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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Disco Public Beta Released Reply with quote

Disco Public Beta Released
Monday, October 30, 2006

DiscoApp.com today released a public beta version of Disco, a new disc burning utility for Mac OS X. According to the company, "Disco does everything you could possible need to do with your media, and then some. The difference is, we focus entirely on drag and drop simplicity. Pop in a disc, drag in some files, and hit burn. It's just that simple." Disco supports disc spanning, multi-session support, audio burning, disc erasing, multiple file systems, one-to-one copying, VIDEO_TS folder burning, motion sensor support and more. It is offered as a Universal binary and requires Mac OS X v10.4.3 or later. Disco is priced at $14.95.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad price at all. I wonder how it compares to Toast 7 Titanium.

Their website is nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Not a bad price at all. I wonder how it compares to Toast 7 Titanium.

Their website is nice.


I think the Disco user interface is really slick. Toast is a more complete solution, but this ain't bad for $15 dollars. People looking for simple multi-session support will find Disco very handy. I've been using it for a couple of days now. The burning process it uses seems a little on the slow side, but I'm happy to report that I haven't created a single coaster yet.

You get three free burns. Give it a try!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco looks like a nice app, but I only need three things for burning.

The Finder for file backups.

iTunes for music.

Popcorn for compressing and burning VIDEO_TS folders to DVD.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Their website is nice.


It looks nice, but unless I'm missing something, there isn't much there in the way of support.

I just gave it a look. I think the interface is a little cramped, but it certainly looks cool. I would like to see what this smoke feature is all about. It apparently doesn't work with the Mac mini or MacBook because they don't have floating point texture support.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a copy. I think the Discography will be a useful feature.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weee wrote:
It apparently doesn't work with the Mac mini or MacBook because they don't have floating point texture support.


I don't think it's working on a lot of Macs. Did you read their blog?
http://discoapp.com/blog/?p=30#comments

I might buy it later tonight before the macZOT sale ends.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought it when it was a MacZot mystery $5 special.

Worth all 500 pennies. It's way less of a processor load than Toast.

Although, I honestly don't get too excited about the smoke. It's a nice effect, but I don't tend to stare at my disc burning programs while they do their thing.

Now I just wish my MBP's optical drive would read blank or burned DVDs Sad It needs a visit to Apple to get that repaired.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really really really like Disco. Toast, in fact, might be toast with a few more improvements.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm personally going to stick with Toast. It is basically the standard on the Mac.

I am happy a low cost alternative is available. To sell any product against Toast at this point would require it to be lower cost, even if it does have more features.

I know I can count on Roxio (Toast maker) to keep up with updates, patches, new releases, compatibility with other software etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I know I can count on Roxio (Toast maker) to keep up with updates, patches, new releases, compatibility with other software etc.


That is one of the things I'm worried about with Disco. And things like breaks after OS updates. You know there is a bigger crew at Roxio working on Toast. That being said, Disco is off to a nice start. I would also like to see some integration with other applications.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco is pretty nice it looks nice and works slick but i will also stick with toast though
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While there are quite a few of people that love this program. There is also a growing number of people who are not taking to the app.

http://www.tuaw.com/2006/11/03/dissing-disco
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SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
While there are quite a few of people that love this program. There is also a growing number of people who are not taking to the app.

That's because eye candy will only get you so far. I was able to take a look at Disco running on my friends MBP. I didn't like the transparencies or small workspace. I realize that Disco is only in beta, but I don't see it becoming a threat to Toast anytime soon. Plus, I need everyone to keep supporting Roxio. Popcorn is like one of my favorite applications.
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