tovid is a collection of video disc authoring tools; it can help you create your own DVDs, VCDs, and SVCDs for playback on your home DVD player.
Perhaps a little confusingly, "tovid" is also the name of the most important script in the suite. The tovid script does the big task of converting your video files—which might be in 10 different random formats—into the one of the specific MPEG formats allowed on standard VCD, SVCD, and DVD discs.
Other scripts complement and build upon the tovid script. makemenu simplifies the process of creating (S)VCD/DVD menus, and makexml can help you write the XML for describing a DVD's navigational structure, while todisc can encode and build a ready-to-burn DVD with animated thumbnail menus, all from the command-line.
Input Files: AVI, MPG
Output Files: DVD, SVCD, VCD
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- Release Date: Jul 28, 2011
- a new GUI for making multiple titlesets with tovid was added.
- many updates/fixes for changes in some of the backends like ffmpeg and dvdauthor as well as numerous bugfixes.
- New libavfilter features from ffmpeg have been implemented, so the -quick-menu option that used -vhooks now works again with a recent enough ffmpeg (0.8) with appropriate libavfiler version.
- Several new options have also been added, including the ability to use your own arbitrary images for thumbnail links.
- PNG is now used generally as an intermediary format instead of JPEG, resulting in improved picture quality.