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Toast Titanium 10

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Hello All,

 

I'm using a friend's computer and he's got Toast Titanium 10 so that I can make a menu for my DVD. The process seems to be straight forward, however, there's no setting for a custom menu from my JPEG image that I'd like to use. I've got the Toast PDF guide open and on pages 105-106 it addresses Menu Styles. I've selected "No Menu" under he Menu Style. Under that is Aspect Ratio, and then it goes into the button section. They include buttons, button highlight color, background color, text color, ect. However, as per the PDF there is no selection for Custom Menu Background.

 

I don't want to use any of Toast's numerous menu background.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated. As an aside and under the Toast preferences, I've got everything checked off in the General Tab including Show Legacy Settings.

 

Thanks,

Jack mellow.gif

 

P.S. See the attached PDF screen shot, please.

Toast 10 PDF_pgs.105-106.tiff

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I've selected "No Menu" under he Menu Style. [...] I don't want to use any of Toast's numerous menu background.
If you want the DVD to have a menu, you should select any of the preset menus, but not "no menu". You can change the background image of the preset by dragging a picture to the menu thumbnail image. That way you get the button style from the preset, but your own custom background image replaces the background image from the preset. "No menu" produces a DVD without a menu.

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If you want the DVD to have a menu, you should select any of the preset menus, but not "no menu". You can change the background image of the preset by dragging a picture to the menu thumbnail image. That way you get the button style from the preset, but your own custom background image replaces the background image from the preset. "No menu" produces a DVD without a menu.

 

Hey thanks, The Old Archiver! You're correct. I was able to select a menu and then drag my JPEG image I wanted for a menu background into the menu window. I selected "Arabesque" as the menu style because it doesn't have the middle window in the center. However, how do I get rid of the default "MY MOVIE" so that it's not in the middle of my new background?

 

Any help is appreciated,

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However, how do I get rid of the default "MY MOVIE" so that it's not in the middle of my new background?

The "My Movie" part is from the Menu Title field. You could render it invisible by changing the menu title to a few space characters.

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The "My Movie" part is from the Menu Title field. You could render it invisible by changing the menu title to a few space characters.

 

Good tip, The Old Archiver, but the "My Movie" is permanently placed on the menu. The menu title field only adds new information above the "My Movie." Did I misread your tip in any way? I've attached a couple of screen grabs so you can see that the My Movie doesn't appear to be removable. The second TIFF shows you that whatever you type only adds info above the "My Movie."

 

Thanks a bunch,

Jack

Toast Titanium 10 Arabesque menu.tiff

Toast Titanium 10 menu with title info.tiff

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Good tip, The Old Archiver, but the "My Movie" is permanently placed on the menu. The menu title field only adds new information above the "My Movie." Did I misread your tip in any way? I've attached a couple of screen grabs so you can see that the My Movie doesn't appear to be removable. The second TIFF shows you that whatever you type only adds info above the "My Movie."

 

Thanks a bunch,

Jack

The heading at the top of the menu is what you enter at the top of the Toast Video window or enter as the menu title when you select the Menus tab in the window that appears when you click the More... button. The heading(s) beneath that are what you enter as the titles for the individual videos you add to Toast. That text remains "My Movie" in the preview window but appears correctly in the disc image of video DVD.

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The heading at the top of the menu is what you enter at the top of the Toast Video window or enter as the menu title when you select the Menus tab in the window that appears when you click the More... button. The heading(s) beneath that are what you enter as the titles for the individual videos you add to Toast. That text remains "My Movie" in the preview window but appears correctly in the disc image of video DVD.

 

Hey there Tsantee,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

You said: The text remains "My Movie" in the preview window but appears correctly in the disc image of video DVD.

However, it didn't work for me when I used my custom background, left the My Movie (don't know how to remove it), saved as disk image, and played the disk image on my computer. The menu comes up with the My Movie in the center - which needs to be removed. I'd guess that burning the disk image to DVD media will leave the menu just the same.

 

 

Have I read and understood your post correctly?

 

Thanks for any tips to remove the My Movie from the menu,

Jack

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Hey there Tsantee,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

You said: The text remains "My Movie" in the preview window but appears correctly in the disc image of video DVD.

However, it didn't work for me when I used my custom background, left the My Movie (don't know how to remove it), saved as disk image, and played the disk image on my computer. The menu comes up with the My Movie in the center - which needs to be removed. I'd guess that burning the disk image to DVD media will leave the menu just the same.

 

 

Have I read and understood your post correctly?

