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  • Wed, Jun 15 2011 9:19 PM

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    AVID DVD Question

    When I create a DVD with AVID DVD the DVD starts playing at the begining when inserted as opposed to starting at the menu.  Am I missing a setting somewhere that will make the disk open at the menu and not start playing right away?

    Thanks for any input!

     

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    Camilo:
    Thanks for any input!

    It sounds like you have the words (First Play) beside the name of your Movie 1 - on the left side under the TITLES heading.

    You need to make your MENU the "First Play".

    Right click on your MENU and choose "Mark as First Play"

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  • Wed, Jun 15 2011 9:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    Adding to what Douglas said, for me the best workflow is to create your menu first. Drag a graphic onto the top box when you open a project. Later, when you add media, drag your clips into the section below the menu(s) you've created.

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  • Wed, Jun 15 2011 10:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    Thanks everyone, I'll give those suggestions a try!

     

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    Many thanks to Douglas for his great tutorials!

    After timidly trying AvidDVD for small one menu page projects I jumped in with both feet to author a dance recital DVD with 7 menus, most with 6 chapters per menu along with with a "First Play" FBI warning. As Atomike suggested I created the menus a week or so before I shot the recital using an advance copy of the program to label each chapter box.

    One of Douglas' tutorials talked about replacing the menu backgrounds with another image. I asked the studio owner to email me the background she used for her printed program & I pulled a widescreen ratio jpg from her graphic. I used the same fonts & colors she used on the printed program, so now my DVD menus tie in very nicely with the theme of the recital and the printed program.

    The only major problem I had was with the "Routing" of button pushes for the standard Up/Dow/Right/Left/Enter keys. After rendering the menus and program files to an .iso (this was a widescreen SD project) and burning a DVD-RW disk I discovered that while three of the Chapter Menus worked perfectly, two menus wouldn't let me move the selection up off the "previous page/next page/home" bottom row buttons. So I went back and studied the "Routing" portion of each button as well as the numbering syatem for each button until I finally figured out the routing process. Then it was just a matter of checking the routing sequence for each menu button and checking the function of all the button pushes in "Simulate". After rerendering the project and burning another DVD-RW disk all the button pushes worked as I wanted the to.

    Thanks again to Douglas!

     

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    Vidiot Tech:
    Many thanks to Douglas for his great tutorials!

    I am happy to hear that yet another "customer" is happy with my products.... Geeked

    The routing of the buttons is, as you described, not so difficult if you check them before burning.
    I cannot even remember what I have in the (over 3 hours) tutorials about button routing. I suspect that I don't even mention it. In that case it is a serious miss on my part.

    Probably I will make a newer - more up to date - version of my DVD/Blu-Ray tutorials at a later date. I will make sure to cover that area too.

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  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 9:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    Vidiot Tech:

     

    The only major problem I had was with the "Routing" of button pushes for the standard Up/Dow/Right/Left/Enter keys.

     

     

    This an issue to watch for when creating menus and then removing media. If you delete a movie that is link to a button, the routing will change to miss this button. Adding new media and linking to the button does not update the routing.

    Easily fixed by clicking the "refresh routing" button.

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    AdamGiles:

    Vidiot Tech:

     

    The only major problem I had was with the "Routing" of button pushes for the standard Up/Dow/Right/Left/Enter keys.

     

     

    This an issue to watch for when creating menus and then removing media. If you delete a movie that is link to a button, the routing will change to miss this button. Adding new media and linking to the button does not update the routing.

    Easily fixed by clicking the "refresh routing" button.

     

    Thanks AdamGiles.

    I don't think that was my problem, as I hadn't deleted anything from the project. Really I don't know what the actual problem was, just that it worked after I went through & double checked the routing on all the buttons.

    And remember, "Simulate" is your friend. This allows you to check your button routings as well as chapter points before you spend the time rendering the DVD.

     

     

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  • Tue, Oct 23 2012 3:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    How do I start a new thread???????

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    Re: AVID DVD Question

    You make me laugh!

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