It's a very good replacement for Windows DVD Maker but be very, very careful with the install. Pay very close attention to what it is trying to install. You want the program NOT the toolbar and search engine it wants to install. Do NOT agree to anything.
The installer prompts you to install incredibar, with the default options set to hijack the start page and search of multiple browsers. Even if you DO NOT choose to install incredibar, it installs the spyware program Sweet IM, which also hijacks your browsers' start page and search. The actual program is quite fantastic, and I would recommend it to everyone looking to make their own DVDs. It's just a shame the makers decided to bundle malicious software. PSA: Don't download the main installer (DVDStyler-2.3-win32.exe). Instead, click 'files' above, dvdstyler > 2.3 > DVDStylerPortable-2.3-win32.exe. The portable version doesn't have any spyware or anything else malicious.
Rubbish, waste of time says the data is too big to be written to the DVD , even though it allowed me to go so far as to encode everything - contradicting its capacity bar which clearly said there was enough room. tried a few times and reduced quality but still didnt work so I gave up I like the design of the program and if it actually worked it would be very good. It offers some useful settings and customisation options, if only I could put them to use I reccommend DVD flick V2 instead if you want something more basic but actually works well
Installation package contains browser hijack malware ... 2017-02-13 14:02:43 Detected Trojan: HEUR/QVM41.2.0000.Malware.Gen [Removed] Details: Trojan name: HEUR/QVM41.2.0000.Malware.Gen Path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\is-CF33A.tmp\Browser Security.exe
MALWARE WARNING! Also BROWSER HIJACKER! I know this has been reviewed before, but it's worth stating again. I cannot speak for all install versions, but the one I had not only installed several versions of malware, but hijacked my browser. I had installed it, before, on am older computer, in 2014, and forgot this was one of those programs which took it upon itself to install "evil" programs on your computer. Oh, yes, NO OPTING OUT, either. At least other programs usually give you the fine print and button to opt out of their malware installation. A shame, really, because for a free program, this is quite good. I would have donated in a heartbeat to keep it going, but I would not consider it, with the malware install. The program itself could rate a 5, or at least a 4. I will give it a star for the program, but the malware takes away the other stars. This should never be allowed.
The software itself (DVDStyler) is very good. Simple, stable, functional. What more could you ask for? The installer comes with adware/spyware. Toolbars and browser hijacks. Make sure you read carefully when installing, don't accidentally agree to install anything but DVDStyler. They should remove this, and I would give it 4 stars instead of 2. Straight unacceptable, sorry.