If its a homemade dvd its easy to rip vobs to pc.
rename vob to mpg and you have your mpeg file.
Check which formats the in store dispaly can handle.
Usually mp4 is the first/best choice, but if it can handle mpeg you dont even have to convert.
Will check that all out.
EDIT: that worked fine.
Now...NEW QUESTION.......anyway to make an mpg file loop?
This file is intended to run (loop) continuously on an in store display screen.
Maybe the screen is able to loop it because it loops the slide shows (jpegs)???
I will experiment but any advices ..welcomed. Thanx
With a DVD you set the end action of the video to go back to the beginning
I do not know of a way to have a "file" go back to the beginning, so I think that will be a setting on whatever is playing your file
Do you know the player that will be used with the thumbdrive? The looping is usually easily handled there, with some sort of Repeat function.
They use thumb drives to continously run image slide shows. ( jpegs)
Display is not connected to a puter or a DVD player due to its in store location.
Hopefully a repeat / loop function is in the device as you say.
BTW: I am not the first to have this question. ( Havent read the answers yet)
Yes, yours is a pretty common request.
With a DVD-Video, or BD, it's easy: in Encore just add an End Action, that points back to the Timeline - infinite looping.
Also, most DVD and BD hardware players allow for Repeat.
When one gets outside the realm of DVD-Video and BD, then it comes down to the software player used. Many DO have a Repeat, or Loop function, but not all. So, it will just depend.
For a bit of backstory, you might find a few bits in this article useful, as I know that you primarily work in broadcast: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2298534#2298534. You are well past most of this now, but should you get a similar job, might be a tip worth having?