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    by Douglas Dixon

Software applications for desktop DVD authoring, organized from consumer to professional. Each application includes a brief description, and information on the latest released version. Product descriptions and images are summarized from published information. 

Contents

See also: Digital Video Editing Software Gallery


Updates -- 2010

5/2010 - Adobe - Encore CS5

Updates -- 2009

9/2009 - Nero 9, Nero Move it
8/2009 - Roxio - Creator 2009

Updates -- 2008

10/2008 - Adobe - Encore CS4
6/2008 - Roxio - DVDit Pro 6
4/2008 - CyberLink - PowerDVD 8
3/2008 - Corel [InterVideo] - WinDVD 9

Updates -- 2007

8/2007 - Apple - iDVD '08
7/2007 - Adobe - Encore CS3
2/2007 - Ulead - DVD MovieFactory 6
1/2007 - Roxio - MyDVD 9

Updates -- 2006

12/2006 - Sonic - DVDit Pro HD
            - Sony - DVD Architect Studio 4 standalone
            - CyberLink - PowerDVD Ultra
11/2006 - CyberLink - PowerProducer 4
            - InterVideo - WinDVD 8
5/2006 - InterVideo - WinDVD Creator 3
4/2006 - CyberLink - PowerDVD 7
3/2006 - Adobe - Encore DVD 2.0
           - Ulead - DVD MovieFactory 5
2/2006 - Sonic - MyDVD 8
1/2006 - Apple - iLife '06 - iDVD 6

Updates -- 2005

8/2005 - Sonic - DVDit 6 Pro
6/2005 - InterVideo - WinDVD 7
           - MedioStream - NeoDVD 7
4/2005 - Apple - DVD Studio Pro 4
3/2005 - Ulead - DVD MovieFactory 4 Disc Creator
1/2005 - Apple - iDVD 5

Updates -- 2004

10/2004 - InterVideo - WinDVD 6
9/2004 - Microsoft - Windows Media Player 10
            - Sonic - MyDVD Studio Deluxe 6
            - Sonic - DVD Producer 4.5
7/2004 - Sonic - DVDit 5
            - Ulead - DVD Workshop Express
6/2004 - CyberLink - PowerDVD 6
5/2004 - Adobe - Encore DVD 1.5
            - Apple - DVD Studio Pro 3
1/2004 - Apple - iDVD 4
            - Ulead - DVD MovieFactory 3 Disc Creator
            - Ulead - DVD Workshop 2

Updates -- 2003

9/2003 - Sonic Solutions - MyDVD 5, RecordNow! 6
            - Sonic Solutions - DVD Producer 4, Scenarist 3
8/2003 - CyberLink - PowerDVD 5
            - InterVideo - WinDVD 5
4/2003 - Apple - DVD Studio Pro 3
            - Adobe - Encore DVD
            - Pinnacle - Instant CD/DVD
2/2003 - Apple - iDVD 3
1/2003 - Adaptec - MyDVD Video Suite
            - NVIDIA - NVDVD
            - Topics Entertainment - Instant DVD Maker
            - Ulead - DVD MovieFactory 2.0


DVD Software Players

Software applications for playing DVDs on your computer, with enhanced viewing options and capabilities for exploring the DVD structure. Bundled free with operating systems, or third party applications for $50 to $80.


Apple Computer - DVD Player for Macintosh OS X


Macintosh DVD video player

Apple DVD Player version 3.1.1 released March 2002
Included with Macintosh OS X

www.apple.com/dvd
www.apple.com/macosx


Microsoft Corp. - Windows Media Player for Windows XP    


All-in-one player and organizer for music and video, CDs and DVDs, Internet and portable devices

Windows Media Player 11 beta, 2006
Windows Media Player 10, Sept. 2004
Windows Media Player 9, Jan. 2003
Windows Media 9 Beta released Oct. 2002
Media Player version 8 included with Windows XP

www.microsoft.com/windowsmedia


CyberLink Corp. - PowerDVD 8


New Dimensions in Movie Entertainment

CyberLink PowerDVD 8, released April 2008
  PowerDVD 8 $49, Deluxe $69 with advanced video & audio
    Ultra $99 with HD video & audio, Blu-ray

www.cyberlink.com

Find related CyberLink articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find CyberLink PowerDVD (7) on Amazon.com

