For whatever reason, when stepping through a manually-advanced slideshow in my Blu-Ray project, the End Action does not work. Indeed, when I reach the last slide in the manual slideshow, the "next" button ceases to function! I can click "Previous" and then the "Next" button activates again, but once I've advanced (via the Next button) to the last slide of the slideshow again, the only way I can get back to my menu is by using the Top Menu button on the remote!
Is this a known glitch? Is there a viable work-around? The same project, built to a DVD, doesn't have this problem, so it must be the poor implementation of Blu-Ray (or at least Blu-Ray navigation) that Adobe has done in Encore (thus far)...
Any and all assistance would be GREATLY appreciated!
The screen shot will have to wait until my computer isn't tied up crunching other stuff (I'm writing this from my phone), but the answer to your question is Yes, the End Action IS set!
When using a manual slideshow, I add a copy of the final slide that has duration built in. You can use 00.00.06. When you hit the advance button it will go to this short duration slide and then go to what ever link you have set.
At first reading, what you suggested didn't make any sense to me...
Turns out that the difficulty is that I create the slideshow and then simply click the "Manual Advance" box in the slideshow's properties screen. Since this makes all of the slideshow's slides manually advanced, what you suggested didn't seem like it would work.
However, and this was new to me but clearly obvious to you (and probably most others), if I unchecked the "Manual" box for the slideshow, select all the slides in the slideshow, and check the "Manual Advance" box (at the bottom of the properties screen) for the selected slides, I still get a Manually advanced slide show, but I could then add another slide (as you suggested), set a low duration on it and then the slideshow's End Action kicks in! Brilliant!
It does mean that I'll need to remember to treat Blu-Ray slideshows differently than the DVD version, but if it fixes the navigation problem, it's worth the slight extra effort!
Thank you VERY much for your help! This is probably the BEST answer to one of my plethora of questions that I've ever received!
Glad that worked for you.
Question, are you using transitions in the slideshow? I have been having a challenge with guessing what they will do at the end of the slideshow.
Also, the Edit Quality Presets is important to avoid low quality slideshows. Seems Adobe does not support Slideshow very much.
You're quite right that Adobe doesn't support slideshows much. They used to have a good slideshow creation ability within PhotoShop Elements, but then they decided to NOT support widescreen and/or HD slideshows and I stopped using that. They may have another, non-Creative Suite, application that they suggest one use for slideshows, but I haven't found it nor am I willing to spend the extra money for it (or at least the prices they ask)...
I gave up on using Encore to do my "automatic" slideshows quite awhile ago. I build those, generally with background music controlling the timing, using other applications, using Encore only for the "manual" or "step through at your own pace" slideshows. I've never experimented with manual slideshows using transitions, certainly not in Encore.
I like Encore, I really do, but wish that they would actually update it to the 21st century! I really don't feel that I've seen many "big" changes in Encore since it first came out (at least ones not related to Flash and/or web-related things), and their unwillingness to make it a true Blu-Ray disk creator is intensely frustrating!
Anyway, rant over!
Thanks for your help!
I have found that the quality greatly increases with the transitions (cross-dissolve). Must be a bug. Just stumbled on this the last couple of days.
I have to built out power-point like slides to go with a teaching manual and it has been a nightmare.
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