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What is a playlist?

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Video: What is a playlist?

In this brief chapter, we're going to look at Playlists, which will allow you to give your viewers more control over what they're watching. Now this concept is a little bit more complex than most of the stuff we've looked at. So I need you to follow along with me as I explain what I've done with this project here. Now we have four Timelines in our project, and there's a Movie in each of these timelines. If I click on the Play All button, I've set it up so that it plays all of these timelines. The button, as you can see here in the Properties panel, is set up to play Ocean Movie 1. So it's going to go to Ocean Movie 1. The end action of Ocean Movie 1 is not to go back to the menu, but to play the Ocean Movie 2 Timeline.

What is a playlist?

In this brief chapter, we're going to look at Playlists, which will allow you to give your viewers more control over what they're watching. Now this concept is a little bit more complex than most of the stuff we've looked at. So I need you to follow along with me as I explain what I've done with this project here. Now we have four Timelines in our project, and there's a Movie in each of these timelines. If I click on the Play All button, I've set it up so that it plays all of these timelines. The button, as you can see here in the Properties panel, is set up to play Ocean Movie 1. So it's going to go to Ocean Movie 1. The end action of Ocean Movie 1 is not to go back to the menu, but to play the Ocean Movie 2 Timeline.

So we'll play the Ocean Movie 2 Timeline. Now in the Ocean Movie 2 Timeline, its End Action is set up to go to Olive Movie 1. The Olive Movie 1's End Action is set up to go to Olive Movie 2, and then the End Action of Olive Movie 2 is to go back to the menu. So basically they play in this order. Ocean Movie 1, 2, Olive Movie 1 and 2 and then back to the menu. But what if your viewers don't want to see the Olive Movies, or don't want to see the Ocean Movies? You want to be able to give them the control over what they want.

But the problem is that if they were to go watch just the Ocean Movies then the End Action of the Ocean Movie is to go to the Olive Movies. So what we can do is create a Playlist. So, for example, we have these Ocean Movies here. So what I'm going to do is go down to the bottom of the Project panel here. I'm going to create a New Playlist. I'm going to call this Ocean Movie Playlist. Now let's go ahead and go to our Playlist, go ahead and click once on it and once it's clicked once, we could see it in the Properties panel.

So what I'm going to do, actually, I'm just going to go ahead and delete this, I'm going to drag Ocean Movie 1, actually, I can't do that I'm sorry. I need to use the Pick whip here in the Properties panel. Use the pick whip to select Ocean Movie 1, and then next, I'm going to select, with the pick whip, Ocean Movie 2. So it's going to play Ocean Movie 1 and then Ocean Movie 2, and I could actually drag and drop and rearrange these, actually using these arrows here if I wanted to, and then I want the End Action to go back to the menu.

Next, I need to link it up so that the Ocean Movies button links to this Playlist. Now when users click on this Ocean Movies button, assuming they just want to see the Ocean Movies only, it will go to this Playlist, which will play Ocean Movie 1, Ocean Movie 2, and then the End Action will take it back to the menu. Let's do that one more time for the Olive Oil Movies. I'm going to create a New Playlist. We'll call this Olive Oil Movie Playlist, and then I will select it in the Project panel and then making sure that it's selected here in my Properties panel, I'm going to drag a pick whip to Olive Movie 1, then Olive Movie 2, set an End Action to go back to the menu, once it's done with these two timelines, and now we just need to link this button up in the menu to the Olive Oil Movie Playlist.

So now we have a project, or a menu, that allows users to get what they want. They can Play All if they want to, and they will all play in order, as expected, or they could look at just the Ocean Movies, or just the Olive Oil Movies, and we give them control over that by using Playlists.

