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    My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    I am creating this post to learn about the different ways to create a slide show / movie with audio in it also. I have had a difficult time finding exactly what I need. I used to use Windows Movie Maker in Windows XP. It was very easy to use. So, I made the jump to Ubuntu about a month ago. I have slowly been learning about the Linux alternatives for programs I used to use in Windows XP. I have found the creation of a slide show / movie to be difficult to do so far in Ubuntu. I have research also and found some documentation. But, the documentation does not give me all the information I need. So, I thought I would start this forum.

    I would like to organize the posts as I think the information would be very helpful to me and probably many other people. If you have been able to successfully create a slide show / movie in Ubuntu and would like to share with us, please do so.

    1. Did you create a slide show or a movie?
    2. What program did you use to create the slide show / movie?
    3. What steps did you follow to create the slide show / movie ( or are the steps in a document / link that you could post that are easy to follow )?
    4. Did you add audio to the slide show / movie? If so, how?
    5. If you added audio, were you able to add more than one audio track? If so, how?
    6. Could you add / import still images to the slide show / movie? If so, how?
    7. Could you add / import a movie into your slide show / movie? If so, how?
    6. Were you able to save / render the slide show / movie? If so, how?
    7. Where can you watch the slide show / movie ( can you watch it on any dvd player, only on your computer, or other )?
    8. Can you burn this slide show / movie to a DVD? If so, how?
    9. What output can you choose for this slide show movie?
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    I will start first.
    1. Did you create a slide show or a movie?

    Movie

    2. What program did you use to create the slide show / movie?

    Lives

    3. What steps did you follow to create the slide show / movie ( or are the steps in a document / link that you could post that are easy to follow )?

    I followed most of the steps on this site:
    http://sites.google.com/site/poundiesite/

    4. Did you add audio to the slide show / movie? If so, how?

    Yes. See step 2 on this page: http://sites.google.com/site/poundiesite/

    5. If you added audio, were you able to add more than one audio track? If so, how?

    I had trouble loading more than one audio track. I could do it, but I had to line them up exact. Also, Lives sometimes would crash when I tried adding audio.

    6. Could you add / import still images to the slide show / movie? If so, how?

    Yes, I could File -> Open. Click on the jpeg or other file type. I wll note, that when I watched the movie, the still images went by so quickly that I could not see them well.

    7. Could you add / import a movie into your slide show / movie? If so, how?

    Yes. File -> Open. Click on the movie. Then, drag the movie to Video 1. Then, drag the same movie to Backing Audio. It appears you must line these up by eye.

    8. Were you able to save / render the slide show / movie? If so, how?

    I don't know how.

    9. Where can you watch the slide show / movie ( can you watch it on any dvd player, only on your computer, or other )?

    Not sure, could not get the file onto a format since I did not know how.

    10. Can you burn this slide show / movie to a DVD? If so, how?

    Not sure, could not get the file onto a format since I did not know how.

    11. What output can you choose for this slide show movie?

    Not sure, could not get the file onto a format since I did not know how.
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    1. Did you create a slide show or a movie?

    Movie

    2. What program did you use to create the slide show / movie?

    Piviti

    3. What steps did you follow to create the slide show / movie ( or are the steps in a document / link that you could post that are easy to follow )?

    After I opened Piviti, I clicked on Import Clips. Then, I dragged them to the Video and Audio below. The Audio and Video lined up exactly. When I moved it, they both moved together. I could easily add still images like jpegs this way also. Obviously, there was no audio with that file, but there shouldn't be.

    4. Did you add audio to the slide show / movie? If so, how?

    No. Don't know how.

    5. If you added audio, were you able to add more than one audio track? If so, how?

    See answer to question 4

    6. Could you add / import still images to the slide show / movie? If so, how?

    Yes. Click on Import Clips.

    7. Could you add / import a movie into your slide show / movie? If so, how?

    Yes. Click on Import Clips.

    8. Were you able to save / render the slide show / movie? If so, how?

    When I clicked on Render Project, I was not able to Render. I had to click on Choose File. This never opened anything. Render was greyed out the whole time. Whenever I selected a folder and clicked OK, nothing happened.

    9. Where can you watch the slide show / movie ( can you watch it on any dvd player, only on your computer, or other )?

    I could not create a slide show / movie yet

    10. Can you burn this slide show / movie to a DVD? If so, how?

    I could not create a slide show / movie yet

    11. What output can you choose for this slide show movie?

    I could not create a slide show / movie yet
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    I've created on short movie with Blender in which I converted photographs to 3 environments (2d/3d compositing). You can see it here.

    I also created a slideshow for a group my mom belongs to using OpenShot. It was pretty easy; OpenShot is fairly self-explanatory. You can see it here.

    Note that both videos were significantly compressed before uploading to youtube.

    You can burn DVDs fairly easily using qDVDauthor.

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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    thatguruguy,

    I have not used it yet, but I will try OpenShot later. One question I have is does it support audio as well? A second question is if I import / add an already existing movie with the audio, will it pull both at the same time so that they line up already. I had a problem with Lives where I had to line up the audio myself.

    I may end up answering this later myself if you do not get to it first. But, thanks for the info.
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    I also found this post

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Photos/Slideshows

    But this is for only watching slide shows. It is too bad some of those programs do not support exporting the slide show ( unless they do and I don't know if yet )
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    Ok, so I also found this post

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=828227

    And this youtube video for photofilmstrip which looks pretty nice. I will try it later also.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5izlmduC6Y
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    Here is another I have found that looks useful. It appears that the slides are listed individually:

    http://jslideshow.sourceforge.net/
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    http://www.getdeb.net/app/Smile

    and

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1293872
    where KDenlive is noted as being very close to Movie Maker at the bottom post
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    Re: My journey creating a slide show / movie using Ubuntu

    thatguruguy,

    Wow, OpenShot is very nice and easy. I was able to easily add still pics like jpegs. I also was able to add a movie. The audio automatically accompanied the movie.

    I loaded OpenShot by using Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center

    I added the still images and movies be clicking on the plus sign Import Files.

    I could apply transitions by dropping them onto the image / movie I wanted to apply the transition to. I could also apply effects like this.

    I am very impressed with OpenShot and recommend using it to make the slide show movies!

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