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Daisuke Kinouchi
DSP starndard menu button weird behavior
on Mar 19, 2010 at 6:44:27 pm

Description of the project:
I authored DVD on DSP using Standard Menu with the custom psd background. It's a standard definition 16:9. Anyways, as for buttons, I dropped in standalone custom graphics in the button areas, for example, an rectangle graphic that says "Play All", etc. To differenciate the button states, I used mild-opacity black overlay for normal stated so buttons are darker when not selected, 0 opacity overlay for selected, and the white overlay for activated state.

Here is the problem.
When any button is activated, the current menu kind of pauses and all the button overlay disapear before it goes to a commanded destination, giving an impression that the all the menu buttons kind of flash at the same time.

This only happens on DVD players (tested on consumer Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic), but never on Mac (either DSP simulation play nor built & formatted DVD).

I'd like to get rid of that behavior. Is there any solution?


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Michael Sacci
Re: DSP starndard menu button weird behavior
on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:01:08 pm

A menu will always pause when activated, part of DVD spec.

No professional author builds menus in DVDSP, they are alway designed in Photoshop or graphic app with the use of a simple overlay file for button highlights. Getting quality and performance out of menus put together in DVDSP is hopeless.



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Noah Kadner
Re: DSP starndard menu button weird behavior
on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:11:34 am

Yup- it all looks very cute in preview but in practice, practically useless. I always roll my own- typically Motion for the video and a quick stop in Photoshop for the menu controller overlay.

Noah

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Daisuke Kinouchi
Re: DSP starndard menu button weird behavior
on Mar 22, 2010 at 5:56:48 pm

Thanks for great insights. I'll have to look into different approach for the menu then.


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