Archives For DVDStyler

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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 https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html)
  • 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

As you may know, DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs. The latest version has reached 2.5.2, here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal.

DVD Styler 2.5.2

The default version in Ubuntu Software Center is very old. To check out what’s new in recent releases, go to this page.

To install DVDStyler 2.5.2, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to download the packages. You may check OS type 32-bit or 64-bit by System Settings -> Details utility.

  • for 32-bit:
    wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/dvdstyler-data_2.5.2-0ubuntu1_all.deb https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/dvdstyler_2.5.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
  • for 64-bit system:
    wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/dvdstyler-data_2.5.2-0ubuntu1_all.deb https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/dvdstyler_2.5.2-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
  • Then install the downloaded packages:

    sudo dpkg -i dvdstyler-data_2.5.2*.deb dvdstyler_2.5.2*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install