by Alan Sheckter, Videomaker news editor
Software Architects Inc.’s WriteDVD! Pro 4.0 disc authoring software is designed to allow you to write to all DVD formats and all major-brand DVD drives. It is available for both Windows and Mac, WriteDVD!
Version 4.0, which SAI says is DVD Forum-compliant, writes to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM discs. It is also projected to support name-brand drives such as Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer and Sony.
WriteDVD! Pro 4.0, which boasts an easy-to-use Drag and Drop interface, has four key elements: the WriteDVD! file system, FormatUDF! formatter and test utility, WriteDVD! device drivers and FixDVD! disc repair and file recovery utility. FixDVD! tests your media for defects and can diagnose and repair certain damaged discs. WriteDVD! Pro 4.0 is available now for $89.95 (MSRP). SAI also sells a $59.95 version, which comes without the FixDVD! Repair feature.