DVD Author Plus is an easy-to-use disc burning package.

The program supports burning data CDs and DVDs, video DVDs and ISO images. And it works much like any other disc burning package: you drag and drop in the files you need, perhaps just choose an option or two, then burn your project. Very straightforward.

There are also plenty of limitations, though.

The program supports all the usual CD and DVD disc types, for instance (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM), but not Blu-ray discs.

You get very few image-related options. DVD Author Plus can't open an existing image to work with it, say, and there's no support for creating images in any format other than ISO.

And video DVD authoring is just about as basic as it can be. File format support is quite limited (the program couldn't handle our test MOV files, for example), and DVD Author Plus is only able to create discs which play right away: there's no support for creating menus at all.

Recent changes include:

Version 3.1
Support for Windows 8: DVD Author Plus is fully compatible with Windows 8 in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

Version 3.0
Create Audio CD's: Make your own music disc's of 70 minutes from MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, FLAC and other audio files. 
Theme support: Apply coordinated color themes of blue, black, or silver for an aesthetically pleasing view.

Version 2.3
Enhanced DVD video duration: Use Standard Long Play to create a Video DVD of 2 hours and 30 minutes.


DVD Author Plus provides a quick and easy way to create basic data and video discs. It's very short on features, though: if you're a demanding user you'll probably want to look elsewhere