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Mydvd Project Settings Location?

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Hi Guys,

 

I've just purchased toast 15 titanium and have been authoring a DVD project in MyDVD on my iMac (OS X El Capitan). In the user guide it states that you can review and change the project settings to set things like continuous chapter play, button aspect ratios etc, but problem is i can't locate the project settings. The guide says got to the File menu > project settings, but i don't get that option under the file menu (see screen shot attached). I can set the DVD standard (NTSC,PAL) under the MyDVD menu > preferences, but thats the only option i can change.

 

Can someone please shed some light on this for me?

 

 

Thanks very much
Mark

 

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Hi Guys,

 

I've just purchased toast 15 titanium and have been authoring a DVD project in MyDVD on my iMac (OS X El Capitan). In the user guide it states that you can review and change the project settings to set things like continuous chapter play, button aspect ratios etc, but problem is i can't locate the project settings. The guide says got to the File menu > project settings, but i don't get that option under the file menu (see screen shot attached). I can set the DVD standard (NTSC,PAL) under the MyDVD menu > preferences, but thats the only option i can change.

 

Can someone please shed some light on this for me?

 

 

Thanks very much
Mark

 

I have just wasted a lot of time with this exact problem in Titanium 15 Pro. I have clicked every part of every menu and screen and cannot find anywhere to edit the project properties as described in the Help document. To answer Digital Guru the Tools Options are "Add Intro Video' or "Erase Disk" (I don't use Flash and cannot attach files).

The options in the Preferences Screen offer NTSC or PAL only. It is not long since I couldn't find a program to support 16:9 screeens and now I can't burn my old videos to disk in 4:3!

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Thanks for that information, I will try to find some Toast users to see if they can find it ;)

 

If you guys can't then it is probably not there :( We have seen in the past that the Help files are not updated after things are removed.

 

I don't understand your 16:9 & 4:3 dilemma? Please expound on that.

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Thanks for that information, I will try to find some Toast users to see if they can find it ;)

 

If you guys can't then it is probably not there :( We have seen in the past that the Help files are not updated after things are removed.

 

I don't understand your 16:9 & 4:3 dilemma? Please expound on that.

The missing menu is supposed to contain the Aspect control. Without it there is now way to match the aspect of the imported video to the format of the DVD to be burned as everything is burnt at 16:9. When I import a 4:3 video it is automatically stretched width ways to match the 16:9 menus. This is totally unsatisfactory.

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Stretched is not good!

 

Try checking in the editing part of the Suite. On the PC version it is not in the Authoring part but only found in the Editor:

 

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Hi Jim,

 

Thanks for your help - sorry for the slow reply, i haven't been back here for a while. I still haven't found a solution so if you can find something out that would be great.

 

Very disappointing if they have removed any options to change the settings. I would have thought that being able to choose these basic elements of a DVD project would be standard.

 

I did try and contact Corel via their chat option, but after 3 weeks of very sporadic responses from them, it got the s&^ts and gave up!

 

Mark

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Bigmaxy,

 

Yeah, I know the guide seems to imply that you can change things like aspect ratio (the guide says you can "lock button aspect ratio" - whatever that means), etc. but in the Mac version you totally can't. Sorry.

 

Kathi

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The Lock Button Aspect Ratio, mean what it says... It controls the aspect ratio of the buttons but has nothing to do with the video.

 

Some of this should be automatic. As there is no such thing as a 4:3 Blu-ray, all are 16:9 or near that. Anything that is not actually 16:9 should be surrounded by black borders as appropriate to its' aspect ratio and how it fits into a 16:9 format -_-

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Correct, and other software out there will allow you to import a 4:3 video file, and will add the black borders to allow it to be played widescreen. MyDVD will not. I would bring the video into Handbrake and use the Crop function to give you the padding you will need to add the black bars on the sides. Either that or zoom the movie to fill the sides, but losing the top and bottom.

 

Kathi

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