I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have built a DVD with a custom menu in DeVeDe (v3.21.0).
Unfortunately, the menu is completely dark. I know it is there because I can hear the background music and also I can use the menu entries, because I know where they should appear. The playback of the video is flawless however.

Burning the iso image and watching it on my dvd player also results in a black menu.

I was using ffmpeg for encoding (standard option in DeVeDe nowdays I believe).

Changing to mencoder instead, produces a DVD where the menu IS displayed correctly, however, there is a slight stutter throughout the playback of the DVD that is big enough to render the watching an unpleasant experience.

Has anybody else experienced the same issue?

Thank you in advance.