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DVD Studio Pro has a function called a Story which will allow you to play just a portion of a track without continuing thru to the end.  When you have videos that you want to be able to play all one after the other or individually this is a great work flow. A demo reel for example would be a perfect example of this.

First place all the videos in one track, and place a chapter marker at the beggining of each video.

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Next right click on the track in the graphical view, and add as many stories as you have Chapter Markers. Once you have created your stories, you must assign what each Story will play. Think of Stories as playlists. In the Story Editor you will drag the desired chapter from the Track Marker side of the Story Editor to the Story Marker side. In this case we are only dragging one Marker per Story, because we are using the Story to just play one video.

story_editor.gifNow that you have your Stories ready you are ready to prep your Menu. The menu will need a Button fro every Story, and a "Play All" Button for the Track. From the Outline you will drag the Track and the Stories onto their respective Buttons. You will want to pause for the drop palette before releasing. You will choose Connect to assign the individual Buttons.

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Your finished DVD Studio project should have a Graphical View that looks like this. It appears that the Stories are not routed back to the Menu, since the is no arrow pointing back to the Menu. Because we didn't do anything the default will be the same as the Track

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