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DVDStyler

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All User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Looked so promising. So disappointing."

    March 1, 2014  |   By Krupotkin

    Version: DVDStyler 2.6

    Pros

    None that I can see.

    Cons

    Complete waste of time. I'm sorry I downloaded it.

    Summary

    It's clear that more thought went into making the interface look pretty than making it work.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Impressive"

    January 9, 2014  |   By dreamlander

    Version: DVDStyler 2.6

    Pros

    For a free program this seems to have a lot of bells and whistles. DVD Flick is awesome but its hard to use your own menus while DVDStyler you can use the custom templates or load your own. I have not tried, but it also seems to support adding music to your menus. An option also missing from DVD Flick. The main reason why I am using this instead of DVD Flick is that DVD Flick limits us to 50 titles while DVDStyler does not seem to have such a limitation. Drag and drop is a nice option but files can be added in a more old school manner if you prefer. It also seems to burn a DVD at break neck speed while yielding a high quality DVD.

    Cons

    Suffers from some stability problems. The program early on occasionally crashed but has been working a bit better in the few days I have used it. I suggest you save your project often. Like DVD Flick, I see no way to normalize audio so if you have numerous clips you want to play back to back, you may find yourself turning the volume up and down to a comfortable level. The program also has difficulty repositioning clips within the project. This was tested only in a project with over 50 clips and this could be the reason why. When movie a clip elsewhere in the project the program would stop responding and hang up for about a minute or longer. Unlike DVD Flick there appears to be no audio or subtitle menus so you will need to use the setup menus built into your DVD to access these options. Also the menus only show 4 clips at a time. I dont know if this is customizable but should be since more clips would fit neatly. Screen tips would also help make the program more user-friendly

    Summary

    Periodically save your projects and you will find this free program very satisfying. Be careful upon installing since the program defaults options to install 3rd party add-ons such as toolbars. They can be avoided if you just take a few extra seconds to read the menus a bit before clicking along towards the finish line. Its a bit hard to understand what the program is doing and why and it does not have any optional screen tips but that may not matter to you. Between this and DVD Flick you should have everything you will need to put together a great DVD.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    January 3, 2014  |   By twoarrow

    Version: DVDStyler 2.6

    Pros

    Theres not to many video editors out there that let you do all that Styler lets you do. You can Title each video if you have multiple ones to put on a DVD. It has a Menu that you can pick which video you want to watch first then goes back to the menu when its done. I had DVD Flick, which is a good editor but Styler lets you have more choices.

    Cons

    Like any program that you download from Cnet, you must read each step over and over so that you can opt out of the malware/additional crap to download. My advice is to click on the authors name, 'Alex Thuring' and get to Sourceforge which is the main site for DVDStyler and download it from there wheres theres no malware.

    Summary

    Most free video editors don't have a main menu that you can pick which video you want to watch first and doesn't come back to the main menu when that vid is done playing. So check out DVDStyler and DVD Flick to see which one you like best. Styler gives you the most professional choices.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Loaded with malware"

    December 9, 2013  |   By biopixel

    Version: DVDStyler 2.6

    Pros

    none observed, except perhaps "simple interface"

    Cons

    Attempts to repeatedly install global hooks, directly access the keyboard and gain access to internet. In other words monitor what you do then send it somewhere

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Spamware that doesn't work"

    November 10, 2013  |   By sc52

    Version: DVDStyler 2.5.2

    Pros

    None - don't download whatever you do

    Cons

    Download packaged with lots of rubbish.
    Final program size over 70MB - 20 MB more than ConvertXto DVD and that also converts.
    Program froze computer every time it was tried.
    Only way to close was to force shutdown with power button - not even Ctl Alt Del worked.
    Despite removing program computer is now very slow and when browsing is inundated with pop ups.

    Summary

    You've been warned

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Has Great Potential But Lackluster Impression"

    November 9, 2013  |   By ZmajSnoshaj

    Version: DVDStyler 2.5.2

    Pros

    Runs fast and and intuitively easy to use with hardly any learning curve to master. Many of the more complex methods of DVD authoring are seamlessly handled mercifully obscured from the user.

    Cons

    Does not seem to have many conversion features or flexibility. On my system for instance it would not convert .flv files to DVD chapters/titles. Maybe I am having other issues here but for the purpose I installed it for, it did not work.

    Summary

    I will be lenient in my judgement of this otherwise awesome little DVD burning application until I find out if I am having other system-related issues.

    *Currently running Ubuntu Studio 13.10 on an AMD Phenom X4 (Quad Core) 9150e running @ 1.80GHz, 4Gb of RAM, 500Gb Samsung harddrive*
    ~HP Pavilion a6700f

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It probably is one of the best."

    October 26, 2013  |   By twoarrow

    Version: DVDStyler 2.5.2

    Pros

    By reading the reviews and seeing what it does and looks like it might be a good replacement for DVD Flick it seems like a good program.

    Cons

    But!! when you go to download it, it wants to put Linkside on your computer. Most software, if you take your time and read carefully, you can opt out of all the extra tool bars etc they try to get you to download, but this one, they tell you that after you download, you can get rid of the extra stuff by going to your control panel and delete it. But it does change your browser. So, if Cnet puts their foot down on not letting this type of action then I would download it and give it a try.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great"

    September 28, 2013  |   By FunkyBrewster

    Version: DVDStyler 2.5.2

    Pros

    Fast, enough options easy to use

    Cons

    Check the default settings before you start since it's set to PAL

    Summary

    I needed to burn several WMV clips as chapters (not titles) on a DVD so the skip buttons on the DVD player would let students cut to each clip (school DVD player, missing the remote). DVDStyler did this perfectly and even though the video had to be re-coded the default quality was perfectly smooth. I tried Corel Movie Writer before, and was ready to give up because the recoded video was so choppy but this program ripped through it smilingly. BTW v. 2.52 worked fine on my Win8 x64 system.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Version 2.1 works OK."

    March 12, 2013  |   By robertsaint

    Version: DVDStyler 2.4.2

    Pros

    Version 2.2 and 2.3 are default PAL.
    Version 2.4 does not work at all.

    Cons

    Gets worse with each new release.

    Summary

    Alex T. is having some problems.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Makes unusable disks"

    March 10, 2013  |   By DTM54

    Version: DVDStyler 2.4.2

    Pros

    Good set of features and easy to use

    Cons

    The DVDs it produces are unusable

    Summary

    Make a DVD. Play it on the PC? No problem. Try it on a DVD player, and the video is so blocky as to be unwatchable. Try it on a Blu-Ray player, and all you get is a "Cannot Play" message.

    I checked their forums and MANY users have the same problem. No responses from the developer.

    Uninstalled.

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