Monday, September 3, 2007

Devede - DVD/VCD video authoring and creation tool

Here's an entry to cover a linux tool on creating video DVDs and CDs, super VCDs, CVD, DIVX and MPEG-4 DVDs/CDs in Fedora 7 using a small linux tool called Devede.

DeVeDe is a program to create video DVDs and CDs (VCD, sVCD or CVD), suitable for home players, from any number of video files, in any of the formats supported by Mplayer. The big advantage over other utilities is that it only needs Mplayer, Mencoder, DVDAuthor, VCDImager and MKisofs (well, and Python 2.4, PyGTK and PyGlade), so its dependencies are really small.


# yum -y install devede


Ctrl+F2, devede

From its initial program launch, devede immediately prompts you to choose from the different media disk you wish to be created. From current devede version, you can choose from

a. Video DVD
b. Video CD
c. Super Video CD
d. CVD
e. DIVX / MPEG-4

as shown with the below image

Devede video creator also provides you with menu GUI interface for offering a variety of video authoring parameters shown below:

Here are the current features being supported by the linux video authoring tool:

a. titles, menu with titles, graphical images that comes with the title,
b. autoplayed subtitles
c. ISO/MPEG file output redirection
d. disk structure feature
e. several disk size to choose from
f. video output format (PAL/SECAM, NTSC)
g. video and audio rate, video images
i. video output size
j. trellis and deinterlacing feature
k. video encoding types
l. optional memcoder arguments
m. MBD mode or rate distortion
n. video quality options, aspect ratios, and scaling modes

and much more as seen with below screen shots

A sample video startup image:

There are more than more or less around 15,000 linux software and tools currently available from different linux distros, and this one is a must to install video authoring tool specially for those whose works involves video and audio media creations.

This devede is just starting and yet has already offered many benefits from its current version compared against having a commercially available non-free DVD authoring tools around.

Devede is neat, nice and most of all, free. You get a global wide community support from using GPL'd linux softwares.


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