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DVDAuthorgui is a very basic win32 frontend for the DVDAuthor project. The gui is meant to be an easy means to create a basic dvd. Features: multiple titles (pgc), multiple titleset menus, m2v still creation, chapters, subtitles, multiple audio streams, basic navigation commands, iso creation.

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Version:1.029 History
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Version history/Release notes:
*1.029
-Fixed the uninstall script so that it removes DVAuthorGUI from the Start Menu as well.
-Added a workaround for a PS3 issue, where the user clicks >>

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Alternative to DVDAuthorgui:
DVDStyler
GUI for dvdauthor



Guides and How to's:
Dvdauthorgui DVD authoring and PgcEdit menu command editing - Read
How to use DVDAuthorgui for creating a basic dvd (updated to version 0.988) - Read
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my mistake
all i needed to do to install on x64 was include the Active X part of the installation.
thanks to the author for kindly pointing this out in a pm.
A+ for response from author! :)



Posted April 13, 2011 by . Tool version 1.027 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


it reports that install goes fine on Win 7x64, doesn't install correctly
I try to run it and i get

Component 'comdlg32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

I did install as administrator, and tried running as admin.
tried several times on 2 different PCs.


too bad, since I wanted to try this.

wish we could leave the scores as N/A here





Posted April 12, 2011 by . Tool version 1.0.0.27 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


Thanks for this excellent tool. It works great for me.

Thanks also to the developers of dvdauthor!



Posted December 12, 2010 by . Tool version 1.027 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Just installed 1.025test and made a DVD with a dozen titles imported as elementary streams. Didn't have any errors on processing with this test release. Good job!


Posted July 14, 2010 by . Tool version 1.025test using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I only wanted to try if it works with windows 7 (32bit), and it works just fine.
I tryed to make a simple dvd with still picture for menu, few chapters.. using the basic gude from DVDAuthorgui's homepage, and i did it for 2 minutes.
I wish it had some more "manu editing" options/functions, and some more apealing interface.. but it works just fine, funcional, does what it say's, and it's FREE



Posted November 16, 2009 by . Tool version 1.019 test using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


DVDAuthorGUI for some reason cannot mux DTS audio tracks into the project. However, one of the tools it invokes, mplex (included with DVDAuthorGUI), can mux DTS into the output MPG or VOB file. So, if you need to mux M2V+DTS, then install DVDAuthorGUI but only run mplex.


Posted January 29, 2009 by . Tool version 1.015b using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


tried it just once and like it, but with the following observations:
I had to demux the 4GB video I was using as it had an SCR error. After this, the program automatically remuxed it.

the program converts the original VOB to MPEG and then back to VOB, at least it did in my case since I had to do a demux to begin with. This seems to result in a lossy type conversion, loss of pic quality with the final product a bit darker than the original VOB. It would be interesting to see if others had the same video loss or not.

On a single title menu, I was trying to figure out how to make the picture NOT take up the whole screen but still cannot figure it out. The Guide is extremely extensive and will take you a few days to digest.



Posted December 13, 2007 by . Tool version 1.04 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: http://download.videohelp.com/gfd/Help/GFDIndex.html


I don't know if I've got the same one to all you chaps - mine keeps crashing, for no good reason! Also it doesn't show the menu screen when you go to add buttons, just a black square (amongst other bugs in that part)... I'm getting by with selecting the areas I want to put the button on in PSP and noting the numbers in order to enter them manually!

It seems to have a good heart, and although somewhat impenetrable at first, everything is pretty logical once you get used to it. Featurewise it's a bit sparse, but it has everything you really need for putting the disc together if you have the necessary other programs to make the menu screens "by hand" (as used to be the case with VCD!). However, twice I've tried to make a DVD with it, twice it's bombed out before I've even got to a point where I'd normally think of saving (as I'm not even at a point where the initial prototype is complete) and had to start over - I'll be saving fastidiously with every change on the third and final chance and maybe report back on my progress...

It's a shame it's like that, as it doesn't suffer some of the dumber problems found in GUI4DVDAuthor (not being able to delete videos easily, etc) - though perhaps this is also down to simplicity and lack of features? - but at least the other tool seems well-programmed and stable :( ... still haven't tried DVDStyler, so maybe that next?



Posted June 20, 2007 by . Tool version 1.013 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


"Can't handle DVD-ready MPEG2 files (needs them demultiplexed beforehand)."
Which it states quite clearly in any guide, manual and readm file...



Posted July 17, 2006 by . Tool version January 2006 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Can't handle DVD-ready MPEG2 files (needs them demultiplexed beforehand).


Posted July 15, 2006 by . Tool version 1.008b using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


To the previous comment, the issue with 16:9 or 4:3 is a result of the encoding step, not the authoring step. I've authored properly-encoded 16:9 material all the time with DVDAuthorgui, without a problem. All the authoring tool does is take the video/audio files already made and package them into the correct DVD-compliant file format. It doesn't create or change aspect ratios - that's set by the encoder.

This is great tool for making quick, easy DVDs. Not a very extensive menuing capability, but it suits my needs.



