I’m trying to use NeroVision as the backend behind a DVD authoring solution. Currently I’m testing with NV 2, soon to upgrade to NV 3 (as that is what we’ll be buying for our customers). Everything is working well, except for some cosmetic issues that I’m trying to tweak to satisfy some of our customer requirements.
The XML I’m currently using (SetXMLFile) is as follows:
(?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?) (nerovision-project version="1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="NeroVisionAPI.xsd") (dvd encoding="NTSC") (label>This is a label!(/label) (content) (videotitle name="My Video" id="t1") (video src="C:\vids\3_0"/) (video src="C:\vids\3_0"/) (video src="C:\vids\3_0"/) (video src="C:\vids\3_0"/) (chapters) (chapter-mark pos="0" id="t2" name="My Video"/) (/chapters) (/videotitle) (/content) (menu default-thumbnail="FirstNonEmptyFrame") (default-template name="Light 2") (main-menu/) (chapter-menu title-id="t1"/) (/menu) (/dvd) (/nerovision-project)
(XML has been edited to be displayable in this forum. Probably could have just used PRE tags?)
This works perfectly except for a few things, and I’m hoping someone could help me with this:
(1) The caption of the video is always “Light”, which is the name of the Nero template. For example, if I used “Island”, I would see the text “Island” on the DVD menu. I’ve read over the API docs and cannot find the XML attribute/element used to change the title for the menu structure to “Whatever My Title Is”.
(2) I couldn’t find an example for “not using” a Nero template. Specifically, I’d like the users to be able to provide a custom background and possibly font colors, rather than using one of the installed backgrounds. A solid color or plain background would do fine if I couldn’t get users to pick images.
(3) While the main menu correctly contains the subtitle “My Video” written underneath the thumbnail (this is great!) the chapter menu only shows the text “1.” written under the video. Is there any way I can get a text description written under the video under the chapter menu?
(4) Ok, this is really odd. When playing the video back with PowerDVD, I see the thumbanil for the box cover of the movie “Blade” on the main screen. I did not have this problem when I authored DVD’s with DVD author, so I’m guessing (possibly) NV 2 has included the Blade box into the DVD somehow? Is this possible? (Note: I’ve never watched Blade on this computer, so I have no idea how this might have occured). Not sure our customers would particularly care for vampire slaying to be so prominently featured, but I thought it was funny.
Anyhow, any help you can provide on any of these XML configuration related issues would be greatly appreciated!