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I would like to know how to create a DVD that will automatically begin to play the attached movie after the initial menu has run to it's end. This is needed for one of my players that has no remote control. I want to be able to put the disc in the player and strat the movie without having to push any buttons.

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In the dialogue box that first appears when you open MyDVD, check the option to exclude disc menu and then click on DVD. You will then have to select the movie that you want to bring in.

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if you already have MyDVD opened and you want to create a new project with no menu, select File|New Project|DVD, no menus.

 

Doing either of the above will continue playing the movie in a loop.

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Is there a way to keep the menu? I want to be able to either select one of two movies in the menu or let the menu time and then auto play the first movie.

NO! You can't have it both ways...

 

Closest you can get is add the movie(s) as an Intro. Then after they are through they will present the Menu choices.

 

Alternatly, Menu with the Movies as seperate buttons + a Play All button.

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Is there a way to keep the menu? I want to be able to either select one of two movies in the menu or let the menu time and then auto play the first movie.

 

 

As Jim said , it can't be done with this software. Also menus never time out, at least I have never comacross a DVD that does as menus always loop.

 

You will just have to get off the couch and press the play button or get a universal remote or a new DVD player:rolleyes:

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Digital Guru - The DVD player I'm using is in my RV and requires a remote (lost) to either select "play" or select a movie if more than one movie is in the menu. Many of the commercially available DVDs have a menu that play for a pre-selected time, then go to the movie. That is what I'm trying to do with my homemade DVD. I guess you must have assumed that I'm too lazy to push a button, but that's just not the case (shake head, roll eyes).

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Digital Guru - The DVD player I'm using is in my RV and requires a remote (lost) to either select "play" or select a movie if more than one movie is in the menu. Many of the commercially available DVDs have a menu that play for a pre-selected time, then go to the movie. That is what I'm trying to do with my homemade DVD. I guess you must have assumed that I'm too lazy to push a button, but that's just not the case (shake head, roll eyes).

 

I have never come across a commercial DVD that plays a menu for a pre-selected time. As far as I know C2010 or any other Roxio software has such an option. I am willto be corrected though:rolleyes:

 

Why don't you simply get a universal remote?

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No one assumed anything about you…

 

I have listed what you can do, what you are asking is beyond what a DVD can do. I do not believe anything like that was ever written into the DVD Standards…

 

You say you have seen one, tell us the name so I can run to Blockbuster. ;)

 

I doubt it is even in the Blu-ray Standards, which greatly magnified the menu structure.

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The movie was from NetFlix and called "Operation Pacific" staring John Wayne. The menu ran for about 30 seconds and then the movie started playing automatically without pushing any buttons. I also use an app called "DVD Photo Slideshow" that has the feature I'm looking for. Unfortunately, this app is for photos - not video. It allows the producer to select whether you want the menu to loop, or go to the movie at the end of X seconds.

 

Thanks for your reply. I'm only looking for constructive information as opposed to someone suggesting I get off my couch and gesturing the roll-eyes thing. I would truly appreciate any information. Perhaps this could be a suggestion for an additional feature of Creator, if not already in the app.

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Reread post # 4 (Intro Movie plus menu). That is as close as you are going to get with this software. Now if you have an extra $200 to $400 to spend you mught contact Roxio to see if thiswill do what you want.

 

I had a TV that essentially wouldn't work because the remote went bad. I could start and stop and chage channels but the other options were lost.

 

Contact the TV manufacturer for a replacement remote or get one of the universal remotes (as suggested) to do what you need to do.

 

The weather is hot and dry, I'm sure there was no offense meant.

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The movie was from NetFlix and called "Operation Pacific" staring John Wayne. The menu ran for about 30 seconds and then the movie started playing automatically without pushing any buttons. I also use an app called "DVD Photo Slideshow" that has the feature I'm looking for. Unfortunately, this app is for photos - not video. It allows the producer to select whether you want the menu to loop, or go to the movie at the end of X seconds.

 

Thanks for your reply. I'm only looking for constructive information as opposed to someone suggesting I get off my couch and gesturing the roll-eyes thing. I would truly appreciate any information. Perhaps this could be a suggestion for an additional feature of Creator, if not already in the app.

OK, I ordered a copy! (OPERATION PACIFIC – 1951)

 

Check back in a few days and I will post what I find.

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OK, it finally got here and you were defiantly right about it! :unsure:

 

The Menu plays for 2, 40 second cycles then starts the movie.

 

You can start it before then but it is going to start at 1:20 regardless!

 

I tested it on 3 different Players to make sure it was not something particular to a Player and all performed the same way.

 

And nothing in the software is going to let you do that, not ever sure it would be in the $600 DVDit :lol:

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