Pop-up menues in DVD Architect?

Roger wrote on 5/29/2017, 10:58 AM

I am using a trial version of DVD Architect build 54 (2016) and wonder if pop-up menues for Blu-ray authoring is possible?

I use Adobe Encore CS6 and can add pop-up menues to my Blu-ray discs and was a bit surprised that this seems to be impossible with DVD Architect build 54 (2016). Right now i am looking for other authoring applications that are still being developed, that´s why i am trying to find a replacement for Adobe Encore before an update from Microsoft kills it or parts of it.

What have i missed? :)

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Former user wrote on 5/29/2017, 11:31 AM

I don't think this has been added to DVDA yet, at least not in version 5 or 6 and I understand 7 was more rebranding than updating.

set wrote on 5/29/2017, 4:52 PM

Nope... not available... though I love to see this function... :(

Except you are using Blu-Print from Sony Creative Software.

Roger wrote on 5/30/2017, 4:26 AM

Nope... not available... though I love to see this function... :(

Except you are using Blu-Print from Sony Creative Software.

Blu-Print is out of reach for me since it has a hefty price tag so since i can add pop-up menues in Adobe Encore CS6 i will continue to use it and wait for an update of DVDA. I will use up my trial period and do some test projects.

Right now i am fiddling with name conventions in .psd files since i never use templates since i want to create my own menues. The help file is not so clear regarding this for some reason. :)

Former user wrote on 5/30/2017, 8:17 AM

Are you talking about the HELP file in Encore or DVDA? I only use PSD files in both and it does get a bit confusing.

 

Roger wrote on 5/30/2017, 9:31 AM

Are you talking about the HELP file in Encore or DVDA? I only use PSD files in both and it does get a bit confusing.

 


I am talking about the help file for DVDA. I have used Encore since ver 1.0 so naming conventions in Photoshop for layers in Encore is something i can do even if you wake me up 3 am... :)

What i am looking for is a way in DVDA to make the buttons i made in Photoshop to show up with the very name i gave them in Photoshop. Today i only get "1:", "2:", etc. If i name a button to "Bonus" i want the word Bonus show up in DVDA´s interface.

I use motion menues, so the name/text is burned into the background video, so now i do the button highlights in Photoshop and name them as "button-01-highlight", "button-02-highlight", etc. Maybe that´s the issue, that the menu i create contains highlights-only.

In Encore one cretaes Layer Sets in Photoshop the name i give the Layer Set is the very name that shows up in Encore making linking buttons much easier when you have let´s say 15 buttons.

I know that i must be missing something very basic regarding this in DVDA, and i think the help in DVDA lacks of examples such as "if you name it like this, you get this" and "To have the buttons name show up in DVDA, do like this.". I have searched for .psd´s for DVDA menues to download so i can analyze them but havent found any yet.

Former user wrote on 5/30/2017, 10:05 AM

I won't have time today, but maybe I can upload my screen setup and a file for DVDA either tonight or tomorrow. It is confusing and I find Encore's much easier to follow. I have to relearn the DVDA naming convention every time I use it. It just doesn't stick in my head.

Roger wrote on 5/30/2017, 10:37 AM

I won't have time today, but maybe I can upload my screen setup and a file for DVDA either tonight or tomorrow.

Ohh, that would be very kind of you and it will be very appreciated! :)

Former user wrote on 5/31/2017, 7:03 PM

Sorry, I haven't forgotten, I have been tied up. I will try again tonight or tomorrow morning.

Roger wrote on 6/1/2017, 9:32 AM

Sorry, I haven't forgotten, I have been tied up. I will try again tonight or tomorrow morning.


No problem, i can wait so do it when you have time. :)

Former user wrote on 6/1/2017, 3:00 PM

Sorry it took so long. I thought I had some more elaborate but these are very basic. I hope they help some.

I can put the actual PSD files on a dropbox if you want them.

Roger wrote on 6/2/2017, 7:07 AM

Big thank you David, this makes things so much easier. :)

The biggest issue now is "Status: mscorlib.dll::ThreadHelper::ThreadStart_Context::Video buffer underflows." when i try to build an image file. The same source files work in Encore without issues.

Former user wrote on 6/2/2017, 7:48 AM

I can't help on that one. I generally find Encore better to use, but wish it supported scripting. I use DVDA when I need to do that.

 

Jacques-BETIN wrote on 2/28/2020, 8:20 AM

Is DVD Architect compatible with files from Mainconcept compiler ?

file format is :MPEG4 Export (M2TS) Software:

Video: 1920x1080i; 25.00 Frames/s; H.264 18000 kbit/s

Audio: 48000 Hz; Dolby Surround; AC3

I try this an the result is a problem :"mscorlib.dll::ThreadHelper::ThreadStart_Context::Video buffer underflows"

vith files direct from camera there is no problem.