First off, hello!
I must say this is an excellent site. I first found it in an article at TechTV and have since spent many hours reading the articles and posts. Keep up the good work it is much appreciated.
That said I have a question that may have been asked often in one form or another. I did a search using various key words and didnâ€™t find quite what I was hoping to. (As a side note: is there a way to search for a phrase?)
To start off hereâ€™s how I create my DVD backups.
Step one: Check to see if itâ€™s a DVD-5 or DVD-9 composition.
Step two: Open the DVD in â€˜DVD Shrinkâ€™ using Full disk for a DVD-5 or Re-author for a DVD-9.
Step three: Backup the DVD to a directory on my hard drive. Example: G:\RUNDOWN
(For Re-author I copy the main movie with as little compression as possible and add extras using high compression until the compilation is full. Generally I order the extras in the most logical manner.)
Step four: Use â€˜Nero Burning Rom 6â€™ to create a DVD-Video disk with the files from the VIDEO_TS folder in the Directory created by DVD Shrink. I do it manually because I want to burn at 2x, which seems to play back better on my home player.
Finally I get to the point of this post.
Once I re-author a disk I would like to create a DVD menu to allow selecting the included extras rather then just using the remote to skip to them.
Ideally I would like to snag an image from the movie as the background of the menu (easily done with my PC DVD player program) and then add the selectable items to it. The ability to turn on and off directorâ€™s comments from a sub menu would be nice as well.
Is there any way to create such menus? Preferably in a manner not to much more complicated then using the DVD tools I mentioned above.