8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2016 11:35 AM by rezun8

    Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus

    APVideo Level 1

      I'm looking to create a DVD style playable USB drive as 4K UHD is not a supported export format through Encore CS6.

       

      Not sure whether I would need to use Flash or Edge to design and build the structure, but essentially it would have the the following structure -

       

      When inseting the USB into a computer or USB capable TV, the menu loads much like 'autoplay'.

       

      On the menu loading, there are 3 options -

       

      Play all - this plays the entire video playlist.

       

      Scenes - the user can navigate through a sub-menu to play specific videos in the video playlist.

       

      Highlights - the user selects this and it plays a video file.

       

      I've checked out other threads about using both Flash, Encore and Edge to create something similar, but more often than not, there is no definie solution.

       

      Essentially, it would be similar to creating a DVD/Blu-ray in Encore CS6, but for the 'project' to be on a USB, rather than build and burned onto a DVD or Blu-ray, due to the 4K UHD resolution.

       

      Can you help?!

        • 1. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
          rezun8 Level 4

          what kind of help are you looking for?

          • 2. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
            APVideo Level 1

            Firstly, whether it is possible to design and build a DVD style menu for 4K playback on a USB drive for USB capable TV's and computers?

             

            Secondly, how can you code the build so that when the USB is inserted, it loads a DVD style menu?

             

            Thirdly, how do you 'burn' or 'build' it onto a USB?

             

            Thanks for your comment! As mentioned, this may be for both Flash and Edge communities..

            • 3. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
              rezun8 Level 4

              its absolutely possible to do. I would use Flash personally as it is better for coding a custom project like this. Edge might work but since it has been discontinued I steer away from it, it never really got enough force behind it aside from being better at website build.

              I used to do DVD/CD's and we used an autoinit.ini file to make the program run upon insert, for Mac It most assuredly is different.

              For th eUSB burn I know there are companies out there that do it, but I imagine with some searching you can find it out.

              Hope it helps

              • 4. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
                APVideo Level 1

                Thanks for your advice, it's great to hear you've been using this workflow so I will try in Flash to build the structure and test out the HTML capability on smart TV's. Understandably its less of a problem for playing on a computer as you can choose to run the the video menu, but for TV's it would be having the USB act like a DVD in which it plays to the menu automatically.

                 

                I'd look at doing this in house rather than outsourcing to another company, there must be a way!!

                • 5. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
                  lorenrjones Level 1

                  Hello, I'm currently looking into the same thing. Did you have any luck?

                  • 6. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
                    myk410 Level 1

                    I am looking to create the same thing.  Has anyone figured this out?  I’ve made three music videos that are being distributed on custom flash drives.  I would like for people to be able to plug them into their TV’s and have it act like a DVD or movie you buy on iTunes when a menu pops up when you plug it in.  I’d like for computers to have easy access to this menu as well.

                    • 7. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
                      KaiBuskirk.com Level 2

                      Hello,

                      I am Kai Buskirk has anyone figured out the work Adobe Work Flow to

                      create an

                      Auto Start / Play

                      USB ( like an old auto start DVD/BlueRay )

                      With menus and Structure?

                       

                      I would like if there are any takers to begine a group so we can all benefit from our collective efforts.

                       

                      I'm on google hangouts as Kai Buskirk

                      Please come find me and let's get this put together.. Open Source Style!

                       

                      Cheers,

                      Kai Buskirk

                      • 8. Re: Creating a DVD style playable USB with menus
                        rezun8 Level 4

                        Hello Kai,

                         

                        autoinit.ini file to make the program run upon insert, for Mac It most assuredly is different.

                        For th eUSB burn I know there are companies out there that do it, but I imagine with some searching you can find it out.

                        Hope it helps

                         

                        For MAC it is not possible, you might want to look into a .dmg file extension but the user would have to initiate.