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Bruce Richard
In DVD Architect can you set up a menu in it when the source file doesn't have chapter points set in it?
on Oct 31, 2017 at 6:50:42 am

I have a file that I (for a variety of reasons) didn't render out in Vegas, and I want to add a menu to it using DVD Architect. I have 6.0.

They don't have to be at any particular scene break, maybe just 10 points spread out evenly.

I'm at work and can't try it, I did a quick google, but everything I found so far assumes I created it in Vegas with chapter points already set.

Thank you


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Graham Bernard
Re: In DVD Architect can you set up a menu in it when the source file doesn't have chapter points set in it?
on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:57:19 am

I can’t see anything that would phase me there. The thing you’re missing out on is that it hasn’t had a Render for DVD from Vegas that gives you more control on creating a smaller and a bitrate to suit capacity/size.

What Format is the file you’ve been given?

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Bruce Richard
Re: In DVD Architect can you set up a menu in it when the source file doesn't have chapter points set in it?
on Nov 1, 2017 at 4:48:26 am

I rendered out a .264 file through Avisynth.


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Graham Bernard
Re: In DVD Architect can you set up a menu in it when the source file doesn't have chapter points set in it?
on Nov 1, 2017 at 6:00:52 am

I’ve not done that, I’ve always prepared in Vegas. The quality will be the thing that will finally decide if you’re happy.

But getting back to your original enquiry, I quickly tested a non-Vegas prepared file, no Chapter Marks and just dragged it into the DVDA Workspace. I added 14 Chapter Markers on the DVDA Timeline; added Scene Selection; added a sub menu and dragged ALL the 14 “Scenes/Chapters” from the folder navigator directly onto the Submenu. Done!

Rendering/Prepare was a cinch. Burnt to a RW-DVD and played it. Used the Scene Selection thumbnails and it all worked fine.

So yes, it is very possible to do what you asked. As a secondary reply, I’m not sure what your quality will look like after you’ve rendered it. The Render being MPEG2.

* Grazie

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Bruce Richard
Re: In DVD Architect can you set up a menu in it when the source file doesn't have chapter points set in it?
on Nov 1, 2017 at 7:17:52 am

Thank you very much!

You added; "I added 14 Chapter Markers on the DVDA Timeline; added Scene Selection; added a sub menu and dragged ALL the 14 “Scenes/Chapters” from the folder navigator directly onto the Submenu. Done!"

I've never done any of those processes, but I'll take a stab at it soon. If it's something I can't figure out for myself, I'll get back with you here.

Thank you very much again!


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