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What they said.
Sony hasn’t offered Vegas Pro without DVD Architect since ver. 6. You have to have the AC3 encoder to do 5.1 audio. The good news is when you get the encoder with Vegas, you don’t have to buy it again for ACID or Soundforge. Jet is correct in that DVDA smokes Windows DVD maker hands down because it is a professional authoring tool in the neighborhood with Adobe Encore and similar software. I suspect the so-called ‘deal’ getting pushed your way may be pirated software. Do yourself a favor and cough up the $400+ to get an authentic copy and license. If you’re using it for paid work, it will pay for its self in 2 or 3 jobs.