DVDStyler 3.1 Released with HD Videos Support (How-to Install)

Last updated: May 20, 2019

DVDStyler 3.0.4

Open source DVD authoring tool DVDStyler 3.1 was released a day ago with enhancements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and their derivatives.

DVDStyler 3.1 release highlights:

  • Added some new buttons (movie, settings, etc.)
  • Added possibility to create a new button from SVG file
  • Added possibility to edit buttons
  • Added frame-text button and template
  • Fixed functionality of command “call last menu;” if specified for a chapter
  • Added support of HD videos (experimental, can be activated in settings)
  • Fix compiling issue with FFmpeg 4.
  • Many other bug-fixes.

How to Install DVDStyler 3.1 in Ubuntu:

NOTE for Ubuntu 16.04! System default FFMPEG library is old for DVDStyler 3.1.

Ubuntu 16.04 users have to run command to add the PPA that contains FFMPEG 4 libraries.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-4

DO NOT do following steps if you want to keep Ubuntu default FFmpeg libraries in Ubuntu 16.04

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app menu. When it opens, do following steps one by one to install DVDStyler from the unofficial PPA:

1. To add the PPA, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.


2. After that, either search for and install dvdstyler via Synaptic (or other) Package Manager, or run the commands one by one 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 --auto-remove dvdstyler dvdstyler-data

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


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4 responses to DVDStyler 3.1 Released with HD Videos Support (How-to Install)

  1. There is a major problem adding files to a project. Please see this thread:


    A newer build of wxSVG seems to be needed.

    • Thanks, updated with new wxSVG packages. Old packages may need to be removed first.

      • Phew! Thank-you so much!

        I was about to boot my copy of Windows for the first time in months to use DVDStyler there. Now, it is working on the latest Linux Mint.

        I truly appreciate your quick response. Thank-you again – God Bless you for your kindness! :^D

  2. It does not work for me on Ubuntu 18 LTS. the DVDStyler website said I had to go to Ubuntu 19. It cannot open any video files.:

    09:34:48 AM: /home/carey/snc1904/w3i1904.mov: Invalid data found when processing input
    09:34:49 AM: /home/carey/snc1905/f1x1905.avi: Invalid data found when processing input
    09:34:49 AM: /home/carey/snc1905/w4b1905.mp4: Invalid data found when processing input