Multi VTS Example: DVD with two audio tracks, subtitles and main menu with sound.
The first step is to activate "Use Titlesets" in the default settings (tab: Project; topic: General Settings).
Right click on the menu background to open the 'Background dialog box'
If you use a MP2 or AC3 file as background music, you see some additional information (Bitrate, duration...). In this case you can choose to encode only one picture (or the given number of frames for still menus from the Def. Settings respectively) for the menu video file (1 frame) or (perhaps some stand alone Players need it?!) a menu video file with the same length as the audio file (Full length). In addition you can select whether the whole is to repeat itself (loop) or not. For a "Full length" menu video it may make sense to decrease the bit rate and or quality to keep the file smaller.
Remark: Some users reported problems for still menus with sound if the number of frames for still menus was not set to "1" . With 2 or more frames only 'Full length' encoding was possible.
Then drag your video files from the source window to the menu background (like in the SingleVTS example)
The Video and Audio File Dialog can look like this
The languages for the audio streams are set here, languages for subtitles in the Subtitles format dialog.
Elementary video files are accepted in the formats: mpv, m1v and m2v.
Elementary audio files are accepted in the formats: mp2, ac3 and dts
Text based subtitles are accepted in the formats: *.sub, *.srt, *.ssa, *.smi, *.rt, *.txt, *.aqt, *.jss, *.js
Since version 0.96 also binary subtitles (sup format) may be used. These get converted by sup2png to png files and are then multiplexed with spumux. Also new is the possibility to change the subtitle colors.
These may be edited by hand or read from IFO or palette file (.pal for YCrCb colors and .rgb for RGB colors). From IFO files (only VTS files can be used) the first found subtitle color entry is used. Palette files must follow the dvdauthor specification: Text file with16 lines as either YCrCb or RGB values in hex.
To edit (or show) the subtitle colors click on
Please note: The colors are converted to rgb values to show/edit, but stored as YCrCb values. Therefore some slight differences may occur. There are also colors in the RGB space that cannot be lossless converted to YCrCb. Subtitle colors always apply to all subtitles within the movie.
Some formatting for the individual subtitles (as possible with spumux) may be done with a click on within the correspondent subtitle line (1 to 3). These settings (except language) should be used for text based subtitles only, as they have no function for binary subtitles (.sup format)
After clicking on OK you find an additional TitleSetMenu in the explorer view.
If you open the TitleSetMenu1 with the + this menu is shown in the main window and the main menu is closed in the explorer view. The TitleSetMenu already contains a button "Back" to jump back to the main menu. This button may be formatted (concerning color, font…) as usual (or you change the text to something like "Go to Main Menu").
You may also choose a different picture for the background of the TitlesetMenu. Click on the icon below Background in the explorer view…
If a TitleSetMenu is opened, the source window for video files is replaced by a selection window for chapters. Similar as the videos in the main menu you may now drag chapters to the background of the TitlesetMenu. Images and text label may also be added like in the main menu. If you reopen the main menu with the + in the explorer view, you may add additional videos.
Example for chapters:
If Auto add Animation/Image is activated, GFD looks for a clip or image with the naming convention of ChapEditGFD (videofilename_hh_mm_ss.msek.vob or videofilename_hh_mm_ss.msek.bmp) which fits to the actual chapter and imports it automatically. For text buttons it depends on your settings if a text, the chapter number or the time code of the chapter is used.
To delete a chapter from the TitlesetMenu, select the correspondent "ChapterButton", right click and select 'Remove'.
All elements are also shown/saved in the explorer view.
Important: If you do not add any chapter buttons to your titleset menu, this titleset menu is never shown on the final DVD. If you select the film in the main menu the video is started directly. If you have ChapterButtons, then you jump from the main menu to the titleset menu in the first step and now you may choose the chapter to start from. If you want to start the film directly, although chapter buttons are in your titleset menu, you can set the start action for titlesets to 'show movie' in the default project settings.
The actual creation of the DVD is started with click on as in the getting started example.