gheine | 6 Jun 22:10 2014

Fwd: spumux 0.7.0 - errors trying to create a smple menu

>> The ffmpeg option "-target [ntsc|pal]-dvd" creates an  
>> dvd_nav_packet  stream, even though it is "unsupported"?

> Who says it is “unsupported”?

The message from ffprobe about an "unsupported codec";

However, my immediate problem seems to be solved.  Thank you for your  
help on this.
From: >> The ffmpeg option "-target [ntsc|pal]-dvd" creates an >> dvd_nav_packet stream, even though it is "unsupported"? > Who says it is “unsupported”? The message from ffprobe about an "unsupported codec"; also: However, my immediate problem seems to be solved. Thank you for your help on this. <gheine@...>
Subject: RE: spumux 0.7.0 - errors trying to create a smple menu
Date: 2014-06-05 13:25:56 GMT
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gheine | 4 Jun 01:22 2014

spumux 0.7.0 - errors trying to create a smple menu

Trying to create a simple DVD menu with:
  spumux "menu_buttons.xml" < "menu.mpg" > "menu2.mpg"

Output and information on the input listed below
What does the error mean?
Appreciate any clues, hints, references, etc.
Thank you!
DVDAuthor::spumux, version 0.7.0.
Build options: gnugetopt imagemagick iconv freetype fribidi fontconfig
Send bug reports to <dvdauthor-users@...>

INFO: default video format is NTSC
STAT: 0:00:00.000
INFO: Picture highlight_buttons.gif had 2 colors
INFO: Picture select_buttons.gif had 2 colors
INFO: Constructing blank img
INFO: Autodetect 0 = 178x280-191x294
INFO: Autodetect 1 = 178x310-191x324
INFO: Autodetect 2 = 178x342-191x356
INFO: Autodetect 3 = 178x372-191x386
INFO: Autodetect 4 = 178x404-191x418
INFO: Pickbuttongroups, success with 1 groups, useimg=1
WARN: Incorrect pack header
INFO: Skipped 53234 bytes of garbage
  (above line repeated about 50 more times, with varying amounts of "garbage")
INFO: 0 subtitles added, 0 subtitles skipped, stream: 32, offset: -0.00
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Vittorio Moccia | 25 Apr 19:03 2014

Unable to multiplex VOBSUB file via DVDStyler


I'm making a DVD NTSC to PAL conversion authoring it with DVDStyler

The mpeg file was correctly converted via some tools but now I'm
converting the subtitles.
I used VobSub to extract and change subs frame rate as described at

The source was an NTSC video with 23,977 fps and italian subtitles
starting at about 1:20:36

The video/DVD was correctly imported/exported via DVDStyler but adding the
VOBsub file I got the below log error. I changed the encoding charset form
utf8 to iso and cp but the multiplex fails again with different errors
(lines too long).

The subtitle file is correctly detected by virtualdub and vobsub plugnin
if I load the whole film with it.

Can someone help me?


DVDStyler v2.7.2
Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition
FFmpeg: libavformat 55.36.101, libavcodec 55.57.100, libavutil 52.74.100
Cancellazione cartella temporanea
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Andïï | 14 Mar 22:51 2014

GraphicsMagick CFLAGS detection

Currently, dvdauthor fails to build against GraphicsMagick as it
doesn't retrieve the CFLAGS from pkg-config (see [0]). The attached
patch simplifies, using the pkg-config macro to obtain
the settings for GraphicsMagick.


Andii :-)
Attachment (graphicsmagick.patch): text/x-patch, 2030 bytes
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David Binderman | 5 Feb 12:50 2014

[mpeg2desc.c:660]: (style) Array index 'hdroffs' is used before limits check.

Hello there,

I just ran the static analyser "cppcheck" over the source code
of dvdauthor-0.7.1

It said many things, including 

 [mpeg2desc.c:660]: (style) Array index 'hdroffs' is used before limits check.

Source code is

while (buf[hdroffs] == 0xff && hdroffs < sizeof(buf))

Suggest put limit check before use.


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spumux GIMP plugin use.

How is your experience with the GIMP plugin for DVD button development ?

In the associated tutorial, there is a step about adding text for buttons. In the parentheses, there is this statement -

"Make sure the text is actually in the layer, and not in it's own layer!"

What does it mean ?

I am new to GIMP and I noticed that when I click on the icon to add text, it adds a layer to the PNG. So, for every button of text, a new layer is created. Then, I merge one with another until all of them are on the original background image. Is this the right way ?

