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You might not have it in the Dell Edition, Martin. That is a special edition with reduced functionality, so it might well not be able to do this.


I can't advise on that edition, since I've never seen a copy of it. Have you tried the Dell forums? They're usually pretty helpful.




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I'm not sure how reduced your functionality is with that version, but I tried bypassing the Edit Menu Background method (which relies on VideoWave) to create a new background menu using PhotoSuite (but any image-editing program should work for this).


Check if your version of MyDVD has the option to "Change Menu Background" (it's listed in my version of MyDVD in the Edit Panel or by clicking on "DVD Menu" at the top and selecting it from there).


If you do have the option to Change Menu Background, compose an image file containing whatever you want on your background menu (pictures, etc.) in an image-editing program like PhotoSuite and save it as a jpg or png file. Remember to save room for the text (My Menu, Title Names, etc.) and/or images if you are going to use a menu style that has images for the buttons.


Pick the menu style you prefer (for example, "Birthday" that contains the giraffe image as well as placeholders for images for title buttons). After the style loads in MyDVD, click on the Change Menu Background mentioned above and navigate to and add the image file that you created in your image-editing program. In my trial, the buttons and text of the original style were retained, I just added my movies and they play inside the buttons in the preview as they would if I had used the original Birthday template. I was also able to add an overlay of a video clip or a picture, but again that will depend on the functionality of your version. You won't have a motion background with this method, but with your movies playing inside the buttons and/or the overlay(s), you might find you don't really need one.


I hope this works for you.

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