Been Running CS3 with only the occasional issue for 2 years on my current Windows 7 machine.
I have a lot of repeating video series that I do for clients so I maintain templates of menus so I don't have to "re-invent the wheel" each time I need them.
I recently had to reformat my C: drive [KILL ALL VIRUS MAKERS] and re-install all of my software and now Encore is giving me fits.
Menues that I have NEVER had a problem with in the past are now acting up.
Highlights display properly in Photoshop and in the menu view in Encore, showing proper highlights when the "Display Active" button is selected.
But as soon as I Preview, or export a build, the highlight cease to work properly, either only partially showing up in bits or pieces or not at all on some buttons.
These are menues that worked perfectly as little as 2 weeks ago and now they barely work at all.
Oh, and even thought he menues are 16:9, Encore also keeps defaulting to 4:3 EVERY TIME I import them OR I re-open a project that already has them incorporated.[?] What gives with that?
Any help, no matter how far out, would be appreciated.
Um...... Build to Disc then play the disc or Build to Folder and playback with one of ny media players.
I'm not sure I understand your question. Other than via Preview, how else would you watch a project created in Encore?
The most frequent problem here is incorrect pixel size and/or par of the menus.
PAL or NTSC?
When you right click the menu and "edit in photoshop," what is the pixel size and what is the par?
720x480 DV NTST Widescreen [1.21 PAR] which is the default "Blank Menu Wide" from the Encore library for widescreen menus which is what I have ALWAYS used in Encore CS3.
I have found a workaround to get my project completed in time to meet my deadline:
I constructed the menus as DV NTST Widescreen [1.21 PAR], like always, but once completed I changed the PAR to standard DV NTSC [0.91 PAR] then imported them into Encore and set the menu display to 16:9 in the Menus Properties Basic tab.
While this solved my immediate problem and the menus seem to work fine now, it make absolutely NO SENSE to me.
Why would the output directly from Encore's own library NOT work properly within Encore? And why does bastardizing the menu shape/PAR into some "Frankenstein" appearance in Photoshop now make it acceptable to Encore?