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DVD Styler offers presets for the following types: CD - 700 MB DVD 1 - 1.4 GB DVD 2 - 2.6 GB DVD 5 - 4.7 GB DVD 9 - 8.5 GB Unlimited No presets are available for BlueRay or similar High Definition (HD) discs. There is no control over the size when using the Unlimited option. Other tools may necessary to compress contents to fit larger BlueRay DVDs. Additionally, all video gets reencoded. Options for output is limited to two options: Pal: 720 x 576 px NTSC: 720 x 480 px Thus it is not possible to create 1080 pixel or larger videos which is the minimum resolution to be considered true HD. Aspect ratio is likewise limited to: 4:3 16:9 Audio gets reencoded as: MP2 48 khz AC3 48 khz So this application is only fit for creating Standard Definition (SD) DVDs. See More
They don't give you options to preview your menu before you decide it's what you want. The box they show you is at least 3". Looks like a thumbnail preview. Also, the menus can be kind of frustrating to navigate because you can't use UP or Down - only Left and Right. See More
When you put your blu-ray in the player and you want to skip to the next video, you have to first go back to the menu and select the 2nd video and press enter to play. If you've made chapters for that video, it takes you to the chapters, which then you select the first chapter or the section you are looking for. Also, If you select a video that's on the menu as the 5th video, but you want to skip to the 6th video while watching the 5th video, you have to press "Menu" on the remote, it takes you back to the menu and the first video highlighted, which you then have to navigate all the way to the 6th video to start it. Really poor menu navigation and no customization of how the menu works with a remote. It's probably best to not use menu's and print out a track list to keep with your home movie. See More
I've had to re-encode my blu-ray disc image file 3 times because it didn't automatically burn an image file that would fit on a 25GB Blu Ray Disc (which takes hours to prep just one blu ray). I had to lower the bitrate by .5 until I got it right 2 days later after all of the re-encoding. See More