DVD Duplication FAQ
DVD DUPLICATION: A Self-Publishing Service from PieOnEarring “DVD and BLU-RAY On Demand” is designed for anyone to sell their Films on DVD-R, BD-R (Blu-ray) discs direct to customer without mass producing the discs.
PieOnEarring will then produce the discs as the orders come in and send it direct to buyer. Duplication is ideal for short runs (up to 1000 units) where a quick turnaround is needed.
How do I send my master for duplication?
Send your master CD or DVD or BLU-RAY in the post, with a copy of your receipt. Most clients choose to send their master by Special delivery.
• Video source files must be un-encrypted. Your duplicates follow your master.
◦ DVD Video master = DVD Video duplicates
◦ BLU-RAY Video master = BLU-RAY Video duplicates.
E.g. If you want DVDs that play in domestic DVD players you must send a DVD Video.
If there is an error on your master – there will be an error on your duplicates.
We strongly advise all Film Makers to avoid using applications which use the built in disc burning utilities of your operating system. These include Windows Media Player. These products do not always create a suitable master and we cannot guarantee the compatibility of your duplicated discs. Dedicated disc burning software should always be used such as Nero or Roxio.
Both Companies offer evaluation trials and FREE light versions of their software for personal use which can be found through internet searches. We do extensive checking to ensure your duplicates are 1:1 replicas of your master. However, we cannot amend or edit your master in any way.
Do I Have To Send A Master Disc To You In The Post or Can I Upload the Master Content?
A physical master has to exist for the Duplication process to work. If you send this in the post, there is no charge relating to mastering.
We don’t currently offer mastering at this time.
◦ You sending a master in the post = NO CHARGE (The files on your duplicates will be identical to the files on your master – so make sure you send the master in the format that you want to receive the duplicates)
What is the quality of your discs, cases, printing, and general service?
Only the highest quality A-grade CD/DVD & Blu-Ray discs are used for all duplication jobs. As for printing we use high resolution CMYK prints. For more info on printing and Templates go to our Templates Page (COMING SOON)