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  • DVD Authoring Options In Catalina

    Posted by Jordan Wagenr on October 31, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    So I have been using Encore for authoring our Clients DVDs. I have updated to Catalina and discovered that Encore is not supported. What options are available for building and authoring DVDs in Mac os 10.15 Catalina?

    Thanks for the help!

    Brian Thomas replied 4 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Brian Thomas

    November 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I’m deliberately not going to Catalina just yet mainly for exactly this issue but also because it’s so new you just don’t know what you’ll be up against. However, over the last year I have been looking around a bit for a replacement for Encore and I’ve even bought Wondershare DVD Creator. A few months ago I tried producing something and it sort of worked but then I got distracted.

    For my purposes I think it should be OK. Basically my menu backgrounds are always between 30 and 60 seconds of video with appropriate buttons to various places in the timeline or to other menu screens. One thing I did have problems with was using the output of Compressor, you know, the option specifically for making DVDs. I ended up by using the master.MOV file direct from FCPX or a specially created .MP4 of the master. (for those I’ve been using MacX DVD Video Converter Pro Pack but knowing me there may be simpler ways!) I couldn’t see any difference in the ultimate video quality on the DVD whichever of these two I used as input. Maybe that’s my old eyes…

    Now that Catalina’s out I’m going to do some more research for other options as time allows but I wouldn’t be surprised that if I concentrate a bit more on Wondershare that it will eventually be a good substitute for my relatively straightforward needs. Give me some months and I’ll come back with more of my experiences but for now I have to continue using old familiar Encore.

    Near Geneva, Switzerland

  • Brian Thomas

    November 2, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I just spent a few minutes looking around and stumbled over Cisdem DVD Burner for Mac. Could be interesting according to several reviews.

    Near Geneva, Switzerland

  • Brian Thomas

    November 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    More looking around and now I think I’m going with DVDStyler. Still seeing if it’s right for me coming from Encore but I have to say it could be the one.

    Near Geneva, Switzerland

  • Larry Watts

    November 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I downloaded DVD Styler and gave a donation.

    Once opening it, I found no full HD video options, not blu-ray.

    Is that your finding as well? Hope not.


  • Brian Thomas

    November 30, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Whoops – amazingly no one has ever asked me for blue ray. I burn hundreds of DVDs a year – I do LOTS of amateur shows and plays and so on. For some reason PAL DVDs seem acceptable but I’ve been told that the NTSC equivalent ain’t so hot. You’re in the US?

    Near Geneva, Switzerland

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