Adobe, you're evil. Yes, a case can be made for optical media being irrelevent now. But, there still can be made, a good case, for an authoring program for Bluray/4K work on harddrives. Power DVD even plays Bluray ISO files.
Now, I have no competent authoring software.
Adobe did not kill anything... the company that owns the license to modules that Adobe used inside Encore was cancelled, so Adobe could no longer provide Encore with a Cloud subscription.,. or make a new version after CS6
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The license to Adobe was cancelled by the company that owned the modules, or the company itself was "cancelled?" Which was it? Your statement literally says that the company was cancelled.
The license was canceled.
Thanks very much for clarifying!
What happened there was that the previous company that licensed the authoring engine got bought out by a company who then decided to kill the product and its licensing.
And Sony subsequently decided that burned Blu-ray discs were no longer compliant with the Blu-ray standard. Sony is now officially restricting Blu-ray standard output to its $10k software to produce Blu-ray compliant files for replication.
Blu-ray authoring gets mentioned in the Avid forums. FCXP forums, Edius forums, Premiere Pro forums etc. The CS had Encore. Adobe should be working on a Blu-ray authoring program that integrates with Premiere Pro but works well with FCPX, Avid, Vegas, DaVinci Resolve, Edius etc.
That still doesn't justify Adobe's killing a fully valid purchased copy of Encore CS6 (which I paid for years ago in buying the Production Pro pack)!
Bottom line, though, Adobe should never have decided that DVDs and/or BDs were not a valid output for videos!
One man's opinion, of course...
- Jim 8^}
If you have Encore on disk and a serial number what is stopping you from installing it from disk onto your computer.
I have the serial number CS6 so I can't verify the possible solution at the end of the message below, but it is claimed there that it is still possible to install Encore and use it via the Cloud, by following the exact instructions in the message from Averdahl... as always with old links, copy the download to an external device