Posted July 06, 2006 by . Tool version 1.008b using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This is a great tool to author your DVD unless your using 16:9 aspect video! I chose using this program over the GUI For DVD author because it was simple to use. The only problem is when I put my DVD in my player all of my 16:9 aspect videos are played in 4:3 aspect!! This was very frustrating. So if the person who made this program is reading this, put some 16:9 support for this program! HD is coming and it only supports 16:9 aspect. Other than that it is a great free program.


Posted July 05, 2006 by . Tool version 1.008b using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


Okay, this newer version is EXCELLENT!

Still no support yet for split vob/mpg/m2v files.

Apart from that, the rest is cosmetic...
eg: the menu button editor is still not exactly pixel-precise (probably the display scaling obscures it by some minute percentage), but this is generally not a problem since if I need anything to be that perfectly positioned I'll just enter the numbers manually anyway (manual entry is a nice feature--few others do this). Another oddity is that when returning to the menu editor to make changes, it will needlessly say "could not open file" even though nothing is wrong and then proceeds to operate just fine having opened the file it said it couldn't?!

Just a few little things like that, but otherwise works wonderfully and easily.



Posted March 15, 2006 by . Tool version 1.008b using OS Win98
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


A great program, but it killed wmp6.4... but that's what I have Partition Commander to remedy.


Posted September 01, 2005 by . Tool version 1.005 using OS Win98
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Great program--lightweight, fast, flexible... problem is that it crashes frequently if you try to do something outside of its expectations rather than deliver an error message.


Posted August 31, 2005 by . Tool version 1.005 using OS Win98
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Excellent, and almost more importantly, easy. My favorite GUI for the DVDauthor app(s). Read a 5 minute guide to the functions and you are good to go.


Posted August 17, 2005 by . Tool version 1.004b using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


never works for me to create dvd if subtitles are added.


Posted August 12, 2005 by . Tool version 1004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


About 3/4 of a year ago I happen to choose this tool to author
my DVDs and have never looked back. Its incredibly easy to
use the GUI and with a little experience you can even edit
the .dva files by hand since they are ASCII. I have been
remiss about not reviewing it before now. An excellent product.



Posted August 08, 2005 by . Tool version 1.004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This is a great DVD AUTHORING tool for simple home video needs. I have looked around for this kind of tool which supports subtitles but did not find one which supports my needs. I have special needs of adding DV datecode/timecode (captured date time stamp) as subtitles to my home videos. I have been using this tool since version 0.997 but the newer version 1.004, had all the functionality that I needed, adding chapters, subtitles, multiple menus, adding subtitle on/off switch from the menu. Thanks to liquid217 for developing the tool.


Posted August 08, 2005 by . Tool version 1.004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


EXECELLENT!! in every aspect - what more can 1 say for the "price". Easy to use & the brilliant!! all round flexibility puts many other costly packages to TOTAL!! shame in my book.

Tip for newbies - when creating chapter markers (can do in real time using Gui's 'visual editor') to avoid marked chapter playback inacuaracies & to ensure button markers placed in menu editor, play exactly as placed, downloading freeware Dscaler 5006 DirectShow Mepg2 decoder (www.dscaler.org) is HIGHLY!! recommended & use a DirectShow Filter Manager (www.softella.com) to set Dscaler decoder to 'prefered" (Merit 8). Dscaler also vastly!! improves video quality (no artifacting)

It would be nice in future, to see frame step buttons in 'visual editor' otherwise 10 out 10 to the prog's author. Keep up the good work



Posted July 23, 2005 by . Tool version 1.004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Love this program! It allows me total creative control over my menu and DVD design. And you can't beat the price...


Posted July 09, 2005 by . Tool version 1003b using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Really awesome program. Use it all of the time when authoring DVD's.


Posted April 13, 2005 by . Tool version 0.998 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Works great, and makes making your own working DVD simple. No gotchas like those other free authoring tools. Wish list: Ability to enter chapters by frame number instead of timestamp, italic subtitles don't seem to work (ignores tags), ability to use .sup subpicture stream instead of text input.


Posted December 08, 2004 by . Tool version 0.996b using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


This is really a good tool. This tool makes it easy to author your own DVD. It DOES let you make menu buttons without any button image. It also takes BMP images for buttons. You have to prepare a menu image (either a movie or a still image). It's fun, isn't it? Of course you can author a very simple DVD without menus.
And the great thing about this tool is that you can add sutitles. It takes text subtitle files.
It is a flexible tool. Highly recommended!



Posted December 03, 2004 by . Tool version 0.996 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: I have a Japanese tutorial page here : http://www.geocities.jp/nabe3net2004/ "Let's Make DVD's With Your Own Subtitles!"


This program has some weird ways of working. You can't make a menu unless you have either a video to overlay the menu or an image to use as a button. I'd like this program to just allow users to make the menu without first needing these before allowing access to the menu creation. That's pretty much it. Nice program, does the job. Congrats.


Posted November 29, 2004 by . Tool version Latest using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10

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