DVDStyler

DVDStyler

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8
  • Total Downloads:
    55,488
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 25, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    163
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #20 in DVD Software

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5 stars

"Powerful DVD authoring tool!"

November 18, 2014  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: DVDStyler 2.7.2

Pros

- Includes pre-built menu templates.
- FREE!
- Open source.
- More menu customisation options then some commercial tools!
- Imports all the main video formats.
- Drag and drop support.
- Does not re-encode MPEG and VOB files unnecessarily.
- Multiple subtitle and audio track support.
- Place buttons, text, images and other graphic objects anywhere on the menu screen.

Cons

None found although even more templates would be better!

Summary

Best free DVD authoring software in existence!

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1 stars

"Still Garbage. Just wastes discs."

April 30, 2014  |  By Krupotkin

 |  Version: DVDStyler 2.7.2

Pros

Again, none that I can see.

Cons

Again, a Complete waste of time. I'm sorry I downloaded it.

Summary

After being disappointed by version 2.6 I decided to be open-minded and give 2.7.2 a chance, hoping they'd fixed what was wrong. They didn't. I can't understand either why Alex puts crap like this out or signs his name to it.

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1 stars

"Looked so promising. So disappointing."

March 01, 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 stars

"Impressive"

January 09, 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 stars

"Great Program"

January 03, 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 stars

"Loaded with malware"

December 09, 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 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 stars

"Has Great Potential But Lackluster Impression"

November 09, 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8
Version 2.8 adds possibility to rotate objects and buttons and to play all titlesets.
General
Publisher Alex Thuring
Publisher web site http://www.dvdstyler.de/
Release Date November 25, 2014
Date Added November 25, 2014
Version 2.8
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.58MB
File Name DVDStyler-2.8-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,488
Downloads Last Week 163
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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