CyberLink PowerDVD 8, released April 2008

PowerDVD 8 $49, Deluxe $69 with advanced video & audio
    Ultra $99 with HD video & audio, Blu-ray

- HD video: Blu-ray discs, SMPTE VC-1, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD
- Digital A/V connectors: HDMI and SPDIF mixing
- TrueTheatre video & audio enhancement
- HD Home Theater Audio: Dolby, DTS, 7.1-channel
- MoovieLive.com: Online community, share comments & remixes
- Movie Collection, Movie Remix

   

CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra, released Dec. 2006
  HD DVD and Blu-ray, $99

- Support for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback, Microsoft Xbox 360 external HD DVD
- Optimized HD video on graphics cards: NVIDIA PureVideo, ATI Avivo, Intel Clear Video
- Support for next-gen disc features, Picture-in-Picture movie mode, networking, interactive BD-J and iHD features, bookmarks, advanced disc navigation
- High-definition audio: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
- Home theater audio 6.1-channel surround sound, audio expansion up to 8 channels
- Support double-layer HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
- High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) for premium content through DVI and HDMI connectors
- Support for BUS Protection for premium content protection via VGA systems
Plus:
- Say-it-Again - one-click DVD dialog looping
- Read-it-Clearly - moveable DVD subtitles
- See-it-All - automatically activated DVD time stretching for low power mobile
- Power-saving settings for notebooks, onscreen battery meter
- UPnP media player support

   

CyberLink PowerDVD 7 released May 2006
  Standard $49, Deluxe $69

- Integrated support for high-definition H.264 playback
- Say-it-Again - one-click dialog looping
- Read-it-Clearly - moveable subtitles
- See-it-All - automatically activated time stretching for when mobile PCs run low on power
- Power-saving settings for notebooks and an onscreen battery meter
- UPnP media player support and premium content protection

   

CyberLink PowerDVD 6 released Nov. 2004
  Standard $49, Deluxe $69 with DivX Pro, DVD-Audio playback, surround formats

- Eagle Vision 2 dynamic video, brighter luminance and more natural colors
- Smart Video Deinterlacing frame-by-frame adaptive de-interlacing
- Pano Vision both 4:3 and 16:9 DVD content and PC monitors.
- DVD-Audio 192 KHz, 24-bit, up to 256 times better fidelity than audio CDs, MLP Losless
- HD Video MPEG-2 HD and WMV-HD; DVD-/+VR, DivX Pro
- Home-theater surround sound Dolby Digital EX, true 8-channel surround sound
- Multi-channel Environment Impression 2 (CLMEI-2), Dolby Pro Logic IIx audio-expansion
- Virtual Speaker and Headphones
- Audio Equalizer, Pitch Scaling enhances music for Karaoke
- Parental Controls, Dual Subtitles, closed captioning, angle switching
- Mobility Pack saves notebook battery
- MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Pack for next-generation DVD standard

CyberLink PowerDVD 5 released June 2003
  Standard $49,
  Deluxe $69 with DTS and Dolby Virtual Speaker

- Eagle Vision automatically adjusts the colors and contrasts 
    to enhance video image sharpness and detail
- PanoVision a non-linear stretching to playback 4:3 movies in wide-screen 
    without distorting major portions of the scenes
- Multi-Channel Environment Impression multi-channel virtual surround 
    from two-channel audio
- Set scene capture snapshot resolution

   

CyberLink PowerDVD XP 4.0 released January 2002
  Standard from $49 and, Deluxe from $69

   


Corel [InterVideo] - WinDVD 9


Ultimate DVD and video playback experience

Corel WinDVD 9 released March 2008
    Std $49, Plus $79 (AVCHD, H.264), Blu-ray $99

www.corel.com

WinDVD Hi-definition Advisor tool 
    Run to check if system can play Blu-ray and HD DVD movies
    www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1193332030582

