WinX DVD Author

WinX DVD Author 6.2

Free
WinX DVD Author is a suite of applications intended for DVD creation
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WinX DVD Author is a suite of applications intended for DVD creation. The component programs are called Video DVD Author, Convert Video to VOB, VOB to DVD Compiler, DVD Disc Burner and YouTube Downloader. These programs are accessed via an intuitive welcome menu, in which hovering your mouse over the buttons shows a description of each of the tools.

Of all the programs in this suite, Video DVD Author is the most comprehensive. It can create DVDs from video files. Although it lets you add subtitles, it does not support importing more than one. You can also edit DVD menus. Moreover, the source movies can be edited to extract just segments from them. Two different aspect ratios are supported. Unfortunately, it only supports burning discs because saving the contents to DVD folders and ISO images is not allowed.

You can also convert video from multiple formats to VOB as the first step of compiling a DVD. In addition, you can burn discs directly from VOB files. As an extra feature, it can help you download Internet video, which you can later burn onto discs. It can monitor the clipboard for valid URLs. Luckily, downloading various files simultaneously is allowed.

In my opinion, the features provided by WinX DVD Author are unnecessarily divided into various applications. Rather than contributing to a better usability, this decision affects the logical workflow. Multiple applications prove that a better integration is feasible.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It supports batch conversion.
  • It allows creating DVD menus.
  • It lets you import subtitles from external files.
  • It can download videos from the Internet.
  • It supports batch downloading

Cons

  • The component applications are not well integrated.
  • It does not support saving contents to DVD folders or ISO images
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Tpmmt

Tpmmt The DVD I made with the Winx Author showed only 11 menu icons. The rest of 21 video clips I had loaded did not show menu icons. Can anyone show me how to create all 21 menu icons?

Also I have noticed that those video clips with menu icons showed up with black bands on all 4 sides, while those video clips that did not have menu icons showed no black bands at top and bottom. Will someone show me how to get rid of those black bands. I had the "Auto Letter Box" unchecked.

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Mike

Mike I am using WinX DVD Author on my Windows 10 machine. Burning MP4 videos to DVD+RW disc. Videos are great, but no sound from DVD player? Please help.

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Shirley

Shirley Dear Mike,
Thanks for choosing our program.
Would you please contact our support team(support@winxdvd.com) for help for this issue?
One business day reply is guaranteed.

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Hans

Hans I´ve used it now and then up until it was unintentionally deleted from my hard drive when upgrading to Win 10 (be careful with that...) and found it to be a good enough burner tool (competitive to brand names if you shake out the bugs) even if I think the interface was kinda tricky - simple but awkward to be short about it. And sometimes it shut down for me too. Otherwise, I have no real complaints about it, and I'm about to re-install it. The old version I used was fast, light on the processor and created high-quality discs that plays on all equipment I've tried to run them on so far. Okay, one small thing... I remember there was a menu added automatically that I really don´t want on single feature discs. Then again there was a trademark logo on that, I guess, you need to at least get some advertising when you give it away as a freebie.

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Shirley

Shirley Hello Hans,
Thanks for choosing our program and give us your feedback.
Thanks for your kindly suggestion for us to improve our program, and we will upgrade the program constantly to meet your needs.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestion and advise.
Ps, please feel free to contact our support team if you encounter any problem when using our program.

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