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Creating a DVD and having photo folder on DVD menu


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I’m creating a DVD movie for my Grandfather’s 90th birthday from old photos throughout his life. I have the movie made and it’s just over and hour long. I’ve also added chapters to the movie and it’s all easily navigated with the My DVD start-up menu. The last thing I would like to do is add a folder with all of the photos used during the movie, this way if a family member wants a certain photo they can just grab it off this list. So is there any way to have a data folder on a DVD chapter menu so user can have access to these photos? I would basically want a startup menu with play movie or search photos…. Is there anyway to do this?

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See the image that I posted you want to archive the images from the My DVD project properties menu.

So if I'm understanding you right the pictures would be available in a folder when you hit explore of the on the drive? If that's the case that would work for me. How do you go about doing that again?
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I’m creating a DVD movie for my Grandfather’s 90th birthday from old photos throughout his life. I have the movie made and it’s just over and hour long. I’ve also added chapters to the movie and it’s all easily navigated with the My DVD start-up menu. The last thing I would like to do is add a folder with all of the photos used during the movie, this way if a family member wants a certain photo they can just grab it off this list. So is there any way to have a data folder on a DVD chapter menu so user can have access to these photos? I would basically want a startup menu with play movie or search photos…. Is there anyway to do this?

 

You can add the folder to the disc, however, I don't believe there is anyway to access them from the menu. :huh: You have to open the DVD in my computer to access the folder. :) If someone else knows a way they will answer I am sure. I have never heard of anyone doing this or talked about it so I am fairly confident that you can't.

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That was a slightly different use but Patty was right, you could get to it only from a computer. If you want to put a folder of the images onto the disc, just check the "archive images" in the file/project settings dialog box.

 

What I had was a few images of text pages that were hidden unless you knew they were there. It was a way of archiving pages that were not part of a slide show or movie onto the disc. The text took up the entire page so a slide show with reasonable timing would not be practical (nor readable off a TV). I did not want to upset the "aesthetics" by having a visual button on the menu (actually to not confuse the audience by having it there). I just created a short slide show of the images, added it as a movie and then dragged the button out of the TV safe zone. It was an easy way of just putting the images of those text pages onto the disc and burning as a normal DVD. You would use windows explorer to find the images to read. Of course, I could not render the slide show to an mpg2 file in VideoWave for this to work.

 

Perhaps someone else had a different method?

 

 

Yes, it can be done, but you have to burn the video to a video folder. Then use Creator Classic to burn the two folders. Sknis, didn't you post those directions before?
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