CharisMac Engineering is shipping its CD/DVD mastering solution, Discribe 5.0.

As well as including Mac OS X support, this version also includes new features, such as DVD mastering support. The US price has dropped $30, to $69.95. No UK price is available yet. Upgrades cost $29.95.

Discribe supports over 250 CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW authoring mechanisms, and most CD-authoring formats. The application supports FireWire, USB, ATAPI and SCSI recorders.

This release also offers Video-CD support, and works with Apple's DiscBurner and iTunes. The application supports the mastering of MP3 files to CD. A five-use demo version is available for download from the company's Web site.