Find related Corel/Ulead/InterVideo articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find Corel WinDVD on Amazon.com

Corel [InterVideo] WinDVD 9, released March 2008

- Play Blu-ray and HD DVD discs, with Dolby and DTS HD audio
- H.264 & AVCHD playback
- Play standard DVDs with HD upscaling
- SD to HD conversion, All2HD upscaling technology
- Redesigned interface with enhanced layout
- De-snow and de-block filters
- DTS 96K/24bit decoding

   

InterVideo WinDVD 8, released Nov. 2006
  Gold $39, Platinum $59 (latest audio/video technologies)

InterVideo WinDVD 7, released June 2005
  Gold $49, Platinum $69 (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, DVD-Audio. advanced Dolby audio)

Video Center
- Universal Player - Real Player, Quick Time, Windows Media, DivX 5.2 Pro, HD Audio
    MPEG-4 AVC H.264 Main Profile, 3GPP/3GPP2, WMV-HD
- Digital TV Content Support - MPEG2-TS (MPEG2 Transport Stream)
- TrimensionDNM Advanced (Digital Natural Motion)
- DivX / External Subtitle Control

Audio Center
- InterVideo Hall Effect - New 
- High-Definition Audio
- Home Theater Speaker Control - New

Media Sharing
- Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) CE / PC player
- Share video content on mobile device

   

InterVideo WinDVD 6 released June 2004
  Gold $49, Platinum $69 advanced Dolby audio

- Trimension DNM (Digital Natural Motion) smooth motion playback, Smooth Reverse
- Quick Clip - grab animated file
- Real, QuickTime, and MPEG-4 video files
- DVD-Audio, Intel High Definition Audio, WMV-HD (Windows Media Video High Definition)
- Time-stretching speeds up playback without loss of audio or video quality.
- Smart Stretch minimizes distortion for different displays and aspect ratios
- includes Audio Booster Pack - Dolby Digital, Headphone, Virtual Speaker;
    SRS TruSurroundXT, TruSurround XT Headphone; DTS Digital Surround Sound

InterVideo WinDVD 5 released July 2003
  Gold $49, Platinum $69 advanced Dolby audio

Audio Booster Pack $12
Mobile Technology Pack $19.95, laptop power
DVD-Audio Pack $39
WinDVD QSound Plug-in $ 14, 3D audio

- Enhanced Playback: playlists, bookmarks; Movie Encyclopedia
- Optimized Display Presets , Stackable Video Effects

InterVideo WinDVD 4 released May 2002
  Standard $49, Plus $79


InterActual Technologies - InterActual Player 2.0


 

Plays DVD-Video seamlessly integrated with Web content stored on either the disc or the Web

InterActual Player 2.0 released August 2000 (formerly PC Friendly)
Included on retail movie DVDs

InterActual acquired by Sonic Solutions, Feb. 2004

www.interactual.com


Roxio [Sonic] - CinePlayer  [ part of Roxio Creator - see below ]



DVD player with with OpenDVD support

Sonic CinePlayer Surround, $49
Sonic CinePlayer 3.2, $29

www.cineplayer.com
www.sonic.com

Sonic CinePlayer Surround, Q1 2003, $69.99
Sonic CinePlayer 1.5 released Oct. 2002
(formerly Ravisent); $49

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Personal / Automated DVD Authoring Tools

Simplified DVD authoring - working at an "abstraction layer" to hide the details (and significant capabilities) of the full DVD-Video specification. Can provide turn-key DVD authoring, direct from DV in to DVD out. Import and convert a wide variety of media formats. Template and wizard-based, automated menu layout, and some capability to edit and customize. Range from around $30 to $100.


