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Static[]

A static chapter submenu

Watch this menu on YouTube.

The -submenus option tells todisc to make static chapter menus for each video on the DVD.


Generating command[]

The generating command in its entirety is:

$ tovid disc -files amateur.mpg caliendo.mpg monkey.mpg poppin.mpg \
  -titles "Amateur" "Frank\nCaliendo" "Code\nMonkey" "Korean\nBreakers" \
  -menu-title "My Favorite YouTube Videos" -menu-font DieNasty \
  -menu-fontsize 36 -title-color '#ff7700' -title-stroke black \
  -titles-font DieNasty -titles-fontsize 22 -titles-color '#ff7700' \
  -showcase monkey-highlight.png -showcase-titles-align east \
  -bgaudio monkey.wav -rotate 5 -wave default \
  -submenus -submenu-titles "Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen" \
  "Frank Caliendo on Dave Letterman" "Code Monkey music video" \
  "Poppin in the Streets of Korea" -submenu-title-color '#ff7700' \
  -submenu-stroke black -submenu-length 20 -submenu-audio \
  amateur.wav caliendo.wav monkey.wav poppin.wav \
  -out MyFavoriteYouTube

But this article only describes the portion below. Read about the main menu if you like.

-submenus -submenu-titles "Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen" \
"Frank Caliendo on Dave Letterman" "Code Monkey music video" \
"Poppin in the Streets of Korea" -submenu-title-color '#ff7700' \
-submenu-stroke black -submenu-length 20 -submenu-audio \
amateur.wav caliendo.wav monkey.wav poppin.wav

Basics[]

Just like the options for the main menu, there are several useful options for submenus. Take a look at the difference they can make:

Comparing -submenu styles
Simplest possible This example

Well, it's ok. (I guess...)

oooh! Pretty!

Breaking down the submenu portion, the commands look like:

Turning on[]

Tell todisc to make static chapter menus.

-submenus

Background[]

Tell todisc to use different background audio for each chapter submenu. The audio files were taken from their respective videos.

-submenu-audio amateur.wav caliendo.wav monkey.wav poppin.wav

But don't use the whole length of each file. Who wants a 3 minute menu? 20 seconds is long enough.

-submenu-length 20

Bottom titles[]

Set the titles for each submenu. Notice these are in the same order as given in -files.

-submenu-titles "Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen" \
 "Frank Caliendo on Dave Letterman" "Code Monkey music video" \
 "Poppin in the Streets of Korea"

Set the title font and its properties.

-submenu-title-color '#ff7700' -submenu-stroke black

Animated[]

An animated chapter submenu

Watch this menu on YouTube.

The -ani-submenus option tells todisc to make animated chapter menus for each video on the DVD.


Generating command[]

The generating command in its entirety is:

$ tovid disc -files amateur.mpg caliendo.mpg monkey.mpg poppin.mpg \
  -titles "Amateur" "Frank\nCaliendo" "Code\nMonkey" "Korean\nBreakers" \
  -menu-title "A Few Great YouTube Videos" -menu-font SudburyBasin3D \
  -menu-fontsize 31 -title-color '#0010c3' -title-stroke '#90b3ff' \
  -titles-font SudburyBasin3D -titles-fontsize 24 -titles-color '#0010c3' \
  -bgaudio poppin.wav -showcase poppin.mpg -showcase-seek 0 \
  -ani-submenus -submenu-titles "Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen" \
  "Frank Caliendo on Letterman" "Code Monkey music video" \
  "Poppin in the streets of Korea" -submenu-title-color '#0010c3' \
  -submenu-stroke '#90b3ff' -submenu-audio batida-urbana.mp3 \
  -out GreatYouTubeVideos

But this article only describes the portion below. Read about the main menu if you like.

  -ani-submenus -submenu-titles "Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen" \
  "Frank Caliendo on Letterman" "Code Monkey music video" \
  "Poppin in the streets of Korea" -submenu-title-color '#0010c3' \
  -submenu-stroke '#90b3ff' -submenu-audio batida-urbana.mp3

Basics[]

Just like the options for the main menu, there are several useful options for submenus. Take a look at the difference they can make:

Comparing -ani-submenu styles
Simplest possible This example

Well, it's ok. (I guess...)

oooh! Pretty!

Breaking down the submenu portion, the commands look like:

Turning on[]

Tell todisc to make animated chapter menus.

-ani-submenus

Background[]

Tell todisc to use the same background audio for each chapter submenu. The audio file was taken from the mp3 in the tovid demo.

-submenu-audio batida-urbana.mp3

Unlike static submenus (which use the whole length of the supplied audio file), we don't need to supply -submenu-audiolength SECONDS to trim the chapter menus to a reasonable length. Since these submenus are animated, todisc makes each menu 10 seconds long automatically.

Bottom titles[]

Set the titles for each submenu. Notice these are in the same order as given in -files.

-submenu-titles "Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen" \
 "Frank Caliendo on Letterman" "Code Monkey music video" \
 "Poppin in the Streets of Korea"

Set the title font and its properties.

-submenu-title-color '#0010c3' -submenu-stroke-color '#90b3ff'
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