[QUOTE=cholla;2219267]Dialysis1 ;Thanks for that I have a similar guide in pdf but this link covered some other things & didn’t cover some of what the one I have does.So both will probably help.
I’d be grateful if you could point me to a URL where I could find the pdf you mention above. Or perhaps you could email it to me? I need all the help I can get.
I’m going to take a movie I have & do what Clueless in Seattle did.
Basically make a couple of short clips at the front then see if I can merge them into a smooth single .vob.
I sure appreciate your taking the time and putting in the effort to help me solve this problem. I’m looking forward to learning what you come up with.
I agree with DrageMester the symbol is coming from the player.
Yes, that has been my asssumption too. It seems to be some kind of on-screen indicator from the player, telling me (needlessly) that it is starting to play a movie. I received the player as a hand-me-down from a former neighbor and have no manual for it. It’s an old JVC that won’t play DVD-RWs. And the symbol may be unique to JVC, or even to that particular model. Perhaps there’s a way to turn it off. I’ll try to figure out which model player I have and try to find a manual online. Trouble is my eyes aren’t all that good these days, and I can’t make out much of the tiny illegible printing on the front of the player.
But, perhaps someone reading this will recognize the symbol. It looks sort of like this:
And it appears in a pale yellowish tan color in the upper left corner of the screen when a movie starts to play.
Ordinarily it isn’t distracting because it appears before any of a movie, even the opening logo, begins to play.
But in the case of this movie I edited (“Wild Strawberries”) it is very annoying and distracting because the movie opens with a silent logo against a black background. The logo fades to black and silence for a long time, to set a still dark mood, and then a gong is struck once before the initial fade in. It’s a great mood setting opening. But having that yellow bug pop up during that long black silence spoils the mood, and of course attracts the eye and breaks the spell.