Need help from a video poobah

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Steve Mills
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Need help from a video poobah

Postby Steve Mills » June 3rd, 2017, 4:12 pm

I can't believe I can't find the right software for this.

These mp4 files drive me crazy since they, by definition, have no markers or chapters.

In the past I would have opened the file in Ulead Movie Factory, make a quick menu, name the chapters, then export to a DVD or, preferably, ISO. Ten minutes max. Corel bought Ulead and let it die a lonely death.

Anybody have an alternative?

I'm a living example that if you speak softly, you will get hit by a big stick.

Tom Gilbert
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Re: Need help from a video poobah

Postby Tom Gilbert » June 3rd, 2017, 7:24 pm

Windows 10 has movie maker, not sure if that's any help.

Chris Aguilar
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Re: Need help from a video poobah

Postby Chris Aguilar » June 3rd, 2017, 10:49 pm

Perhaps something like this? (And it's open source / free) I used it a few years back to help someone with a project and I seem to recall that it worked well.

DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. It is Open Source Software and is completely free.


create and burn DVD video with interactive menus
design your own DVD menu or select one from the list of ready to use menu templates
create photo slideshow
add multiple subtitle and audio tracks
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
use MPEG and VOB files without reencoding, see FAQ
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
place buttons, text, images and other graphic objects anywhere on the menu screen
change the font/color and other parameters of buttons and graphic objects
scale any button or graphic object
copy any menu object or whole menu
customize navigation using DVD scripting

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