Overriding title end actions

A project might have several links to a title. For example, there could be a button link from the main menu to the start of a movie title, button links from other menus to the movie’s chapter points, and a link from a different movie. You will probably want different things to happen when the movie finishes, depending on how the viewer began playing the movie.

To create different end behaviors, you must override the title’s end action. You do this with playlists and with button link end actions. The following describes how to use link end actions; for information about playlists, see Creating and editing playlists.

A link end action simply causes the last menu to be displayed when the title finishes. It is commonly used where several different menus contain button links to the same title, such as a series of chapter selection menus.

When you link a title to a button, the link end action override is turned on by default. If this is not the desired behavior, you must turn it off.

To turn off the link end action for a particular menu button:

  • Double-click the menu’s icon in the Project window. The menu appears in the Preview window.

  • In the Preview window, click the button. The Attributes window displays the button’s attributes.

  • On the Attributes window’s General tab, deselect the Link End Action checkbox.

Overriding title end actions