Disco, the $30 CD burning application that garnered attention for its unique user interface (oooh, interactive smoke effects!) is moving from the download-only world to the retail world with the upcoming $40 Disco Deluxe Edition.
The product will be released to retailers nationwide by Nova Development, a company specializing in personal and small business productivity software.
“Bringing Disco to retail allows us to reach people that online-only distribution cannot.” said Disco developer Austin Sarner.
In the Deluxe Edition, retail customers will get CD and DVD Disc Labeling Software with dozens of professionally designed labels and templates. It also offers users the opportunity to design their own disc labels, plus covers for CD and DVD cases.
Although Mac OS X has had built-in CD and DVD burning capabilities since version 10.1, there are a considerable number of special burning features it doesn’t support, including multiple sessions, spanning, automatic indexing of burned media, one-to-one copies, creating discs from VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders and more.
Roxio has brought those additional features to Mac users for years with Toast— the premier third-party CD/DVD burning application. But that product’s list price is $100 ($80 using rebate). Disco offers a half-priced alternative for those who don’t need all of Toast’s capabilities (TiVoToGo, Blu-ray support, etc.)
Disco Deluxe Edition can be used with any Macintosh running OS X 10.4.3 or later with a PowerPC or Intel processor, 512MB of RAM and a recordable or Rewritable CD or DVD Drive.