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Post actions for menus (Autostart DVDs)

You can enter these (as well as the pause before it) in the background dialog (right-click on the menu background).
Pause:  Sets the time the menu is shown (if no buttons are pressed so long) before the selected action is raised.  The range is 0 to 255 seconds or "inf" (infinite).
Default is "inf" for still menus (there no action needs to be selected) and "0" for animated menus, since these are normally shown in 'loop' mode (repeating itself). Also in this case no action should be selected (makes no sense!). 
In order to create an 'Autostart' DVD, you can set the pause (in the main menu) to a desired length and select the action to do thereafter. The action to select depends on your general project set up and on the selected authoring engine (dvdauthor or MuxMan).

1. Dvdauthor
For SingleVTS DVDs ('Use titlesets' switched off) a jump to any film (title) is possible. Therefore you can set the action to 'jump title 1;' to start the first film. It is not possible to jump to a specific chapter.
For MultiVTS DVDs ('Use titlesets' switched on) you may either jump to any film (title) or to a titleset menu. Therefore the action can be set to 'jump title 1;' or 'jump titleset 1 menu;' for starting the first film, if you have selected 'Show movie' in the default project settings as 'Start action', as in this case the titleset menu is "jumped over". (How that exactly works is described in the Variables concept).

2. MuxMan
For SingleVTS DVDs ('Use titlesets' switched off) a jump to any film (title) is possible. Therefore you can set the action to 'JumpTT TitleSet1_Title1' to start the first film. It is not possible to jump to a specific chapter.
For MultiVTS DVDs ('Use titlesets' switched on) you may either jump to any film (title) or to a titleset menu. Therefore the action can be set to 'JumpTT TitleSet1_Title1' or 'JumpSS vts_1, vts_ttn_1 : RootMenu' for starting the first film. But unlike the dvdauthor example, you would need to set up the TitleSet1Menu also with an appropriate pre action for the second command, as no automatic  'jump over' commands are created by GFD therefore.

In this way also for other menus (titlesetmenus or submenus) a default action may be set, like to switch of subtitles if nothing is selected in a subtitle menu within 20 seconds.

If you want/need more control for the post (and pre) actions, you may use the Advanced Pre/Post Command Editor.