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I'm looking for a free DVD maker program that works on Windows 10, but I can't find any "official" programs from a trusted brand, which makes me paranoid about viruses. Does anybody know of a known safe DVD maker?

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    What is a DVD maker? Do you want to burn just data DVDs, or videos? Do you want to author your videos, i.e. combine fragments, edit menus, etc? Please edit your question. – Jan Doggen Dec 23 '16 at 13:35
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    And asking for malware-free is a bit strange. No one publishes software saying "Look, has malware!". Maybe you mean to ask ""without adware", "without PUPs"? – Jan Doggen Dec 23 '16 at 13:38
  • @jan I mean a program that burns video files onto DVDs. I know no programs tell you they contain malware, but for example Windows Movie Maker definitely has no malware because that would destroy their brand. I'm looking for a trusted brand that has nothing to gain by giving you a virus. – Joe Morano Dec 24 '16 at 10:48
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There's DVDStyler which can be used to author and burn DVD discs. It's distributed under GNU GPL license.

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beside DVDStyler i can also recommend Bombono DVD, both of them are GUIs for DVDAuthor.


some features of DVDStyler:

  • user-friendly interface with support of drag & drop
  • import of image file for background
  • flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic
  • change the font/color and other parameters of buttons and graphic objects
  • place buttons, text, images and other graphic objects anywhere on the menu screen
  • 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
  • customize navigation using DVD scripting
  • 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
  • use MPEG and VOB files without reencoding
  • support of multi-core processor

some features of Bombono DVD:

  • Comfortable Drag-n-Drop support
  • Motion menus
  • Real WYSIWYG Menu Editor with live thumbnails
  • Subtitles support
  • Excellent video viewer: Timeline and Monitor
  • Transcoding, if necessary (from AVI/MKV/MOV/MPEG4...)
  • You can author to folder, make ISO-image or burn directly to DVD
  • Reauthoring: you can import video from DVD discs
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Not gratis but Nero has been a very well known and respected brand of DVD Authoring & Burning software. If obtained from the official site you should be good to go and you can also sometimes find magazine cover discs with a copy of a slightly dated version.

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    I don't think Nero is free to use. – rrirower Dec 22 '16 at 22:17
  • Missed the second "free" I'll add the gratis tag. – Steve Barnes Dec 23 '16 at 12:05

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