Playlist in DVD Architect

Marias-Dad wrote on 3/31/2019, 3:45 PM

I created a DVD in DVD Arcthitect 7.0. The DVD has 1 main menu and 5 submenus, I also created a playlist as part of the main menu so that you can play the entire DVD without navigating the submenus if you don't want to. When I preview the DVD in DVD Architect, the order in the playlist is followed (and all the links in the submenus work). When I save the DVD files to my hard drive and open them using a DVD player on my computer, the playlist order is followed as expected. When I burn the files to a DVD and play it in any of my actual DVD/Blu-ray players, the order in the playlist is not followed. If you start the DVD and hit "Play All", it will NOT follow the order in the playlist. However, if you hit "Play All" and press Next Chapter on the remote to advance through all the chapters, it WILL follow the playlist order. How do I fix this when DVD Architect and my computer play it as expected but the external DVD player doesn't?


Marias-Dad wrote on 4/1/2019, 4:43 PM

I tried using the End Action on the Media Properties panel - I linked each video to the next one. It had no effect when running the videos in the playlist - it only affected what happens when running from the submenu (exactly the opposite of what I was looking for).

Marias-Dad wrote on 4/2/2019, 5:46 PM

Has anyone ran a playlist created from multiple mp4s on a DVD/BR player?

klt wrote on 4/3/2019, 12:14 AM

Not exactly mp4's, but titles on a DVD. It was a "play all" function, each title was an episode of a series, there were 5-7 chapters in each title (episode), 4 episodes on each disk, and it was spread on 6 disks. I made test burns before giving the whole stuff to replication, and the "play all" worked fine, tried on couple players - all just DVD players, not a blu-ray player.

Made with DVD Architect 6.0.


EricLNZ wrote on 4/3/2019, 4:46 PM

Has anyone ran a playlist created from multiple mp4s on a DVD/BR player?

I've created playlists on DVDs and Blu-ray discs using VOB/mpg for DVDs and m2ts for Blu-ray. I don't use mp4s as my source material as they are not DVD or Blu-ray compatible and need recompressing. I've not had any problems with the playlist running out of order.

Marias-Dad wrote on 4/4/2019, 7:17 PM

Thanks EricLNZ. I created mpg video and ac3 audio for all my projects in Vega Movie Studio 15 and used those in DVD Architect - the playlist and everything else works fine now.

EricLNZ wrote on 4/4/2019, 8:49 PM

That's great but leaves me puzzled. Your mp4s would have been recompressed to be DVD compliant so it shouldn't have made any difference. I didn't intend my comment to be a solution but am pleased it helped.