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I hope I understand this correctly. You have a video clip being used as a video button but its not the same video file seen if the button is pressed? I’ve been using Encore 1.5 for several years now and don’t know how to set that up in Encore without more thought. Maybe I’m understanding you wrong.

Typically, when using video thumbnails, the video played in the button comes from the actual timeline the button links to. By default, the animate button duration is 15 seconds. Even if the menu duration is set longer, it still only animates the first 15 seconds. Using poster frames can change the section of the video being seen in the thumbnail instead of the first 15 seconds from the chapter mark. To extend the duration of the animated button there are a couple of things you can try.

1. Add sound to your MENU. If you want a 30 second menu, add a 30 second sound clip. If you don’t want sound, create a blank 30 second audio file or

2. Add a video file to the menu background. If you want a still image background, create a 30 second video file of the still image.

3. Create the background, complete with your video buttons, in Premiere, (or other editing app). Export the result as a video file and make that your background. Then add your button hilites on top of that.

Some argue that the 15 second default is a glitch while others claim Adobe did that on purpose. Either way I think its been fixed in version 2.0. Each of the methods I gave work in version 1.5. I hope they work for you.

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