 

Thanks for any tips to remove the My Movie from the menu,

Jack

It will appear the same on the disc as it appears in the disc image. When you add a video to the Video window it appears in the Toast window with a thumbnail image and three lines of text. The first line of text usually is the title of the video from whatever is the source. You can edit that title however you like. It is this first line that replaces "My Movie" when using the Arabesque menu style you've chosen.

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It will appear the same on the disc as it appears in the disc image. When you add a video to the Video window it appears in the Toast window with a thumbnail image and three lines of text. The first line of text usually is the title of the video from whatever is the source. You can edit that title however you like. It is this first line that replaces "My Movie" when using the Arabesque menu style you've chosen.

 

Thanks again, Tsantee, however as you'll see in the two attachment the My Movie is NOT editable when entering new information in the Menu Title field. Anything entered in the Menu Title field just goes at the top of the Arabesque menu background as you see in the enlarged TIFF attachment. I assume you've actually tried this yourself? Perhaps, my version is "corrupted" is some strange way

 

Thanks,

Jack huh.gif

 

P.S. I've got an email support question into Roxio to help with a solution. They've replied once and didn't answer my question except to say refer to the Toast .pdf manual and to look on the discussion forums. Huh?

Menu Title window.tiff

Menu title enlarged.tiff

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Thanks again, Tsantee, however as you'll see in the two attachment the My Movie is NOT editable when entering new information in the Menu Title field. Anything entered in the Menu Title field just goes at the top of the Arabesque menu background as you see in the enlarged TIFF attachment. I assume you've actually tried this yourself? Perhaps, my version is "corrupted" is some strange way

 

Thanks,

Jack huh.gif

 

P.S. I've got an email support question into Roxio to help with a solution. They've replied once and didn't answer my question except to say refer to the Toast .pdf manual and to look on the discussion forums. Huh?

Yes I've checked and it works fine for me. The text that you are referring to as the Menu Title field is entered at the top of the Toast window. That is the name you are giving your video DVD and it appears in the final menu near the top of the screen. The text you haven't been able to edit is the title of the individual movie file. When you add a movie file to the Video window you will see a thumbnail image of the movie. To the right of that image there are three lines of text. Usually the first line is the name of the movie file, the second line is a date and the third line is the time length. It is this text that replaces the "My Movie" that appears lower on the DVD's menu than the disc title. I've attached a screen shot where I titled the DVD "Toast test" and the name of the movie "Test".

 

What are you seeing in the Toast window that is next to the thumbnail image of the video you added to Toast?

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Thanks again, Tsantee, however as you'll see in the two attachment the My Movie is NOT editable when entering new information in the Menu Title field. Anything entered in the Menu Title field just goes at the top of the Arabesque menu background as you see in the enlarged TIFF attachment. I assume you've actually tried this yourself? Perhaps, my version is "corrupted" is some strange way

 

Thanks,

Jack huh.gif

 

P.S. I've got an email support question into Roxio to help with a solution. They've replied once and didn't answer my question except to say refer to the Toast .pdf manual and to look on the discussion forums. Huh?

 

Please PM me your ticket number.

 

Thanks

 

Ivan

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Yes I've checked and it works fine for me. The text that you are referring to as the Menu Title field is entered at the top of the Toast window. That is the name you are giving your video DVD and it appears in the final menu near the top of the screen. The text you haven't been able to edit is the title of the individual movie file. When you add a movie file to the Video window you will see a thumbnail image of the movie. To the right of that image there are three lines of text. Usually the first line is the name of the movie file, the second line is a date and the third line is the time length. It is this text that replaces the "My Movie" that appears lower on the DVD's menu than the disc title. I've attached a screen shot where I titled the DVD "Toast test" and the name of the movie "Test".

 

What are you seeing in the Toast window that is next to the thumbnail image of the video you added to Toast?

 

Hey there, Tsantee. Yes, despite try everyone's suggestions the MY MOVIE is not editable on the Toast 10.0 version I'm using. It could be a glitch. I appreciate you trying it out for yourself to see that it worked for you. However, it does not work for me.

 

Barbara from the Roxio Retrospect support group sent me instructions to follow to edit the MY MOVIE, but she say's it's not removable. That's what I've been wondering all along. I don't want MY MOVIE, or anything I write, permanently placed over my custom made menu (Photoshop). I've got a video for a professional presentation, and I can't have any writing in the middle of the menu, in my case. I asked Barbara if there's any other menu choice that'll give me a clean option with no editable section that I can use. That would make the Toast menu a professional tool. Otherwise, it's just a family, friends, kind of look. I do like using, Toast, however, for my video and music burning with the Mac OS X system.

 

Thanks for your efforts,

Jack biggrin.gif

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Hey there, Tsantee. Yes, despite try everyone's suggestions the MY MOVIE is not editable on the Toast 10.0 version I'm using. It could be a glitch. I appreciate you trying it out for yourself to see that it worked for you. However, it does not work for me.

 

Barbara from the Roxio Retrospect support group sent me instructions to follow to edit the MY MOVIE, but she say's it's not removable. That's what I've been wondering all along. I don't want MY MOVIE, or anything I write, permanently placed over my custom made menu (Photoshop). I've got a video for a professional presentation, and I can't have any writing in the middle of the menu, in my case. I asked Barbara if there's any other menu choice that'll give me a clean option with no editable section that I can use. That would make the Toast menu a professional tool. Otherwise, it's just a family, friends, kind of look. I do like using, Toast, however, for my video and music burning with the Mac OS X system.

 

Thanks for your efforts,

Jack

Toast does not pretend to be a professional video DVD-authoring application, That is the realm of DVD Studio Pro, part of Final Cut Pro.

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Toast does not pretend to be a professional video DVD-authoring application, That is the realm of DVD Studio Pro, part of Final Cut Pro.

 

Good comment. I'd at least like to see one "pro" Toast menu for nice presentations to clients. I mean, just one. I do use iMovie and iDvd for some videos, too. Their menus are also geared towards the friends and family groups, too. I may have to buy Final Cut Express, at least, if I need custom menus.

 

Thanks!

 

-Jack biggrin.gif

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Hey there, Tsantee. Yes, despite try everyone's suggestions the MY MOVIE is not editable on the Toast 10.0 version I'm using. It could be a glitch. I appreciate you trying it out for yourself to see that it worked for you. However, it does not work for me.

 

Barbara from the Roxio Retrospect support group sent me instructions to follow to edit the MY MOVIE, but she say's it's not removable. That's what I've been wondering all along. I don't want MY MOVIE, or anything I write, permanently placed over my custom made menu (Photoshop). I've got a video for a professional presentation, and I can't have any writing in the middle of the menu, in my case. I asked Barbara if there's any other menu choice that'll give me a clean option with no editable section that I can use. That would make the Toast menu a professional tool. Otherwise, it's just a family, friends, kind of look. I do like using, Toast, however, for my video and music burning with the Mac OS X system.

 

Thanks for your efforts,

Jack biggrin.gif

 

Jack,

 

The challenge is that you can not just have a blank menu with no button on it. There must be "something" on the menu to allow the users to select the movie to play. Only high end DVD authoring software, even on Windows side, would allow users to create "an invisible button" for playback.

 

Thanks

 

Ivan

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Jack,

 

The challenge is that you can not just have a blank menu with no button on it. There must be "something" on the menu to allow the users to select the movie to play. Only high end DVD authoring software, even on Windows side, would allow users to create "an invisible button" for playback.

 

Thanks

 

Ivan

 

 

Thanks for the reply, Ivan.

 

I say "blank menu," but ideally it would include a button (at the bottom) and blank background ONLY. Perhaps the word "Drop your custom background here" would be placed in the center and, of course, it wouldn't show over the background you've dropped in. Unlike the MY MOVIE that can't be removed. I'm just saying...

 

Thanks,

Jack biggrin.gif

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Thanks for the reply, Ivan.

 

I say "blank menu," but ideally it would include a button (at the bottom) and blank background ONLY. Perhaps the word "Drop your custom background here" would be placed in the center and, of course, it wouldn't show over the background you've dropped in. Unlike the MY MOVIE that can't be removed. I'm just saying...

 

Thanks,

Jack biggrin.gif

Something I suggested to another user is to set the menu background to black (or drop in a black background) and set the text and highlight colors to black. What that user wanted was a disc that automatically started playing (a setting available in Toast) but that it not repeat playback. This way it returns to a menu that doesn't display anything.

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Something I suggested to another user is to set the menu background to black (or drop in a black background) and set the text and highlight colors to black. What that user wanted was a disc that automatically started playing (a setting available in Toast) but that it not repeat playback. This way it returns to a menu that doesn't display anything.

 

Thanks, Tsantee, for the tip. Of course, your idea is great if that's what you need. For my needs I need a custom menu, as you know. Seems this fellow ( http://bit.ly/dm93z3 ) has a workaround for that.

 

-J

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