Apple Inc. - iDVD '08


Create Hollywood-style DVDs featuring your movies and slideshows

Apple iDVD '08, released Aug. 2007
    iLife '08 suite $79, included with new Macs

www.apple.com/idvd

Apple iDVD '08, released Aug. 2007
    iLife '08 suite $79, included with new Macs

Ten new Apple-designed themes, animated menus, 16:9 and 4:3
Better performance, faster switching between themes and menus
Advanced menu customization
New button library, drop zone editor, dynamic alignment guides
Combine video and photos in slideshows and use higher-quality photos
Pro-quality encoding, higher quality, more movies & slideshows on a single DVD

iDVD 6 released Jan. 2006

    iLife '06 suite - Bundled, $79
        iPhoto 6, iMovie HD 6, iDVD 6, GarageBand 3, iWeb

    Import content shot from the latest HDV and widescreen DV cameras
    Author custom DVDs with widescreen menus, movies and high resolution slideshows
    10 new Apple-designed menu themes in both widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) formats.
    Themes include new autofill drop zones for customizing menus
    Burn using compatible third-party DVD burners
    New Magic iDVD automatically creates a complete DVD

   

iDVD 5 released Jan. 2005

    iLife '05 suite - Bundled, $79
        iPhoto 5, iMovie HD, iDVD 5, GarageBand 2, iTunes 4.7

    Share Your Life on DVD
    15 new themes featuring moving drop zones
    OneStep DVD, DV camcorder
    All single-sided DVD formats including -R, +R, -RW, +RW
        with compatible Apple SuperDrive

iDVD 4 released Jan. 2004

    Bundled with Macintosh systems,
      iLife 04 suite $49, upgrade $19

    Creates professional-looking DVDs in a few simple steps 

    Media browser: iMovie movies (with chapter markers), iPhoto photos, 
        iTunes or GarageBand music
    Drag and drop movies, photos, albums or slideshows to drop zones
    Photo slideshows with cinematic transitions and iTunes playlists
    New themes and pro effects: use photos and movies as buttons, backgrounds and menus
        Second-level themes to build menus that match primary themes
    Encoding to fit over two hours of video on a single DVD
    DVD Map provides an overview of entire DVD project
    New "Save as Archive" feature makes DVD projects fully portable
    Installs on systems with a Combo Drive or SuperDrive; 
        create projects on the former; create and burn them on the latter

   

iDVD 3 released January 2003

    DVD menus from iMovie markers
    iLife suite $49, upgrade $19.95

   

Apple iDVD 2 for Mac OS X released October 2001
    2.1 upgrade released July 2002

   


CyberLink Corp. - PowerProducer 4


Produce High-Definition Home Movies and Slideshows on Discs

CyberLink PowerProducer 4, released Nov. 2006, $69

www.gocyberlink.com

Find related CyberLink articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find CyberLink PowerProducer on Amazon.com

CyberLink PowerProducer 4

- HD DVD and Blu-ray support
- High-definition / HDV video capturing and production, 16:9 widescreen
- Magic Video editing tools: 
    Magic Style editing templates, Magic Fix stabilize shaky videos

   

CyberLink PowerProducer 3, from $49

CyberLink PowerProducer 2 released July 2003, $39

- DVD Disk Defragmentation utility
- Right-to-Disk Recording: 
    DV to DVD without buffering to hard disk
- DVD Video Import, Editable DVDs

CyberLink PowerProducer released Oct. 2002
  $39 download, $49 retail

- Organize and produce home movies and photos on CD or DVD
- Complete with customized navigation menus
- Import digital photos or videos in various formats

   

   


InterVideo Corp. - WinDVD Creator 3


Fast and easy-to-use editing and DVD / VCD creation

InterVideo WinDVD Creator 3 released May 2006
    Gold $49.95, Platinum $69.95

www.intervideo.com

Find related Corel/Ulead/InterVideo articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

InterVideo WinDVD Creator 3 released May 2006
    Gold $49.95, Platinum $69.95

- Smart Movie instant movie creation with Style
- Single menu access to Capture, Edit, Author and Burn DVD/CD
- Portable on Apple iPod or Sony PSP
- HDTV program recording, editing and output!
- DVD, VCD, Slideshow DVD/CD, DVD+- Dual Layer Format Support

InterVideo WinDVD Creator 2 released July 2003, $99

- Instant preview, Adaptive Smart Rendering
- Dolby Digital, DivX, OnDiscEditing, Photo Slide Shows

