First DVD with DVD Architect Pro

video777 wrote on 11/27/2011, 7:12 PM
I just completed my first DVD with this program and would like to give a brief overview of my experience:

1) I didn't read any instructions.
2) It was incredibly easy to figure out.
3) It does everything I need it to.
4) DVD Architect Pro (at least this version 5.2 which is the only one I've used) is superior to DVD-Lab Pro (at least the one I own which is 1.62). I'm sure DVD-Lab Pro has gotten better in their newer versions but this does everything I need.

The Bottom Line: I created a professional looking DVD in a short amount of time and will not be going back to my previously mentioned software. :-)


musicvid10 wrote on 11/27/2011, 10:17 PM
Obviously an intelligent life-form . . .
PeterDuke wrote on 11/28/2011, 4:47 AM
It's nice to hear success stories. :)
cbrillow wrote on 11/28/2011, 7:37 AM
Geez -- haven't seen you post in a long time, since shortly after you switched from previously-mentioned-software!

Nice report. Glad to hear that you're liking the DVDA experience.

Someone who well remembers you from the contentious previously-mentioned-software forum...
video777 wrote on 11/29/2011, 1:21 AM
Hmmm... I wonder who that could be? I think back on my days through the various forums and must say that I am not happy with all the things I said but stand by some of them. I have a long history with computers and video editing going back to before Studio DV. Do you remember when I was a beta tester for 4 or 5 different versions of Pinnacle Studio and later Liquid Edition. Pinnacle even flew me to Mountain View to do LIVE webcasts. I've been extremely happy with Vegas (with some exceptions).

Anyway, hello and I'm glad someone remembers me.

-Allen Pilgrim :-)
cbrillow wrote on 11/29/2011, 8:11 AM
Hey Allen,

I had the same forum handle on the Pinnacle Forums, mainly during the Studio 8 and 9 days. I was alternately bemused and horrified by some of the hair-pulling tales I read on that forum, and experienced many of the same failures and frustrations of the astonishingly wretched patchwork quilt of code called Studio. And I found it ridiculous that the problems were always blamed on the users' hardware, and that they were advised to uninstall & reinstall Studio; run EndItAll, remove certain versions of other DVD-burning software, reinstall Windows, etc. It was always anybody else's fault, other than Studio's crappy code.

Eventually, I was one of the lucky ones who had a relatively peaceful coexistence with Studio 9 Plus. In fact, it's still installed on one of my machines and I occasionally use it to create a Smart Sound audio bed.

I bailed and tried Sony Screenblast, then upgraded to Vegas 5 and have never looked back. For the most part, Vegas has been exceptionally stable for me and it ran on very basic hardware that would melt down into a little bubble of odoriferous plastic trying to run Studio 8 or 9.

The video world's gotten a lot more demanding and complicated in recent years, and later versions of Vegas have been criticized for a number of issues. A friend and I cynically refer to it as the "Pinnacle-ization" of Vegas. However, before the hair gets up on the backs of Vegas fanboys, please note that I continue to have a relatively grief-free relationship with Vegas 10e.

I kept up with Bittman for a couple of years after abandoning Pinnacle. He was one of the more reasonable heads there. He was a Pinnacle fan, but he was also objective in admitting that it had serious flaws.
video777 wrote on 11/30/2011, 2:00 AM
Agreed, I really liked Bittman and his contributions to the forums.