Install The Latest DVDStyler 2.9.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA

April 7, 2015 — 10 Comments


DVDStyler, a free cross-platform DVD authoring software, has reached 2.9.x release for a couple of months, though Ubuntu repositories still provide very old versions, i.e., DVDStyler 2.7 for 14.10/15.04 and 2.5 for 14.04 LTS.

For the 2.7 to 2.9 release of DVDStyler, there are a lots of new features, fixes and some other changes, such as:

  • added selection of player for preview
  • possibility to normalize audio (replay gain)
  • ability to choose 5.1 audio and normalizing as default in the settings
  • possibility to select border or crop to keep aspect ratio
  • possibility to set default subtitle properties
  • possibility to rotate objects and buttons
  • possibility to play all titlesets
  • possibility to keep and use cached files after restarting of DVDStyler

For details, see this page.

DVDStyler 2.9.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install/Upgrade to DVDStyler 2.9.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint:

Thanks to H├ęctor Sales Llamas from the bug report page, I’ve finally built the 2.9.2 release into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and Linux Mint 17.

NOTE for Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17 users, you may first remove the packages libwxsvg0 and libwxsvg-dev via command: sudo apt-get remove libwxsvg0 libwxsvg-dev

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

2. After adding the PPA repository, you should be able to upgrade DVDStyler through Software Updater (or Updater Manager).

Or you can run below commands to install it from terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install dvdstyler dvdstyler-data mjpegtools

If for some reason you want to remove/downgrade the software, install ppa-purge and purge the PPA via below commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

For issues, please report to this page.

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10 responses to Install The Latest DVDStyler 2.9.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA

  1. There appears to be a missing dependency. I don’t know much about the process, but this ppa works perfectly on my system, only after installing mjpegtools.

  2. I also had issues writing to an ISO file. But per the earlier comments, it was resolved by installing mjpegtools:

    My system Lubuntu 14.04
    Command to install:
    sudo apt-get install mjpegtools

  3. Martin Ritsch June 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Jim,
    thank you for sharing your experiences, now dvdstyler works on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS too.

  4. Sandy Dalziel June 22, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Thank you very much. I was tearing my hair out with dependency problems trying to compile from source.

  5. Thanks very much!!
    Very useful advice, it works now!

  6. Excellent solution to problems with standard Ubuntu package. Almost gave up and turned to Windows version

    Thanks very much

  7. Thank you man! Huge time saver as I had entered dependency hell as well.

  8. Can’t seem to add the repository (ubutu 14.04) mjpegtools already installed

  9. A big “Thanks” for the gift. Be happy. Erik

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