InterVideo WinDVD Creator released Sept. 2002, $79/99
WinDVD Creator Plus released Oct. 2002, $99/$119

- Four steps: Capture - Edit - Author - Make Movie
- Burn as DVD, VCD, SVCD, mini-DVD, MPEG-4, DivX, WMP movie

WinDVD Creator Plus:
- Direct Recording: Burn DVDs without editing
- UniPass: Integrated DVD creation and editing, quick re-render of simple edits
- OnDiscEditing: Edit existing DVDs


MedioStream - NeoDVD 7


DVD authoring software you can depend on

neoDVD 7, released June 2005, $49.99

www.mediostream.com

neoDVD 7, released June 2005, $49.99

-  Video Capture, DVD Video Creation, DVD Copy
-  Wide screen (16/9) or classic (4/3) Resolution 
- Import Real Media video files
- Swap discs between PC and DVD PVR seamlessly 
- DVD camcorder support

MedioStream NeoSTUDIO $129

MedioStream neoDVD 4.0 Aug. 2002
neoDVDstandard from $29, neoDVDplus from $49

- NEO TaskBar - Capture, create/edit, and copy video
- "Direct-to-Disc Recording" and "Smart Buffering"
- Industry-first Video Recording (+VR) support for DVD+RW drives

Plus:
- Create a DVD or VCD Slide Show with still photos (.bmp and .jpg)
- Set Moving Menus, Add video with Dolby Digital audio
- Create disc labels using labeling software and label maker (boxed only)


Roxio [Sonic] - MyDVD 9        [ Now part of Roxio Creator -- see below]



The Easiest Way To Create Video and Photo CDs and DVDs

Roxio MyDVD 9, released Jan. 2007
    MyDVD 9 Premier $69; Studio $49 (SD)
    Also in Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 Suite
        www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite

www.mydvd.com
www.sonic.com

See article on DVD Authoring with Roxio MyDVD 8
See article on Roxio Easy Media Creator 9
Find related Sonic/Roxio articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find Roxio MyDVD / EMC on Amazon.com

Roxio MyDVD 9, released Jan. 2007

    MyDVD 9 Premier $69; Studio $49 (SD)

    Also in Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 Suite
        www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite

- Blu-ray Disc (BD) and mobile device support
- Windows Vista compatibility
- Enhanced video-editing functions
- Innovative DVD design and playback-behavior controls

    Sonic MyDVD 8 released Feb. 2006

    MyDVD 8 Premier $69.99; Essentials $49.99 (SD)

    New, refined user interface: MyDVD Home launch pad
    Hierarchical project tree viewer, full control over menu customization
    Define play sequences for titles, chapters, buttons and actions
    Slideshows: up to 999 photos in full-screen or widescreen format,
        Transitions, motion effects (pan and zoom), audio tracks
        Photo editor: touch-up photos, red-eye, rotating, cropping, AutoFix
    Video editing: automated CineMagic Editor, Storyline and Timeline Editors
    Timeline Editor: multi-track, in-place editing and video alignment control
    Easy video capture: high definition video from HDV camcorders
    HD video file support: DivX HD and MPEG-2 HD
    Video formats, MPEG-1/2, DV-AVI, TiVo, WMV, and DivX 6.
    SmartScan, quickly capture specific scenes from their DV camcorder,
    Plug & Burn, automatic transfer the entire DV tape to DVD
    Artistic transitions and effects, templates, 16:9 (widescreen) motion menu, 4:3 (full-screen)
    Media management and sharing:
        UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) sharing
        LiveShare, browse photos to PC using any Web browser
        Windows Media Center file support and TiVoToGo

Sonic MyDVD 6 released Sept. 2004

MyDVD Studio 6 - $69.99 - complete CD and DVD video authoring 
    with integrated video editing, plus Sonic CinePlayer DVD playback software.
MyDVD Studio Deluxe 6 - $99.99 -
    plus music CD ripping and burning, CD/DVD copy, built-in disc labeling
MyDVD Studio Deluxe Suite 6 - $149.99 - plus Sonic BackUp MyPC

