Would you happen to have a DVD burner that came with Roxio Easy Media 
Creator 6?  (7 doesn't do it...)  Though not the most complicated 
software in the world, its DVD builder will let you make kinda tree 
style menus... I can help if needed... though going backwards, to 
previous clips etc, can't really do that.  but hopefully at least 
this is a step in the right direction.


--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Carl Weaver" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi, folks. I have a new task - to figure out how to create a DVD 
that uses
> some sort of logic for determining what to play next. I know, 
that's what
> menus are for. This is going to be for an educational DVD with lots 
of menus
> and routes to take, similar to a choose your own adventure book. I 
> this may be too complicated for a DVD player but I am not sure. I am
> thinking of this in terms of a flow chart, which is easy to see, 
but in
> terms of laying it all out for making a video, I don't know a simple
> construction method because then it has to be constructed in a 
> fashion. Possible to do but difficult and confusing.
> So here's my question. Is there a tool that will let me break free 
from the
> linear construction and allow me to create something that looks 
like a
> flowchart? This ideal piece of software would let me make a menu 
once, then
> have several video clips that lead to it, have loops that come back 
to each
> other, etc., and output a DVD. I have no idea where to turn for 
this, but
> knowing Steve Garfield, Verdi, Jay and others, someone will likely 
have it
> knocked out inside of a week. How hard is programming, anyway?
> I tried doing this in Pinnacle Studio and Adobe Premiere and it got 
> complicated wicked fast.
> Seriously though, what I am looking for is really just a different 
> interface to make this simpler to construct. Something like Visio, 
but for
> making interactive video. Hmm - "Video" - catchy name...
> Thanks,
> Carl
> http://carlweaver.blogspot.com
> Carl Weaver
> Photographer
> http://www.carlweaver.com

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