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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. What is Encore?
      1m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 15s
    4. Reconnecting unlinked media
      58s
  2. 16m 10s
    1. Project overview
      1m 12s
    2. Importing content
      1m 55s
    3. Using included content
      2m 2s
    4. Adding a menu to a project
      2m 42s
    5. What are timelines?
      2m 3s
    6. Creating links and navigation
      3m 13s
    7. Exporting
      3m 3s
  3. 21m 28s
    1. Understanding disc formats
      3m 7s
    2. About television standards
      1m 40s
    3. What is transcoding?
      4m 47s
    4. Exporting video for Encore
      2m 39s
    5. Bits vs. bytes
      2m 3s
    6. The importance of bit budgeting
      1m 46s
    7. About pixel aspect ratios
      2m 52s
    8. About overscan and safe areas
      2m 34s
  4. 13m 5s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 57s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 44s
    3. Importing assets as Encore objects
      1m 35s
    4. Using the Project panel
      3m 49s
  5. 16m 47s
    1. Understanding menus
      40s
    2. Creating menus with the Library panel
      4m 37s
    3. Editing menus
      3m 41s
    4. The Menu Viewer vs. the Menus panel
      1m 20s
    5. Creating motion menus
      4m 16s
    6. About submenus
      2m 13s
  6. 20m 34s
    1. The anatomy of a button
      3m 42s
    2. Creating buttons
      1m 55s
    3. Editing buttons
      1m 24s
    4. Viewing and adjusting button routing
      3m 27s
    5. Creating video buttons
      3m 19s
    6. Understanding subpicture states
      1m 45s
    7. Changing subpicture colors
      5m 2s
  7. 13m 35s
    1. Using the Monitor
      55s
    2. Creating chapter markers
      3m 18s
    3. Setting poster frames
      3m 38s
    4. Creating chapter points automatically
      1m 47s
    5. Editing video in the timeline
      2m 35s
    6. The Timeline Viewer vs. the Timeline panel
      1m 22s
  8. 8m 9s
    1. Creating navigation with the Flowchart
      2m 45s
    2. Setting a "first play" object
      1m 12s
    3. Auto-selecting button names from links
      1m 20s
    4. Creating user permissions for a disc
      2m 52s
  9. 11m 13s
    1. Creating and adjusting text
      4m 5s
    2. Applying styles
      2m 27s
    3. Automatically arranging objects
      1m 8s
    4. Transforming objects
      3m 33s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Introducing slideshows
      4m 45s
    2. Adjusting slideshow properties
      3m 26s
    3. Adding motion and transitions
      4m 26s
    4. Syncing slideshows to audio
      3m 20s
    5. Slideshows and bit budgeting
      1m 33s
  11. 6m 43s
    1. What is a playlist?
      3m 45s
    2. Using chapter playlists
      2m 58s
  12. 17m 25s
    1. Using audio in Encore
      1m 47s
    2. Adding audio to a menu
      1m 1s
    3. Allowing users to change languages
      6m 27s
    4. Creating subtitles
      2m 8s
    5. Importing and exporting subtitles
      2m 47s
    6. Changing subtitle color
      3m 15s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. The power of end action overrides
      2m 52s
    2. Using replacement layers
      2m 4s
    3. Looping motion menus
      3m 7s
    4. Replacing a menu
      1m 54s
    5. Creating a chapter index
      2m 32s
    6. Using photos as subpictures
      4m 59s
  14. 12m 41s
    1. Creating "Easter eggs"
      2m 13s
    2. Making games
      2m 13s
    3. Using menu transitions
      1m 49s
    4. Using subpictures as art
      3m 22s
    5. Creating a video menu
      3m 4s
  15. 5m 17s
    1. Why use Encore as a presentation tool?
      37s
    2. Creating slideshows with manual advance
      1m 35s
    3. Creating captions on slides
      1m 29s
    4. Adding data content to discs
      1m 36s
  16. 11m 37s
    1. Making menus in Photoshop
      1m 42s
    2. The button set codes
      1m 41s
    3. The subpicture highlight codes
      1m 18s
    4. The replacement layer code
      2m 34s
    5. The video button code
      1m 42s
    6. The submenu navigation codes
      1m 38s
    7. Using pre-built menus as templates
      1m 2s
  17. 7m 33s
    1. Introducing Blu-ray discs
      2m 55s
    2. Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus
      2m 59s
    3. Previewing pop-up menus over a timeline
      1m 39s
  18. 11m 5s
    1. Encore's automatic letterbox
      2m 27s
    2. Checking your project for errors
      2m 18s
    3. Outputting to disc
      2m 40s
    4. Creating Flash web sites
      3m 40s
  19. 5m 36s
    1. Duplication vs. replication
      2m 8s
    2. About copy protection
      1m 6s
    3. About region encoding
      1m 9s
    4. Fixing the audio_TS problem
      1m 13s
  20. 4m 54s
    1. Importing sequences from Premiere Pro
      1m 42s
    2. Creating motion menus in After Effects
      1m 49s
    3. Making buttons and subpictures in After Effects
      1m 23s
  21. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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