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I am using Creator 2011 with all the needed service patches installed (XP OS).

 

What drives me crazy is the following:

In MyDVD, under Menu view I have:

--Production

------Chapter Menu 1

---------Chapters 1-6

------------ NEXT

---------------Chapter Menu 2

------------------Chapters 7-9

 

That is to say: I created 9 Chapters from one movie and the system automatically allocated 6 Chapters under Chapter Menu #1 and 3 Chapters under Chapter Menu #2. How can I add an additional Chapter Menu and allocate the Chapters evenly between 3 Chapter Menus so each Chapter Menu will have 3 Chapters and each Chapter Menu will have the NEXT link so it will look like this:

 

--Production

------Chapter Menu 1

---------Chapters 1-3

------------ NEXT

---------------Chapter Menu 2

------------------Chapters 4-6

----------------------NEXT

-----------------------Chapter Menu 3

--------------------------Chapters 7-9

 

Thank you!

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I am using Creator 2011 with all the needed service patches installed (XP OS).

 

What drives me crazy is the following:

In MyDVD, under Menu view I have:

--Production

------Chapter Menu 1

---------Chapters 1-6

------------ NEXT

---------------Chapter Menu 2

------------------Chapters 7-9

 

That is to say: I created 9 Chapters from one movie and the system automatically allocated 6 Chapters under Chapter Menu #1 and 3 Chapters under Chapter Menu #2. How can I add an additional Chapter Menu and allocate the Chapters evenly between 3 Chapter Menus so each Chapter Menu will have 3 Chapters and each Chapter Menu will have the NEXT link so it will look like this:

 

--Production

------Chapter Menu 1

---------Chapters 1-3

------------ NEXT

---------------Chapter Menu 2

------------------Chapters 4-6

----------------------NEXT

-----------------------Chapter Menu 3

--------------------------Chapters 7-9

 

Thank you!

 

Why would you want to do that? You want users to get to the chapter as soon as possible so why add an extra step?

Nobody pays much attention to menus.

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Why would you want to do that? You want users to get to the chapter as soon as possible so why add an extra step?

Nobody pays much attention to menus.

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DG, I really appreciate your VERY speedy reply and I understand your point but my question is still pending. Assuming I have a good reason, how do I do that? Not to mention that 6 Chapters posted on one Chapter Menu is way too crowded and does not leave space for short titles for each chapter. Are you saying that there is no way to add a Chapter Menu if I wish so?

 

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DG, I really appreciate your VERY speedy reply and I understand your point but my question is still pending. Assuming I have a good reason, how do I do that? Not to mention that 6 Chapters posted on one Chapter Menu is way too crowded and does not leave space for short titles for each chapter. Are you saying that there is no way to add a Chapter Menu if I wish so?

 

Thank you!

 

Have you tried one of the other menu styles? There are many that have only 4 menu items per page.

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Thank you once again. I ended up doing precisely that; meaning using a different menu style. With that said, this is a bad workaround and it forces me to use an undesired style. If indeed there is no way to add manually another Chapter Menu and allocate chapter per menu as I wish, than this is an application flaw. Do you agree?

 

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Thank you once again. I ended up doing precisely that; meaning using a different menu style. With that said, this is a bad workaround and it forces me to use an undesired style. If indeed there is no way to add manually another Chapter Menu and allocate chapter per menu as I wish, than this is an application flaw. Do you agree?

 

Thank you!

 

The menu styles are working the way that they were designed to. That isn't a flaw.

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You have to do it manually...

 

Create your Chapters anyway you want to. (I would let it create the Pages for me just so I have a leg up)

 

Then create the extra pages and buttons (3 per page)

 

Starting at the first page, delete the 4th or 4-6 buttons, move to Page 2.

 

Click the first button, and assign the Play from setting to Chapter 4, etc. - delete excess buttons and move to the next page and repeat.

 

But in Video it pays to keep it simple. People want to SEE video, not wade through page after page of navigation like some X-box game :lol:

 

Compare your work to commercial movies... how much time do you really spend in the chapter menus there?

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I tried to do it manually but no success. What do you mean by saying creating a “page”? It is not a term or concept that Creator uses? If you meant to say “Chapter Menu”, I did not find a function that allows me to do that; that was my original question. Creator allows you to add “Sub menu” but after doing it I realized that it was something else; ; the created hierarchy is not as clear as the auto one and I needed to undo. What is “Submenu” anyway?

 

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Thank you once again. I ended up doing precisely that; meaning using a different menu style. With that said, this is a bad workaround and it forces me to use an undesired style. If indeed there is no way to add manually another Chapter Menu and allocate chapter per menu as I wish, than this is an application flaw. Do you agree?

 

Thank you!

 

There is a way to do what you want, 3 chapters per chapter menu page.

 

Use the Beach menu style (which has 3 chapters per page). Change the menu background, audio etc and anything else. Then save your new menu style as a custom menu.

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There is a way to do what you want, 3 chapters per chapter menu page.

 

Use the Beach menu style (which has 3 chapters per page). Change the menu background, audio etc and anything else. Then save your new menu style as a custom menu.

 

Great workaround! Thank you!

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