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iwatkins
Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 18, 2006 at 9:08:02 pm

I have a VERY frustrating problem. I have 5 video clips that I'm placing onto a DVD. There will be a play all and also each video clip will be able to be viewed independently of the others.

The play all works and the individual buttons work.

However, if in play all and I hit NEXT or >>| Logically I think that it is going to advance to the "next" video in the chain however it doesn't because Vid 1 has a title of 5 and so the DVD thinks that there aren't ANY OTHER titles after it.

Encore is assigning the title number BACKWARDS!!!! As in
Vid1 TITLE5
Vid2 TITLE4
Vid3 TITLE3
Vid4 TITLE2
Vid5 TITLE1

I would like the videos to have this particular DVD TITLE number...

Vid1 TITLE1
Vid2 TITLE2
Vid3 TITLE3
Vid4 TITLE4
Vid5 TITLE5

I need this order so that if I'm viewing Vid1 and I hit my NEXT or >>| button on the remote that it will jump to TITLE2 which should be Vid 2. Remember these are individual video segments NOT CHAPTERS.

I've tried several things to attempt to get encore to name the titles different in the logical order in which I've added the videos to my project window.

I've added each vid one at a time from vid1 to vid 5. That didn't work.

So I added them backwards Vid5 down to Vid 1. They still got assigned titles in the descending order.

I tried creating time lines backwards (vid5 to vid1) and tried it forward (vid 1 to vid5) However, the TITLES on DVD are still in reverse order...

Therefore if I go to vid1 via a button.. then press NEXT or >>| it will think there is no other title. However, if I go to vid5 (which encore assigned to be TITLE 1) on the DVD then when I hit NEXT it goes to Vid 5 then vid4 then vid3 and so on.. which is BACKWARDS!!! Arg....

How can I make sure that encore assigns the TITLE number to the videos in the manner that I want them to be?

Thoroughly Frustrated,
Ivan




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Jeff Bellune
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 18, 2006 at 11:49:44 pm

Encore version 1.0 will number the VTSs using the timelines in the reverse order that they are created.

You must delete the timelines (not the assets) and re-create them in the inverse order that you want.

Encore version 1.5 and later (and maybe version 1.01) will create the VTSs using the timelines in the order that they were created. Encore version 2.0 adds the additional capability to explicitly choose which timeline is written to the disc first, no matter what the creation order.

-Jeff

The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0


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John Rich
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 19, 2006 at 1:36:33 pm

Jeff,

Am I wrong in thinking that just adding a chapter point to the end of each time line would cause the "next" button to go to that, and then continue with the assigned "end action" of the timeline?

Thanks,
John Rich

JOHNR


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IWATKINS
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 19, 2006 at 2:05:41 pm

No you're not wrong.. However, it won't allow the person to backup to the previous title |<<.


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Jeff Bellune
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 19, 2006 at 2:34:17 pm

John,

The workaround that you describe works very well in Encore1.x. It is not necessary, and in fact can be harmful, if you try to do it in Encore 2.0. E2 adds an invisible chapter point automatically at the end of each timeline to provide this functionality. The invisible last chapter is not movable, not deletable, and its addition is not defeatable.

-Jeff

The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0


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iwatkins
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 19, 2006 at 2:11:19 pm

Thanks sooo much for this explanation. I upgraded to 1.01 (well applied the fix) and now everything works just the way I want. I create my timelines in a particular order and the resulting VTSs reflect that.


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John Rich
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 20, 2006 at 2:27:41 pm


Jeff,

Did you mean that in Encore 2.0, one could set the order of the VTS's by some control in the program. I searched through your book and couldn't find that and I couldn't find the control on the program.
Thanks,
John Rich





JOHNR


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Joe Bowden
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 20, 2006 at 2:39:28 pm

You can change which timeline will be VTS_01. Do this by making it the Main Timeline in Disc properties.


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John Rich
Re: Assigning Title # to Timeline
on Dec 28, 2006 at 2:22:05 pm

I just wanted to thank you guys for that great discussion.
John Rich

JOHNR


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