Encore CS4 Menu Problems – Help!
I recently started using CS4 ( from CS2 ), and bought a machine dedicated to it. That is, this new machine didn’t have anything on it prior to this fresh install. Quad Core AMD, 8GB Ram, 1TB disc on 2 discs, one 200GB used just for scratch.
I have a project due this upcoming weekend, and Encore is giving me real problems, and I am hoping I can finish with this instead of going back to CS2 (being that I already gave away the old machine after cleaning it off).
The menu’s don’t work well in preview mode. I have 2. One is the main, then I have a chapter selection. I have an animated background (produced with Premier), and I usually just link up the audio/video from the same asset.
The menu buttons are text converted to buttons within Encore. Everytime I hover over a button, the looping of the background starts over. Never did that in CS2. This is true even in preview. Somtimes the video just freezes in preview, even after I manually transcode the bg video.
When burn to a DVD, the subtext shows up in the chapter selection menu, but not in the main menu. everything seems to work if you can guess at what to do. For example, there are two buttons on the mainn menu, one to play the movie (a single Premier sequence with 7 chapter points), and the other to link to the chapter selection menu. The subtext doesn’t show, but if you press right on the DVD controller and hit OK, it moves to the chapter selection menu.
In Encore preview, the menu background fills the whole screen. On the burned DVD, the video is 1/2 the size. That is, it displays in a smaller space within the menu. The buttons, however, are in the correct place, but now they lie outside of the background video!
Please tell me I don’t have to go back to CS2!