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  • Sun, Jul 14 2013 3:19 AM

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    DVD Authoring

    Hello,

    I am a student and I recently purchased Composer 6.5.  I don't understand why I can't find AvidDVD/ Sonic. I can't find it in my program or applications. I was under the impression the software came with my purchase but right now I don't understand how to burn dvds. Is it a separate download? What am I missing?

     Thanks!

  • Sun, Jul 14 2013 7:21 AM In reply to

    Re: DVD Authoring

    Hi,

    Shena:
    Is it a separate download?

    Yes, it is.  If you login to the Download Center you'll find it there:

    http://www.avid.com/us/support/downloads

    And if you need a serial number once you've downloaded, go here:

    http://apps.avid.com/ThirdPartyTool/

    Shena:
    I recently purchased Composer 6.5.

    Just so you know, Media Composer 7.0 was released a few weeks ago, and as a student you get free upgrades for four years.  More info here:

    http://www.avid.com/US/support/upgrade-academic-free

    Hope that helps.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Sun, Jul 14 2013 12:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

  • Sun, Jul 14 2013 12:59 PM In reply to

    Re: DVD Authoring

    You're welcome! :)

    Media Composer 2018.12.1 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Envy 17t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 16 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 4:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    Hello Again, 

    I've tried these links several times. I am eligable for the free upgrade and found the download, but no matter what I do, my computer will not recognize the files. I click on the dmg and all it does is open a zip file. If I click on the zip file it just opens another zip. If I tried to extract it manually, it just gives the error "not recognized". It is the same for the Sonic download. I have been trying to do this for a week. I can't even figure out were in support I would contact. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?Sleep

  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 9:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    Shena:
    I click on the dmg

    Shena,
    I downloaded the Avid DVD by Sonic download from the download Centre, as Carl suggested, just now.
    There is no dmg file there!

    I thought that a dmg file was a MAC thing.
    Avid DVD does not run on MACs, only PCs

    Are you sure you got a dmg file?
    Did you download the correct file?

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  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 10:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    That may be true for Sonic but the 7.0 update is for mac and it doesnt work either. So if Sonic doesnt work for mac, how do I burn dvd's?

  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 10:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    Shena:
    That may be true for Sonic but the 7.0 update is for mac

    I take it that by "7" you mean MC/Symphony 7.
    If so, then I believe that Avid DVD (by Sonic) is a separate download, at the Download Centre, where Carl referred you to.
    That file is for PCs only.

    There is no Avid DVD for the MAC platform.

     

    Shena:
    So if Sonic doesnt work for mac, how do I burn dvd's?

    I have no experiences with MACs (Except the live ones back home in Scotland) so I cannot help you out there.

    I am sure that someone who uses a MAC will give you some advice here soon.

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  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 10:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    One other point that is worth knowing, Shena

    Avid DVD by Sonic is a rebranded version of Sonic Solutions/Roxio DVDitPro HD.
    Sonic Solutions/Roxio DVDitProHD is no longer! It was axed about a year ago by Rovi, the company that acquired Sonic a few years ago.
    So I would not put in a lot of effort trying to get it.
    You are definitely going to get better results finding a standalone MAC application.

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  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 10:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    OK. So I learned there is no DVD authoring for MAC. Thank you! I will look into other options.

     

    As far as the upgrade,  I am eligable to upgrade from MC 6.5 to 7 just as he said, but I when I downloaded the file it won't open. It says not recognized. I put in all the proper codes and was directed to the download page. I checked my permissions for the HD. Not sure what to do.

    THANKS!

  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 10:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    I keep having afterthoughts on this one.
    Here I am again.

    You said that you have never burned a DVD before.
    When you are searching for a MAC application, one thing you should check - that will make life easier for you - is "does the application accept Quicktime Reference files"

    The easiest way of getting a timeline from MC out to a DVD authoring application is through a QT-reference file.

    Take a look in your MC user guide to find out what a QT reference file is.

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  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 11:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: DVD Authoring

    Ok. Thank you so much for your help! I was getting really frustrated.

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