Budget DVD authoring in a nutshell.
July 17, 2006 7:41 AM Subscribe
Looking for better DVD authoring software.
posted by mystyk to computers & internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
After a lengthy hiatus, I am resuming work on creating DVD's for home use. Most of the time, this means home videos to be distributed with friends and family, but sometimes it means archiving shows that are not yet (or ever) available on DVD (typically captured through a DVR).
In both endeavors, I seek to create engaging, well-styled menues and extras, and to be able to control the structure and flow as much as possible.
So far I have been using Nero Vision Express 3, with reasonable success. I am able to create basic menus for titles and chapters, position elements, and add labels. That's about it. I have little leeway to do anything more.
I want to create menu screens that display text, a "back" button, and nothing else. I want "play" and "scene selections" buttons together, rather than one or the other. I want a "play all" feature for multiple titles, but to be able to see each one individually so that it returns the menu after each. I want to be able to have no label text next to selections. I want to set the label as the link so I can get rid of the image as the selection button. I want to get more control over the siz of selection images and label text.
Oh, and I'm fairly poor. Free software is most preferred, but low-cost may be an option.