6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2013 7:36 PM by Stan Jones

    Play vs. Enter

    bvawter Level 1

      When authoring a simple one button DVD, it works great if you press enter on your remote to activate the button, but if you press play on your remote you're screwed. Apparently this simple problem has been debated for years in the forums.

      When you put your DVD out into the world most people will opt to press play so it amazes me that this has yet to be resolved. You need to have the ability when authoring to make the play button do the smae thing that the enter button does to activate play mode. Has anyone out there solved this yet?

        • 1. Re: Play vs. Enter
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I have a Sony BluRay player that acts the same with commercial movies... the Pause/Play button works ONLY once the movie is actually playing, not to start the movie from the menu

          • 2. Re: Play vs. Enter
            Jim_Simon Level 9

            Whether or not you can use Play depends on your player.  Not all of them will work that way.  Some players require you to hit Enter from the menu.

            • 3. Re: Play vs. Enter
              bvawter Level 1

              thanks. Still, it would be nice to be able to designate your play button on the menu as a Master Play that accepts an enter command AND a play command. In other words when that button is authored it is a special case that  responds to both a play command from a remote and/or an enter command. If that is possible it would be a welcomed new Encore addition to those who have expressed frustration in forums like this over the years. Anyone from Adobe listening?

              • 4. Re: Play vs. Enter
                John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Please re-read #1 and #2 - this is NOT something Adobe may do with Encore... this is built-in to the hardware of the player, not the disc

                • 5. Re: Play vs. Enter
                  bvawter Level 1

                  I do inderstand that this is a player issue. Today as a matter of fact, we heard from a client that they had playback problems on their PC. We are an Apple facility. So if you throw in the myriad of playback devices, both hardware and software, and also the varied computer platforms and operating systems it's amazing that the failure rate of a DVD is so low.

                  I'm talking about a solution that is looking at these variations in playback devices and broadening the responsiveness to more than one command. So that a play command issued from Model X Y or Z device is accepted by the authoring software instead of just accepting the Model X command. Or the ability to author a version specifically for Model X,Y, or Z players. This would mean of course that Adobe would have to be aware of which models do not respond correctly to an Encore command before they would be able to address the discrepancy and maybe that task is just too daunting, but the goal should be universitality to all DVD players.

                  It's a dream I have. ha ha

                  • 6. Re: Play vs. Enter
                    Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Yes, we can dream!


                    Encore (and other authoring software) use special commands to make authoring easier, but ultimately, they encode (build) the files onto the disk in a way that allows DVD players to play the disk. Encore (nor other authoring programs) does not interact with the player.


                    Scripting may help in some situations, but I do not know if this is one. In any event, Encore does not do scripting.