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
I use this on both windows and Ubuntu. Windows install is easier. I edit the xml files to make similar DVDs, but also just use the interface for slide menu design.
I've had some commercial DVD programs, and have tried some other open source offerings. I like this one best of them all, as it gives good results, plenty of features and is quite intuitive to use. Maybe now I can sort out the mess of videos I've made of family outings and such. Great for making DVDs' for Grandparents, and ourselves as well.
This review is for the: DVDStyler-3.0.2-win64. I just installed it a few hours ago, and it is working as I need. On the installation I didn't see any malware trying to spoil my browser. I am autoring simple DVDs from mkv files without any menu - for this files I don't need it - so I haven't tried menu yet. I erase the default menu that shows in the timeline. Up to now, my files have subtitles and they work fine. I still have to chose a pleasing size and letter font, but it is great that I can chose it and that you have to chose to show it when watching the DVD or it will be played without titles (at least in my VLC setup). I tried several sets before going into the files I want autor DVD from and I chose to use 8Mbit/s for video bitrate - It would be nice to have a minimal, target and maximal settings or at least, minimal and maximal settings. 320 KBit/s for audio; video format NTSC 720 x 480; aspect ratio 16:9; On the audio format I tried to use PCM on audio exit from AC3 original but it didn't work, so I left it on AC3, just hope it will play on normal stand alone players. 2 pass VBR is mandatory in any file transcoding - HQ and XHQ selected, but XHQ goes off after you close and reopen the window. I still have to try to autor DVD from MTS files. The preview felt to show the DVD using VLC (I did not tried others), but afterwards, VLC plaid it by dragging the IFO file on it, as it does with any DVD. I didn't need to read the help file to use it, meaning the commands are intuitive for someone with reasonable knowledge of the subject and it is directed for those who want to make a menu. But it did not answer some of my questions that could improve the quality of the final file - although it maintained almost as good as the original. I never heard of "CBR" on the enconder type and didn't find in the help what it is on the help. The help does not explain the differences and characteristics of chosen aspects: Econder: Internal (?) or ffmpeg-vbr (?) The time it took to autor the DVD files was very good, it was less than the time it would take to watch the files. PS.: I am not rating the support for I haven't used it. Although I haven't tried all it's features, I give it 5, for it worked on what I need. All and all it is a excellent tool, I recommend it. Thank you very much.
I now use DVDStyler exclusively to produce DVD compilations of favourite movie shorts. It is quite intuitive and I have even designed my own menus as well as using those provided as standard.
Love it, I'm no longer making cup holders with holes in them.