3 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2009 4:07 PM by Steve Grisetti

    Demo Menu with Multiple Mpeg Movies on DVD

    hnester Level 1

      What is the best way to create a "demo disk" where I have 4 or 5 Mpeg Movies and I'd like the first frame of each to be on the DVD Menu?

       

      Do I need to just re-do the videos pulling them all into a single PE file? I've created a DVD menu from within a single movie before.

       

      But surely that isn't the most efficient way.

       

      BTW, my PE will not burn to dvd anymore. Something is wrong with the registry that I have not been able to figure out and I've been using Windows DVD maker instead. So far I have not found an intuitive way to do this in the Windows program.

       

      I'm willing to buy an inexpensive program if that is the way to go.

       

      I appreciate any advice!

       

      Holly

        • 1. Re: Demo Menu with Multiple Mpeg Movies on DVD
          Paul_LS Level 4

          You need to bring each video into a new project and add then to the timeline, add DVD markers and then the menu. You can use the first frame for each menu button. By the way... it is better to export these sub-movies from Premiere Elements as DV-AVI rather than MPEG2... File>Export>Movie. This will maintain quality when you final burn to DVD and will eliminate any transcoding/burn issues that you might see using MPEG2 Files.

           

          Regarding your burning issue try working through this FAQ. Also if I recall Steve (forum Moderator) had a FAQ which had a link to a registry fix for burn issues. Maybe he will be along later.

          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415318?tstart=0

           

          If you want a better DVD authoring tool with more features and flexibility you could look at Sony DVD Architect Studio (note the Studio version not the Pro)... a lot of folks use it and it costs less than $50.

          • 2. Re: Demo Menu with Multiple Mpeg Movies on DVD
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            Sorry. I don't have any registry fixes for DVD burner problems. They're usually an iffy solution anyway.

             

            The fact is that more powerful DVD burning programs on your computer -- Nero, Recordnow, etc. -- often monopolize your drive so that other programs can't get to it.

             

            The best solution is to burn your Premiere Elements DVD project to a folder on your hard drive, and then use your DVD burner software to burn the VIDEO_TS folder to a disc, as described in the FAQ that Paul linked you to above.

            • 3. Re: Demo Menu with Multiple Mpeg Movies on DVD
              the_wine_snob Level 9
              PE will not burn to dvd anymore. Something is wrong with the registry that I have not been able to figure out

               

              To follow up on Steve's comment: do you have Nero, or Roxio installed on this computer? Do you have Quicken, and if so do you do backups to CD?

               

              These have all been known to cause issues with all Adobe programs, that Burn to DVD.

               

              For a Burning program, once you have done the Burn to Folder, I recommend the freeware application ImgBurn. It is a very powerful little program, with a lot of very useful features. It also has some of the funniest "error messages," that I have seen.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt