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  • need DVD authoring

    Posted by Alan Stephens on December 19, 2020 at 12:29 am

    I have been looking for a dvd/bluray authoring software for some time to replace Encore.

    I’d like to find something that is supported and reliable. I am on a 2019 mac book and Catalina,

    however I’ll consider go pc. I have looked for DVD architect and it seems it is no longer sold.

    Roxio Toast 19 is reported to be unreliable. I tried Cisdom and it didn’t work very well.

    I have been booting to yosemite and encore which worked well for DVDs. The new 2019 64 bit

    macs won’t run on anything but Catalina or big sur. Offering blu-ray would give my client HD.

    My only other option is deliver on thumb drives, but they have limitations on tvs.

    The industry dropped DVDs & Blu ray and didn’t leave us anywhere to go except online delivery, which is costly subscription based.

    Anything working for you ?


    Alan Stephens replied 3 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Roman Melekh

    December 21, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I would suggest you to start from the opposite side – WHAT does your client need? For the last 10 years I created DVDs using Edius, with 2-6 buttons as chapters. And it was more than enough for my clients (BD option is available there also). 20 years ago I used Sonic Scenarist and created disks with huge sets of menus, features, languages…. Today nobody needs it. For PC (or just Windows runing on your Mac) you can find A LOT OF software, even some free, and create DVD/BD, but once again – what for….?

  • Alan Stephens

    December 24, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Well, my client is a ballet dance studio and I record their recitals 3 times a year.

    They really need , to give up dvds and let me deliver mp4 HD or Blurays. I presented to them last year, delivery of mp4 on a thumb drive but they did not think it looked worth the price.

    I currently provide DVD’s with a simple custom menu with their logo image and a play button with chapter markers for each of the 40 plus scenes. If I could at least go to blu-ray would give them HD. but its difficult to find reliable burning software.

    Aiseesoft DVD Creator is good for DVD but the menu buttons can’t be moved around.

    I still use Adobe Encore by rebooting to yosemite on my wife’s Mac Book. It is not as stable as it used to be now that its upgraded to Catalina.

  • Alan Stephens

    December 24, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    It doesn’t appear that Edius or scenarist are currently supported.

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