I take all kinds of videos from cameras that save the movies to a single file that is difficult to share with people who aren’t overly comfortable using a computer. When that happens I try to burn the videos to a DVD that they can watch it using any standalone DVD player, but this can be quite a pain depending on the original format of the video.

The free DVDStyler takes the hassle out of the DVD burning thanks to the wide variety of formats and simple-to-use interface. You can throw multiple videos onto a single DVD (each one can actually be a different format), integrate a menu, and you’ll be ready to roll. Here’s a rundown on some of the available features:

  • Creation and burning DVD video with interactive menus
  • Support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV and other file formats support of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MP2, MP3, AC-3 and other audio and video formats
  • Support of multi-core processor
  • Allows using MPEG and VOB files without reencoding, see FAQ
  • Allows put files with different audio/video format on one DVD (support of titleset)
  • User-friendly interface with support of drag & drop
  • Flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic
  • Import of image file for background
  • Placing of buttons, text, images and other graphic objects anywhere on the menu screen
  • Changing the font/color and other parameters of buttons and graphic object
  • Scaling of buttons and graphic objects
  • Coping of any menu object or whole menu
  • DVD scripting

IMPORTANT: Don’t blindly install this app. It will try to install a third-party tool during the setup process unless you explicitly say you don’t want it. You’ll be fine as long as you don’t click “Next” during the install routine without actually looking at what you’re agreeing to.

DVDStyler Homepage (Windows/Linux; Freeware)