I'm looking for a free and simply way to create stunning looking Blu-Ray menus for a superb project I've just completed. What is the best software to use for this? I have seen some amazing looking created menus on YouTube that look like they are manufacturer made and I am interesting in getting to grips with making and creating one. I am happy to start the ball rolling with a basic menu to put onto my project where I can have a background image of a pic from the movie with a few editable buttons for PLAY, CHAPTERS and SUBTITLES with the ability to insert background music looping over the menu. I can do this quite easily on DVD's using DVD STYLER but I need something like this for BLU-RAYS too. Also, if someone can help provide an advanced tutorial on using Adobe Encore/Sony Vegas etc to create manufacturer looking menus or know anyone that maybe able to help me create one?
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Menu backgrounds start out as static pictures or videos so a good graphics editor or a good video editor would be useful for creating them. Some here have recommended Blu DiscStudio Lite to those looking for free software to use for basic Blu-ray authoring. I don't think it is possible to do advanced Blu-ray authoring with free software. Some of the features required for that are only available with software costing hundreds of dollars or thousands of dollars.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 25th Jun 2020 at 10:59.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Yes, I'm happy to start basic menu editing which will allow me to use my own picture/video source
for the top menu and to insert my own editable buttons etc. Something as simple as DVDStyler would
be brilliant but I just find any software that will allow me to do this. All software uses templates for the
menus and that's not what I want. I want my own picture/short looping video source as the picture with
simple buttons or text which takes you to the movie/trailer/extras etc. so does anyone know of any free
software like this?
The only free Blu-ray authoring software capable of menu creation that I am aware of is Blu Disc Studio Lite and multiAVCHD. I don't use them but I don't think they require using built-in tempates.
According to the information posted by videobruger, it is possible to use DVDStyler to author HD video and create HD menus inside a DVD structure and then use DVDtoBD Express to translate the DVD structure into a Blu-ray structure. I have tried DVDStyler and know that it allows menu creation with or without templates
If none of those do everything that you want, then, as far as I know, you will need to pay somewhere between ~$60 and ~$100 for consumer-level basic Blu-ray authoring software.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Due to the nature of BD and the late timing, I would venture to say that the terms "free" and "advanced bluray" are mutually exclusive.
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Maybe videobruger knows of a tutorial for the method he recommended.
DVDStyler limits the bitrate to 9 MBits if it is to encode which would be rather low for HD video so it's better to make the encode outside DVDStyler and use "Copy" for the video.
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