Disco

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  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Disco seems like a promising app. My question is, does it compress Video_TS folders as well as burning them?
     
  2. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    i made the purchase.. $15 doesn't seem at all bad for this lighweight app..

    rather this than toast on my portable..

    i know it does video_ts burning but not sure about compressing..

    email them - they are quick and friendly with replies.
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Seems very good and looks great but there are features in Toast that Disco doesnt have so I wouldnt want two similar programs taking up space on my system.

    Still toast for me, however Disco looks packed with potential. :)
     
  4. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    disco is a nice little app and seems to burn quickly but the one major thing it needs imo is the ability to pull playlists from itunes and burn them like toast does.
     
  5. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    no, it doesn't recompress video_ts folders... it will however burn them if you drag them onto the app.
     
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Blow into your microphone to clear the smoke??

    I'm gonna get this app just to see what that's all about....


    also, other than the smoke...lol, Is there any reason to get this App if you already have Toast 7
     
  7. shecky Guest

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    other than wasting processor cycles on a stupid animation?




    nope.
     
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  9. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    If it does the needs of the user... it's significantly cheaper. You can turn the smoke off. Way to focus on the real reason anyone wants a disc burning application.
     
  10. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Don't get to hyped up on the smoke.....
    It works on a very few Macs.
    It doesn't matter if you have a Mac Pro or an iBook.
    It's pretty random.
    So far it seems to work the best on MBPs.
     
  11. shecky Guest

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    he is asking if he needs it IF HE ALREADY HAS TOAST 7. unless he feels like wasting processor cycles on an animation, he does not. therefore its price is irrelevant.
     
  12. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I absolutely feel like wasting processor cycles. This looks like a great way to do that..


    I'm getting tired of Toast anyway, and who hasn't dreamed of blowing into a cpu microphone to clear away virtual smoke?
     
  13. Danny Futuro macrumors member

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    at 1.6mb, its about 100 times smaller than Toast 7 Titanium.

    I cant speak for everyone, but all of those DVD templates are a waste of HD space. Disco seems much lighter and equally as effective for burning discs and saving images.
     
  14. road dog macrumors regular

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    It's 100 times smaller because it does 1/100 of what Toast does...

    Disco is nothing more than a nice UI on top of the free burning APIs that Apple includes in the OS and that Disc Burner uses... there's nothing in there that you can't already do with the OS or iTunes.

    The things they claim they can do that are different don't even work... read this review of the spanning features that don't.

    http://www.onedigitallife.com/2006/10/30/is-disco-a-toast-killer/
     
  15. mark88 macrumors 6502a

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    I got this app and think it's a joke...!

    I'm all for making things simple but this takes the piss. You can add folders but you can't go into those folders and remove files you don't want, you can't choose burn speeds, you can't do much at all. Smoke only works on the highest of high end macs and this it seems is this apps major feature..

    It seems the idea is to remove all the menu items, give you 0 options and a pretty interface. If this is the way mac shareware is going then I'm switching back.
     
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I was tempted to pay for the program, but I determined that it's not worth it considering the age of the program. It's too new and probably won't do half of the things that I need it to do.
     
  17. mark88 macrumors 6502a

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    It's horrible. First disc I burnt, disco told me it had burnt a coaster, but it still seems to work fine.

    Very re-assuring
     
  18. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    A very powerful (and awesome looking) disc burning app for $15-25, but obviously doesn't compare (and isn't meant to!) with Toast.
     
  19. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    after trying it, I think it blows...


    no smoke...:mad:
     
  20. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone needs to keep in mind that Disco is a BETA application and will be growing significantly over the next few months.

    If you purchase now you get the discounted rate and will get free upgrages until version 2.0
     
  21. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, don't smoke...you already have quite a bit of money saved :D

    P.S. When you get your Macbook, you will have smoke!
     
  22. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    How's that for irony....LOL
     
  23. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand the ludicrous debate over this application.

    It's a pretty, simple, disc-burning application. It's not a feature-for-feature replacement for Toast. Thus, if you have Toast, you probably don't need to shell out another $15/$25 for this application. If you don't own Toast and only need a disc burning app to do a few things, then it's probably worth the $15 (as opposed to the $100 Toast costs).

    I have Disco. It works great on my G4 PowerBook. I've turned the smoke off because, while it was pretty, it wasn't a necessary feature. Disco does almost everything I need it to. The only thing it doesn't do that I'd like is let me change the amount of time between tracks on an audio CD. But it's the first public release, so I'm certain this is in the works.


    This retarded argument boils down to this - TRY IT. It lets you burn 3 discs before you need to register. If you don't like it, or it doesn't have a feature you need, throw it away. If Toast has a feature you need, go spend the $100 for it.
     
  24. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    LOL
     

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