Here's how I do it.
Set the Play All menu button to play the timeline, with the End Action set to Return to Last Menu.
Set each Chapter menu button to the appropriate Chapter on the timeline, but set the Override for that chapter button to go back to the appropriate menu.
I use a main menu weith Play All, and Play Chapters buttons. Play All is linked to the video timeline; Play chapters is linked to a sub-menu. The Sub-menu has a button for each chapter, and a Return to Main Menu button.
I have had bad experiences with over-rides, so I use Chapter Playlists to play each chapter (or group of chapters) separately. Create a Chapter Playlist for each button, then link the button to its chapter playlist. Make the end action for each chapter playlist to be return to the the sub-menu.
Note the differenhce between playlists and chapter playlists!
This method does not need each scene to be a separate clip, and so the main timeline video plays more smoothly across scenes.
And a third take...
Putting multiple clips on the same timeline may cause problems, particularly for some types of audio.So if you want the 3 "clips" on one timeline, make it that way in the editing. If you do have separate clips, make each one its own timeline, Put them into a playlist for the play all.
(My preference is not to use overrides, which haved caused problems for lots of users. I use Alan's method. But overrides do work.)
We have a winner!!!
End solution, which could be a combination of things....
3 separate videos on.... 3 separate timelines.
Each timeline put into a single playlist.(Not a chapter list)
Link the playlist, to the "Play All" button.
Link each singular video to its own button on the sub menu.
So far, so good.
I appreciate you guys taking time to educate me!
The primary downside to the method you are testing now, is that there may be pauses between each timeline in the play all. You can't rely on the Encore preview, but must test this using a burned disk.
If each video is its own piece, this may be just fine.
And for me, Stan. I only use separate entities.
I don't mind the momentary separation.
I burned the DV, and it looks great.
And running a timed test...
3 folders - video, timeline,menu
From import to done? About 3 minutes.
I'm satisfied with it.
I use Stan's suggested workflow too.
Partially to handle those little "pauses," but also for other reasons, both technical and aesthetic, all of my Timelines (their Assets), start from about 02 sec. of Black Video, and fade up, where all end with a Dip-to-Black and about 02 sec. of black. Those pauses always come during the "black" portion, so no one ever sees them.