    New user interface,  perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    Fit-to-DVD automatic quality setting, plus manual quality settings
    True 16:9 widescreen support in consumer product
    Enhanced photo slideshow capabilities: import from digital cam; up to 1,000 photos per slideshow
    Playlists up to 99 audio files, synchronized slideshows, loop
    Freeform menu button placement, 100 new video transitions
    Double-Layer DVD+R drives and media

Sonic MyDVD 5 released Sept. 2003

Sonic MyDVD Studio Deluxe 5 - $99.99 Physical
- with Cineplayer 1.5.1, RecordNow! 6.5, Sonic Express Labeler v3 by SureThing
Sonic MyDVD 5 Deluxe - $69.99 Download
- Integrated video editing with special effects
- Dolby Digital AC-3 stereo encoding for 50% more video per disc
Sonic MyDVD 5 - $49.99 Download

Sonic MyDVD 4.0 released July 2002

Plus $79, Video Suite $99
- Photo slideshows, motion menus, new streamlined user interface -
- OpenDVD - Photo Archives

Sonic MyDVD 3.5 - March 2002

- OpenDVD support - DVD titles can be opened, changed and edited
- Edit-on-DVD -- changes to OpenDVD discs virtually instantaneous no reload to hard disc
- Video CD support
- Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) menus -- DVD Style Sheet Specification for DVD navigation
- Enhanced ease-of-use -- improved capture interface, enhanced menu quality,
    video thumbnail select, re-sequence buttons in menus, "play all" clips on DVD automatically
- Expanded language support -- 12 languages


Ulead Systems - DVD MovieFactory 6


Easy Editing and Authoring for Making Home Movies

Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6, released Feb. 2007, $49, Plus $79

    Plus: HD capture (HDV, AVCHD), edit, burn (HD DVD, Blu-ray)
        disc utilities for data and media, disc copying

www.ulead.com/dmf

See Summary of DVD MovieFactory 6
See article on DVD Authoring with Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5
Find related Corel/Ulead/InterVideo articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find Ulead DVD MovieFactory on Amazon.com

Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6, released February 2007, $49, Plus $79

    Plus: HD capture (HDV, AVCHD), editing, and burning (HD DVD, Blu-ray)
        disc utilities for data and media, disc copying

- Import and edit HD footage from AVCHD camcorders
- Convert downloaded DivX movies to DVDs
- Edit Room -- Create opening sequence with animated graphics and overlays
    Edit video clips on storyboard or timeline, with DVD chapter points
    Trim, auto-enhance, transition effects, titles, background music, voiceover narration
- Animated button moving paths, Distort menu objects
- Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound audio

DVD MovieFactory 5 released March 2006, $49, upgrade $39

- Convert HDV video into standard definition DVDs
- Menu transition
- Ad-Zapper, burn TV shows to disc, automatically detects commercials
- Create authored HD DVD or Blu-ray projects and view on a computer
- Will supply free software updates as next generation burners become available

DVD MovieFactory 4 Disc Creator released March 2005, $99
DVD MovieFactory 4, DVD authoring-only $49

- Quick-drop icons, Enhanced multi-trim, Edit music files 
- Photo pan / zoom motion effects
- Burn DVD Audio discs (6 hours), Dolby Digital audio-only DVD discs (45 hours)
- Double-layer DVD burning; 16:9 video and DVD menus

DVD MovieFactory 3 Disc Creator released Jan. 2004, $99.95
DVD MovieFactory 3, basic version, download $49.95

- Suite of DVD creation tools
- Motion menus and buttons with real-time preview, Dolby AC-3
- Video editing tools, add transitions and text to videos and photos
- Disc-Direct capture, Smart On-Disc editing
- All DVD formats including DVD-Video, DVD-VR, and DVD +RW (VR)

   

Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2.0 released Dec.  2002
    Download $44, retail $49
    Disc-Direct capture camcorder to DVD
    DVD+RW, disc re-editing

   

   

Ulead DVD MovieFactory released Oct.  2001, $44

     

   

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Consumer Digital Media Suites

Suites of tools for digital media creation, editing, management, sharing -- including video, audio / music, and photo editing, disc burning, and online sharing. Around $100.


