Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to pacanoes)
Lots of info here: http://www.dvdstudiopro.co.uk
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to Nick Holmes)
@Nick...thanks for your kind reply, though I have to say that unfortunately while seeing http://www.dvdstudiopro.co.uk/tutorials/play-all-1/ there is NO way to access the project files that are posted at that site....hence whatever it is explained there is worthless, if you get my meaning...
After going through tons and tons of url addresses, and found nothing that can help me out, is the main reason of my post in here, hoping that someone can bring light unto this...
would aprreciate anyone helping me with this problem....cheers..
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to pacanoes)
Hmmm, the links are dead. They were hosted on a .mac/mobile me site but since Apple discontinued it they haven't been updated. The owner of that site used to be a regular here too but I haven't seen any contributions in quite a while from him.
Other places you could try...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to pacanoes)
Rather than using scripting, I create one long track in DVDSP with markers and use stories for the individual sections. Link the stories to the individual sections menu buttons and just make the full track the target of the play all button. Just did this recently and it worked great.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
thanks everyone for your kind answers....the fact of the matter is that I had done tons of dvd's with different "episodes" located in one single track....while using stories and everything works to perfection, though the question here or the problem here is that I needed to have individual tracks for each episode or clip 'cause I am also handling in each of them subtitles.....and those subtitles are the constriction of using a single track and from there stories as I have done in the past....hence my quest as to find a play all button based on scripts that would allow the viewer of accesing the whole lot....single tracks....and subtitles if wanted....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 3:59 PM (in response to pacanoes)
Hi pacanoes - apologies for the missing links on dvdstudiopro.co.uk... I have moved hosting and the files were lost - I need to get them replaced.
Michael has got you covered though - you can use stories pretty easily. A story does not take up any additional space on your disc, so you can set up lots of them to cover your needs (there is a limit - don't go crazy... 99 stories per track only). So, you could set up a story for playback with one audio stream (or subtitle) and another story for a different sub picture stream... use a simple menu button to select the version required.
The play all can also be a story - put all your markers into one story, and point to that from your play all button. If you need to set up a sub-picture stream use another story with all markers in it.
However, there are other ways to change subtitles as well... but from your description, it should be relatively simple to use stories.
Scripting, whilst fun () is not a simple solution for you!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to Hal MacLean)
Hey Hal, if you use stories for your play all button, will the next chapter and previous chapter buttons on the remote jump between stories? Seem to remember there's a problem with this. That's why I recently built a track containing all my video in the desired order for the play all in finalcutpro with chapter markers in my fcp sequence named for the intended stories. Building the menu and stories was a breeze. Could be wrong on this or there may be a scripting solution but we seem to agree that's not an ideal solution.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
Yeah - it's a problem. The behaviour for next and prev is not consistent across all players as I recall, although it must surely be better these days than it was even a year ago. There were a number of workarounds though - the most common was to add a new marker about half a second before the end of the story. The 'next' button would ultimately get to that marker and the end of the story would take place, giving the impression that (if scripted) the user had skipped through to the next part. However, you could also put end jumps on the markers themselves and not the story.
It's that long ago I can't remember the implications now, but it shouldn't be too hard to look it all up again :-)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to Hal MacLean)
Oh - and those links are back in place on the dvdstudiopro.co.uk website again!