How to get Encore using a Cloud subscription https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2372985
-an option to check to see more previous https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2426726
-and more on previous versions https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2389056 see reply #3
-and even more on previous versions https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2409527 see reply #1
Somewhat dated now, but still some good information for CS6 (Encore)
PPro/Encore tutorial list http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1448923 has tutorial links to help learn
Thank you John for your response. Before I spend even more time tracking down OLD versions of Adobe products (because as I mentioned, I already tried that) I really want to know if in all seriousness Adobe expects its customers to use OLD versions of software to do things when they have a paid subscription to the current versions.
That makes no sense. There must be a way to use current versions of Adobe to author a DVD.
I really want to know if in all seriousness Adobe expects its customers to use OLD versions of software to do things when they have a paid subscription to the current versions.
Premiere Pro by itself cannot author a disc at all. If you just try to export the video files onto disc, you will get only a data disc that will not play at all on any standalone DVD player. The only way to author a standalone-player-compatible disc would be an authoring program. You may need a third-party program since Adobe is now no longer updating Encore (EOL'd).
The good news is that you can, apparently, have new CC version installed on same computer as old cs6 stuff, with encore, and so you can use stuff by switching back and forth. Like, if you want to use speed grade, you can sorta do that , or encore, or older codecs that won't be supported by new CC stuff... so it's probably a good option to put cs6 on machine.
It would be fantastic news if it were in fact true. But so far, everything I have tried from Adobe's site to get to that old cs6 stuff results in being told to click on links (such as "all apps" or "find more apps") in creative cloud that do NOT exist AT ALL in CC 2018.
Creative Cloud 2018 has been around for some time, so I find it disappointing that Adobe's own site fails to take into account the menu available in that version on its own website when it instructs its paying clients on how to access old versions.
lol. Yeah, but (see later reply)
Well I do have Adobe Encoder. That might get me closer... but I think you may have answered my main question.
John's links are probably up to date sorta... or you could just search on google for encore cs6 maybe... I have cs6 and recently loaded that stuff onto a laptop via discs but then upgraded some stuff via internet. So, it's still there somewhere.
So, you can export using CC you have, for BD or DVD, take those files and stick em into encore, and so the most fundamental stuff to just get started... For example, tell the remote control what to do when pressing play, stop, etc... and what to do when you get to the end of the video ( go back to chapter 1 usually ). It's not very intuitive using encore, which is partly why the stopped supporting it. Add to that the fact that there's tons of hardware out there.. and most DVD players built into TV's don't like double layer DVD, or RW DVD's, and it was a tech mess for adobe to support the thing.
I would get it and just rush through a basic DVD ( no fancy chapter markers and all that ) just to see what quality you end up with, etc. And it's free with your CC subscription.
Oh, one more thing... don't burn DVD from encore, but export an ISO (image) instead, and use a free program like IMGBURN or something to make the ISO ...it will burn the disc better, and finalize the disc even it it's RW.
Would be fun to find out how you made out...so come back and let me know.
Hmmm ... pretty easy to download the CS6 version ... bring up the CC app, go to the right-end bit of PrPro's blue bar, click ... then "Other versions" ...
Then click the CS6 one ... and it installs.
After installing, if you want you can go into the CC app and uninstall PrPro CS6 just leaving the Encore app. The above part is pretty easy and fast.
The slower part is you need to then follow the following to install all the libraries of menu icons & such ...
Adobe Encore download/installation article:
The reason for all this? Apparently, the company they'd licensed Encore's "authoring" engine from got bought out by another company, who didn't want to mess with "burning" apps, they'd bought that company for something else. And discontinued all licensing. This would have required Adobe to rebuild the app using someone else's code, and the figured the DVD/BluRay market was declining enough it wasn't financially feasible.
So ... there's still this old process. Or, you can go buy an authoring app and use the exports from the DVD and BluRay presets in that authoring app. Some of the folks using this still think it works fine, some have decided that other ones are worth the cost to buy and do their authoring in a different app.
I still use Encore when I need an actual DVD. Although I've not needed one in a few months now. Or ... hmmm ... been a while. From what I can tell, the vast majority of the PrPro user base never authors a disc. So ... in "general" terms, the EOL of Encore and non-updating of it worked. For some of us, it's a bit of a pain.
I'm a ton more bummed they EOL'd SpeedGrade than Encore though ... I grade everything, but only burn on rare occasions anymore.