Commit 4ddb2190 authored by Sergio Costas's avatar Sergio Costas

Added help

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<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;Choose the disc type you want to create with DeVeDe&lt;/b&gt;</property>
<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;Choose the disc type you want to create with Devede&lt;/b&gt;</property>
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<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;Video DVD&lt;/b&gt;
Creates a video DVD suitable for all DVD home players</property>
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<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;VideoCD&lt;/b&gt;
Creates a VideoCD, with a picture quality equivalent to VHS</property>
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<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;Super VideoCD&lt;/b&gt;
Creates a VideoCD with better picture quality</property>
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<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;China VideoDisc&lt;/b&gt;
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<property name="label" translatable="yes">&lt;b&gt;DivX / MPEG-4&lt;/b&gt;
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<p class="title">Devede, a video DVD creator</p>
<p class="golink"><a href="index.html">Up: help index</a></p>
<p class="golink"><a href="select.html">Next: the disk type selection window</a></p>
<p class="section">Creating a disk: fast instructions</p>
<p>Before explaining all the options in Devede, here is the common sequence to create a disk.</p>
<p>First, you choose the disk type you want to create (DVD, VCD, sVCD, CVD or DivX). Then, you drag&amp;drop
the files you want in the main window, or add them with the <b>Add file</b> button.</p>
<p>If you want to add subtitles or fine-tune the properties of a file, you should use the <b>Properties</b> button.</p>
<p>Then you should click the <b>Adjust disk usage</b> button. This will automatically set the video bitrate for each
file (which depends on the final size of the file, if it has one or more subtitles, if it's already a converted
file...).</p>
<p>After that, use the <b>Menu options</b> button to ensure that you like the menu that Devede will create. If not,
you can use the available options to change them. Remember that the menu will use the names of the files, unless you
change them in the properties of each file.</p>
<p>Finally, just click the <b>Forward</b> button, choose a destination directory and a name, and enjoy a good
coffee while Devede works.</p>
<p>When the ISO or BIN/CUE file has been created, you can just click the <b>Burn</b> button to dump it into a physical disc</p>
<p class="section">Storing and restoring the disc structure</p>
<p>The options <b>Load</b>, <b>Save</b> and <b>Save as</b> in the <b>File</b> menu allow you to save
the current disk structure, in case you want continue your work later or reuse it for another,
slightly different, disk. Devede stores the disk format adding the extension <b>.devedeng</b> instead of the
old <i>.devede</i>, because the internal format has changed.</p>
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<p class="title">Devede, a video DVD creator</p>
<p class="golink"><a href="index.html">Up: help index</a></p>
<p class="section">Contacting the author</p>
<p>This program has been created by Sergio Costas (Raster Software Vigo).<br />
http://www.rastersoft.com <br />
<b>e-mail</b>: raster@rastersoft.com</p>
<p class="section">Devede Forum</p>
<p>There is a forum where you can ask questions about Devede:</p>
<p><a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/devede-forum">https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/devede-forum</a></p>
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<p class="title">Devede, a video DVD creator</p>
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<p class="section">Creating the disk</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="create.png" /></div>
<p>After adding all the files you want and clicking in the <b>Forward</b> button, you will be prompted for a
directory where Devede will create all the files, and a generic name for them. The directory must have
enought free space to hold all the
temporary files (aprox. the double of the final CD/DVD size if you delete temporary files, or the triple if you
don't). The generic name will be used to name all
the temporary files, so the MPEG files will be named as GENERICNAME_XX_YY.MPG, the DVD tree directory will
be named GENERICNAME, the ISO image will be named GENERICNAME.ISO, and the BIN/CUE files will be
GENERICNAME.BIN and GENERICNAME.CUE.</p>
<p>You can also activate the checkbutton labeled <b>Shutdown computer when disc is done</b>. As it says, it shuts down the computer when the job is finished, allowing you to
leave your machine working at night. If there's an error, the computer won't be shut down.</p>
<p>Finally, the program will start to create the files. Remember that this is a very slow process, and can
need more than two hours to be completed, depending on the files. You will see this window with all the process:</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="converting.png" /></div>
