DVDStyler is a powerful authoring tool that makes it quick and easy to create video DVDs from just about any media files.

The program supports all the major video formats, for instance, and quite a few of the minor ones, too: ASF, AVI, DV, FLV, M2P, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, OGG, VOB, WMV, and more. You can also include audio files, or images if you'd like to create a DVD slideshow. Just drag and drop the files you need onto DVDStyler and it'll add them to your project.

If you're in a hurry then there's very little else to do. Choose a menu template, select a background you like from the selection on offer, click File > Burn DVD > Start and DVDStyler will go to work. Multi-core CPU support means your videos are encoded at high speed, and it'll have your discs burned more quickly than much of the competition.

The real fun with DVDStyler comes when you take the time to design your own menus, though. Not only can you add your choice of background, but you drag the existing buttons around, add new buttons, rotate and resize them, and get them to perform whatever action you need.

DVDStyler 2.9.3 changes include:

  * added selection of player for preview
  * added possibility to normalize audio (replay gain)
  * added ability to choose 5.1 audio and normalizing as default in the settings
  * added possibility to select border or crop to keep aspect ratio
  * added possibility to set default subtitle properties
  * added possibility to keep and use cached files after restarting of DVDStyler
  * redesigned the menu properties dialog
  * joined chapter and cell properties dialogs
  * enabled reencoding of ntsc film (24 fps) by default
  * fixed displaying of video bitrate if video don't need be transcoded
  * fixed memory leak (thanks to Sebastian Vater)
  * win32: updated ffmpeg to version 2.5


DVDStyler has some limitations, but it's still an entertaining, effective and speedy way to burn custom video DVDs