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Five Apps: Free DVD authoring tools

DVD authoring tools

There are plenty of reasons you might want/need to put together a DVD. Sure, you might want to put together that family DVD to send to everyone at Christmas time - but there are also training videos, marketing materials, and even products. But without the right software, creating those DVDs would be an exercise in futility. For those on a tight-as-nails budget, I have found five free DVD authoring tools that are not only spot on for your spending limit, they are also fairly easy to use.

But will any of them meet your specific needs? Let's dive into the world of DVD authoring and find out. Remember, these aren't editors; you'll need your completed clips ready to use. If you need a free video editor, look no further than OpenShot. With your video in hand, let's author some DVDs.

Credit: Images by Jack Wallen for TechRepublic

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12 comments
jokl-123
jokl-123

Are there only picture freaks within techrepublic?

This "blog" is slow, of low information and unreadable.

Compare this to a Pantomime in a pedestrian area. He needs 5 minutes to explain you something you can tell within a sentence.

And even for a tablet

tvmuzik
tvmuzik

I'm sticking to my tried and true favorite ConvertXtoDVD.  As for this "blog", Slide-shows are NOT  "blogs"  they are PHOTO ALBUMS.  I come here to Read an ARTICLE, not view someone's family pictures!

mrdt
mrdt

ugh. slideshow type presentations are so over-used. Besides that, devede is by far the one of the easiest dvd creation software I've ever used.

back40t
back40t

DVD Flick has another feature in the installation process....Malware.  MS defender killed the install after finding 2 bad guys in it.

prospero96
prospero96

Fully agree with the undersigned. Tech Republic publishing a site without testing it first? Unbelievable!!!

okuturn
okuturn

The javascript slide show does have problems. I have to reload  if it sits more than a minute.  To get out of it and view the list in its entirety turn off the page style view under your browser settings. Firefox is under the View menu.  This will show you the entire page without the styling and the hidden slides.

Hunt1
Hunt1

Like other information in this new format. Can not view past the landing screen the controls do not advance to the next screen

m.a.khalil
m.a.khalil

@PCcritic Thank you kindly. I would probably have hunted around for 30 minutes and then given up were it not for your assistance. Tech Republic, this new format is a joke. You really need to make the links more intuitive. Is it really so difficult for a website that reviews digital technology and the IT market to make its site easier to navigate?

Regulus
Regulus

@PCcritic Thank you, deeply appreciated. 


Tech Republic, you know better than to not do this yourself.  Shame, Shame, Shame.

d
d

@PCcritic Thanks for the link.  The chopped-up version is idiotic.