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Brett Fountain
Linking a Menu Button to DVD ROM content??
on Feb 20, 2008 at 7:16:20 pm

Hi,

I am currently putting a DVD together in Encore 2.0 that has a video and DVD ROM content. This DVD is to be used specifically in a computer and not on a television. Is there any way to make one of the DVD buttons in a menu open up a browser window with the ROM content of the DVD?


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Shawn Michael Lee
Re: Linking a Menu Button to DVD ROM content??
on Feb 21, 2008 at 6:32:14 pm

Not using Encore. That type of interactivity requires a third party program to be installed on the playback computer. You will find the most common program used, Intervideo, on some commercial DVD films. It allows you to access the multimedia features on your computer. It also lets you follow weblinks on menu pages. There is a seperate software out there that lets you author for Intervideo DVDs. I think Sonic did it as well.

But, as a rule, the DVD playback is simple without any third party software. That's why Blu-ray/HD DVD is so different. It gives that interactivity back to the user.



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Mike Cohen
Re: Linking a Menu Button to DVD ROM content??
on Feb 23, 2008 at 3:10:14 pm

Clients asks us for this from time to time. We have a link on the menu, then that links to a static menu page giving directions on how to access the content.
However, navigating to the DVD drive is not as intuitive for your average computer user as it should be. Most people will double click the DVD icon, which of course plays the DVD.

Mike Cohen



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Brett Fountain
Re: Linking a Menu Button to DVD ROM content??
on Feb 25, 2008 at 8:42:11 pm

Thanks guys thats really helps alot!



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