<p>If there is an error during the creation process, you will see a window like this:</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="error.png" /></div>
<p>There you can expand the <b>Debugging data</b> element and you will have access to the debugging info. You can
use the <b>Copy</b> button to copy all the text to the clipboard, and paste it into a mail, if needed.</p>
<p>Instead, if the disk image is created fine, you will see this window:</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="done.png" /></div>
<p>Here you can just click the <b>Burn</b> button and you will be able to burn the image in a DVD disc. Or you can
just click <b>OK</b> and burn it later using a DVD burning program like Brasero or K3b.</p>
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<p class="subtitle">FAQ</p>
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<p class="section">Generic</p>
<ol>
<li>
<b>I installed Devede using the DEB package, but it doesn't work fine. I miss some features explained in
the instructions.</b>
<p>To install the DEB version you must remove first any version installed from a TAR.BZ2 package, or they will
interfere. You can do it just running <b>sudo ./uninstall.sh</b> (from the TAR.BZ2 package) and then installing
the DEB package.</li>
<li>
<b>I created a PAL disc, and the final movie is played slightly faster, but older versions of Devede
converts them at the right speed, but with a little jump each second. Why?</b>
<p>This happens only when the original file has 24 frames per second (like classic films), and you create a
PAL disc, which needs 25 frames per second. In older versions Devede converted the original 24 fps to
25 just by repeating one after 24. Unfortunately that produces a noticeable "jump" each second, because the
picture, literally, stops during 1/25 of a second.</p>
<p>To avoid this, in this version Devede does the same that does a TV station: plays the movie at 25 fps instead
of 24fps. That means that it's played about a 4&#37; faster. That means that the pitch will be higher. Usually
you won't be able to notice it, unless you compare the original and the new sound.</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>I added a VOB file and marked the option "This is already a DVD/xCD-suitable MPEG file", but Devede fails.</b>
<p>The VOB files aren't fully suitable for DVDAuthor. In order to get the right file you can repackage it
(without recompressing, so you will not loose quality) just marking the option <b>Repack audio and video without reencoding</b>.</p>
</li>
<li><b>Why can't I use a VFAT/FAT32 partition to create my DVDs?</b>
<p>VFAT and FAT32 file systems doesn't understand uppercase/lowercase letters, and shows everything in
lowercase. Unfortunately, the creation of a DVD tree is case sensitive.</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>I adjust the bitrate to use the 100%, but the final size is smaller.</b>
<p>Unfortunately is impossible to accurately predict the disk's final size, because you specify a bitrate, but
Mencoder can decide to use an smaller value in certain parts if it can compress it more without quality loss
(like in very static scenes). That means that the final size can be smaller than the estimation made by Devede,
but never bigger.</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>What about using VRC_MINRATE to ensure that the final size is mucho more acurate?</b>
<p>I added that option in Devede 3.7; unfortunately the result was that, in a lot of cases, the final size was
bigger than the predicted size, so I removed it in version 3.9.</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>When I add empty titles, the disk usage grows. Why?</b>
<p>Each menu can hold up to 10 titles. If you create more titles Devede will need more menus, and
each one needs some disk space.</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>What kind of disk is CVD?</b>
<p>It stands for China Video Disk. It's an alternative format to SuperVCD, using a resolution of 352x480 (or
352x576 in PAL), which can result in better image quality in some players, because the widht and height are
compatible with DVD standard (SuperVCD uses a width of 480 pixels, which can result in some picture artifacts
in some players).</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>In some fast scenes the picture is jerky. I use bigger bitrates but it doesn't work. How can I fix it?</b>
<p>Try to deinterlace your video. You can find the deinterlace options in the <b>Properties</b> window for
that file, choosing the <b>Quality</b> tab.</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>Fine, but... what is the better deinterlacing filter?</b>
<p>That's a good question. In <a href="http://guru.multimedia.cx/deinterlacing-filters/">guru-multimedia</a>
you can find a comparison. The YADIF in Devede is "yadif=0", without adding "mcdeint".</p>
</li>
<li>
<b>Why I can't add more than 61 files in a DVD?</b>
<p>Because the DVD standard allows to put up to 128 commands in each menu. The current menu system needs two
commands for each file, and six extra commands, which leaves only 61 files.</p>
<p>The limit for VCDs, sVCDs and CVDs is 99 files.</p>
</li>
</ol>
<p class="section">Subtitles</p>
<ol>
<li><b>I preview a video with subtitles and the text looks bad (text colors are inverted)</b>
<p>Don't worry, it's a bug of MPlayer when showing DVD subtitles from a file instead of a true DVD.
