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Ty Catt

MyDVD Buttons

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OK.

 

Let's say I make a menu, and then a submenu (of the main menu), and then another submenu (of the first submenu).

 

On the second submenu, is there a way to create a button taking me back to the first submenu?

 

EMC10 automatically creates the home button on each new menu page, taking you back to the main menu, but I need to move and navigate in a linear fashion.

 

Aside from imported movies, why is the link area on the settings always ghosted?

 

Any ideas, workarounds?

 

Tyler

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ALL settings on context sensitive - meaning those setting change according to what you have selected. The 'link' settings will only show when you have selected a button.

 

Back arrows should be created automatically. As far as I know, there is no way to create those manually. Which menu style are you using?

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ALL settings on context sensitive - meaning those setting change according to what you have selected. The 'link' settings will only show when you have selected a button.

 

Back arrows should be created automatically. As far as I know, there is no way to create those manually. Which menu style are you using?

 

Gary,

 

Thanks for the reply- I know when I see your reply I know I'm in good hands, you know your stuff! In fact thanks for all your previous help on past q's, too! :D

 

Well, first off, I DO have a button selected, and the link menu is still ghosted. The buttons ghosted are the ones EMC creates for you, the home button, and strangely, the up arrow, NOT the back arrow.

 

Re: menu style- I started with the default one EMC provides (movie theatre), changed the background and did my own thing with graphics, sound, etc.

 

To put things into perspective let me put it this way- Let's say I want to create a DVD with the four seasons of the year, beginning with Spring. I create a submenu for Summer, then a submenu (of Summer) for Fall, and then a submenu (of Fall) for Winter. Is there a way to navigate from season to season laterally, because when EMC adds a submenu it automatically gives me a home button (i.e. Spring), and the weird UP arrow, not previous or forward buttons.

 

Does that make sense? Would a screen capture help?

 

I am a seasoned veteran of DVD creation with other softwares (like Ulead and Apple DVD Studio Pro), so I know my way around these things. So I don't think my problem is too far out there, it would seem to provide normal or natural functionality to the user of the DVD.

 

Thanks,

 

Tyler

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Gary,

 

Thanks for the reply- I know when I see your reply I know I'm in good hands, you know your stuff! In fact thanks for all your previous help on past q's, too! :D

 

Well, first off, I DO have a button selected, and the link menu is still ghosted. The buttons ghosted are the ones EMC creates for you, the home button, and strangely, the up arrow, NOT the back arrow.

 

Re: menu style- I started with the default one EMC provides (movie theatre), changed the background and did my own thing with graphics, sound, etc.

 

To put things into perspective let me put it this way- Let's say I want to create a DVD with the four seasons of the year, beginning with Spring. I create a submenu for Summer, then a submenu (of Summer) for Fall, and then a submenu (of Fall) for Winter. Is there a way to navigate from season to season laterally, because when EMC adds a submenu it automatically gives me a home button (i.e. Spring), and the weird UP arrow, not previous or forward buttons.

 

Does that make sense? Would a screen capture help?

 

I am a seasoned veteran of DVD creation with other softwares (like Ulead and Apple DVD Studio Pro), so I know my way around these things. So I don't think my problem is too far out there, it would seem to provide normal or natural functionality to the user of the DVD.

 

Thanks,

 

Tyler

When you create a sub-menu (down one level from the main menu), the up-arrow points to the menu on a higher level. So I would think the program is behaving correctly. The next or previous button only appear on menus that are on the same level. I suppose you could have a Home, Up, Down, Next and Previous burron all on the same sub-menu.

 

In the Seasons example, would Winter be a sub-menu of Fall, which is a sub-menu of Summer, which is a sub-menu of Spring (which is the Home or Top or Manin Menu)? Such a menu structure would not be user friendly. Why would you not put the 4 seasons on a sub-menu off the main menu? The main menu would then have 2 buttons: Play All or Select Seasons.

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Walt,

 

I see your point.

 

I am trying to avoid the Main Menu as a starting point, and just keeping everything linear. I know the submenu idea sounds user unfriendly, but if I had control over the buttons which are ghosted, it would work OK.

 

So I'm guessing alot of these problems are stemming from how I created the menu.

 

If I have to have a main menu to fix the issues, I'll just suck it up and do it!

 

Thanks for your time!

 

Tyler

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Walt,

 

I see your point.

 

I am trying to avoid the Main Menu as a starting point, and just keeping everything linear. I know the submenu idea sounds user unfriendly, but if I had control over the buttons which are ghosted, it would work OK.

 

So I'm guessing alot of these problems are stemming from how I created the menu.

 

If I have to have a main menu to fix the issues, I'll just suck it up and do it!

 

Thanks for your time!

 

Tyler

 

You have to have a "Main" menu as a starting point so why not use it. :)

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Walt,So I'm guessing alot of these problems are stemming from how I created the menu.
Yes, and partly the way MyDVD creates menu and submenus. The navigation buttons like forward, back, home are predefined. However you might be able to create an 'unlinked' button on the sub-menu that jumps to another sub-menu or to a movie on the sub-menu. I haven't tried that though. Edited by ggrussell

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