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Anonymous
April 16, 2005 10:03:15 AM

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Hi All: I've had a good search, and tried several, and I just can't
find a DVD-authoring package which meets my (simple, I thought!)
needs. Here they are:
I'm not bothered about being able to include flash graphics or motion
menus:
I have several video clips, all in .mpg2 format, which I wish to burn
to a DVD - I want to replicate the folder structure in which I have
the files on my hard drive with the menu structure on the DVD.
So, lets say I have the folder structure like this - 5 root folders,
a, b, c, d, e. Inside each of those root folders, I have folders 1-5.
Inside each of these sub-folders (a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b1, b2,
...........e4, e5) There are 5 video tracks, 1-4 - therefore there are
5*5*4 = 100 videofiles with embedded audio - a1_1.mpg, a1_2.mpg,
a1_3.mpg, a1_4.mpg, a2_1.mpg.......e4_4.mpg, e4_5.mpg.
I want the root menu to lead to 5 submenus, menus a, b, c, d, e. From
each of those submenus, I want to be able to select submenu 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, and from those submenus, then I want to be able to select the
individual video tracks. I haven't found an application that enables
me to create more than 2 levels of menu - tmpgenc seems to be the
closest, but I need to create another level.
I hope this request makes sense - please let me know what I'm missing,
as I'm sure I'm not the only person who has needed to do this.
Thanks,
Mike
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 2:17:11 PM

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Mike Sendrove wrote:
> Hi All: I've had a good search, and tried several, and I just can't
> find a DVD-authoring package which meets my (simple, I thought!)
> needs. Here they are:

DVD-Lab



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-WD
April 16, 2005 10:47:30 PM

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mike.sendrove@gmail.com (Mike Sendrove) wrote:

>Hi All: I've had a good search, and tried several, and I just can't
>find a DVD-authoring package which meets my (simple, I thought!)
>needs. Here they are:
>I'm not bothered about being able to include flash graphics or motion
>menus:
>I have several video clips, all in .mpg2 format, which I wish to burn
>to a DVD - I want to replicate the folder structure in which I have
>the files on my hard drive with the menu structure on the DVD.
>So, lets say I have the folder structure like this - 5 root folders,
>a, b, c, d, e. Inside each of those root folders, I have folders 1-5.
>Inside each of these sub-folders (a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b1, b2,
>..........e4, e5) There are 5 video tracks, 1-4 - therefore there are
>5*5*4 = 100 videofiles with embedded audio - a1_1.mpg, a1_2.mpg,
>a1_3.mpg, a1_4.mpg, a2_1.mpg.......e4_4.mpg, e4_5.mpg.
>I want the root menu to lead to 5 submenus, menus a, b, c, d, e. From
>each of those submenus, I want to be able to select submenu 1, 2, 3,
>4, 5, and from those submenus, then I want to be able to select the
>individual video tracks. I haven't found an application that enables
>me to create more than 2 levels of menu - tmpgenc seems to be the
>closest, but I need to create another level.
>I hope this request makes sense - please let me know what I'm missing,
>as I'm sure I'm not the only person who has needed to do this.
>Thanks,
>Mike

Search Google for DVDStyler. It's freeware and works.
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Anonymous
April 17, 2005 3:31:00 AM

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FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 

Re: menus, I've had 1400 menus (yes, you read that correctly - FOURTEEN
HUNDRED menus) in Adobe Encore 1.5.

I don't suggest it. Even a high-end workstation starts bogging down when you
get to about 900 using Encore. (speaking from personal experience! ;) 

But you CAN do it - a few dozen menus structured however you want is easy to
do.

Download a free, NON-CRIPPLED trial of Encore DVD at:

http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/download.jsp?ftp...

(you need an Adobe ID - create one for free - they won't spam you)

Good luck.
C.



"Mike Sendrove" <mike.sendrove@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:8934971d.0504160503.39efa9e5@posting.google.com...
> Hi All: I've had a good search, and tried several, and I just can't
> find a DVD-authoring package which meets my (simple, I thought!)
> needs. Here they are:
> I'm not bothered about being able to include flash graphics or motion
> menus:
> I have several video clips, all in .mpg2 format, which I wish to burn
> to a DVD - I want to replicate the folder structure in which I have
> the files on my hard drive with the menu structure on the DVD.
> So, lets say I have the folder structure like this - 5 root folders,
> a, b, c, d, e. Inside each of those root folders, I have folders 1-5.
> Inside each of these sub-folders (a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b1, b2,
> ..........e4, e5) There are 5 video tracks, 1-4 - therefore there are
> 5*5*4 = 100 videofiles with embedded audio - a1_1.mpg, a1_2.mpg,
> a1_3.mpg, a1_4.mpg, a2_1.mpg.......e4_4.mpg, e4_5.mpg.
> I want the root menu to lead to 5 submenus, menus a, b, c, d, e. From
> each of those submenus, I want to be able to select submenu 1, 2, 3,
> 4, 5, and from those submenus, then I want to be able to select the
> individual video tracks. I haven't found an application that enables
> me to create more than 2 levels of menu - tmpgenc seems to be the
> closest, but I need to create another level.
> I hope this request makes sense - please let me know what I'm missing,
> as I'm sure I'm not the only person who has needed to do this.
> Thanks,
> Mike
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 3:31:01 AM

