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Menu Guide: How to add a background image to menu?

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Hello,

I would like to know how to add a background image to my dvd menu.

How do I do this ?
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Hello,

To add a background image to your main DVD menu the (title menu, where all the video files you converted are listed)
a) add you videos files to ConvertXtoDVD that you want to convert
b) click on the "+" next to: DVD Options - "My DVD"
c) double click on Template and select the type of menu you would like to use. Once selected click on the green check mark on the right. ("default, simple menu" will not apply background image- chose a different template)
d) click on the "+" next to: Title Menu parameters
e) double click on: Background video in Title menu
f) use the drop down to select Use a custom file (Video or Still image)
browse to the image and click ok, and then click on the green check mark on the right.
g) beneath this you can select a custom audio file to play if you want. (In the tiltle menus of most templates by default no audio we play.)
h) if you want your root menus to have a background image as well follow the same procedure under each of the files you have added to be converted by clicking on "Menu parameters".

***Currently there is no preview of what your menu will look like before the conversion process (i.e the preview window will not load the image file you selected). A menu preview will come in a future version

You can look at this link for some more information on menu creation:
http://forums.vso-software.fr/guide-how ... t3081.html
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Post by stimuli »

Following this guide to add background image, when double clicking on Background Video in Title, this action produces no other option to add it.
Love being able to merge files now, not so hot on this new menu setup.
I miss the simpler one from C2D2..
ah well..progress... :wink:

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Hi,

Press + and open all the options under your input file.

Then you will see:
+Menu parameters
+Background video in several menu pages.


Background video in Chapter menu - Use template default
Background video in Root menu - Use template default
Background video in Audio/Subtitle settings menu - Use template default

Press <F2> on any of those, and the option will appear !
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Post by hex34 »

Why is the opacity set to default 20 ?
If I want to add my own video/still I would prefer 100% solid
There is also not a hint what the field after the selected video/still is used for. You can learn by misstake but I prefer to have a clue what the different fields are used for.
As for now with defaultset to 20, you must rerender the whole project when one realize that the value 20 was the opacitiy for the added video/still.
If I want to add my own background I am sure that I will have this background as a solid one and not blended into the template background.

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Post by stimuli »

cougar_ii wrote:Hi,

Press + and open all the options under your input file.

Then you will see:
+Menu parameters
+Background video in several menu pages.


Background video in Chapter menu - Use template default
Background video in Root menu - Use template default
Background video in Audio/Subtitle settings menu - Use template default

Press <F2> on any of those, and the option will appear !
ah so..got it now!

Thanks

Am still a bit confused over the naming of the files.
I had cd1 & cd2 to merge & convert, and I was able to rename the "DVD" with the movie title, but I am still seeing "cd1" on the menu screen.
Since I need to name the 2 parts of the movie differently, how can i get only the movietitle to show in the finished menu?

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Post by Cougar_II »

Hi,

In the above picture, if you modify the text on the Root Menu Title, it will also update the "Filename on the interface"

The other way is not true, noticed the "Changed Text", it changed it on the interface, but did not change it on the Root Menu Title.
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Post by stimuli »

cool! :)

will try it out

thanks again

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Post by selkov »

I am trying to add a custom background to the video.

v3 Rc2.99.10.600

I am not presented with that option.
Have followed the instructions and all I get is the title text in title menu line.
Nothing else.

Has this changed?

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Post by stimuli »

It seems that getting that option depends on which format menu you are using.
For example, I am unable to bring up the Menu Parameters to show the Root text option

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Post by selkov »

What I am looking for is basic.
I would like to replace the background image and then have 6 chapters on each page.

How do I do this?


Also as a background image....what should it be sized to?

My older version used to crop it rather than adjust ot and i never figured out what size it needed to be?

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Post by bent »

selkov wrote:I am trying to add a custom background to the video.

v3 Rc2.99.10.600

I am not presented with that option.
Have followed the instructions and all I get is the title text in title menu line.
Nothing else.

Has this changed?
i am also using this version and am unable to double click 'background video in title menu' - no drop down appears

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Hi,

Use the <F2> key to go in edit mode !
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Post by selkov »

Any Ideas as to what size to set the JPEG to?

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Post by Carlospr »

bent wrote:
selkov wrote:I am trying to add a custom background to the video.

v3 Rc2.99.10.600

I am not presented with that option.
Have followed the instructions and all I get is the title text in title menu line.
Nothing else.

Has this changed?
i am also using this version and am unable to double click 'background video in title menu' - no drop down appears
Select then give just a single click.

It could be easier. :)

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Post by bent »

Carlospr wrote:
bent wrote:
selkov wrote:I am trying to add a custom background to the video.

v3 Rc2.99.10.600

I am not presented with that option.
Have followed the instructions and all I get is the title text in title menu line.
Nothing else.

Has this changed?
i am also using this version and am unable to double click 'background video in title menu' - no drop down appears
Select then give just a single click.

It could be easier. :)
that worked! thanks!

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Post by bent »

how to preview the menu?

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Post by Claire »

not a feature yet in ConvertXtoDVD 3, might come

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Post by bent »

what should the ideal dimensions of the background image be?

4:3 or what?

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