I have some buttons over video content in my DVD project. During the movie,
buttons pop up to prompt you for an "insider tip". Pressing Enter on the
remote when you see the button during the movie takes you to a tip in
another section of the track.
I have 5 tips for 5 chapters. Each one of the buttons that appears over
video is on a separate subtitle track, which correspond to the chapter
numbers (the button for chapter 1 appears in subtitle 1). After viewing tip
1, it turns on subtitle 2 and then returns you to where you jumped, only
this time you don't see the button.
So far this works fine, but if the user starts skipping between chapters,
how do I enable new subtitles? Can I assign scripts on chapter markers to
enable different subtitles? Or, if I put end jump scripts on every chapter,
will it still execute if the user hits the next track button on their
> From: Philip Purcell <philip_purcell@hotm...>
> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:55:51 +1100
> To: <dvdlist@list...>
> Subject: Re: Music for layered Menu
> The reason you can't have music on a layered menu is that it's not a single
> menu. The DVD spec doesn't support layered menus, so DVDSP does it by making
> a series of nearly identical menus - one for each layer.
> So every time you highlight a different button, you are actually jumping to
> a different menu. If you had music on the menu, it would go back to the
> beginning every time you highlighted a different button! So they just
> disable that function.
> Layered menus can also be very slow to navigate on some players, because of
> the time taken to load a different menu every time you select a button. They
> are best avoided unless you really have to use them.
> The really high-end authoring solutions don't have a layered menu option,
> since it is really a cheat.
> Philip Purcell
> PLx Sydney
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