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"C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
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> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
>

Hey, don't drag me into this !! ;-)

mikey (who knows how to use the "enter" key !!)
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 8:01:21 AM

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"C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
news:HvCdnSQ7GL3sRfzfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
>
> Re: menus, I've had 1400 menus (yes, you read that correctly - FOURTEEN
> HUNDRED menus) in Adobe Encore 1.5.

I've got to ask -- what in the world was the project? With that many menus,
I'd think it would stop being video editing and become computer programming.
;) 


>
> I don't suggest it. Even a high-end workstation starts bogging down when
> you get to about 900 using Encore. (speaking from personal experience! ;) 
>
> But you CAN do it - a few dozen menus structured however you want is easy
> to do.
>
> Download a free, NON-CRIPPLED trial of Encore DVD at:
>
> http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/download.jsp?ftp...
>
> (you need an Adobe ID - create one for free - they won't spam you)
>
> Good luck.
> C.
>
>
>
> "Mike Sendrove" <mike.sendrove@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:8934971d.0504160503.39efa9e5@posting.google.com...
>> Hi All: I've had a good search, and tried several, and I just can't
>> find a DVD-authoring package which meets my (simple, I thought!)
>> needs. Here they are:
>> I'm not bothered about being able to include flash graphics or motion
>> menus:
>> I have several video clips, all in .mpg2 format, which I wish to burn
>> to a DVD - I want to replicate the folder structure in which I have
>> the files on my hard drive with the menu structure on the DVD.
>> So, lets say I have the folder structure like this - 5 root folders,
>> a, b, c, d, e. Inside each of those root folders, I have folders 1-5.
>> Inside each of these sub-folders (a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b1, b2,
>> ..........e4, e5) There are 5 video tracks, 1-4 - therefore there are
>> 5*5*4 = 100 videofiles with embedded audio - a1_1.mpg, a1_2.mpg,
>> a1_3.mpg, a1_4.mpg, a2_1.mpg.......e4_4.mpg, e4_5.mpg.
>> I want the root menu to lead to 5 submenus, menus a, b, c, d, e. From
>> each of those submenus, I want to be able to select submenu 1, 2, 3,
>> 4, 5, and from those submenus, then I want to be able to select the
>> individual video tracks. I haven't found an application that enables
>> me to create more than 2 levels of menu - tmpgenc seems to be the
>> closest, but I need to create another level.
>> I hope this request makes sense - please let me know what I'm missing,
>> as I'm sure I'm not the only person who has needed to do this.
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
>
>
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 2:00:50 PM

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You're so right.

It was a replacement for a Power Point presentation that involved
multi-media content.

We wanted to make it independant of a computer so we (or our clients) could
just pop a DVD into a cheap, $20 player and go.
The problems we've had with "presentation computers" has been ridiculous -
anything that can go wrong during a presentation did go wrong. It's hard to
screw up a DVD player. ;) 

BTW: it was an aircraft technical groundschool, to be specific.

C.


"PTRAVEL" <ptravel@ruyitang.com> wrote in message
news:lcl8e.2472$J12.1945@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
>
> "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
> news:HvCdnSQ7GL3sRfzfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
>> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
>>
>> Re: menus, I've had 1400 menus (yes, you read that correctly - FOURTEEN
>> HUNDRED menus) in Adobe Encore 1.5.
>
> I've got to ask -- what in the world was the project? With that many
> menus, I'd think it would stop being video editing and become computer
> programming. ;) 
>
>
>>
>> I don't suggest it. Even a high-end workstation starts bogging down when
>> you get to about 900 using Encore. (speaking from personal experience! ;) 
>>
>> But you CAN do it - a few dozen menus structured however you want is easy
>> to do.
>>
>> Download a free, NON-CRIPPLED trial of Encore DVD at:
>>
>> http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/download.jsp?ftp...
>>
>> (you need an Adobe ID - create one for free - they won't spam you)
>>
>> Good luck.
>> C.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Mike Sendrove" <mike.sendrove@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:8934971d.0504160503.39efa9e5@posting.google.com...
>>> Hi All: I've had a good search, and tried several, and I just can't
>>> find a DVD-authoring package which meets my (simple, I thought!)
>>> needs. Here they are:
>>> I'm not bothered about being able to include flash graphics or motion
>>> menus:
>>> I have several video clips, all in .mpg2 format, which I wish to burn
>>> to a DVD - I want to replicate the folder structure in which I have
>>> the files on my hard drive with the menu structure on the DVD.
>>> So, lets say I have the folder structure like this - 5 root folders,
>>> a, b, c, d, e. Inside each of those root folders, I have folders 1-5.
>>> Inside each of these sub-folders (a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, b1, b2,
>>> ..........e4, e5) There are 5 video tracks, 1-4 - therefore there are
>>> 5*5*4 = 100 videofiles with embedded audio - a1_1.mpg, a1_2.mpg,
>>> a1_3.mpg, a1_4.mpg, a2_1.mpg.......e4_4.mpg, e4_5.mpg.
>>> I want the root menu to lead to 5 submenus, menus a, b, c, d, e. From
>>> each of those submenus, I want to be able to select submenu 1, 2, 3,
>>> 4, 5, and from those submenus, then I want to be able to select the
>>> individual video tracks. I haven't found an application that enables
>>> me to create more than 2 levels of menu - tmpgenc seems to be the
>>> closest, but I need to create another level.
>>> I hope this request makes sense - please let me know what I'm missing,
>>> as I'm sure I'm not the only person who has needed to do this.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mike
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 2:04:01 PM

