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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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DVDA 4.5 Menu Question

First DVDA project. Hope this isn't stupid...

Say I have a single menu with 3 text buttons:

Button1 Button2 Button3

When I press any of them they play what they're supposed to but after I press "menu" on the remote to go back, Button1 always gets highlighted.

How do I get Buttons 2 and 3 to get highlighted after I go back to the menu after stopping these particular chapters with the remote? Why doesn't DVDA know which button it just came from?

Haven't tried this on a real player yet... I'm just talking about within DVDA.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #2
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There's no way (that I know of, maybe someone else does) to do what you want.
If you want it to automatically go to the video associated with button 2, then you'd have to set that up as an "End Action".
Otherwise, when it goes back to the menu, it's starting all over again and you have to navigate to button 2 if that's what you want to see.
BTW, most of the movies I buy/rent exhibit the same behaviour if you press "Menu".
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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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There's no way (that I know of, maybe someone else does) to do what you want.
That's strange. I'm coming from Adobe Encore and it does this automatically.

This could be a problem if you're nesting multiple menus with lots of links on each one. You press the second to last one, hit menu on the remote to go back and have to scroll through all the links just to get back to the bottom again.

I'd think navgation like this would just be a standard way a life. Heck, my cell phone even works this way. :)

Thanks Mike!
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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #4
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Rick, as I said, it may be possible to do what you want but I'm not a DVDA "expert" by any stretch of the imagination :-)
Hopefully someone who knows more than I do will chime in and say if can be done or not.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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Try this:

Double-click the menu button to "open" that chapter. Now, look at the media properties on the right-hand side. Go to the "End Action" section.

There you should see "Destination" which should point to "Most Recent Menu". Click that drop-down arrow and select the actual menu name.

Two items below that is "Destination button" which should now be available to change. Click on it and pick the button you wish to be highlighted.

This will have a specific button selected if the chapter plays through.


Now go to the "Remote Buttons" section and click on the "+" beside "MENU". Once again under "Destination" pick that specific menu. Now under "Destination button" pick the button you want.

This will have a specific button selected if the menu button is pressed.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #6
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I see where you're going with this Edward but it didn't work. Now all the buttons once clicked go back and highlight the last one.

This might be deal breaker for me. I can certainly see where this wouldn't affect most people but I do a few real estate videos and when you have listings categorized and broke down into a half dozen menus, the ability to "back up" and end up where you were is important.
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