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Create Dvd Menu - Play Movies In Specific Order


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I created the following sub-menu:

 

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All of the titles are separate movie titles so each person can watch only the one they want and in whatever order. Kids these days!? I want to be able to cycle through the menu with the "Next" or right arrow on the remote control of a DVD player and select the next movie. Even though I placed them in order I want them to be played on the screen (even chronologically placed them in the project!) the selected movie jumps around when using the next or right arrow. How is this corrected?

 

Note: When I am playing the video and hit the ">>|" button it takes me out of the movie and back to the menu, which is what I want. But hitting that same button or even the arrow button on the remote seems to randomly pick a movie out of sequence, although it is consistantly selecting the same one. It's consistent, but not the one I want. EVER!

 

I guess I could have put the video as one big movie then allowed for auto Chapter selection. That may have worked, but I've found Roxio so flaky in how it works. I tried to create the DVD 3x and in between each time did nothing other than start over and the third time it mysteriously made it through the process without error. Yes, I tried burning directly to the DVD, created .iso file, and Video_TS folder. Finally what works consistently is to use the full scale version of each Movie in the .dmsm and place the .dmsm files in the Menu, create the Video_TS folder which is much larger than a DVD, then copy DVD using MyDVD and allow the S/W to do the compression to fit to disc. Works like a charm, and hopefully keeps the highest quality of video in tact. If only I had found this out 4 weeks ago!!

 

Project is done and DVD is made, but figured I would ask for future use. Thanks!

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I created the following sub-menu:

 

post-104073-0-90948800-1337871691_thumb.jpg

 

All of the titles are separate movie titles so each person can watch only the one they want and in whatever order. Kids these days!? I want to be able to cycle through the menu with the "Next" or right arrow on the remote control of a DVD player and select the next movie. Even though I placed them in order I want them to be played on the screen (even chronologically placed them in the project!) the selected movie jumps around when using the next or right arrow. How is this corrected?

 

Note: When I am playing the video and hit the ">>|" button it takes me out of the movie and back to the menu, which is what I want. But hitting that same button or even the arrow button on the remote seems to randomly pick a movie out of sequence, although it is consistantly selecting the same one. It's consistent, but not the one I want. EVER!

 

I guess I could have put the video as one big movie then allowed for auto Chapter selection. That may have worked, but I've found Roxio so flaky in how it works. I tried to create the DVD 3x and in between each time did nothing other than start over and the third time it mysteriously made it through the process without error. Yes, I tried burning directly to the DVD, created .iso file, and Video_TS folder. Finally what works consistently is to use the full scale version of each Movie in the .dmsm and place the .dmsm files in the Menu, create the Video_TS folder which is much larger than a DVD, then copy DVD using MyDVD and allow the S/W to do the compression to fit to disc. Works like a charm, and hopefully keeps the highest quality of video in tact. If only I had found this out 4 weeks ago!!

 

Project is done and DVD is made, but figured I would ask for future use. Thanks!

 

A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video. So if your Video_TS folder is "larger" then the DVD then compression has to be used. Using "fit-to-disc" in such a case will give almost the worst quality. Most of us use the HQ (best quality) setting and burn to a folder set (Video_TS). THen use the "Copy DVD" tab of Video Copy & Convert and burn that folder set to a DVD. You "oversize" video will be transcoded to fit on the DVD. The quality achieved this way is much better then what Fit-to-disc creates.

 

What menu style are you using? What does you main menu look like?

Putting more menu items on a menu page then the default may create navigation problems.

 

Generally the "Next" button will play the videos in the order they were added to your project. If you move around the "menu" items on the menu page, the play sequence does not follow your menu arrangement. You will have to modify the "play next" in your menu settings.

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The original order that several menus (for example Birthday) use were

 

1 3 (5)

2 4 (6)

 

If you move them around, they still stay in that play order which screws up the mindvs remote.. Please tell us what base manu you have and please post an imge of your top menu.

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Sorry for the delay. Travel...

 

Unfortunately on the HQ setting I'm still over by 16 min so I had to compress somewhere! I'll try my best to limit those darn DVD's to 60 min next time or just use the Double Density.

 

I believe I used Blue Silver Menu Style, and even though it said "Menu Full" it gave me the opportunity to basically say never-mind and keep adding to it, although with some program instability. I learned to save project after each additional movie added in case it crashed. A defrag helped for a while.

 

Here is my menu structure.

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I don't have the acutal DVD with me so it's hard to say the order of movies when you hit next. Thanks for the input. I know I'm pushing the envelope with the menu structure but needed (wanted) more than 4 per page.

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Since your project is only 16 minutes over 60 minutes, you could burn to a folder set and then use "Copy DVD" tab of Video Copy & Convert and burn that folder set to a DVDas I suggested in post #2. The quality would still be good and there would be no need to remove video

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