Basic DVD Menu Settings In Adobe Encore

In the BUILD tab

First Play: determines the screen which will play when the DVD is inserted. Usually the ROOT MENU

Title Button: Sets the menu which will play when the TITLE button is pressed on DVD remote. Usuall the ROOT MENU

In the Project Properties for Timeline

Menu Remote: Sets what happens when the Menu Button on  the remote is pressed. Typically links to menu for current feature.

End Action: Specifies the action when an item finishes playing, or when you have specified an active duration for a menu. End actions specify the destination to display next such as a menu, timeline, or any other element. To let viewers watch video clips individually or in succession, set the end action of each clip to take the viewer to the next clip. Or, you could have the end action lead back to the menu from which the viewer accessed the clip.

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Adobe Encore Error when importing Subtitle Text File

ERROR MESSAGE: The subtitle or menu subpicture is too complex to be encoded

This error requires the re-setting of the margins when importing subtitles.

I got this frustrating error when I was importing a subtitle text file into Adobe Encore when preparing a multilingual DVD for a client. It turned out to be another known Encore bug which I remedied by doing the following:

Left Edge Margin is 72 by default, Right Edge margin is 648 by default.
The margin sizes need to be reset to 120, 600
The font size may need to be reduced too.

Problem importing subtitle file in Adobe Encore

Screen shot showing where the margins should be set

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