Need advice on menu creation please

Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/6/2020, 11:35 AM

Need create a DVD ( or if not Blu-ray ) menu

main menu

wedding 1

wedding 2

wedding 3

wedding 4

 

when any of the weddings are clicked in, it would offer another page with the episodes attached to that wedding.....e.g. clicking on wedding 2 would give a page with

 

1-The ceremony

2-photos and confetti

3-the reception

be good if this page could have a heading saying “ Wedding 2” and a button to return to the main screen......this is exactly what I need.....is it possible with DVD or Blu-ray or both ?

found “Creating a multi movie DVD or BD“ but could not find the actual tutorial, as this looks like what I am looking for.

 

thanks in advance

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johnebaker wrote on 9/6/2020, 2:18 PM

@Reddwarf4ever

Hi

I have responded to your question in the tutorial post you have made.

The tutorial covers everything you should need.

To download / open it :

  • click on the image if you are using a PC

    or
     
  • tap the image on your iPad.

For further posts should continue in this topic rather than the tutorial itself.

John EB
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Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/6/2020, 3:44 PM

Hello it’s only a page and a half, is that the tutorial ? Will have to look for something for more detailed if available thanks

johnebaker wrote on 9/7/2020, 4:59 AM

@Reddwarf4ever

Hi

. . . . it’s only a page and a half, is that the tutorial . . . .

There are 6 A4 pages to the tutorial - what browser are you using and do you have Adobe Reader installed?

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shgrude wrote on 9/7/2020, 6:27 AM

@Reddwarf4ever

This is the document in the tutorial - 6 pages as @johnebaker writes.

 

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Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bits) OS 19041.450 (2004)
Memory: 64GB
Sound Card: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/7/2020, 6:35 AM

Thanks I now have the full document, but unfortunately it relies on chapters, I had hoped the ‘ episodes, for each ‘ movie’ would be actual episodes and not chapters......need to know if I can actually do what I what with the menu system, or is it impossible ? Thanks

johnebaker wrote on 9/7/2020, 9:30 AM

@Reddwarf4ever

. . . . I had hoped the ‘ episodes, for each ‘ movie’ would be actual episodes and not chapters . . . .

You will need separate movies in the same project for each of the 'episodes'.

Do note the warning in the tutorial - as we do not know your computer specification, I would advise creating each episode individually and export to MXV format 1920 x 1080 (for Blu ray use), and import (assemble) these into a new project (1920 x 1080) adding chapters for each movie if desired, to avoid overloading your PC.

From this project you can create both Blu-Ray and DVD discs.

Do note for single layer discs the run time total of the episodes must not exceed 2 hrs - possibly less if you modify the menu to include a movie background.

HTH

John EB

 

 

 

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Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/7/2020, 10:01 AM

Sorry I don’t understand “You will need separate movies in the same project for each of the 'episodes'.” 🤯

browj2 wrote on 9/7/2020, 12:35 PM

@Reddwarf4ever

Hi,

Do you know how to make separate movies in MEP. If not, read the Quick Start chapter of the manual. Movies is defined on the first page. After reading the Chapter, then read the next one, Workspaces, in particular Project Management.

You will need multiple movies, each movie with chapters:

Main menu contains the Movies:

  • Wedding 1
  • Wedding 2
  • Wedding 3
  • Wedding 4

When you click one of the movies, you'll get a second menu for the Chapters - so long as you put Chapter markers in each Movie and named them as below:

  • 1-The ceremony
  • 2-photos and confetti
  • 3-the reception

Also, watch the tutorial "Burning a movie with a disc menu" on Magix.com site. Scroll down until you see the tutorial:

https://www.magix.com/ca/video-editor/movie-edit-pro/tutorials/#c1199549

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AAProds wrote on 9/8/2020, 9:52 PM

@Reddwarf4ever

" I had hoped the ‘ episodes, for each ‘ movie’ would be actual episodes and not chapters......need to know if I can actually do what I what with the menu system, or is it impossible ? "

You can't have a "movies (or "episodes", in your case) in a movie" DVD menu in MEP. However, what you want is easy to achieve and will for all intents and purposes, result in exactly the same effect for the viewer of the DVD.

