I'm trying to create a "motion" menu using just an audio file associated with the menu. The idea is to have a static menu with a background music.
I tried to to do this but when I build the DVD, Encore (CS4) complains about the pixel aspect ratio (says it is unsuported).
I guess that as it doesn't find any video to build the motion menu, its PAR isn't correct. Nonetheless I suppose that doing what I want to do is pretty standard.
Can someone please help me out?
I'm assuming that you're trying to add audio to a still menu.
Two questions: 1) Where do you get the menu (Adobe Encore library, created one in Photoshop, etc).
2) where did you obtain the audio and what is the format (MPEG, WAV, PCM, etc?)
Try the following first.
1) Create a new project. Use a standard still menu from the library
2) Add an audio track.
3) Preview the project.
If it works, you can trouble shoot it from there
I created the menu from scratch on Photoshop. Nonetheless it has the same properties as some of the "wide" menus on the library.
The audio itself is a PCM WAV file, 16bit, 44KHz.
I'll try what you suggested, in order to troubleshoot it.
Back in Photoshop, look under Image>Pixel Aspect Ratio. Make sure that it matches the PAR of your Project. I would say that it does not now.
One can easily have an Audio-only Menu, which is otherwise static.
Personally, I would use 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV Audio Assets, just to keep Encore from having to change this to 48KHz. Takes only a second in Audition, Soundbooth, Audacity, or other audio-editing programs, and keeps the load on Encore to zero.
If this does not work, back in Photoshop, please post a screen-cap with your Layers Palette opened, and also the Image>Pixel Aspect Ratio dialog open.
Hint: to attach a screen-cap, use the little "camera" icon in the lower-middle of the editing screen's Toolbar.
Well, I tried it again on the menus without changing anything and this time it worked flawlessly.
Maybe it was just some glitch that went away by restarting Encore.
Thank you very much for your help!