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    installed dvd-slide show via syn manager, can't find it

    I installed the dvd-slide show via the synapotics manager, which was sucessful, from what I can tell.

    Now I can't find it even though I have tried using the terminal to open the program.

    Any help appreciated!
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    Re: installed dvd-slide show via syn manager, can't find it

    Quote Originally Posted by scotcella View Post
    I installed the dvd-slide show via the synapotics manager, which was sucessful, from what I can tell.

    Now I can't find it even though I have tried using the terminal to open the program.

    Any help appreciated!
    In Synaptic, if you right-click the package you installed, and then select "properties", you can click on the tab that says installed files. Look for the program name in a bin folder (under that list of installed files), e.g. /bin /sbin/ /usr/bin etc. That should help you find the program name, and then you can just run it from the terminal or look up its man page to learn how to use it.

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    Re: installed dvd-slide show via syn manager, can't find it

    dvd-slide show is actually a shell script you run from cli. I only used it once so I could figure out how to make a looping dvd slideshow for someone. It was a bit of a pita to use at first and the gutsy ver. had a bug. (easily fixed by editing script).
    run these in terminal to get idea on how to run.
    man dvd-slideshow
    man dir2slideshow
    I'll post back bug fix - need to look at script

    edit: I believe in /usr/bin/dvd-slideshow you need to change these lines (if your ver. has bug
    Code:
    # setup audio parameters
    if [ "$vcd" -eq 1 ] ; then
            ac3=0  # force mp2
            audio_bitrate=224k   <-
    	video_bitrate='1152'
            audio_sample_rate=44100
    	mplex_type=1
    	aspect_ratio="4:3"
    	mpeg2enc_params="-v 0 -4 2 -2 1 -H -b 1150 -n n -s -f $mplex_type"
    elif [ "$svcd" -eq 1 ] ; then
            ac3=0  # force mp2
            audio_bitrate=128k   <-
    	video_bitrate='4500'   
            audio_sample_rate=44100
    	mplex_type=4
    	aspect_ratio="4:3"
    	mpeg2enc_params="-v 0 -4 2 -2 1 -H -b 2500 -n n -s -f $mplex_type"
    else
            audio_bitrate=192k  <-
    	video_bitrate='3800'   
            audio_sample_rate=48000 
    	mplex_type=8
    	if [ "$widescreen" -eq 1 ] ; then
    Your adding k iirc
    easiest way to find is to open the file, search for bitrate and keep hitting ctrl+G

    here is thread on looping slideshow, I'm sure your not interested in that but some further use info
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=744138
    Last edited by mc4man; June 24th, 2008 at 04:01 AM.

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