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Old 07-09-2017, 07:01 PM   #16
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DVD Architect is great. Too bad it's only available for PCs at this point. I have it on my PCs.
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Here's software for DVD and Blu-ray authoring for Macs. Person experience from users are more valuable than the reviews.

http://formac.informer.com/dvd-architect-pro
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With the issues I am coming across with Blu-ray player and authoring software for Apple computers, I would strongly advise Apple computer users to have a PC as well as a IMac. The player and authoring software is volumes better for PCs and 100% compatible with Blu-ray players attached to HDTVs.

If anyone here has something to add why Blu-ray authoring should be done on Macs, please share.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:29 AM   #19
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Apparently, Apple stopped supporting IDVD a few years ago as well as equipping computers with Blu-ray burner drives. They must be aware of their computers having problems with menus with Blu-ray disks. Here is a discussion on Apple abandoning IDVD.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...rt=15&tstart=0
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Since this is on the subject, here is MacWorld's review on Roxio Toast Titanium 15. They say version 14 is better. Roxio took a step backwards with this release.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3137...n-in-time.html
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I spoke with the local DVD and Blu-ray replicating and authoring service in my area. They don't use Macs for disk authoring. They use Windows computers with DVD Architect. So, if I want to bring in my files or a master of a Blu-ray disk to replicate, it would need to be made with a Windows computer with DVD Architect.

The more Mac users I am talking to the more are telling me their Macs with Blu-ray drives just play main movie files and skip over the menus on the disk.

Check with your local disk replicating house would be a safe bet to know what's best to author Blu-ray disks in your area.

I guess this thread is at a conclusion, unless anyone has something to add.
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Thanks a lot for the info
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Sure thing.
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You can use Bootcamp to install Windows on your Mac and use the better software.
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And, A guy I work with install a program on his Windows computer and partitioned his hard drive to run the Mac OS on his Windows computer. You can try that. But, are you sure the problem with Blu-rays will be fixed? The Windows compuetrs with Blu-ray burners are a safe bet with DVD Architect and Cyberlink PowerDVD to burn Blu-rays with menus and test them on a software player. Sure, if you have substantial resources, try it both ways (partitioning a Mac and installing the software or buying an inexpensive Windows computer and installing the software) and see if there is a difference. Sometimes the way to learn to to experiment.
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Any mac users that don't want to pony up for a PC, but need windows spec software can just put windows on their mac. If they already have a PC, it would be best just to use that.
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The Blu-ray authoring and playback problem with menus may be more than just software, since the source of the problem has not been properly identified. Running Windows on a Mac may help to identify it better. The surefire fix is to run it on a Windows computer. But, if someone what's to try a Mac with a Blu-ray burner with DVD Architect and Cyberlink PowerDVD and tell us the results, we may have something that can be forwarded to Apple Computers as a fix to the problem.
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