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Making a videoloop with Kino and Audacity

Feb 22, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"In my recent article on QDVDAuthor, I skipped over the task of making a videoloop for the main DVD menu. Here I'm going to show you how I did it. The goal is a short loop of video that smoothly transitions through five different video segments and back to the beginning again. The audio is shaped and lowered to make it more or less even and not so distracting (loud menus can be obnoxious if they are left running).

"The videos used here are all from the same NinaVision collection that I used in my QDVDAuthor tutorial. For the best results, download the higher quality "mpeg" versions. All are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, so you can freely copy and share the resulting files. I have in fact already put the completed loop up on the NinaVisionDVD page at the Internet Archive.

"By comparison with QDVDAuthor, Kino is much more mature software, and it is available in all the major GNU/Linux distributions. I am simply using the version 1.3.0 which is included in Debian's "Lenny" release (the current Stable)."

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