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Change SubMenu Thumbnails?


kzatu

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Hello,

 

I'm using MyDVD Premier 8 and I want to know if it is possible to change the picture for a submenu button? Right now when I create a submenu, the submenu button's picture simply matches that of the background theme.

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How are you creating the submenu and the thumbnails? To create a 'submenu, you should right click on your movie or slideshow and choose 'Edit Chapters'. This automatically creates the submenu and the thumbnails on that submenu. You can then go to the submenu, RIGHT mouse click on the thumbnail and choose EDIT THUMBNAIL to change the image.

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Ok, here is what I do click-for-click.

 

I start a new DVD project. In the Project View window, I right-click on "My Menu" and select "Add Submenu". Now there is an icon on "My Menu" which will lead me to the submenu I just created. This submenu button that was created, on the main menu, has an icon which matches the background theme. I would like to change the thumbnail picture for this button. I noticed that I can change the picture for icons that link directly to movies, but I cannot appear to change it for buttons that link to submenus.

 

I really hope this is a good explanation.

 

Here is a picture. I hope this helps.

submenu.jpg

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I've never used that feature, but appears to be the same thing as 'Add unlink button'. YOu have created a 'submenu' button that really isn't linked to anything. No video or slideshow. So HOW can you change the button's thumbnail if isn't linked? Thumbnails are extracted from the 'linked' file. You can't just pick a file off the hard drive and use it as a thumbnail.

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I really was afraid that would be your answer. I've been trying out a myriad of Home DVD suites and I haven't found one that gives me this level of control yet.

 

In the past I've used a combination of Adobe Encore DVD and Adobe Photoshop and because they are professional tools, they let you do anything you want, but at the price of being overly technical. And since I'm not a professional, it tends to takes me hours to get the same results that I could get in less than an hour in a program like Roxio's MyDVD. But as least with the Adobe products I'm not wanting more when I'm finished.

 

Either there's a program on the shelf that I've missed or I'll have to wait for the SOHO DVD market to catch up to me.

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I'm afraid you will have to stick with more professional products for that type of control. I have Adobe's Premiere elements 2 and it has even less features for DVD authoring than MyDVD although you can customize the DVD templates in Photoshop or PS Elements which I find to complex.

 

Sonic's DVDit Pro 6 has tons of features and gives the user lots of control. Some what of a learning curve simply because there IS so many features. It's still easier to learn than other pro-level DVD authoring programs.

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