To make a "compatible" DVD meeting DVD-legal specs to play in all players, the disc must be "authored" using software such as Adobe Encore.
Also, if creating content from scratch, make sure to use video-friendly frame sizes and rates so that you're not doing conversions later than can hurt quality.
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Thanks for replying. You mentioned Adobe Encore. I'm not familiar with that software. If I can get my hands on it will it be easy to use for my purpose? I was under the impression that Premiere Pro would be enough for my needs.
As for the specs you mentioned, yes, I'm very much aware of what resolution I'm working with.
Encore comes with adobe creative suite up til cs6
if you are using the cloud you have to download/install separately
once Encore is installed you can 'author' a dvd like Jeff said
you need to export from PPRO using the mpeg2-dvd setting
otherwise your files will be transcoded in Encore before burning to dvd
ALSO: most people will download/install 'imageburn' software and use it to actually burn the dvd to disc
(from Encore you will choose to build ISO file from the 'build' menu; then load up the iso into 'imageburn' and go at it)
hope this helps
I appreciate you getting back to me. I'm going to go over the settings in P.Pro tomorrow and locate Encore. I don't actually need to output to DVD for about 3 weeks so this will give me enough time to review the settings etc. If I run into questions I'll just come back out and post the question.
Thanks again for your help.
I'm sitting here preparing to create the dvd but I've run into an issue. You mentioned that in PPro I need to use the "mpeg2-dvd" settings. When I select my drop down window, there is no mpeg2-dvd option.
Among the available options I see H264 and H264 Blu Ray. I'm not trying to create a Blu Ray disk but rather just a DVD with nothing more. Is there an option I need to select in order to find the mpeg2-dvd option or should it already be there?