Nero 9


Simply Create, Rip, Burn, Copy, Share, Backup, Play, and Enjoy

Nero 9, released Sept. 2009, $99, $79 download
    Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in, $9.99 download

www.nero.com/enu/nero9-introduction.html

See previous Summary of Nero 8
Find related Nero articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find Nero 9 on Amazon.com

Nero 9, released Sept. 2009, $99, $79 download
    Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in, $9.99 download
PR 9/08 - Nero Releases Nero 9 - www.nero.com/enu/pressreleases.html?id=1486

- New in Nero ShowTime - Multimedia player
    New design, docking and stand-by modes, media and playlist handling
    Shuffle playback
- New High Definition Support
    Capture from AVCHD camcorders, 3D animated menu templates
    Tape-scan to preview scene selections from DV or HDV tapes
    Burn HD projects to standard recordable DVD media
    Output to AVCHD or BD-AV disc, with SmartEncoding
    Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in to burn HD video to Blu-ray Disc
- New Video Editing Options
    Ad Spotter detects and removes commercials
    Music Grabber feature identifies and extracts music clips in a clip
    Movie Wizard with templates, soundtracks and special effects.
- New Nero Live - Live TV (replaces Nero Home)
    Watch live TV/HDTV, 2 channels at once (Picture-in-Picture), up to 4 tuners
    Record TV shows, time shift up to 60 minutes, listen to DVB radio
    Stand-alone application or with Windows Media Center
    Nero Live Gadget integrates into Windows Vista sidebar
    Includes Nero MediaHome 4 Trial - Stream music, photos, videos, TV in networked home
- Autobackup and Data Protection
    New Autobackup digital content including files, folders, drives, entire system
    Wizard interface to schedule - offline or online
    Includes Nero BackItUp 4 - easy disaster recovery, with password protection
    Includes Nero RescueAgent - recover data from damaged or scratched discs,
        hard drives, USB and flash sticks, memory devices


Nero Move it


Simply transfer your music, videos, and photos to enjoy anytime, anywhere

Nero Move it, released 9/08, $49.99, download $39.99

www.nero.com/enu/moveit-introduction.html

Find related Nero articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

    Find Nero Move it on Amazon.com

Nero Move it, released 9/08, $49.99, download $39.99

    PR 9/08 - Nero Launches Nero Move it - www.nero.com/enu/pressreleases.html?id=1484

- Simply transfer multimedia files
    Music, videos, and photos
    Simple interface: Plug in portable devices, choose output
    Automatically converts to best quality for destination, Auto-sync
    Offline file conversion: Convert now, sync later when device is plugged in
- Collect, organize, and transfer / sync between sources and devices
    Digital cameras, mobile phones (iPhone), portable players (iPods)
    PDAs, game consoles (Sony PSP)
    PC, Music collection, Online communities (YouTube, MySpace, My Nero)
    Free updates for additional device support
- Create collection
    Capture from any source, rip music from CD
    Organize files
    Rename, copy, delete, categorize, rate favorites
    Search multimedia content through all connected devices
    Edit information: song titles, artist names, album names.
    Preview and play clips
- Share
    Transfer and synchronize between PC and portable multimedia devices
    Upload to online communities


Roxio - Creator 2011


Enhance, preserve, capture, and share your digital media

Roxio Creator 2011 Suite, released Aug. 2010, $99
    High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-In $19.99. BD Plug-in $49
    Creator 2011 Pro bundle $129
        Blu-ray, audio and backup tools

PR 8/10 - www.roxio.com/enu/company/press/...
www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator

See previous article - Walkthrough: Roxio Creator 2011 Digital Media Suite
Find related Roxio articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

Find Roxio Creator 2011
and Creator 2011 Pro on Amazon.com

    • Over 10 major applications to handle data, video, music, and images
    • Plus 20-some additional tools for dedicated tasks

