Dvd WS 2 or DVD WS express


Dvd WS 2 or DVD WS express

Post by yarmouthlady »

Which is the better program to buy? - WS 2 is $295 to download from Corel, where as WS express is only $199.

I am currently using VideoStudio 10, and authoring in MovieFactory 3 as Moviefactory 6 is unable to produce menu thumbnail highlighting on stand alone dvd players - (it took me 3 days and 6 unusable dvd's before finding it was a general problem on the MF forum).

DVD WS2 may be too much for me to handle - where as Express seems more for the home user (like me), but would it give me anything more than I'm getting from MF3?

Any observations would be welcome, thankyou.
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Post by skier-hughes »

I use WS2 and have done for a long time. It is a great product, but, what you need to consider before outlaying such a large amount of money is....

WILL WS2 be updated at all.

It hasn't had an update for ages and the WS3 beta finished with a "it's on hold", but it's been on hold for a long time.
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Post by Devil »

The Express version is OK for most people who do not want:
- multiple sub-title tracks (I think the limit is 2 for Express and 8 for the full version)
- multiple audio tracks (ditto)
- Digital Linear Tape output for glass mastering with copy/region protection

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Post by froggy_doddy21 »

DVD WS2 is a FANTASTIC program. Unfortunately, it is outdated (as mentioned earlier).

If you do not plan on using the widescreen format or vista for a long time then it would probably be ok to buy it. However if you plan on using 16:9 or Vista, I'd look for something else.