In the final disk they will look fine.</p>
</li>
<li><b>I preview a video with subtitles, but it doesn't show the subtitles...</b>
<p>Some Mplayer/Mencoder versions seems to fail to show the subtitles when you watch an MPEG file from
hard disk, but they are there. SVN versions seems to have this fixed.</p></li>
<li><b>I dislike the font used to render the subtitles. How can I change it?</b>
<p>Just choose a TrueType font you like and copy it in $HOME/.spumux directory, renaming it to
<b>devedesans.ttf</b>.</p>
</li>
<li><b>I tried to create a DivX file with subtitles, but in the tab it says it's not possible. How can
I add subtitles to a DivX?</b>
<p>DivX format doesn't allow embedded subtitles, but nearly all software players (MPlayer, VLC...) and a
lot of hardware players can render them on-demand if you put the file with the subtitles in the same
directory than the movie, and rename the former with the same name than the later (this is, if your movie
file is MYMOVIE.AVI and your subtitles are in .SRT format, just put the subtitles file in the same directory
and rename it to MYMOVIE.SRT). The player should allow you to enable/disable them with the
same button used for DVD subtitles.</p>
</li>
</ol>
<p class="section">Menus</p>
<ol>
<li><b>How can I add a menu to a VCD/SVCD/CVD?</b>
<p>Currently you can't with Devede.</p>
</li>
<li><b>The menus created by Devede are simplistic. Will you add a menu editor to allow to create more
complex menues?</b>
<p>Probably not. My intention is to maintain Devede as an easy-to-use tool. If you want to create complex
menues you have excellent tools like <a href="http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/">DVD Styler</a>,
<a href="http://qdvdauthor.sourceforge.net/">Q DVD Author</a> or
<a href="http://polidori.sourceforge.net/">PoliDori</a>.</p>
</li>
</ol>
<p class="section">Bugs</p>
<ol>
<li>
<b>When I try to create a DVD, it fails at the very start.</b>
<p>Try to change the audio codec used for the menus. Some AVconv and FFmpeg versions have trouble with that, so if you was using MP2, change to AC3, or vice-versa.</p>
</li>
<li><b>I created a DVD and my DVD player is unable to play it, but other players can.</b>
<p>Go to <b>Advanced options->Misc</b>, and be sure that you have marked the option <b>Use a GOP of 12
frames</b>.</p>
</li>
<li><b>I created a 5.1 DVD marking the <b>Create DVD with 5.1 channel sound</b> option, but the channels are
out of order.</b>
<p>If your source video file has AC3 audio, use the <b>This file already has AC3 sound</b> instead.</p>
</li>
<li><b>Devede still fails. How can I report a bug?</b>
<p>You can ask everything you need in the Devede Forum, at http://groups.google.com/group/devede-forum/</p>
<p>If asked for a dump of Devede's output, just copy the text in the <b>debugging data</b> part of the error window.</p>
</li>
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<p class="section">Adding movie files to a title</section>
<p>To add a new file you have two options: first, you can drag and drop one or more files into the main
window, so Devede will give them some fine default values; or you can choose the "Add" button, so you will see
a file chooser that will allow you to add several files</p>
<p class="section">Setting file properties</p>
<p>By clicking in the <b>Properties</b> button, you will get the properties window, which allows to set several
properties in the specified movie:</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="movie1.png" /></div>
<p>First you choose the title that will be used in the menu. By default it is the file's name (without the extension),
but you can change it to whatever you prefer. Also you can choose if you want this file to be displayed in the menu or not.
In the later case, the user won't be able to manually select it, being displayed only if specified in a sequence (more on this later).</p>
<p>After that comes the <i>properties</i> zone, where you can see specific data about the video, like original size, bit rate, and so on.</p>
<p>In the bottom you have a <b>Preview</b> button, which allows you to check the quality of the output video whenever you want.</p>
<p>Now, there is a panel with several tabs that groups options. In the first tab, <b>General</b>, you can choose the format (PAL or
NTSC). Maybe you ask why is here another PAL/NTSC option, when we already have chosen it in the main window.
