Polidori is a DVD Authoring System for Gnome and Linux.
Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel in several areas, it instead integrates several excellent tools like dvdauthor, dvdrtools, ogle, etc., already available for Linux, and bundled with most distributions.
At this time, there are no visual DVD authoring tools available for Linux, compared to the vast amount of similar tools available on Windows and Macintosh. The pieces are all available in Linux, they just need to be integrated into something easier to use.
Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, Polidori will integrate several command-line tools available for Linux into a project-based workflow.
Here are some key features of "Polidori":
· a Gnome-compliant GUI for creating projects
· visual development of navigation menus, sub-titles, backgrouunds, etc.
· integration with Kino for video editing and SMIL data for chapter/scene data
· integration with Ogle for ISO image preview before burning to media
· importing of images for backgrounds
· support for layered images created with the Gimp.
· creation of DVD ISO disk images
· writing disk images to media (DVD-R, DLT, etc)
Polidori is named after Dr. John Polidori, a writer of early 19th Century Gothic fiction. Many scholars feel that Dr. Polidori created the genre of 'vampire' fiction with his short story 'The Vampyre' (1819). This story marks the first time a vampire is portrayed as an aristocratic and romantic character, as seen in later vampire characters like Count Dracula and Lestat de Lioncourt. Why name a software application after this author?
Because the name sounded cool and distinctive.
· dvdauthor for encoding of VOB files
· mjpegtools for conversion of images and video
· dvdrtools for generation of DVD ISO images
· dvdrecord for burning of DVD images to a DVD drive