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NAME

       movie-make-title  - Creates a title sequence that can be used to create a menu with movie-
       title

SYNOPSIS

       movie-make-title -o output -s start_time -e end_time [-n animation] -m mode source_movie

DESCRIPTION

       This program takes exactly one movie file in  any  format  that  mplayer  understands  and
       converts  part of that file into a directory full of JPEG files and a WAV file that can be
       used by the movie-title program to create menus for DVDs with more than one movie on them.

       The way this works is the following: this program rips part of the source movie  and  uses
       that ripped part as the animated background of the menu that movie-title will create.  The
       foreground of the menus are rectangle with borders around them that  act  like  little  TV
       sets: they display the first few seconds of each movie on the DVD.

       The best way to grasp how the system works is by trying it out for yourself.

OPTIONS

       The following options are available:

       -o output
              Specifies the name of the directory that should be created and will contain a large
              number of JPEG files  and  a  WAV  file  for  the  audio  of  the  title  sequence.
              Personally, I usually use the name title (short and to-the-point).

       -s start_time
              Specifies  the  starting time (in seconds) of the part of the source movie that you
              want to rip.

              I usually determine this time by playing the source movie  with  mplayer  and  then
              looking  at the status line that mplayer continually updates at the moment that the
              clip that you want as a title starts.  Then, I usually  subtract  about  5  seconds
              because  mplayer  is  unable  to  seek  to exact positions when ripping a part of a
              movie.  Usually, the seeking resolution is about 5 to 10 seconds, and that is why I
              subtract 5 seconds.

              While  the movie part is being ripped, the normal mplayer output will be displayed.
              If you see that mplayer starts at a time that is later than the start of your clip,
              press CTRL-C and restart the program with an earlier starting time.

       -e end_time
              Specifies  the  ending  time  (in seconds) of the part of the source movie that you
              want to rip.

              I usually determine this time by playing the source movie  with  mplayer  and  then
              looking  at the status line that mplayer continually updates at the moment that the
              clip that you want as a title ends.  Then, I usually add about  5  seconds  because
              mplayer  is  unable  to  stop  at  exact  positions when ripping a part of a movie.
              Usually, the seeking resolution is about 5 to 10 seconds, and that is why I  add  5
              seconds.

              While  the movie part is being ripped, the normal mplayer output will be displayed.
              If you see that mplayer ends at a time that is earlier than the end of  your  clip,
              restart the program with a later ending time.

       -n animation
              Using  this  option,  you  can tell the program what kind of menu you would like to
              create.  The possible arguments are none (which will cause a  menu  to  be  created
              that  will  have  no  previews  of the movies, but will only display the background
              movie, the titles of the main movies and the  navigation  buttons),  static  (which
              will  cause  a  menu to be created that will display a preview image of each movie,
              but that is not animated) and animated (which will cause a menu to be created  that
              will display picture-in-picture animated previews of the movies).

              If you don't specify this option, the default will be animated.

       -m mode
              Specify  either  pal  or  ntsc, depending on whether you are creating a PAL or NTSC
              DVD.  NTSC is an American TV standard, PAL is usually  used  in  Europe  and  other
              parts of the world.

DIAGNOSTICS

       If  this  program is called with a incorrect set of parameters, it will print a diagnostic
       message telling the user what went wrong.  Also, it will then print its usage information,
       listing all the options and their meanings.

       If the program tells you "ERROR: Cannot find video size for file", this means that mplayer
       was unable to read the file or the file is stored in a format that it does not understand.
       In this case, movie-make-title will not be able to do its work for you.

       The program tells you what it is doing while it is running.

POSTPROCESSING

       Because  the  ripping  of a part of a movie is not an exact science because of the seeking
       resolution that mplayer offers, you must edit the result of this program  by  hand.   That
       means that you will have to remove any images that not belong at the start and end of your
       title sequence.  Do not remove any images in the middle of the title sequence: any missing
       image will be seen as the end of the sequence.

       I  usually  use  the  program  xv  (which  is an image viewer for X windows, which you can
       download at http://www.trilon.com/xv/xv.html) to look at all the images in  the  directory
       that  you  specified with the -o option (in my case, I run xv title/*.jpg).  Then I remove
       any images at the start of the sequence and at the  end  of  the  sequence  that  are  not
       actually a part of the title sequence that I had in mind.

       Just  as  the images have to be adjusted, the audio file that was produced will have to be
       edited as well.  You will have to chop off the audio parts at the beginning  and  the  end
       that  you  do not want.  The file to edit is title.wav in the directory that you specified
       with the -o option.  I usually edit the WAV file with sweep, a really nice  audio  editing
       program for X windows, which may be downloaded from http://sweep.sourceforge.net/.

EXAMPLE

       The command line that I use most often is:

              movie-make-title -o title -m pal \
                     -s 123 -e 234 input_file.avi

       This command line simply takes the input file (in AVI format in this case) and converts it
       for use with movie-title.  In this case, I'm ripping the part of the movie that starts  at
       second  123  (two minutes and three seconds into the movie) and ends at second 234 (nearly
       four minutes into the movie).

SEE ALSO

       videotrans(1),  movie-title(1),  movie-make-title-simple(1),  movie-to-dvd(1),  movie-rip-
       tv.com(1), movie-compare-dvd(1), movie-rip-epg.data(1)

AUTHOR

       The  author  is  Sven  Berkvens-Matthijsse  (sven@berkvens.net).   Please send any project
       related e-mail to videotrans@berkvens.net.

BUGS

       None known. Please report any bugs to videotrans@berkvens.net!

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