And, yes, after generating the XML for spumux (from the GIMP plugin), running spumux with it and finally, using it with dvdauthor, the result is a VOB that does not show the buttons.


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DVD menu navigation advice.

I have some educational videos that I would like to structure in a way shown below. I want each video (title) to be individually accessible title and yet, when the disc is inserted, I want the user to first see "higher level" menu. That is, the menu should have links for Introduction, Mathematics, Science and History.

Can you please give me a couple of hints on how to accomplish this with the XML configuration file for dvdauthor ?

|___ Introduction
|    |
|    |__ 1. About
|___ Mathematics
|    |
|    |__ 2. Introduction to Algebra
|    |__ 3. Introduction to Trigonometry
|___ Science
|    |
|    |__ 4. Introduction to Magnetism
|    |__ 5. Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
|    |__ 5. Single-celled organisms
|___ History
     |__ 7. Ancient India
     |__ 8. Medieval India
     |__ 9. Modern India
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8140david | 7 Oct 10:06 2013

How to separate words more clearly with spumux?

First, thanks for these great programs!
I've been using spumux to add subtitles to a film.
It works well.
But it would be even better if words were separated more clearly.
More precisely, if the letters in each word were bound together, with no 
space (or almost no space) between them.
That would make the subtitles easier to read, each word forming a clear 
Is there a way to do that, by using a parameter, or creating a custom 
version of spumux?
(NB: Personnaly, I know very little about programming.)

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François Patte | 14 Jun 13:28 2013

tutorial to create dvd with embeded subtitles and several language audio tracks


I try create a dvd from an mpeg file wich has two languages tracks and

I would like to be able to choose the language and the subtitles from a
menu on my dvd player.

Is there a tutorial for this giving practical examples of this?

Thank you.

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Arnaud Mouiche | 21 May 14:41 2013

dvdunauthor: possible bug when having "No VTS_TMAPT available - skipping"


I'm using dvdunauthor for demuxing a DVD so my kids can watch the 
different episode of their cartoon on a tablet (I thanks the authors for 
the only tool I found for this task when multiple episodes are mixed in 
one DVD when opening and ending of each episode are split ...)

Today, it failed with the following trace (I'm using ubuntu 12.04).
The application exit just after extracting too few vobs

    $ dvdunauthor /media/TSAWYER_01_SCN/VIDEO_TS/
    DVDAuthor::dvdunauthor, version 0.7.0.
    Build options: gnugetopt imagemagick iconv freetype fribidi fontconfig
    Send bug reports to <dvdauthor-users@...>

    libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.12 for DVD access
    libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/sr0 mounted on
    /media/TSAWYER_01_SCN for CSS authentication


    libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
    libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000128
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x00002d3d
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x000037b1
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x00007e72
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_0.VOB at 0x00030830
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_1.VOB at 0x000359be
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Found 3 VTS's
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    STAT: [1] VOB 2, Cell 1 (96%)

    INFO: VTSM 1/3
    No VTS_TMAPT available - skipping.

I grab the latest source code dvdauthor-0.7.1.tar.gz and get a look.
the code exit in dvdunauthor.c, in void getVobs(dvd_reader_t *dvd, const 
ifo_handle_t *ifo, int titleset, int titlef)

         vobs = DVDOpenFile(dvd, titleset, titlef ? DVD_READ_TITLE_VOBS  
         if (vobs == NULL)
           /* error message already output */
           } /*if*/

when trying to getVobs()  for the 'ifo' which "ifoOpen(dvd, titleset)" 
trigger this "No VTS_TMAPT available" message.

Yet, if I change the "exit(1)" to a "return" in this previous getVobs(), 
I'm able to read all vobs of the DVD correctly.?
May be getVobs() is not enough tolerant for some errors ?


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Mark Akey | 20 May 07:09 2013

DVD Flick Would someone please help me. I am new to this application. Everything has been going smoothly. I downloaded a couple movies from YIFY and burned them to disc. The audio sinc is lagging the video on each movie I burned. Can you tell me my options? I've redownloaded the software and will be burning and reburning a movie tonight but I won't have a dvd player to watch it until next Thursday at the earliest. Such is life. If anyone can give me some advice or options to try, I would greatly appreciate this. I'm disabled. My mother and I get together once a week to have dinner and watch a movie. It's about the only thing we have left. Please help us. Mark

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