  1. Set up the 4 wedding movies, each one a separate movie in MEP. (as described in the above references)
  2. Then, on the timeline for each movie, simply drag in the three episodes, in sequence
  3. Set Chapter markers at the start of the Ceremony segment, the Photos segment and finally the Reception segment.

You'll then have your 4 movies, each with chapters.

Now, go through the DVD creation process and you'll see that you'll have the 4 movies /weddings on the main DVD screen, with arrows to select each wedding, which will take you to the chapters/episodes. You can add "back to home" buttons as needed.

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Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/9/2020, 3:59 AM

Wow that sounds promising, which program is this based on.

will give this a try.....

only concern is, will I then be burning to disk the FULL wedding video(s) PLUS the episodes, which are in fact the wedding video split ?

thank you

AAProds wrote on 9/9/2020, 5:38 AM

@Reddwarf4ever

Wow that sounds promising, which program is this based on.

MEP, of course. 👍

only concern is, will I then be burning to disk the FULL wedding video(s) PLUS the episodes, which are in fact the wedding video split ?

No, only the full wedding videos (making up the 4 movies). On each movie, you simply place the chapter markers at the Ceremony, Photos and Reception points. The "episodes" are not required for the DVD.

Make sure you have a read of how to set up "movies" in a project and watch that video, as mentioned above @johnebaker and @browj2.

 

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Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/9/2020, 6:47 AM

Ok will look at the video tutorial, I am not trying to be difficult, but at the moment I. Ant understand, so the first page, will just be links to the individual episodes ?

Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/9/2020, 10:19 AM


sorry now am confused, there is mention of dragging the episodes into the timeline, then not add the episodes but add chapter marks to the whole video....don’t want to do this as I already have split the video......so still looks like I camt do what I need

No, only the full wedding videos (making up the 4 movies). On each movie, you simply place the chapter markers at the Ceremony, Photos and Reception points. The "episodes" are not required for the DVD.

Reddwarf4ever wrote on 9/9/2020, 10:22 AM

Also ALL my files are .MKV and the program says “ No media decider found “ ???

johnebaker wrote on 9/9/2020, 1:57 PM

@Reddwarf4ever

Hi

In principle the 3 methods from myself, @browj2 and @AAProds are the same.

The only differences are:

I recommend using the intermediate MXV file format to create each of the Wedding 1 to 4 videos from the full video not the 'episodes' to reduce the final load on your PC when assembling the final project using the MXV files adding chapters markers as required for the 'episodes' ie Ceremony, Photos, Reception.

John CB and AA Prods method use the original video without the intermediate MXV and this can put a higher load on your PC.

. . . . ALL my files are .MKV and the program says “ No media decider found “. . . .

MKV's is a container format file not a video format, internally the video and audio can be one of many different codecs - the message is telling that you do not have the required decoder for the internal video format.

Download and install MediaInfo - use this to analyse one of the MKV files - and post the results from the Text view of the analysis.

John EB

 

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AAProds wrote on 9/10/2020, 1:16 AM

@Reddwarf4ever

Here's what you can achieve with MEP:

Timeline, showing the 4 movie tabs (Apollo 13, HYBPA, Gero and Chad) and the chapter markers on the displayed movie (Ceremony, Photos and Reception)

Now, on the "Burn" screen, the main DVD menu showing the 4 movies and the "down arrow" button for movie one which will take you to the chapters (or "episodes" in your lingo):

And finally the Chapter menu of Movie 1, with the "return" button to take you back to the main menu screen:

All the above buttons can be dragged and resized as you desire.

This was created with just the 4 main movie video files. The "chapters" are only markers on the timelines, not separate files.

 

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