DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs. DVDStyler provides over 20 DVD menu templates, allowing you to create your own menu designs and photo slideshows. After you select your DVD label name, video quality, video format, aspect ratio, and audio format, you can select a template to add video materials to. DVDStyler's interface supports drag-and-drop so you can add project buttons and movies around with ease. Some basic video editing operations such as trimming and cropping are also available.
- create and burn DVD video with interactive menus
- support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV and other file formats
- support of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MP2, MP3, AC-3 and other audio and video formats
- user-friendly interface with support of drag & drop
- flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic
This program is a great replacement for DVD Flick, and runs with no issues on Windows 10. A few initial impressions and suggestions though: - Add an optional "global" tick box to keep the same background and audio across all DVD menu pages of a project, instead of having to make the same settings individually on every menu page. - Having the video bitrate set to "Auto" seems to accomplish nothing. I still needed to go back and through trial and error pick the highest video bitrate which would allow everything to fit on the DVD, and avoid the error message that the videos wouldn't fit when clicking "Burn". - The in-program (F1) documentation is woefully inadequate and needs major improvement. There's absolutely no information on what some of the more advanced dialogs do. It's really nothing more than a "getting started" guide at the moment. - When "Burn" is clicked, if a user had previously selected "just generate" then reviewed the DVD output and decided everything was okay, the program should use the existing AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS directories instead of having to go through the entire encoding process again. The way it works now in that area is a waste of time and computer resources. - The biggest *glaring* omission of function in this program is that you can't preview DVD menus before clicking "Burn" and waiting for the lengthy DVD generation process to complete. One little mistake, and it's back through the whole process again to correct it. Other than that, nice program and great job!
This software together with my beloved Linux Mint are a bit Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They are either FANTASTIC to work with when the combination of DVDStyler version and Linux Mint versions are happy to work together or a NIGHTMARE when some change to either comes along and upsets the 'apple cart' - instantly things go wrong. A couple of months ago everything was fine, I was knocking out DVDs right, left and centre. Along comes an upgrade to DVDStyler and I let it install via the Update Manager. Wham - DVDStyler is dead as a Dodo. I'm a sports coach, rescuing the situation is beyond me, don't have the time or aptitude to find a fix. I switch to LM18 from LM17.3 install DVD Styler via a PPA (thanks to a Youtube guide - link's are prohibited!!!). No the 3.02 version won't work correctly with LM18. Currently seeking ways to find help to either amend my settings or let the developer know there's an issue. Not sure how this will go. Should I and others (lady also has same issue) need to do this? Surely not. My rating responses are based on when it is working, except for 'Support'.
DVDStyler worked perfectly for 3 weeks, fantastic. Now when I hit "burn" it instantly closes down. Tries re-install, checked settings etc, no joy. Frustrating. It's magic when it was going.
You normally get what you pay for... in this case Free DOES NOT mean bad. Great app.
Quite good software