Generate the XML for a DVD disc, to be used with dvdauthor or makedvd.
Generate the XML for a VCD disc, to be used with vcdxbuild or makevcd.
Generate the XML for an SVCD disc, to be used with vcdxbuild or makevcd.
Overwrite any existing output files.
Limit output to essential messages.
VIDEOS may be any of the following:
List of one or more video files to include, separated by spaces. At
minimum, a DVD must have one video file. You can use shell wildcards
(i.e., "*.mpg") to include multiple files easily. Put filenames in
quotes if they have spaces in them.
Use video file VIDEO as a menu from which you can jump to each of
the listed video files. If you have multiple menus, include a
top menu so they are reachable.
Create a slide-show of still images
(DVD only) List of video files to include as one single title. This is useful
if you have split a movie into several video files.
(DVD only) Use video file VIDEO for the top-level (VMGM) menu. The
top menu will jump to each of the subsequent [-menu...] videos listed.
Use this only if you have multiple sub-menus to jump to. You can only
have one top menu.
(DVD only) Forces the creation of a separate titleset per title. This
is useful if the titles of a DVD have different video formats,
e.g. PAL + NTSC or 4:3 + 16:9. If used with menus, there must be a
-topmenu option that specifies a menu file with an entry for each of the
(DVD only) Creates a chapter every INTERVAL minutes (default 5 minutes:
without -chapters, each movie will be divided into 5-minute chapters).
This option can be put at any position in a <file list> and is valid
for all subsequent titles until a new -chapters option is encountered.
Using this option may take some time, since the duration of the video is
(DVD only) Don't create chapters for the videos.
OUT_PREFIX is the file that will receive the resulting XML.
makexml checks to make sure the video filenames you
give it exist, but it does not check whether they are valid for the
chosen disc format. MPEG videos of menus should have the specified
number of buttons for reaching each of the videos, and, if you're
using DVD, should be multiplexed with their corresponding subtitles
using spumux of the dvdauthor 0.6.0 package prior to
authoring using dvdauthor. If you use the makemenu (makemenu.html)
component to generate the menu, this should all be handled for you.