I would like to create a movie DVD that contains some pictures and small movies. I'm not after anything too fancy, just the ability to add some music, create a title screen and add a menu. Basically, something like Windows Movie Maker.

What would be my best option?


Another good alternative to Windows Movie Maker is OpenShot which has more features than pitivi but still manages to have a simple, easy to use interface. A good program for writing videos to DVD (With support for titles and menus) is DeVeDe.

Both of these applications are available to install from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

  • K3b is also good at writing DVD movies. – Curious Apprentice May 7 '12 at 3:11
  • I used DeVeDe and it got the job done! – Alex Aug 3 '16 at 11:14

There's a new software for authoring DVD's, it is named Bombono. Just give a:

sudo apt-get install bombono-dvd
  • tried in Oneiric beta2 but I think the interface is not compatible with GTK3... can't browse source files.. – Pisu Oct 2 '11 at 9:55

I love OpenShot and DeVeDe, but I would like to mention DVDStyler too. ;) And if you want to create photo slideshows, then go for 2ManDVD.


You can create a video DVD using Brasero CD-creator, which you can find in the multimedia menu.

If you launch it, you can select 'make a video CD/DVD'. Then you can add movies to it.

If you want to edit your movies, you can use Pitivi, also found in the multimedia menu.

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    I tried Brasero for creating DVD but it requires vcdimager and mplex plugin, and I don't find any "mplex" package... – Pisu Oct 2 '11 at 8:03

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