I created two DVD minisamples from two DVDs - the I Jones one and the B & B one. The B & B DVD has exactly the navigation I want for the I Jones one. I made these two mini DVDs by exporting them from DVDRemake as
est DVDs (with scenes cut at 1 second). I note that although the B & B DVD doesn’t have a VIDEO_TS.VOB file the mini B & B DVD and the full original (DVDRemade) DVD both work fine.
I’ve now uploaded these two mini DVD’s to Savefile.com (as zip files). They are downloadable from the project “http:/www.savefile.com/projects/808609378”.
Unfortunately somehow both zip files ended up at Savefile with the same name. The larger one is incorrectly labelled as B & B sample - this is actually the “I Jones” file (the one which I’m attempting to tweak). The smaller one is correctly labelled.
When I use Cyberlink PowerDVD to play the (genuine) B & B DVD the following happens:
When I play the DVD then right-click, select menu, title menu, I am taken to the main menu.
When I play the DVD then right-click, select menu, root menu, I am taken to the chapters menu to precisely the chapter that was just playing.
When I then select a chapter menu (say, 5-8,), select a chapter, start playing this chapter then right-click and select root menu I am taken back to the chapters menu to precisely the chapter I was just playing (same as in 2) above)
On my Pioneer DVD’s remote the menu button ‘Top Menu’ is equivalent to the ‘title menu’ command in PowerDVD and the simple ‘Menu’ button is equivalent to the ‘Root menu’ command in PowerDVD.
I have tried to figure out what command or commands are used to make this happen so that I can emulate this for the I Jones DVD but have not succeeded. I guess if I had a reasonable grasp of C, or C++ I might have had a better chance of working this out. I do now realise that if I wanted to access the chapters menu using the menu button for the I Jones DVD I could just go to VTS 6, PGC 16 and set the menu category for that PGC to ‘Chapters’. However, it would be good to be able to navigate even more precisely.