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Old May 31st, 2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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Audio for still menu DVDSP 1.5??

Is it not possible to have audio playing when using a .psd file menu in DVD SP 1.5? I have made a few motion menus which will allow audio no problem. The problem with the motion menus is that I cant use the p-shop buttons or can I? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old May 31st, 2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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You can have music with a still menu. Once your still photo is imported and in the Graphical View area, click on it once to select it and in the Property Inspector, under the Audio tab, just select the audio track that you want to play for that menu.

I don't know what you mean about motion menus, what problems are you having with the photoshop buttons.
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Old May 31st, 2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Rik. My Problem is there is no audio tab in the property inspector when using just a still psd file .When I use a mpg2 file(motion menu) the audio tab will appear. Is there something wrong here?
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Old May 31st, 2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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DVDSP 1.5 was rough at best. It worked for some and others had nightmares with it. I seem to recall many menu issues with 1.5 and urge you to upgrade at your earliest convenience. Upgrading in the middle of a projects can be problematic too. You might try trashing the preferences.
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Old May 31st, 2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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Thanks Jeff. I tried trashing the prefs but still no audio asset when using a still for a menu. Hopefully I wil be able to upgrade before my next project.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 08:19 AM   #6
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Matt several people responded to me via private email and offered several suggestions for you. But Ted Springer hit it on the head and here is his email:

Still menus can have audio, if it is just a still (not layered) image or if it uses overlays. If it uses layers like a Photoshop file, you simply can't have audio no matter what, even if you are using DVD SP 2 or better. Basically when you select a new button, the menu changes layers on the image file, more or less going to a whole new menu. You can have audio if you use overlays instead of PSD files, and your menu will be snappier as well. PSD originated menus tend to be slower as well. I would urge the poster to look into using overlays on Apple's own user forums.

Thanks, Ted!
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Old June 1st, 2004, 12:43 PM   #7
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Thanks Jeff and Ted! Yeah thats my problem I'm using psd layers so no audio.This is the first menu I had created with layers i guess i will keep it as flat image and go back to the overlays.Always can find the answers here at dvinfo!
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