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Hey - speaking of the Enter key...

Anyone have a keyboard (or laptop) that DOESN'T HAVE a "Return" key!?

I just discovered this obnoxious problem a week or so ago.

In Adobe Photoshop, with the text tool being used, to go to a new line you
MUST hit the "Return" key.
Hitting Enter just "commits changes."

Problem is, my notebook doesn't have a return key!!! (just two Enter keys)

Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Is there software out there that will let me remap one of the enter keys as
a return!?

C.

p.s. but can you use the *return* key Mike...? ;p



"Mike Fields" <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
> "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
> news:HvCdnSQ7GL3sRfzfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
>> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
>>
>
> Hey, don't drag me into this !! ;-)
>
> mikey (who knows how to use the "enter" key !!)
>
>
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 4:34:25 PM

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Hmmmm -- interesting - my "Dell Quietkey" keyboard only has
two "enter" keys (the usual and one on the numeric keypad).
Up until now, I thought I had a fairly complete machine ... now
I find I am incomplete !!

Oh, no -- now I feel lost !!!!

mikey (who does not have an "return" key on his keyboard ... boo hoo ;-)

"C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
news:GeOdncqNSM_m8v_fRVn-tA@rogers.com...
> Hey - speaking of the Enter key...
>
> Anyone have a keyboard (or laptop) that DOESN'T HAVE a "Return" key!?
>
> I just discovered this obnoxious problem a week or so ago.
>
> In Adobe Photoshop, with the text tool being used, to go to a new line you
> MUST hit the "Return" key.
> Hitting Enter just "commits changes."
>
> Problem is, my notebook doesn't have a return key!!! (just two Enter keys)
>
> Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
>
> Is there software out there that will let me remap one of the enter keys
as
> a return!?
>
> C.
>
> p.s. but can you use the *return* key Mike...? ;p
>
>
>
> "Mike Fields" <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:Wt6dnd7xMNnWdvzfRVn-1w@comcast.com...
> >
> > "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:HvCdnSQ7GL3sRfzfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
> >> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
> >>
> >
> > Hey, don't drag me into this !! ;-)
> >
> > mikey (who knows how to use the "enter" key !!)
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 12:27:09 AM

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Have you tried holding the Shift key while hitting the Enter key for a new
line?
Fred

"Mike Fields" <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:npadnXsOXuvcJ__fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> Hmmmm -- interesting - my "Dell Quietkey" keyboard only has
> two "enter" keys (the usual and one on the numeric keypad).
> Up until now, I thought I had a fairly complete machine ... now
> I find I am incomplete !!
>
> Oh, no -- now I feel lost !!!!
>
> mikey (who does not have an "return" key on his keyboard ... boo hoo ;-)
>
> "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
> news:GeOdncqNSM_m8v_fRVn-tA@rogers.com...
>> Hey - speaking of the Enter key...
>>
>> Anyone have a keyboard (or laptop) that DOESN'T HAVE a "Return" key!?
>>
>> I just discovered this obnoxious problem a week or so ago.
>>
>> In Adobe Photoshop, with the text tool being used, to go to a new line
>> you
>> MUST hit the "Return" key.
>> Hitting Enter just "commits changes."
>>
>> Problem is, my notebook doesn't have a return key!!! (just two Enter
>> keys)
>>
>> Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
>>
>> Is there software out there that will let me remap one of the enter keys
> as
>> a return!?
>>
>> C.
>>
>> p.s. but can you use the *return* key Mike...? ;p
>>
>>
>>
>> "Mike Fields" <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:Wt6dnd7xMNnWdvzfRVn-1w@comcast.com...
>> >
>> > "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
>> > news:HvCdnSQ7GL3sRfzfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
>> >> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
>> >>
>> >
>> > Hey, don't drag me into this !! ;-)
>> >
>> > mikey (who knows how to use the "enter" key !!)
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 12:27:10 AM

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I've tried EVERY modifier key...though I'll try again just for kicks.

C.


"Ingeborg" <imanndelete@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:xEz8e.596773$w62.332982@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Have you tried holding the Shift key while hitting the Enter key for a new
> line?
> Fred
>
> "Mike Fields" <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:npadnXsOXuvcJ__fRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>> Hmmmm -- interesting - my "Dell Quietkey" keyboard only has
>> two "enter" keys (the usual and one on the numeric keypad).
>> Up until now, I thought I had a fairly complete machine ... now
>> I find I am incomplete !!
>>
>> Oh, no -- now I feel lost !!!!
>>
>> mikey (who does not have an "return" key on his keyboard ... boo hoo ;-)
>>
>> "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
>> news:GeOdncqNSM_m8v_fRVn-tA@rogers.com...
>>> Hey - speaking of the Enter key...
>>>
>>> Anyone have a keyboard (or laptop) that DOESN'T HAVE a "Return" key!?
>>>
>>> I just discovered this obnoxious problem a week or so ago.
>>>
>>> In Adobe Photoshop, with the text tool being used, to go to a new line
>>> you
>>> MUST hit the "Return" key.
>>> Hitting Enter just "commits changes."
>>>
>>> Problem is, my notebook doesn't have a return key!!! (just two Enter
>>> keys)
>>>
>>> Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
>>>
>>> Is there software out there that will let me remap one of the enter keys
>> as
>>> a return!?
>>>
>>> C.
>>>
>>> p.s. but can you use the *return* key Mike...? ;p
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Mike Fields" <spam_me_not_mr.gadget2@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:Wt6dnd7xMNnWdvzfRVn-1w@comcast.com...
>>> >
>>> > "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:HvCdnSQ7GL3sRfzfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
>>> >> FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE USE CARRIAGE RETURNS IN YOUR POSTINGS PLEASE! :) 
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > Hey, don't drag me into this !! ;-)
>>> >
>>> > mikey (who knows how to use the "enter" key !!)
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
April 18, 2005 1:47:20 AM

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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:47:40 -0400, in 'rec.video.desktop',
in article <Re: which dvd authuring package for 1-time use?>,
"C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote:

>I've tried EVERY modifier key...though I'll try again just for kicks.
>
>C.

On every version of Photoshop (running under various versions of the
Windows OS) that I've ever used, and that's several over the years,
using the Enter key located on the main area of the keyboard starts a
new line. The Enter key located on the keypad area of the keyboard
commits the changes to the type layer.

The two Enter keys are not the same, as each is in a different
location in the keyboard matrix and therefore generate a different
code. Games, especially, take advantage of this fact. Many games
permit the user to map each of the Alt keys -- and each of the Ctrl
keys and each of the Shift keys, for that matter, -- to completely
different functions.

HTH.

--
Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
[Please remove 'nojunkmail.' from address to reply via e-mail.]
Read Frank's thoughts on HDV at http://www.humanvalues.net/hdv/
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 1:47:21 AM

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Never had this problem until Photoshop 7 (and beyond) under WinXP.

I've tested this again in PS7 and PS CS. Same deal.

Tried every combination of shift, control and alt keys as modifiers. No joy.

Your mileage may vary.

C.


"Frank" <frank@nojunkmail.humanvalues.net> wrote in message
news:u7m56194c7aoa3pf3g3q5204ggosu538ei@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:47:40 -0400, in 'rec.video.desktop',
> in article <Re: which dvd authuring package for 1-time use?>,
> "C.J.Patten" <cjpatten@KNOWSPAMrogers.com> wrote:
>
>>I've tried EVERY modifier key...though I'll try again just for kicks.
>>
>>C.
>
> On every version of Photoshop (running under various versions of the
> Windows OS) that I've ever used, and that's several over the years,
> using the Enter key located on the main area of the keyboard starts a
> new line. The Enter key located on the keypad area of the keyboard
> commits the changes to the type layer.
>
> The two Enter keys are not the same, as each is in a different
> location in the keyboard matrix and therefore generate a different
> code. Games, especially, take advantage of this fact. Many games
> permit the user to map each of the Alt keys -- and each of the Ctrl
> keys and each of the Shift keys, for that matter, -- to completely
> different functions.
>
> HTH.
>
> --
> Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
> [Please remove 'nojunkmail.' from address to reply via e-mail.]
> Read Frank's thoughts on HDV at http://www.humanvalues.net/hdv/
!