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  1. If I use the option in "file->project settings->play movie and all remaining movies in project", it does exactly that: when the user selects a movie, the selection plays, followed by the next, etc. until all have been played. If, however, I attempt to control the flow with the settings for each movie individually, it doesn't seem to work. For example, I had a situation where I wanted the first movie to play, then return to the menu. Then, if the user selected the second, I wanted the second to play, followed by the third, fourth, etc. without returning to the menu in between. I un-checked the "play movie an all remaining movies in project", and for the settings for the first movie, I selected "menu" in the "after playing" choices. Then, for movie 2, I selected movie 3 in the after playing choices, and movie 4 in the after playing choices for movie 3, etc. What happens is that the first one plays correctly (returns to the menu). The second is followed by the third, as specified, but after the third, it returns to the menu, even though the "after playing" choice is to play movie 4. I've experimented with this a little, and it seems that it will never play more than two in a row without returning to the menu, unless the overall project setting is changed. I'd really like to be able to mix and match--has anyone discovered a way to do this? Second question: One of the "after playing" choices is "use title action". Does anyone know the definition of this? It seems like all this choice offers is just another way of saying "return to menu". Thanks!
  2. Alan Kough

    Unable To Control Flow From One Movie To Another

    Thanks for your interest! Your diagram isn't quite what's happening, and I don't know how to draw one on this board, so I'm going to have to try it again in text: I have five separate clips, each with its own entry on the menu. What I want: If the user selects "one", I want it to play "one", and then return to the menu. If the user selects "two", I want it to play "two", and then return to the menu. If the user selects "three", I want it to play "three", then play "four", then play "five", then return to the menu. If the user selects "four", I want it to play "four", then "five", then return to the menu. If the user selects "five", I want it to play "five", then return to the menu. What happens: "one" and "two" work exactly the way I want them to. however: If the user selects "three", it plays "three" and "four", then returns to the menu without playing "five". This is where the problem, I believe, is. If the user selects "four", it plays "four", then "five", as I expected. If you look at the screen captures I posted on June 3 (which is just a small test project I put together to illustrate what I believe the problem to be), I have five clips, each defined so that the "after playing" option is to play the next in sequence. (This is not what I wanted to do in my original project, but it illustrates the problem.) In other words, wherever you start, it should play all the remaining clips before returning to the menu. What I've found, however, is that it will never play more than two, without returning to the menu. For example, if you start at "one", it plays "one", "two", then menu. If you start at "two", it plays "two", "three", then menu. I would love for somebody to try a similar small test project and see if it is just me. I may be totally misunderstanding the meaning of "after playing". Again, thanks very much for your help.
  3. Alan Kough

    Unable To Control Flow From One Movie To Another

    Again, thank you very much for trying to help. I'm sorry I've been unable to make it clear, but I'll try to explain it two different ways: First Explanation: I have five separate clips, each with its own entry on the menu. If the user selects "one", I want it to play "one", and then return to the menu. If the user selects "two", I want it to play "two", and then return to the menu. If the user selects "three", I want it to play "three", then play "four", then play "five", then return to the menu. If the user selects "four", I want it to play "four", then "five", then return to the menu. If the user selects "five", I want it to play "five", then return to the menu. Second Explanation: Please look at the five screen captures I posted above (June 3). In this example, (which is a second case of what I believe to be the same problem), I THINK I've got it set so that: If the user selects "1", it will play "1", then "2", then "3", then "4", then "5". If the user selects "2", it will play "2", then "3", "4", and "5". If the user selects "3", it will play "3", then "4", then "5". If the user selects "4", it will play "4", then "5". If the user selects "5", it will play "5". Do those screen captures show that I've set it up that way? If not, then I'm totally misunderstanding what "after playing" means. If they do mean what I think they mean, then here's the problem: No matter where you start, it will only play two clips, then return to the menu. So, for example, if you start at "1", it plays "1", "2", then menu. If you start at "2", it plays "2", then "3", then menu. I would love for someone to try setting up a test project similar to my screen captures, and tell me if it's just me or really a bug. Again, thank you for your help.
  4. Alan Kough

    Unable To Control Flow From One Movie To Another

    Thank you very much for trying to help. I'm sorry to be so dense, but I don't understand what you said. "The Action is for the Highlighted Button, not the movie" In my examples above, if I click on the movie in the left pane, both it and the button which represents it on the menu (center pane) are highlighted--then the options for "after playing" are in the drop-down on the right pane. So, I'm thinking that in my first screen capture above, where "1" is the highlighted movie and "1" is also the highlighted menu item, then the "after playing" option of "2" means "If the user selects "1" on the menu, play movie "1" and then play movie "2" immediately afterwards. Is this not correct? Interestingly enough, this is the way it works for 1 and 2, but after 2, it returns to the menu. Also interesting is that if you start with "2", it will play 2 and 3, and then return to the menu. Similarly, if you start with "3", it plays 3 and 4, and then returns to the menu. In other words, even though in my example above, they should all play in sequence, only two will play in a row, regardless of where you start. I also tried you suggestion of clicking on the movies tab in the left pane. Unfortunately, if you do that, and then click on a movie, the right pane changes to a completely different view, with no way to control the flow:
  5. Alan Kough

    Unable To Control Flow From One Movie To Another

    Thank you sknis and Jim Hardin for your interest. I've made a short project which demonstrates the problem, and below are the screen captures which illustrate it. I've added 5 individual movies as shown (labeled 1-5), and set "after playing" for movie #1 to be play #2: Then I set "after playing for movie #2 to be play #3. Similarly, after playing 3, play 4, and after playing 4, play 5. However, when you actually run this project, it plays 1, followed by 2, and then returns to the menu instead of playing 3. The only way I've found to get around this is to set the "project settings" to "play all movies in sequence", which would work fine for this simple example, but doesn't work if you want to have some movies return to the menu and others not, depending on the actual project. If it helps, here's how I ran in to this situation. I recorded a concert with my camera. I took the raw video, and edited it into individual clips, one per selection that the group performed. Then I took the printed concert program, scanned it, and turned the scanned images into a slide show. Finally, I took individual screen captures of the performers, and turned them into a slide show also. My concept for the final DVD was to put the program slide show on the menu first, after which I wanted it to return to the menu. Then, I wanted the screen capture slide show on the menu second, after which I also wanted it to return to the menu. Then, I put the individual pieces that the group performed onto the menu, and wanted it set so that after the user played the first piece, it would automatically NOT return to the menu, but instead play all of the performance in sequence. I thought to do it that way because then the viewer would also have the option of choosing any individual piece from the menu, if he or she only wanted to see that one, but could also watch the entire concert without interruption if they wished. Again, thank you for your interest--does that explain it any better?
  6. Alan Kough

    Unable To Control Flow From One Movie To Another

    Thank you for your reply, sknis. To make sure we're on the same terms, I'm using individual video clips from my camera--I haven't divided them up into "chapters" yet in Roxio. The reason I don't think I'm asking too much of the application is that Roxio is giving me the option of what to do next when a clip finishes--at least that's what I interpret the "after playing" choices to be. If I don't use the over-ride in "project settings" to have it play all movies in sequence, but instead try to "mix and match" (having some return to the menu and some not), it doesn't work. I'd also still like to know exactly what the definition of "use title action" is in the "after playing" choices.
  7. Alan Kough

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    And another "thank you" from me--This is the answer I was looking for!
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