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unclescoob 11-02-2011 10:03 AM

Looking for a simple, FREE, no-frills authoring program
 
As my title states. I'm just doing alot of testing right now and only need to create the TS files to burn to DVD for review. Any suggestions?

lordsmurf 11-02-2011 01:19 PM

There isn't one.

All authoring freeware is either:
  1. Based on the Linux software "DVDAuthor" and is not easy to use.
  2. Part of an all-in-one like DVD Flick, meaning it may re-encode (and therefore reduce quality) of your video/audio assets. (There's also well-documented issues with losing audio/video sync with most of these types of programs, including the freeware DVD Flick.)
One program I've not yet had time to try is Bombono: http://www.bombono.org/cgi-bin/wiki/
It may work, it may not. Not idea how hard or easy it is to use.
If I had to guess, I'd say it likely is as difficult as the DVDAuthor GUIs, and may have common sync errors. (Would be nice to be wrong.)

TMPGEnc DVD Author (aka Authoring Works) and Ulead DVD Workshop 2 are the easiest authoring programs. Of course, neither are free, and DVDWS2 isn't sold anymore.

unclescoob 11-03-2011 01:44 PM

Cool. Thanks Smurf!

I'm gonna try Bambono and let you know how it goes.

kpmedia 12-16-2011 10:54 AM

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I tested Simple DVD Creator (freeware) last night, and it worked great. :thumb:

I didn't install any of the extras (Cuttermaran, etc). Nice easy to create menu-less DVDs quickly and easily.
I've attached the installer, for your convenience.

unclescoob 12-20-2011 08:14 AM

KP, thanks alot! I'm going to install it tonight. Haven't had the opportunity to do so, but I do appreciate the help.

Smurf, I'm still going to try Bambono as well.

PS - Smurf, I got your email on the other cartoon forum. Will join soon; it's been crazy so I haven't had much chance to do much here lately. But I did receive it and thank you. Will let you know when I join, shortly.


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