I have completely removed the original navigation of the DVD concerned and replaced it with my own. This is the most major redesign of the navigation of any DVD I have so far undertaken. Possibly my design could be more efficient and simple - I am interested in any suggested improvements. Overall it seems to work fairly well with one exception - the highlighting of particular buttons under some circumstances.
I want to highlight the button I use on a 'base' menu after navigating to one or more other locations. To do this I find that I am creating many more commands than I presume I need to. For instance, in VTS 1 menu PGC2, I created seven commands when I assume that I can achieve the same effect with possibly only one command.
What I want to do is when returning to a menu to always highlight the button I activated when starting from that menu. For instance, when I activate button 2 on VTS 1 menu PGC 2, then after going to VTS 2 menu PGC 2 (and after activating other buttons and commands) when I later return to VTS 1 menu PGC 2 I want button 2 to be highlighted. Conceptually I'd call this highlighting a button on a 'base' menu when returning to it after navigating to 'submenus' and/or titles.
One thing I think I have got right: I do appear to have set up a satisfactory system for appropriate button highlighting for the various chapter menus, e.g., VTS 1 menu PGC 5, or VTS 2 menu PGC 3. The method I used for this is derived from valuable information supplied some time ago by Toaddub.
The whole process is made more difficult because I am working across 3 VTS's rather than just one. I have to use different VTS's because the menus and titles in each VTS have different aspect ratios. VTS 3 has no visual content or buttons in its menu. Its 'base' menu is VTS 2 Menu PGC 2 (button 4). Originally there were 12 VTS's - each title had its own VTS. There was also what appeared to be a duplicate of VTS 1 (which was just a menu without any real title content).
I have uploaded a minisample to 4shared.com. The URL is:
Unfortunately I couldn't compress this sample any further (e.g., by deleting some title chapters) because this would have made it hard to see my problem.