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Our 2011 Member Choice Poll was conducted, below you will find the results

Wikipedia defines DVD authoring as:

The process of creating a DVD video that can be played on a DVD player. DVD authoring software must conform to the specifications set by the DVD Forum group in 1995. The specifications are complicated due to the number of companies that were involved in creating them.

The actual layout of the files on the medium and the operations that have to be undertaken to produce a 'playable' DVD (starting with already MPEG2-coded footage) are far too intricate - and beyond the scope of this article - to be explained here, and, indeed, worlds apart from the simple process of CD-audio authoring.

Strictly speaking, DVD authoring is a separate process from MPEG encoding, but most modern DVD authoring software has a built-in encoder (though separate encoders are still used when better quality or finer control over compression settings is required).

There are four different levels of DVD authoring software available, from Free software to Studio Professional to Corporate Professional to finally Home programs. The OSes range from Windows, MAC to Linux. Below are some of those offered to the general public, either for free or pay-to-use programs.

Most authoring applications are for video DVDs only; they do not support the creation of DVD-Audio discs.
According to Wikipedia DVD-Audio is a digital format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. DVD-Audio is not intended to be a video delivery format and is not the same as video DVDs containing concert films or music videos. There are special DVD-Audio authoring software available strictly for Audio only disc

Now, I present you with our 2011 winners:

• First place was NERO with a clear lead
• Second runner up was, surprisingly, "none"
• Third place saw a three way tie between Roxio Creator (Windows only), Windows DVD Maker (Vista) & ConvertXtoDVD

Other choices we examined:

DVD Flick (Windows only)
DVD Styler (Windows or Linux or MAC)
AVStoDVD (Windows only)
Small DVD (MAC only)
'Q' DVD-Author (Linux only)
Bombono DVD (Linux & Windows)
DeVeDe (Linux only)
DeVeDe (Windows only)
DVD Wizard
iDVD (Apple only)
Cyberlink Media Suite
Corel Video Studio
Corel Digital Studio
CyberLink Power Director
Gear Software
Pinnacle Studio
Roxio Toast (MAC only)
TMPGEnc DVD Author
Ulead DVD MovieFactory
Windows DVD Maker (Win7 only)
WinDVD Creator
DVD Studio Pro 4 (Apple)
Sonic Scenarist
Adobe Encore
MPEG Video Wizard
Simple DVD Creator
Free Video Converter
ProCoder 3
Quick Media Converter
Nero Linux
VideoLAN Movie Creator
123 DVD Maker
Colorful DVD Creator
Easy Movie DVD Creator
Joboshare DVD Creator
Smart DVD Creator
Super DVD Creator
Ultra DVD Creator
Video DVD Maker
ZC DVD Creator

by TransitMan See Profile edited by lilhurricane See Profile
last modified: 2011-06-27 11:15:36