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Designing Menus with DVD Studio Pro by John Skidgel

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The DVD Menu

A menu is the user interface for a DVD. It contains hotspots, which are called buttons. Buttons play video, go to additional menus, display text subtitles, or switch audio streams. This chapter discusses both still and motion menus and the differences between the two.

This chapter presents the following topics.

Menu structure

Digital video and DVD menu design

The differences between still and motion menus

Types of menus

Types of links

Menu Structure

To the viewer, a DVD menu appears to be a background image with buttons on top, but it is actually a single video frame without audio. As the user presses the arrows keys on the remote control, the selection moves among the buttons onscreen. The button’s appearance changes ...

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