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DVD SP getting the play all script to work

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Sep 4, 2013 3:22 AM

Hi All

Any suggestions to get my play all script to work, it keeeps returning to the menu page after the first track, I scripted it to PLay all using Hal Mcleans scriptScreen Shot 2013-09-04 at 11.17.54.png

then set each track end jump  to this play next scriptScreen Shot 2013-09-04 at 11.19.52.png

with the final track end jump returning to the menu.

All ments have a pre script set to this scriptScreen Shot 2013-09-04 at 11.21.45.png

Cheers for any help

Thanks

Simon

Final Cut Pro 7, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to Ignorethisfilms)

    scripting is not the easiest thing to master.  I've had to do it a few times when I had no choice, but not a lot of fun.  Have you tried just building a single track and using stories for individual sections?  This way the playall button just takes you to the single track.  And next and previous chapters works flawlessly within the PlayAll. 

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to Ignorethisfilms)

    Not sure I understand.  Story's can have whatever end jump you want. 

  • Hal MacLean Level 6 Level 6 (14,790 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to Ignorethisfilms)

    Michael is quite right to suggest stories - the script you are using is complex because I used track values and increments instead of track names. the reason for this is that I don't always know the track names and using a value means I can safely ignore the name part... but it *is* overly complex for what you are doing.

     

    Remember also that stories can be added without them taking up space on the disc. Thus, you can have one story for a play all, and another story for the play one section. Each can have thier own end jump.

     

    The problem with this is that in some DVD players, the track number in the display on the hardware won't reflect what is going on. If this isn;t an issue for you, then stories are far easier to do this with!

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