Dvdauthor path: Path to dvdauthor.exe file. GFD assumes that all other dvdauthor programs: png2yuv, spumux, mplex (and HC_batch015/QuEnc if you want to use animations) are also in this directory. If you select MuxMan as authoring engine, the muxman.exe file must also exist in this directory.
If the dvdauthor.exe file (or muxman.exe if selected) cannot be found in the path, the buttons 'CreateDVD' and 'CreateBatch' are disabled. To set the path, click on the button right next to shown path and search for the dvdauthor.exe (or muxman.exe) file.
Nero path: Set the path to the nerocmd.exe program here if you want to use GFD to start burning your DVDs with Nero.
ImgBurn path: Set the path to the imgburn.exe program here if you want to use GFD to start burning your DVDs with Imgburn.
ISO image path: If you want to have an iso image for the DVD, set the path for it here. The ISO file is created by mkisofs and can be used with a lot of burning programs.
Drive: Select the drive letter of your DVD Burner here.
Volume name: ISO volume name for the dvd if you use the internal Nero/ImgBurn burning feature. Up to 28 capitals without spaces or special characters.
Verify: Requests the burning program (Nero/ImgBurn) to verify the burned DVD
Full erase RW: Requests a full erase for a DVD RW media. Works with Nero only..
Nero Version: For Nero also the correct version needs to be set (5/6 for versions 5.5.10.X to 6.6.0.X; and 6/7 for versions higher as 6.6.1.X).
Delete /DVD after ISO creation: If you use the ISO creation function, the folder /DVD in the output directory can be deleted automatically after the ISO file is finished.
Delete ISO after burn: If you use the internal Nero/ImgBurn burning feature together with ISO image creation, the ISO file can be deleted automatically after burning.
Create IBG: Requests imgburn to save a IBG file during burning.
Viewer for video Preview/AVS Preview: So far the most program crashes were caused by the viewer (DirectShow problems). Therefore I decided to put that part of the program in an own application (GFDDSView.exe). I hope that thereby fewer crashes occur, and if nevertheless, then at least only the viewer and not GFD itself. In addition you can use another viewer, like VirtualDubMod, Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic...
Click on and search for the desired program. For GFDDSView.exe GFD will usually pass the output directory for Screen shots with a command line parameter (Inc. Outdir). If your viewer program has a problem with this parameter you may switch it off (VirtualDubMod for example just ignores this parameter, media player classic rises an error).
SoftPlayer for DVD Preview: In order to use the 'Show DVD' button, you need to select an appropriate DVD Soft Player like WinDVD, Media Player Classic or PowerDVD (works only with Version 6 or higher!) here. The soft player is started with either the VIDEO_TS.IFO file (appropriate for WinDVD version 3.2 and 4.0) or with just the DVD\VIDEO_TS path (works for Media Player Classic). In case of doubt, simply try both options.
Encoder for animated menus: Since version 0.97 the HC encoder is used as default to render animated menus. QuEnc may still be used if it is installed.
Authoring engine: Since version 0.99.2 MuxMan can be used as 'alternative' authoring engine. As the programs support partly different video and audio streams and require a completely different control logic, this setting has to be made before any video is inserted!. See also: MuxMan vs. dvdauthor
Short Log: Requests a short log file for dvdauthor. This option also disables most warnings (including 'SCR moves backwards' if ForceSCR is set!), therefore you should turn it off to check for errors, and on to suppress warnings if you have lots of warnings in the log, but the final DVD is nevertheless working for you. For 'clean' source material you may set this option according to your own liking.
ForceSCR: Forces dvdauthor to continue even when a 'SCR moves backwards' error is encountered. Should be used with care! Most times if you have an 'SCR moves backwards' error, it really means that there is something wrong. But sometimes it isn't. The most common source for this problem (correct source material but still an error) is using subtitles (spumux) with 'special colors' for NTSC material. According to the author of The FilmMachine, you may safely ignore this error (use the 'ForceSCR' option) in this case and the resulting DVD plays without problems. It is not recommended to use this option as default for all kind of source material.