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Langue: en

Version: 337648 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


mk_vmgm --- automated creation of titleset menus of the DVD (VTSM)


mk_vtsm [options] image-file(s)


DVDwizard is a wrapper-script which incorporates a fully automated creation of a DVD-structure with chapters and menus from one or more mpeg-streams. This is done by several "sub-scripts" and various freely available tools.

One of these sub-scripts is mk_vtsm, which create one or more titleset menus (VTSM) for authoring a DVD with dvdauthor.


General processing

-C | --config-file filename
filename of dvdwizard-configuration file [~/.dvdwizard/dvdwizard.conf]
-o | --output directory
Path where the created menu mpegs will be stored [BASEDIR/vtsm]
-x | --xml filename
Print dvdauthor XML-specs into this file [BASEDIR/dvdwizard.xml]
-h | --help
print this lot out

DVD-specific options

-N | --tvnorm <norm>
TV-Norm to use. Norm may be PAL or NTSC. [PAL]
-V | --tvsize WidexHeight
Visible Area on TV-Screen. [660x530]
-R | --menuratio aspectratio
Menue background aspect ratio. Aspectratio may be 4:3 or 16:9. [4:3]
-M | --menu language
Define language to use in menu items [en]. Strings are defined in config file.

Title-specific options

-t | --vts number
Titleset number on the DVD where the menus should belong to. [1]
-c | --chaptersperrow number
Define how many chapter thumbnails will fit in a row. [3]
-b | --vtsmbg filename
Filename of background picture for this titleset.
-r | --bgratio <aspectratio>
Define aspect ratio of menu background and thumbnails. Aspectratio may be 4:3 or 16:9. [4:3]
-ms | --vtsmsound filename
Soundfile to be used as background sound for the menu. If empty, a silent audio track will be produced. Can be any format, ffmpeg recognizes and will be converted to ac3, if necessary.
Title has multiple audio tracks. A button to jump to the audio selection menu will be created.
Title has at least one Subtitle-Stream which may be activated in a subsequent subtitle-menu.
Title has EPG-information available. A button to jump to the info panel will be created.


BASEDIR defaults to the current directory if not stated otherwise in the config file (either default ~/.dvdwizard/dvdwizard.conf or specified with the -C option).

Every new -t marks a new titleset on the DVD. Subsequent options -b, -r, -ms, --hasaudio, --hassubtitle and --hasinfo apply only to that titleset.

For more information, sources and executables of DVDwizard see at the homepage


DVDwizard was written by Wolfgang Wershofen <itconsult at>. Since 2009 DVDwizard will be developed by Joo Martin <joomart2009 at>.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


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