7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2011 5:33 AM by the_wine_snob RSS

    Disk Menue in APE8

    Phil.com Community Member

      I am part of a video production and editing group and running APE7.0.  We use a standard Disk Menu/Start page "Countdown".  One of our members is running APE8 and can't find  Disk Menu/Start page "Countdown".  Has it been eliminated or did she delete it by mistake.  I have looked throught all the themes and no "Countdown". Is there any was to add it back or get it in the first palce.




      Cheers  Phil

      Cupertino Senior TV Productions

        • 1. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
          A.T. Romano Community Member



          Premiere Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 both have included in the Disc Menus section of the program Entertainment/Countdown. That particular DVD Template Countdown is no longer included in Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 and 10. Is your associate sure of the version in use?


          It is highly unlikely that your associate deleted it by mistake unless she was in the Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 program files of the computer, possibly modifying the .psd for the Countdown template there. So, best look to see if the Countdown Folder and its contents still exist in that version 8.0/8.0.1 program files. If the computer operating system is Windows 7, then go the route:

          Local C drive\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Premiere Elements 8.0\DVD Templates\Common\Entertainment\Countdown.


          Where is the installation disc for Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1? Why not reinstall the disc menus?



          • 2. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
            Phil.com Community Member

            Tanks AT, that sets me off in the right direction and I need to find another disk menu if we move to 9 or 10. I'll check out her installation disk. So, I should be able to just install disk menues.


            Will let you know how it works out.


            Thanks again.


            Cheers!  Phil

            • 3. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
              A.T. Romano Community Member



              Thanks for the follow up. I am not over this way too often lately, but I will be watching for your results.



              • 4. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
                Phil.com Community Member

                It is interesting that all her DVD Template folders were empty with the exception of Fun.  Adobe/India did some stuff to her computer to fix some other problems.  That's one reason I avoided a reinstall.


                But, based on you information I was able to find Countdown on my computer and drop into her DVD templates folder...  and it worked just fine.  I now see that I mostlikely could have taken the DVD Templates folder an dropped it into her computer.  Countdown is all we need for now. 


                Will I be able to do the same thing for APE 9 nad 10?


                Thank you for your help.


                Cheers!  Phil

                • 5. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
                  Steve Grisetti MVP

                  All of the menu templates since version 3 use the same structure and can be loaded into any of the last several versions of the program, Phil.

                  • 6. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
                    Aniks Community Member


                    I think you must be able to do the same thing for APE9 as well as 10 although I would imagine that adobe will not provide any support for such thing, but they should work fine.


                    Good Luck,


                    • 7. Re: Disk Menue in APE8
                      the_wine_snob Community Member



                      Yes, as Steve mentions, the format of the Menu Sets has remained the same, since PrE 3.


                      I would Copy the full folder with Countdown, or other Menu Sets, as there are several other files, such as the PNG images, that provide the "thumbnails" in the Create Menu Panel. Also, some Menu Sets also have Motion Assets and Audio, so keeping the folder, and any additional files, is a good method.


                      Good luck,