There is a reason Steve Jobs call Blu Ray a bag of hurt. http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/14/s...a-bag-of-hurt/
First to the OP. Right now Adobe Encore is one of the best options on a Mac. Compressor can encode the files, but not the mp4 version just the MPEG-2 version. The MPEG-2 is fine if you don't have many hours of media. Adobe Media Encoder is a nice compliment to Encore. One of the really nice things about Encore is you can make a Blu Ray, DVD and Flash with the same menu and options. It is extra build time but you author once for all outputs. Toast can make Blu Ray's (with an extra plug-in) but do not let Toast handle the encoding. It is awful.
If you read the fine print for DVD-SP ,and I suspect Encore, Toast and others, you will see that you do not have the right to produce professional DVD for sale publicly. The DVD's it makes are for personal and internal use only. With Blu Ray everything got much worse. If you make a Blu Ray master and go to a Duplication house to make copies they will charge you $500 a year and $500 per title before they even start making copies. That money goes to the Cabal that made Blu Ray and it was much higher, think $4000, until recently. They still charge $0.04 per disc made.
To do it right and be 100% legit you would have to have a App store in App purchase kind of system where you pay every time you make a disc. Depending on who you talk to and how far you want to take it and based on the rules of this site even telling you Encore can make Blu Rays for professional work, in this forum, would be against the rules of DVXUser.com.
UPDATE: I have never tried using Encore without Photoshop but I think you need Photoshop to edit the menus. I'm not sure if there is another option.
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