Free DVD menu Templates Bonus (New template added 12/22)

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Post by Claire » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:50 pm

hmm, I dont have this problem are you using the latest version of ConvertXtoDVD? Did you restart ConvertXtoDVD after trying to select the template after it was downloaded?

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Post by hansK » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:37 pm

Hi Digi-Hate,

What version are you using from ConvertXtoDVD ??

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Autumn Breeze animated background video

Post by McHugh » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:41 pm

Hello,
When I change the Background image for Title menu parameters to Autumn Breeze I get this message in the log section in a yellow color - Cannot get stream information, Maybe file format [mpeg] was misdetected due to incorrect file extension.

This is how the Background image looks in the Tree View

Background image for Title menu is using still image: "autumn_breeze_ntsc.mpeg"

My tree view looks just like the picture in the forum under - Get free DVD menu Templates Bonus (New template added 12/22)

What am I doing wrong?

I am using version 3.3.4.106

Thanks for any help.

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Post by Claire » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:39 am

I just tried and had no problem. Did you right click on the link and select save as?

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Changing defaults in templates

Post by rudytheready » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:48 pm

With each update I look for the ability to change the defaults in the minimal menu. For me this would be the greatest single improvement.

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Post by redback71 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:21 am

is there a sport template? in particular a rugby league one maybe?

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templates for movies

Post by wobble » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:13 am

Why don’t you have simple templates which have no image distorting? As in, keep the aspect ratio of the images.

Many people put movies on their DVDs so the best thing would be to create templates which fit the IMDB movie images. Most DVDs can fit one or two movies.

Here are some examples of what many people would like to see
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Post by wobble » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:31 am

And what about movie template with some text under the title so that people can put further detail about the movie. See below example. Simple but very functional.
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Post by lapinou » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:10 am

yes I agree about the idea.
to be able to add a small option like stretch yes / no , respect aspect ration and align left / top / bottom / right / centered

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Post by wobble » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:36 am

What about being able to put the duration of the movie in the template also?
Example: 1:21 hr

Information like this is already available to ConvertXtoDVD

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Post by JoeB » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:53 pm

wobble wrote:What about being able to put the duration of the movie in the template also?
Example: 1:21 hr

Information like this is already available to ConvertXtoDVD
Perhaps a nice idea, but I already put the duration on the DVD itself along with the title, so it's easy to know the duration when selecting a movie to watch.

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Post by lapinou » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:34 pm

yes, it would make sense, so you can choose finely the layout :

90 min, 1h30 , 1:30 etc...

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Post by wobble » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:25 pm

Well, you can use the user's localization settings to get their preferred time layout settings. But you can have it in the options if you want some other format for time.

But simplicity is the best option for templates. Images should keep their aspect ratio. You can resize them but don't change the aspect ratio. The template suggestions which I have given above will be used by 80% of all users.

When creating the current templates, didn't anyone do some samples and think that the distorted images looked strange?

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Post by nabegheh » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:01 pm

Hi
How can i get some template more than first topic?
i dont know working with photoshop and need teplates.EXE.
thanks alot

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Post by raymondtrudeau » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:06 am

if i download the a new dvd menu template like rain drop after i save it,what do i do next? how do i get it to the convertxtodvd folder and which folder do i save it in? thanks

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Post by hansK » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:01 am

Hi raymondtrudeau,
if i download the a new dvd menu template like rain drop after i save it,what do i do next? how do i get it to the convertxtodvd folder and which folder do i save it in? thanks
Those are small animations what can add in the template as background "filling" you choose.
It is not a template.

You can place them at any place at your PC.
They are not VSO folder related.


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Post by ckhouston » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:31 am

admin wrote:hi

I know you want menu editors but for now we don't have it, everytime we add a new template it requires new functions, and these functions will be used ( LATER ) for the menu editor,
for now, we just added a menu CX2 which has the same look and feel than the old version 2 menu. but it required to develop a lot of new functions like dynamic position and alignment of items , something you will appreciate in any advanced menu editor.
so .. once again, we got the message about the menu editor, but at this time, the things are progressing even if you don't see them directly.
The algorithm that implements dynamic position will have to be fixed in order to use it for most templates.

The lower curve in the attached image shows how it is implemented for the cx2 template. Note that the same spacing is used for 6 or 8 titles and that for 7 titles is less.

That works OK for cx2 because there is enough room between titles so they do not overlap when 7 titles are used. But try to use dynamic position on other templates and you will get title overlap for most of them when you use a number of titles that is one less than page max.

The algorithm should produce spacing more like that shown in the upper curve for the function to work as intended.

PS: I would like the capability to drag and drop menu items so they could be moved to areas that do not obscure an important part of a background or to make the menu more attractive.
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Re: Get free DVD menu Templates Bonus (New template added 12

Post by operationmindcrime » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:41 pm

Claire wrote:Additional menu templates:
(download and install)
- Film
- Champetre (fun template for kids, and cartoon like feel)
- Christmas New !!!

New animated videos
(which can be used as background videos in current menus)
After looking at the previews click on the name of the video, then select either Pal or NTSC, then right click on the link and select Save target as and the download will begin. You can play the file with Windows Media Player or VLC for example.
* the downloads are in DVD format and therefore in better quality than the preview provided here:
- aura lights (preview)
- autumn breeze (preview)
- blue water (preview)
- crackling fire (preview)
- cylindrical_dream (preview)
- falling hearts (preview)
- featurepresentation (preview)
- featurepresentation2 (preview)
- fireworks (preview)
- impluse vortex (preview)
- money (preview)
- pumpkin (preview)
- purple haze (preview)
- rain drops (preview)
- snowflakes (preview)
- starfield (preview)
- time tunnel (preview)
- time tunnel2 (preview)


Also see this post about more unofficial menu templates available for download:
http://forums.vso-software.fr/extra-uno ... t6947.html

And for a modified, perfected DVD Menu: black mirror
http://forums.vso-software.fr/modified- ... t6995.html
all it says on mine is cant open this webpage after clicking on pal

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Post by Phil » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:48 pm

Please right-click and select "save as..."
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Post by operationmindcrime » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:08 pm

ok sorted thanks

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