The best way I found to get a handle on Adobe Encore was to send a project to it from Premiere Pro using Adobe Dynamic link. This sets up the majority of project setting from premiere and allows you to see the Encore interface populated rather than a blank canvas.
In Premiere Pro make sure your projects sequence is selected in the timeline. Then choose File > Adobe Dynamic Link > Send to Encore. This will send the project to Encore and create a Encore project.
Once in Adobe Encore you will get to grips with the interface far quicker being able to see the disc, the video and some basic instructions. When you check the project you will get some basic error see here,
Quick guide to the windows that make up Encore. For the purpose of this demonstration I have flicked all the tabs / windows to those you will mainly use in the first stages of using Adobe Encore.
Here’s some quickfire settings to get something output to video nice and quickly.
New Project Settings
Trans coding Options
Once you have set up your project you will need to select the video you would like to author a DVD with. Open the folder in Finder containing the video, then under the Flow Chart tab drag and drop your video to the disc image, set your end action and title remote as above and you are set to build the disc.