Chapter 6


Intuitive navigation is the goal of every DVD author. Every button should link to an asset on the DVD. This link may be to another menu, such as an Audio/Subtitle selection menu, or to a chapter point along the major timeline of the DVD.

How the viewer of the finished DVD navigates from button to button is addressed, managed, and changed by the DVD author. Even the Title, Menu and number buttons on the viewer’s remote control can be assigned functions.

Link Buttons to Chapter Points

Many DVD’s have submenus that allow the viewer to directly access chapters in a timeline. This way the viewer doesn’t have to skip through the chapters while viewing the timeline.

While this may not be a feature in some DVD’s, the Play or Play ...

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