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* Relatively easy to use
* Relatively easy to use
* Relatively cheap, when you consider the total value of the Nero Ultra package
* Relatively cheap, when you consider the total value of the Nero Ultra package
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* Supports Blu-ray and HDAVC authoring
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* Dolby Digital 5.1 support
'''Cons:'''
'''Cons:'''
* Does not support making 16:9 anamorphic DVDs  
* Does not support making 16:9 anamorphic DVDs  
* Will always re-encode input video even if it is already DVD compliant (and will fit within the project size)
* Will always re-encode input video even if it is already DVD compliant (and will fit within the project size)
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* Does not support DTS audio
=== External Links ===
=== External Links ===
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'''Pros:'''
'''Pros:'''
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* Relatively easy to use
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* Can make 16:9 DVDs
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* Relatively cheap, when you consider the total value of the Nero Ultra package
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* Supports DivX authoring
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* Will not re-encode source material if it is DVD compliant and within the project size limit
'''Cons:'''
'''Cons:'''
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* Somewhat confusing  
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* Somewhat confusing user interface
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* Does not support making 16:9 anamorphic DVDs  
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* Dumbed down compared to previous TMPGEnc DVD Author versions
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* Does not support DTS audio
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* Only supports Dolby Stereo output
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=== External Links ===
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* [http://www.dvdr-digest.com/software/tmpgenc_author.html TMPGEnc DVD Author] @ Digital Digest
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* [http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/TMPGEnc_DVD_Author_3_DVD_Authoring_Guide_page1.html TMPGEnc DVD Author 3: DVD Authoring Guide]
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== Cyberlink PowerProducer 4 ==
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[[Image:Cyberlink_powerproducer_menu.png|thumb|Cyberlink PowerProducer 4]]
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[http://www.dvdr-digest.com/software/powerproducer.html Cyberlink PowerProducer 4] is a commercial application (trial version available), and it also includes DivX Authoring.
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'''Pros:'''
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* Can make Blu-ray and HD DVDs
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* Can make 16:9 DVDs
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'''Cons:'''
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* Somewhat confusing user interface
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* Does not support multiple audio tracks
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* Does not have subtitle support
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* Does not support DTS audio
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* Only supports Dolby Stereo and PCM audio
* Will always re-encode input video even if it is already DVD compliant (and will fit within the project size)
* Will always re-encode input video even if it is already DVD compliant (and will fit within the project size)

Revision as of 07:56, 23 August 2007

This short guide spotlights a few DVD authoring tools, giving the pros and cons for each.


Contents

Nero Vision 4

Nero Vision 4

Nero Vision 4 is included in the Nero Ultra edition, a collection of commercial software from Nero.

Pros:

  • Relatively easy to use
  • Relatively cheap, when you consider the total value of the Nero Ultra package
  • Supports Blu-ray and HDAVC authoring
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 support

Cons:

  • Does not support making 16:9 anamorphic DVDs
  • Will always re-encode input video even if it is already DVD compliant (and will fit within the project size)
  • Does not support DTS audio

External Links


TMPGEnc DVD Author 3

TMPGEnc DVD Author 3

TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 is a commercial application (trial version available), and it also includes DivX Authoring.

Pros:

  • Can make 16:9 DVDs
  • Supports DivX authoring
  • Will not re-encode source material if it is DVD compliant and within the project size limit

Cons:

  • Somewhat confusing user interface
  • Dumbed down compared to previous TMPGEnc DVD Author versions
  • Does not support DTS audio
  • Only supports Dolby Stereo output

External Links


Cyberlink PowerProducer 4

Cyberlink PowerProducer 4

Cyberlink PowerProducer 4 is a commercial application (trial version available), and it also includes DivX Authoring.

Pros:

  • Can make Blu-ray and HD DVDs
  • Can make 16:9 DVDs

Cons:

  • Somewhat confusing user interface
  • Does not support multiple audio tracks
  • Does not have subtitle support
  • Does not support DTS audio
  • Only supports Dolby Stereo and PCM audio
  • Will always re-encode input video even if it is already DVD compliant (and will fit within the project size)

External Links