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DVDStyler 3.0.3

DVDStyler 3.0.3, a cross-platform free DVD authoring tool, was released on New Year’s Day 2017. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.

Changes in DVDStyler 3.0.3:

  • disabled copy option for non-MPEG2 video streams
  • added parameter “-pix_fmt yuv420p” to transcoder
  • fixed displaying first video frame in frame button
  • changed transcoding caching to allow put multiple equal video files on DVD (e.g. with different cut points)
  • added support of EXIF metadata in slideshow
  • added CBR option for menu and slideshow enoding settings (disabled by default)
  • added Bulgarian translation (thanks to Ivan Dobrev)
  • win32/win64: updated Manolito’s VBR plug-in

How to Install DVDStyler 3.0.3 via PPA:

DVDStyler does not offer official binary packages for Linux. An unofficial PPA is available with the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint 17 / 18.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.


2. After that, search for and install dvdstyler via Synaptic (or other) Package Manager. Or run the commands below in terminal to update and install the tool:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install dvdstyler

With the PPA repository added, you can receive future updates via Software Updater once a new release is out and made into PPA.

upgrade DVDStyler

How to Uninstall:

To remove DVDStyler, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove dvdstyler dvdstyler-data && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.


Free DVD authoring tool DVDStyler 2.9.4 has been released a few days ago with some new features and fixes. Here’s how to install or upgrade it via PPA in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives.

DVDStyler 2.9.4 brings “turn off computer” option when burning is finish, adds support of SMPTE time codes in chapter dialog, and now displays the chapter end time if auto is selected.

Also some fixes and other improvements available in this release:

  • fixed option “remember last button”
  • fixed audio time offset (enabled only for separate streams)
  • fixed some slideshow transitions
  • changed default frame count for still NTSC menu to 15 (=GOP size)
  • forcing key frames at chapter marks if video is reencoded
  • fixed option “remember last button”
  • fixed playing the NTSC video inside the frame

DVDStyler 2.9.4

Install / Upgrade DVDStyler in Ubuntu:

1. Add PPA

Open terminal from the Dash, app launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler


2. update package cache and install/upgrade the software.

If you have a previous release installed, just launch Software Updater. After checking for updates, the software should be available for update in the list.

Or run below commands one by one in terminal to refresh system package cache and install DVDStyler:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install dvdstyler

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installers from THIS PAGE. (Typo: “dvdstyler-2.9.4-1~15.04” should be “dvdstyler-2.9.4-1~15.10”)


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.

DVDStyler 2.6 Ubuntu

The DVD authoring tool DVDStyler has released version 2.6 with many improvements and bugfixes. According to the changelog, DVDStyler 2.6:

  • added slideshow transitions
  • loop slideshow audio
  • added support of ffmpeg audio filters (see
  • added possibility to specify output directory
  • added command line options “temp”, “iso” and “device”
  • added displaying of progress by loading files
  • added printing of the title size information in log
  • fixed handling of unicode filenames on Windows
  • fixed upmix to 5.1
  • fixed calculation of borders for keeping aspect ratio
  • updated ffmpeg to version 2.0.1

The DEBs packages for Debian user is availale in Sid’s (unstable) main repository.

Source code and Windows, Mac OS packages are available in official downpage.

For Ubuntu, DVDStyler 2.6 is not available in any PPA so far due to the dependency problem. You can install the v2.5.2 from Ubuntu Software Center.

DVD Styler 2.5.2

Bombono DVD authoring tool

Bombono DVD is a DVD authoring program for personal computers. It is made easy to use and has nice and clean GUI (Gtk).

The main features of Bombono DVD are:

  • Excellent video viewer: Timeline and Monitor
  • Real WYSIWYG Menu Editor with live thumbnails
  • Comfortable Drag-n-Drop support
  • Transcoding, if necessary (from AVI/MKV/MOV/MPEG4…)
  • Motion menus
  • Subtitles support
  • You can author to folder, make ISO-image or burn directly to DVD
  • Reauthoring: you can import video from DVD discs

latest bombono dvd 1.2.2 ubuntu 13.10

The latest Bombono DVD 1.2.2 has been made into Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring via PPA.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:jacob/media

After that, search for and install bombono-dvd package in Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or, run commands instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install bombono-dvd