I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but it's the only one I see that talks about authoring software.
My problem is this. I can encode the video fine in 720x480 NTSC mpeg-2 format, everything is DVD compliant. I build my menus and link the buttons. Now, when I preview the whole thing and go to either the Play All button or to the Chapter 1 button, the video will not play. It jumps to the location of chapter 2, then outputs simply a black screen. If i click on any other chapter button, or use the chapter forward (back) button, the video plays fine, except chapter 1. Is this a problem with the way the mpeg is encoded or a software flaw. It does it no matter what video file i use. Even with only 1 chapter it refuses to play the preview. I have looked endlessly for answers and information and have even followed the Adobe tutorial for doing a basic project step by step, still no remedy.