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Looking for the best way to make interactive menus.

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by eTara, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. eTara

    eTara Member

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    I'm looking for the best program and method to make interactive menus. I've tried several different programs to make menus, but most of them just makes a menu you can look at, but not one where I can use my remote to scroll through and select which episode I want to watch (of the ones I burn).

    Any help?

    FYI, Nero stinked with making menus. VCDEasy was muchos better, but it either doesn't allow me to create scrollable menus or I haven't figured out how to either.
     
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    Hiya,
    What EXACTLY do you mean by scrollable menus?

    I don't think I have ever seen a scrollable menu before, not even on Commercial DVDs....

    Have Fun...
     
  3. eTara

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    Not scrollable as in with a scrollbar on the side.
    As in.... how should I say... browsable? Umm, if there's 3 scenes, then you can press left or right on your remote control to choose which scene you wish you view.
     
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    :) Thanks! I'll dl it and try it out.
    In case it doesn't, do you know any other programs that will let me work interactive menus?
     
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    Hiya,

    DVD Author will do what you want.
    It is easy to use also, a number of pre-defined templates, and a user-definable mode, all of which generate multi-level navigable menus as well as authoring the DVD and allowing editing etc.

    Another alternative is DVD-Lab, lot more complicated.

    As for anything else?
    unless you have LOTS of experience in Multimedia Authoring, the answer is no...

    Byeeee...
     
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    Unfortunately, after 4-5 hours of trying TMPGEnc DVD Author, it doesn't work. It's for creating DVDs. I'm not looking to create a DVD nor have the means to, but I'm trying to create a VCD (if must, SVCD, but preferably VCD). The TMPGEnc was awesome in creating an interactive menu, I assent... But again, I'm trying to create a VCD.
    So again, I ask..

    Can anyone recommend me a program to create an interactive menu for a VCD?
     
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    nero vision express 2.0 works fine.You can add pictures sound animations anything you want.it also burns the VCD.
     

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