The answer is: because this way you can create hybrid DVDs, with some films in PAL/SECAM format and
others in NTSC. What is the utility of this? Modern TV sets and DVD players can play both formats,
so if you manually choose the one that fits better the original framerate of the file, you will have an
smoother video. This is: if the original file has 25 fps, select PAL, and if it has 24 or 30 fps, select
NTSC (the telecine option seems to work better with NTSC). Of course you can
force one of them and Devede will adjust the framerate to 25 or 30 fps, ensuring that the DVD will have
the rigth framerate and will play fine in all TV sets, but maybe the motion won't be not as smooth as it could
be.</p>
<p>You can also set the audio and video bit rate. If you check the <b>Automatic</b> buttons, the bitrate will be calculated by Devede everytime you
click the <b>Adjust disk usage</b> button in the main window. But if you uncheck them, you can manually choose an specific bitrate, and the <b>Adjust disk usage</b> button
will honour them. Of course, you can have some files with automatic bitrate, and others with manual bitrate, in the same DVD.</p>
<p>You can also divide a file in blocks, to allow easy seeking. If you don't do this, you will be unable to jump inside a file (which is the nearest thing to <i>fast forward</i> that you
have in a DVD player). You can divide it in homogeneus blocks with the upper option, or put the marks in specific points (like, in a concert, put them at the start of each song).</p>
<p>Finally, you can modify the volume. This is useful when you have several files with diferent audio levels.</p>
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<p>In the <b>Subtitles</b> tab you can add text subtitles to the current file. You can set the color, size, and if they must be shown always, or only when the user enables them.</p>
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<p>This is the window shown when you add a subtitle. Here you choose the file with the subtitles and its encoding (ussually UTF-8, but for some European languages, it could also be latinX).</p>
<p>You must choose the language too. This allows the DVD player to show the language code when you enable
the subtitles, and also to add several subtitles, one for each language.</p>
<p>Finally, the option "Put subtitles upper" makes Devede to render the subtitles a little upper that normally.
This is fine when you have a 16:9 film in 3:4 format (with black bars up and down) and want to use the ZOOM
option in your TV without loosing the subtitles, or when your TV is old and misses too many lines in bottom and
cuts the ordinary subtitles.</p>
<p>Have in mind that if you preview a video from Devede with subtitles, they will be shown in order to allow
you to ensure that the sincronization is fine (needs MPlayer 1.0rc1 or later, and not always works :( ).</p>
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<p>In the <b>Video options</b> you have several options. Here you can set the final resolution, rotate or mirror a video (useful for phone-recorded videos), set the output aspect ratio,
and decide what to do when the original aspect ratio doesn't coincide with the final one. Here you can choose to add black bars (which keeps the relationship in the movie), scale the
picture (which stretches them, like in the old cinemascope), or cut the picture (very useful when you have a video with black bars embedded).</p>
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<p>The <b>Quality</b> tab allows to use double-pass conversion. This converts the file twice, the first one to take some metrics about bitrate usage, and the second one to
really convert the file using the optimum bitrate in each part. Here you can also select if you want to apply a deinterlace filter (useful when converting some old TV programs).</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="movie5.png" /></div>
<p>In the <b>Audio</b> tab you can set a delay in the audio. This is useful when you have a movie with the audio delayed from the video. Also you can set the 5.1 option. If you enable it, you
can also select the next option: <b>This file already has AC3 sound</b>. If you check them, Devede won't convert the audio, but will keep it as-is, allowing to preserve the 5.1 audio.</p>
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<p>The <b>Actions</b> tab allows to choose what should the player do when this file ends. You can choose to just jump to the main menu (the default option), to jump to the next file, to the
previous one, to the first one, to the last one, or to play this file again.</p>
<div class="picture"><img src="movie7.png" /></div>
<p>Finally, the <b>Misc</b> tab allows to specify that this file is already an MPEG1/2 file, ready to be inserted in a DVD directly, without conversion. Also allows to specify that this file
is encoded with the right codecs, but not the container, so Devede will just repack them in a new container without recompressing them. These options allows to keep the maximum quality and
speeds up the creation time, because those videos doesn't have to be converted.</p>
<p class="section">Setting properties for several files at once</p>
<p>It is possible to set some properties in one single step for several files. To do so, choose the option <b>Set multiproperties</b> in the <b>Edit</b> option of the top menu. There you will
see this window:</p>
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<p>In the top list you should select the movies whose properties you want to set, and keep unselected the ones you don't want to modify. Then change what you need like in the previous case,
and click <b>Aply</b> to set those changes. Until you click it, no change will be made.</p>
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<p>After choosing the kind of disk you want, you will see the main interface:</p>
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<p>A DVD is divided in <b>Files</b>. Each file is a film on its own, and,
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you can add or delete them, change its position in the menu, or <a href="file.html">modify the properties</a> of each one. It is also
possible to set the properties of several files by using the option <b>Set multiproperties</b>, which is available in the <b>Edit</b> option,
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<p class="section">Main window properties</p>
<p>In the DVD window screenshot we can see that there are two files. By default, after playing a file the DVD player
will return to the DVD menu (this can be changed).</p>
<p>The <b>Disk usage</b> bar shows the percentage of the disk currently used. You can occupy more than the