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Old 03-14-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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DVDStyler and creating a video menu

Hi all, i am trying to create a video menu with DVDStyler and i followed the guide found in

On pages 43-44 it is written:
Using a video clip on the menu background
Any menu can use either a still picture or motion video for the background of the menu. Actually,
the still picture is converted to a single frame video clip when the project is rendered (burned).
Technically, you are always using video on the menu.
DVDStyler V-1.31 now supports using either stills or video for the background of the menu. If
applying a video clip to the menu, it must be an MPEG clip with both video and audio (elemental
streams are not supported on menus)
Creating a menu with video
1. Start a new project and create whatever menus you care to include.
2. Single-left-click on a menu you have on the timeline to give it the focus.
3. Single-left-click on the “Directories” tab (upper left-hand panel). This will display the directory
4. Navigate to the directory that contains your video clips.
DVDStyler Operators Manual: Program V. 1.5 43
5. Double-click on the desired video clip to apply it to your menu. The video file path and
filename will be displayed on the menu editing panel.
6. If you want the video to play continuously (loop), access the menu properties (right-click on
menu editing panel -> select properties) and change:
a. Video Object pause to “0”
b. Menu Post Commands to “jump menu 1;”
7. When the rendered DVD is played, the video clip will be displayed, rather than a still picture.

Unfortunately this does not work.
When i Play the DVD i have a video instead of a still picture, but there is not the possibility to choose anything.
Any suggests?
Thank you in advance, Harp00.
Old 09-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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Using a video clip on the menu background

I have the same problem.
Double clicking on the clip made it the menu background
which appeared as white. I put another clip on the menu
which became Title 1 and generated the DVD however although
the video clip played ok on a DVD player there was no sign of
Title 1. It seemed to work on the windows version in Wine but
would not generate a DVD.
Old 09-20-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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<offtopic>ManDVD (Qt3) and 2ManDVD (qt4) are great tools to create DVD with menu in a blink of an eye</offtopic>
Old 09-20-2009, 06:38 AM   #4
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I haven't used dvdstyler but Devede is also a good solution.

How to create a custom DVD using DeVeDe
Old 09-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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Elv13 I've tried 2ManDVD. Very nice tool! Here is a guide for this.

How to author a DVD using 2ManDVD in Linux
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I tend to stick with the xml of dvdauthor directly. The "inf" for pause means to play through the video (menu) once and pause at the end. A value of "0" means to loop continuously through with a pause of 0 seconds. Or was it vice versa? It looks something like this in the xml.

<vob file="./CONTENT/menu_2.mpeg" pause="inf" />

So if you pause 0, you might be continuously looping which could be where you're perceiving a video, instead of still image. Technically both forms of menus are a video, just one version only contains one frame.


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