This may be a really dumb question, I've done a quick search online but struggling for a solution/direction? This is a very low budget project but something I'm interested in for the future.
1. I need to create a menu system to play on a media player connected to a HD TV. As it's likely more reliable, less time consuming to make and more portable than DVD (including the player itself). Basically, to have a kind of kiosk stand and selecting the chapters
2. I still need to be able to have a menu/chapter system to access the media I have created. Basically, same as a DVD but playing a file on a Media Player connected via HDMI to any widescreen HD TV.
I've found players like 'WD Live HD' that plays a broad range of files like TS files etc, so know accessing some ripped DVD's menus using the media player's remote MAY be possible? But I want to create everything from scratch, for the use described.
a. I'm creating projects in Final Cut Pro x/Motion and can use Encore (now that DVD Studio Pro is dead). I have Compressor too.
b. I'm not too clued up about compression, but I ideally want to export out of FCPX in the best quality. I also know that Encore outputs BlueRay and can save out as a folder, but not sure how this works from the standpoint of how the media player would treat it? In fact, if I displayed text, it would be much better if could do as blue ray?
It seems like a weird void area because DVD is slowly dying, whilst I have the need to continue having that same experince of the cool menu/chapter system?
Apologies that it's a bit of a messy question! Maybe someone could point me in the right direction/workflows? Thanks in advance.