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R.M.
19-12-2008, 10:29 PM
I have two items I wish to include (with menu) on a DVD. The first item is an ordinary video (with VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders), the second a slideshow made in ProShow Gold. I want these to play on a TV through an ordinary DVD player. I also want to select each item on a menu when it first starts up on the DVD player.

My question is - which program do I use to make the menu, and use to burn these two programmes onto a disc. I already have the programmes compiled, and both with play on a DVD player.

I initially thought this would be easy to do - now I can see pitfalls.:(

:help:

wainuitech
19-12-2008, 11:22 PM
Not to sure if DVD flick (http://www.dvdflick.net/) will do the menus - it says the latest version does ??

Edit- have a look at the guide - it says it does

Edit 2 - if you get it you may need to right click the big download button / save as -- the links to the mirrors seem to go in circles.

Blam
20-12-2008, 04:41 AM
Not to sure if DVD flick (http://www.dvdflick.net/) will do the menus - it says the latest version does ??

Edit- have a look at the guide - it says it does

Edit 2 - if you get it you may need to right click the big download button / save as -- the links to the mirrors seem to go in circles.

+1 for DVD Flick, its the best DVD Authoring program I've used so far, and I can confirm that it can create titles/menus

The Simple Black design for the menu is quite good, simple and effective.

limepile
20-12-2008, 07:06 AM
I was going to suggest Nero- one of the earlier versions before 8.0, but that DVD Flick looks like it does the same thing, except in Nero you can sex up the menus a bit more...but it's only a menu right ! IMO if you choose to use software like DVD Flick it would be nice to throw a donation their way, keeps development going and a bit of competition for the big guys.

R.M.
20-12-2008, 09:08 AM
Yes, I'll have a look at both. Had a quick look at DVD Flick (I'm a bit confused about what I'm supposed to do!). :confused:

I also have Nero 6.

R.M.
20-12-2008, 11:17 AM
Sorry for being dim/dumb, but I didn't manage to do anything! I tried to add the video file in DV Flick - that wouldn't happen. I can see the video in DVD Shrink ok.

Looked at ProShow Gold - which said you could add a video clip (but I think they meant of the show you have been working with in their programme - not another video from somewhere else!). :(

ZapperBoy10647
20-12-2008, 11:30 AM
hey if i download a torrent divx file. how do i load it to dvd and get it to work? and also can i make a dvd on any disk, ie dvd-r dvd-rw etc?

Speedy Gonzales
20-12-2008, 01:15 PM
hey if i download a torrent divx file. how do i load it to dvd and get it to work? and also can i make a dvd on any disk, ie dvd-r dvd-rw etc?

If its a pirated movie, I doubt anyone here will help you.

Its better to burn to + or - blanks

R.M.
20-12-2008, 01:21 PM
Mine is not! Pirated, I mean. The video is a copy of a work debate (a fun thing). The slide show is of still pics of the same event I took myself and made into a slideshow with music background. I would like to put the two items on a DVD for the people involved.

I'm making sort-of progress - I've imported the video into ProShow Gold - but the aspect ratio is wrong. Tried to fix this, but so far no-go. :(

wainuitech
20-12-2008, 01:58 PM
To get DVD Flick to burn the videos, you may need to convert them to .avi first.

This is not a fast process, the more power your PC has the faster it will convert - 3 hours to convert a DVD to .avi is not uncommon.

A free one is VLC player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) - instructions on Guff on how to convert here (http://lifehacker.com/software/dvds/rip-dvds-with-vlc-230349.php) with full instructions here (http://www.therealcaffeine.com/how-to/rip-dvd-with-vlc/) - they may seema little daunting but if you follow them through its not that hard.

There are many paid ones that are a snap to use, one is DVDFab Video Converter (http://www.dvdfab.com/video-fab-converter.htm) - I have the paid version - But I cant remember if the trial puts on a watermark or not.

Another paid one is A-One DVD ripper - Giveaway of the Day gave it away a while back - If you want to try it, I have the Install exe's and Give Away of the days Code they supplied. --PM me.

Blam
20-12-2008, 03:19 PM
Handbrake would work too, in DVD flick set the video encoding to highest, it takes longer but it means better quality

Blam
20-12-2008, 03:19 PM
Mine is not! Pirated, I mean. The video is a copy of a work debate (a fun thing). The slide show is of still pics of the same event I took myself and made into a slideshow with music background. I would like to put the two items on a DVD for the people involved.

I'm making sort-of progress - I've imported the video into ProShow Gold - but the aspect ratio is wrong. Tried to fix this, but so far no-go. :(

He meant ZapperBoy (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/member.php?u=27461)

Speedy Gonzales
20-12-2008, 03:38 PM
He meant ZapperBoy (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/member.php?u=27461)

Correct thats why I quoted him. Not you

Zippity
20-12-2008, 04:59 PM
If in doubt as to what to do, go visit http://www.videohelp.com/