage for details, also [[Making a DVD with text menus]]).
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*Now avconv (libav.org) is supported as well as ffmpeg.
   
 
* ''' July 23, 2011 tovid 0.34 released !''' See [[#Get|this section]] for details.
 
* ''' July 23, 2011 tovid 0.34 released !''' See [[#Get|this section]] for details.
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== Intro ==
 
== Intro ==
 
* See [[screenshots]] of what tovid can do
 
* See [[screenshots]] of what tovid can do
* Read a [[simple example]] of how to use tovid
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<!-- * Read a [[simple example]] of how to use tovid -->
 
* Peruse some [[media coverage]] of tovid
 
* Peruse some [[media coverage]] of tovid
 
* See what's coming in the [[tovid changelog/upcoming | next release]]
 
* See what's coming in the [[tovid changelog/upcoming | next release]]
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See [[Installing tovid]] for longer instructions, and for distribution-specific packages.
 
See [[Installing tovid]] for longer instructions, and for distribution-specific packages.
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[[File:YouTube logo.gif|link=http://valtex.pen.io|thumb|1x1px]]
 
== Help ==
 
== Help ==
 
'''Help yourself!'''
 
'''Help yourself!'''
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'''Or, ask someone else for help:'''
 
'''Or, ask someone else for help:'''
   
* Visit the [http://groups.google.com/group/tovid-users user group / mailing list] to get help, report bugs, and discuss ideas
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* Visit the [http://groups.google.com/group/tovid-users user group / mailing list] to get help, report bugs, and discuss ideas.
* Chat in the [irc://chat.freenode.net/tovid tovid IRC channel] '#tovid' on freenode.net
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:(Note that the '#tovid' IRC channel on freenode.net is no longer being used.)
   
 
== Learn ==
 
== Learn ==
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* [[Making a DVD with thumbnail menus]]
 
* [[Making a DVD with thumbnail menus]]
 
* [[Making a DVD with slideshow(s)]] or mixed video and slides
 
* [[Making a DVD with slideshow(s)]] or mixed video and slides
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* [[Making a DVD from YouTube Videos]]
   
 
'''Getting to know the tovid suite:'''
 
'''Getting to know the tovid suite:'''
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* [[tovid changelog]]
 
* [[tovid changelog]]
 
* [[Development plans]]
 
* [[Development plans]]
* [[Installing_tovid#From_SVN | Install tovid from SVN]]
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* [[Installing_tovid#Git | Install tovid from Git]]
* [http://code.google.com/p/tovid/ tovid on Google Code]
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* [https://github.com/tovid-suite/tovid tovid on Github]
* [http://groups.google.com/group/tovid-svn tovid SVN tracker]
 
   
 
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====Tovid demo====
 
====Tovid demo====
   
<youtube width=288 height=216>OjMzY1wI0J8</youtube>
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[[File:Tovid demo|288px]]
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=OjMzY1wI0J8 larger size]
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=OjMzY1wI0J8 larger size]
 
====Switched-menus demo====
 
====Switched-menus demo====
   
<youtube width=288 height=216>c1WwXg4FNjU</youtube>
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[[File:Tovid todisc switched menu demo|288px]]
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=c1WwXg4FNjU larger size]
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=c1WwXg4FNjU larger size]
 
====New: Slideshow and video====
 
====New: Slideshow and video====
   
<youtube width=288 height=216>dpl9TFJzD9E</youtube>
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[[File:Todisc sldieshow and video menu|288px]]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpl9TFJzD9E larger size] · [[Making_a_DVD_with_slideshow(s)|learn about it]]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpl9TFJzD9E larger size] · [[Making_a_DVD_with_slideshow(s)|learn about it]]
 
====Todisc: showcase nothing====
 
====Todisc: showcase nothing====
   
<youtube width=288 height=216>y1OZhtecRpM</youtube>
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[[File:Showcase nothing|288px]]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1OZhtecRpM larger size] · [[Making_a_DVD_with_thumbnail_menus#Nothing|learn about it]] </div>
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1OZhtecRpM larger size] · [[Making_a_DVD_with_thumbnail_menus#Nothing|learn about it]] </div>
   

Latest revision as of 07:52, September 20, 2018


tovid is a collection of GPL DVD authoring tools for Linux; it can help you create your own DVDs for playback on your home DVD player. This is the tovid wiki, the official homepage of tovid.

Download the latest version and read the release notes


News:

  • April 11 2015 List of Packages updated!
  • The list of packages for various distributions has been updated, and old links removed.
  • Most major distros how have a package represented, though not necessarily officially.
  • See this section
  • March 25 2015 Tovid has moved to Github!
  • The new address is here
  • Quick link to download tovid-0.35.0
  • Note on versioning: I have switched to the more commonly used Github practice of symantic versioning, hence 0.35.0 instead of 0.35. In practice this will affect nothing, as I do not intend at present to release anything but major releases, so the next release will be 0.36.0.
  • The tar.gz in the "Quick link" above is the same as the one previously uploaded with only a couple of minor non-runtime changes to accommodate the new address. I have also updated the one on google drive for those using the previously posted download address, that address will still work as before.
  • Jan.28 2015 Tovid 0.35 is released! See this section for details.
  • As of this release, mencoder has been removed and transcode is no longer a 'hard' dependancy, simplifying things for people who had difficulty installing those programs. As well makexml and makemenu have been removed as their functions are duplicated in the 'tovid disc' command. (see manpage for details, also Making a DVD with text menus).
  • Now avconv (libav.org) is supported as well as ffmpeg.
  • July 23, 2011 tovid 0.34 released ! See this section for details.
  • tovid needs a new owner! Please see this page if you are interested.
Note: this does not mean the project is dead, just that development is curtailed. Bugfixes will still be released, especially to keep up with fast moving backends like ffmpeg. A new python developer would be most welcome !

Intro

Get

  1. Get the tovid dependencies
  2. Download tovid-0.35.2.tar.gz
  3. Install like this:
$ tar -xzf tovid-0.35.2.tar.gz
$ cd tovid-0.35.2
$ su -c "./setup.py install"
or
$ sudo ./setup.py install

See Installing tovid for longer instructions, and for distribution-specific packages.

YouTube logo

Help

Help yourself!

Or, ask someone else for help:

(Note that the '#tovid' IRC channel on freenode.net is no longer being used.)

Learn

Follow our HOWTOs to make our screenshots your own:

Getting to know the tovid suite:

Fundamentals of video:

Other good things to know:

Contribute

Develop

Please note: The website you currently see at http://www.tovid.org/ is NOT official, and is not affiliated in any way with the tovid development team.


Tovid demo

Tovid demo

Tovid demo

larger size

Switched-menus demo

Tovid todisc switched menu demo

Tovid todisc switched menu demo

larger size

New: Slideshow and video

Todisc sldieshow and video menu

Todisc sldieshow and video menu

larger size · learn about it

Todisc: showcase nothing

Showcase nothing

Showcase nothing

larger size · learn about it


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