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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Creating Video DVDs with Windows DVD Maker
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Customizing the DVD Menu
Video DVDs can include a menu that is displayed either at the start of the video or at
the end of the video. The primary options on this menu are as follows:
Play
Plays the video from the start
Scenes
Displays a scenes selection page, allowing you to navigate to a particular part of
the video
Notes
Displays a notes page if you’ve added notes to the video
You can customize the menu and the related menu pages on the “Ready to burn
disc” page. From the “Add pictures and video to the DVD” page, you can display the
“Ready to burn disc page,” which is shown in Figure 10-11, by clicking Next.
Figure 10-11. Choosing the menu style
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On the “Ready to burn disc” page, you can use the options on the Menu Styles list to
choose a menu style, such as Highlights or Video Wall. When you select a style,
Windows DVD Maker displays a large preview of that style in the main work area.
After you’ve selected a menu style, you can customize the menu text by completing
the following steps:
1. Click the “Menu text” button on the toolbar. This displays the “Change the
DVD menu text page,” shown in Figure 10-12.
2. Each menu has default font settings. If you want to change the font used for
menu text, click the Font list and select the font you want to use.
3. To change the font color, click the Font Color button (it shows the letter A),
choose a color in the Color dialog box, and then click OK.
4. Most menu text is displayed in bold but not italics by default. To toggle bold
and italics on and off, click the related buttons.
5. If you didn’t already set the disc title, type in the text box provided.
Figure 10-12. Customizing the DVD menu text
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6. By default, the text for the Play, Scenes, and Notes buttons says Play, Scenes,
and Notes, respectively. If you want to make this text more descriptive, enter the
text you’d like to use in the fields provided. For example, you may want to use
Play Video, View Scenes, and Display Notes instead of the default text.
7. The Notes button is displayed only when you type notes for the DVD. If you
want to add notes to the DVD, enter the notes in the text box provided. As
shown in the example, you may want to preface your notes with a heading, such
as the one shown, leave a blank space, and then type the main text of your note.
8. When you are finished customizing the menu text, click Change Text to save
your changes and return to the “Ready to burn” page.
After you’ve customized the menu text, you can customize the menu style by com-
pleting the following steps:
1. Click the “Customize menu” button on the toolbar. This displays the “Custom-
ize the disc menu style” page, shown in Figure 10-13.
Figure 10-13. Customizing the DVD menu style

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