New features

  • 3D video support - Edit, convert, burn to DVD, watch 3D video
  • 3D photo support - Create 3D photos, from pair of photos or single photo from standard camera
  • Roxio Streamer by HipServ - Use home PC as media server
    • Securely share media folders over the Internet, log in and view though Web browser
    • Access media from home PCs and compatible consumer electronic devices
  • Video stabilization for shaky home movies, Video rotation
  • Additional project templates for creating personalized DVDs, high-resolution calendars, cards
  • Connected devices - iPad device support; Web sharing - Direct publishing to Facebook
  • Higher-quality DVD menus; Redesigned file backup and recovery
  • Enhanced - Built-in Learning Center - video tutorials and printable step-by-step instructions
  • Faster processing - processor and graphics card acceleration

New Personal 3D Creation

  • Create 3D video productions in VideoWave and MyDVD
    • 3D video editing views and preview, 3D-like video transitions and special effects
    • Author videos and photo shows to 3D-enabled DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
    • Export to common 3D video file formats, Direct upload of 3D video to YouTube
  • Create 3D Photos app
    • Import and export common 3D photo formats
    • 2D to 3D photo conversion
  • View 3D productions with CinePlayer
    • Play common video file formats
    • Real-time 2D to 3D conversion for playback, display format and depth adjustments

Create, preserve and share the stories of your life

Roxio Creator 2009 Suite, released Aug. 2009, $99
    High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-In $29
    Creator 2009 Ultimate $129
        Blu-ray, audio and backup tools

www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite

See Summary of Roxio Easy Media Creator 10
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    Find Roxio Creator 2009 & Ultimate on Amazon.com

Roxio Creator 2009 Suite, Released Aug. 2008, $99 (less $20 online discount)
    www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite
High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-In $29
    Author high-definition video content on to Blu-ray discs
Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate $129 (less $20 online discount)
    Includes High-Def/Blu-ray Disc plug-in plus audio and backup tools
    BIAS SoundSoap advanced audio noise reduction software
    SmartSound SonicFire create sound tracks
PR 8/08 - Roxio Launches Creator 2009 - www.roxio.com/enu/company/press/08_08_26_pr.html

Roxio consumer software #1 in U.S. retail in 2009
    CD-R Utilities categories - 48% in units, 57% in revenue (NPD Group)
    Over 12,000 store fronts throughout North America
    PR 2/10 - http://www.roxio.com/enu/company/press/releases/2010/roxio-dominates-retail-2009.html

- Market-leading suite for media creation,
    Photo, video, and music authoring, burning, and online sharing applications
- Adds: Streamlined workflow, integrated family-friendly online services
    Advanced support for High Definition video, pioneering audio features
    Direct links to informative tutorials and how-to articles
- Redesigned Creator 2009 Launcher for quick access to all tasks and creation tools
    How-to articles and video tutorials for guidance and creative inspiration
- New: Direct access to Roxio Online, digital storytelling platform
    Turn photos and videos into engaging slideshows
    Share on PCs, DVDs, TVs, a range of handheld devices, social networking sites
    Access from Launcher, VideoWave, CineMagic, Media Manager
    Free subscription. Premium for additional creation and sharing capabilities
- Extended: MyMoments educational portal
    Digital media resources including how-to videos, informative tutorials and blogs
    Extreme Digital Makeover, web-based video series
    www.roxio.com/go/digitalmakeover
- New: Audiobook Creator
    Converts entire audiobook to single file with chapter markers for portable players
        (not frustrating collection of individual chapter files)
- New: Beatmatching to synchronize cross fades between tracks of music mixes
- New: Create High-Def projects
    Import AVCHD camcorders and HD programming from TiVo and other DVRs
    Burn in HD, onto standard DVDs for playback on PS3 and Blu-ray players
- New: High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-in - Burn HD video to Blu-ray Disc, 3 hours of HD movies
- New: SyncIt! desktop applet, automatically converts digital files for viewing on mobile devices
- New: Smart encoding technology for the quick authoring of HD video
- New: Enhanced multi-core processor support for the latest CPUs.

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