I have a company DVD video of 7:07 duration. The professionally produced version has a menu at the top where the author installed a feature where one clicks a “Play Video” button to start the video. When I use this DVD at trade shows/expos on the laptop, it runs and then returns to the top and waits for a click on the “Play Video”. What I need is a continuous loop. Am using WMP 11 and a DVD plug-in that allows playback. The problem seems to be with WMP 11 but let me continue. I could go back to the author but he’ll charge us for sure (we’re non-profit - $$$ is tight) and it could take several months. So, I decided to try and edit the video myself.
I took the video files and scraped them off to a folder and simply re-burned it leaving out the .IFO since that was where this “Play Video” menu is stored. The burn went fine and the modified DVD plays great. Except that at the end, the progress bar sits on 7:07 and the screen fades to black. I have ensured that “Repeat” is ticked “on” in WMP 11. The DVD refuses to return to the top and replay - in WMP 11 (except if I press WMP’s “play” button. I then used Nero ShowTime, set that to repeat and strangely ShowTime’s WILL repeat the DVD. How strange!
I figure there must be some special sort of “marker” or “signal” that I need to put in to signal WMP 11 to trigger a repeat from the top. Can anyone advise, please?