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When creating a 16:9 MENU in dvd studio pro 4 you only need one 16:9 overlay image file and dvd studio sorts out the letterbox issue. However, I am using TRACKS as menus, using subtitle streams to create buttons and attach overlays. When viewed on a

When creating a 16:9 MENU in dvd studio pro 4 you only need one 16:9 overlay image file and dvd studio sorts out the letterbox issue.
However, I am using TRACKS as menus, using subtitle streams to create buttons and attach overlays. When viewed on a hardware dvd player setup to 16:9 wide the overlays appear fine. But if you setup the dvd player to 4:3 letterbox the overlay highlights are incorrect.
To solve this I used a 2nd subtitle stream and attached 4:3 letterbox overlay images. I then used this script to select the subtitle stream from the dvd players setup:
mov GPRM 1, SPRM 14
and GPRM 1, 3072
Set System Stream St(subtitle stream1) (on) if (GPRM1 = 3072)
Set System Stream St(subtitle stream2) (on) if (GPRM1 = 0)
Exit Pre-Script
This worked great on MacOS dvd player, all hardware players I've tried and WinDVD on a PC. However, in dvd studio simulator and more worryingly PowerDVD on PC it does not work! It appears to be playing as 16:9 wide but using the 4:3 letterbox overlays (subtitle stream 2) - which obviously looks wrong!
QUESTIONS:
1. How do computer software players decide whether to play 16:9 dvds as 16:9 wide or 4:3 letterbox? - I can't find any preferances to set this.
2. Does anyone know if this is a DVD Studio Pro issue or a PowerDVD issue?
3. Any suggestions on alternative ways to approach this problem?
Many Thanks,
Pete.

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Take a look at these threads, not sure if it is the same issue(?)
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4562193&#4562193
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4492519&#4492519
If I understand correctly I think what you are trying to do is not possible but you can fake it a bit http://dvdstepbystep.com/rollover.php
But you may mean this - where the background movie moves into position and then apply overlays(?)
http://dvdstepbystep.com/motion.php

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