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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.

DVDStyler PPA

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.

DVDStyler 3.0.2

The DVD authoring tool DVDStyler finally supports Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding by default since the 3.0.2 release.

Manolito’s VBR plug-in was initially supported in DVDStyler 3.0, but it was not included in the source. By releasing the second point release, DVDStyler now includes the plugin and enable it by default.

DVDStyler VBR Encoding

Other changes in DVDStyler 3.0.2:

  • improved handling of process messages
  • changed encoding of menu and slideshow to use constant bitrate (CBR)
  • fixed using of transcoding cache after restarting of DVDStyler
  • Windows: updated ffmpeg to version 3.1.2

How to install DVDStyler 3.0.2 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04:

Besides building the software from source, I’ve made new release into PPA (unofficial) available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

DVDStyler PPA

2. If you have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade DVDStyler after checking for updates:

upgrade DVDStyler

Or you can install DVDStyler 3.0.2 either via Synaptic Package Manager, or using the commands below in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install dvdstyler

3. (Optional) To remove DVDStyler from your Ubuntu system, run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove dvdstyler && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

DVDStyler 3.0

DVDStyler, the cross-platform free DVD authoring application, has reached the new major 3.0 release recently with new features, improvements and fixes.

According to the changelog, DVDStyler 3.0 features:

  • added support of animations
  • added validation of menu cell actions
  • added option “keep aspect ratio” for image in frame
  • added option “add chapter at title end”
  • added option to downmix audio to stereo
  • fixed setting of chapters if video is cut
  • fixed fade in/out if video is cut
  • fixed applying of audio filters if mplex is used
  • added support of MPC-HC
  • audio normalization: added clipping protection
  • interlaced encoding: added -alternate_scan parameter
  • added clear cache button in settings dialog
  • added Manolito’s VBR plug-in
  • added scrollbar to video object box in title properties
  • added support of metadata (chapter and audio/subtitle language names)
  • added possibility to force display subtitles (but it doesn’t work in VLC)
  • added menu templates “Heart” and “MothersDay” (thanks to Gerd Altmann for the images)
  • fixed some bugs
  • win32: updated ffmpeg to version 3.0

DVDStyler 3.0

How to install DVDStyler 3.0 in Ubuntu:

DVDStyler does not provide official Linux binary. Besides building from the source tarball, you may install it using my PPA (unofficial).

So far, the PPA supports Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18 / 17, and also Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

1. Add PPA.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and paste the command below and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

Type in password when it asks and hit enter. No visual feedback on password typing.

DVDStyler PPA

2. If you have Synaptic Package Manager, you can now launch it, search for and install DVDStyler after clicking the Refresh button.

Or just run the commands below one by one in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install dvdstyler

3. (Optional) You can remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates and navigating to Other Software tab. And remove DVDStyler via either Synaptic or apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove dvdstyler dvdstyler-data

DVDStyler PPA

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

DVDStyler PPA

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-icon1

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.