On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 11:51:00 -0700, confoozed user
>Dave, I checked out that link you provided but it's not listing what i'm
>looking for. I dont know if the other posting is looking for the same thing
>as i am but I'm trying to create chapters at points i want instead of where
>the program puts it which i believe is every 4 mins or so. Do you know if
>this is possible?
I hate to keep repeating myself, but facts are facts. Microsoft's
movie maker and DVD maker are TOYS barely capable of doing anything.
If you want better results, use better tools!
Of course you should be able to have chapters begin ANYWHERE you want
them to begin. Not evenly spaced out, not limited to so many. Better
software of course lets you do that. Entry level programs have entry
level features. If you want more you need to invest about $100 to
start getting decent options.
This may be useful in that it answers some basic questions:
If you're just starting out and making DVDs for personal use, maybe
making videos of weddings, things like that, look at the so-called
prosumer class, avoid the consumer class since many wanted features
like motion menu and other features are crippled or missing and you
are often stuck with cookie cutter templates.
For a absolute steal, download a trial of Sony's Movie Maker+DVD.
While I would rate it somewhere between high end consumer to mid range
prosumer as far as class it is fairly easy to learn, loaded with
advanced features and based on it's award winning big brother Vegas, a
full blown professional video editor with all the bells and whistles
that I use. It's DVD Authoring capabilities are based on DVD
Architect, also a professional grade application.
Adding chapters is as easy as clicking a button on a timeline where
you want them then the software can automatically create thumbnails
and sub menu pages.