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Adobe Encore CS4 still exhibiting "Project Created In Windows" errors on Mac

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This problem has been around at least two years since we started using Encore CS3.

Create an Encore BluRay Project on a Mac. In our case, a Mac Pro Octo 3.2 machine running the latest OS, Quicktime and Encore CS4.

Save that project.

Open the project on a second Mac that contains the BluRay burner. In our case a Mac Pro Quad 3.0 machine running the latest OS, Quicktime and Encore CS4.

Get the error message, "This Project was created in Windows and cannot be opened."

I posted a query in the Cow Adobe Encore forum, but no responses so far. I'll let you know if I get anything.

Haven't called Adobe Tech Support because the last time we tried that, they could not figure out why I didn't have any Windows Machines in the shop so how could the project possibly have been created on a Mac? They're not very helpful in my experience.

So I'm just letting you all know, Encore still does not have anything to make you "Come for the BluRay, Stay for the Flash." Fortunately we do have NetBlender's DoStudio in here for real BluRay projects and it works flawlessly.

Posted by: walter biscardi on Apr 10, 2009 at 7:57:32 amComments (7) bluray, encore, adobe, final cut pro


fyi- I just experienced this bug
by Darryl Yee
fyi- I just experienced this bug last night - nearly a year after this original post : (
@Mark Onat
by Jiggy Gaton
They might as well cancel Premiere, On Location, Fireworks, Bridge, Contribute, and Soundbooth while they are throwing Encore off the stage, as all of those are just bad routines in a comedy act. We buy the suites for Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Indesign, 4 things that are really hard to find elsewhere. Personally, I like all 4 of those apps, albeit I have been stuck there for a decade. But the rest, what a waste!
Encore should be yanked off the stage
by Mark Onat
I concur. Encore is the worst application in Adobe's CS4 multifail CS4 hydra. In theory, it offers a lot of customizing, which you need because the templates are straight out of 1995.

Unfortunately, when you try to burn anything, the encode takes a lifetime, (time-consuming, but add more), and then just fails. You try again, and it re-encodes what it just worked on. I cant believe this software was released by a 'major' in 2008. Lump it in with the neck-deep problems in Premiere. This is on the mac, so all the adobe-mavens on PC please save your breath. I've heard it all in the slavish adobe forums. Its cloud-cuckooland over there. Unlike the other hobbling Adobe CS4 products, this one literally does nothing. Yes, all my non-adobe software runs wonderfully. Buy CS4 for mac at your peril.
NetBlender is the answer right now
by walter biscardi
We do almost all of our BluRay authoring via DoStudio from NetBlender. They conform to all commercial specs so any disc we author can be sent out for commercial replication if necessary.

Also the software actually works as promised! :-)
thats too bad about apple, but
by Jiggy Gaton
thats too bad about apple, but we are years away from blueray here, so perhaps there is time for them to catch up for us. we got master suite, but only use AE (for compatibility), Dreamweaver, and of course Photoshop. I bet they still haven't fixed subtitles errors in Encore, and that was back in CS...but I have no patience for Adobe whatsoever. Cheers!
No BluRay in Studio
by walter biscardi
Apple does not support bluray authoring in DVD Studio Pro or any other app right now.

We wouldn't have even bothered with Encore except it comes as part of the Production Premium package. So since we have it anyway, we figured lets give it a shot since Adobe wrote to me and told me they fixed all the problems we reported in CS3.

Nope, they haven't. Encore is still the worst application we have installed on all our machines.
FCP Studio, using DVDSP?
by Jiggy Gaton
Interesting Walter, I have not tried a blueray project but if I had too, could that not be done in FCP Studio, using DVDSP? I gave up on Encore years ago...but it's sitting here in case I need it (comes with CS4). Cheers,


Professional Video Editor, Producer, Creative Director, Director since 1990.

Credits include multiple Emmys, Tellys, Aurora and CableAce Awards.

Creative Director for Georgia-Pacific and GP Studios, Atlanta. Former Owner / Operator of Biscardi Creative Media. The show you knew us best for was "Good Eats" on the Food Network. I developed the HD Post workflow and we also created all the animations for the series.

Favorite pastime is cooking with pizza on the grill one of my specialties. Each Christmas Eve we serve the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian seafood meal with approx. 30 items on the menu.

If I wasn't in video production I would either own a restaurant or a movie theater.



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