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DVD Authoring Tool DVDStyler 3.2 Released!

Last updated: July 2, 2021 — 4 Comments

DVDStyler 3.0.4

Free cross-platform DVD authoring app DVDStyler 3.2 was released. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04.

Changes in DVDStyler 3.2 include:

  • Added possiblity to add video filters before pad/scale filters.
  • Some improvements of PCM support (experemental).
  • Added initial support of transparent highlighted colors.
  • Disabled format selection for mjpeg streams.
  • Disabled “Copy” option for MP3 and PCM.
  • Ignore mjpeg streams.
  • Fixed creation of dvd with more than 100 hours.
  • Fixed generation of DVD if some video streams are omitted.
  • Fixed setting shadow if multiple objects are selected.
  • Fixed slow loading of project files.
  • Added some new buttons.
  • Updated Manolito’s VBR plug-in
  • Updated ffmpeg to version 4.2.1

How to Install DVDStyler 3.2 in Ubuntu:

For Linux users, it offers only source tarball available to download at the link below:

Install DVDStyler via PPA:

The software has been removed from Ubuntu repositories for years, due to unknown reason. So far, the only way to get it, besides building from source, is using a third-party PPA.

The new release now requires wxWidgets library 3.1.x, while Ubuntu provides the 3.0.x. At the moment, you can install DVDStyler 3.1.2 from this PPA in Ubuntu 20.04 and higher.

To do so, open terminal and run following commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomtomtom/dvdstyler

sudo apt update

sudo apt install dvdstyler

How to Install DVDStyler in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Last updated: December 24, 2021

DVDStyler 3.0.4

This simple tutorial shows how to install the open source DVD authoring tool DVDStyler 3.1 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and derivatives. Only 64-bit modern PC is supported!

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run following commands 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 Package Manager, or run the commands one by one in terminal to update and install the tool:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install 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 either going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or running command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler

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.

DVDStyler PPA

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.

DVDStyler 3.0.4

A new update of the free and open-source DVD authoring tool, DVDStyler 3.0.4, was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

DVDStyler 3.0.4 is a small release with following changes:

  • fixed handling of files with multiple video streams (pictures, video thumbnails or cover arts)
  • added possibility to play video from internal file browser
  • win32/win64: updated Manolito’s VBR plug-in

dvdstyler

How to Install DVDStyler 3.0.4 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives, you can easily install DVDStyler 3.0.4 from the PPA repository.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do following steps:

1. To add the PPA, 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 3.0.3

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 Enables VBR Support by default

Last updated: August 23, 2016

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 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 23.04, Linux Mint 21, 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

Install DVDStyler 2.9.4 in Ubuntu 15.10 via PPA

Last updated: October 7, 2015

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 Héctor 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