I'm looking at the chapter playlist capability in Encore CS6. My application is a video of a class (going to DVD now, but maybe Blu-ray in the future if client wants). The instructor offers various tips on how to do things throughout the class. I'd like to make a menu that includes just the tips. When the user picks one to play, I'd like it to play that tip section to the end of the tip, then return to the menu. In other words, I'd make each tip a chapter, play to the end of the chapter, then return to the menu. Is this doable? Are chapter playlists the correct tool to use for this?
No matter what though, the DVD has to be playable from end to end -- shove it in the slot, hit "play" and watch it to the end. Can I do both -- play it all the way to the end, and also play individual chapters that end by returning to a menu if that's where they were started from?
1) How do I identify the end of the chapter in question? I've searched all over the docs, and I can't find anything that references the end of a chapter. So I'm thinking that the only thing that identifies the end of one chapter has to be the start of the next chapter. Is that true, or is it something else?
2) If I have to identify the end of a chapter with another chapter marker, I can live with that. But can Encore? These would be chapter markers that I wouldn't use in a menu. They'd be exclusively for defining the end of a chapter if I have to do it that way. I have little doubt that Encore will tell me that I haven't used those particular markers -- but can I ignore the warnings and still get a usable playable DVD?
3) Where do I define the end action of returning to the menu? Would that be for the chapter marker at the beginning of the chapter? And if I do that, will it do anything to the normal "play all" action of starting the video and playing it to the end (which is the standard useage of the DVD)?
4) Finally, any free tutorials out there that explain how to use the chapter playlist features? The docs are, um, less than clear on the subject.