1 Click DVD Creator

1 Click DVD Creator 3.2

Free
It is a handy application that helps you create home DVDs with video content.
 
3.2.15 (See all)

1 Click DVD Creator is a handy application that helps you create home DVDs with video content. The program offers a simple solution to make original DVD movies out of your personal video collection. With this tool, you can bind several video and audio files in order to create unique DVDs, with menus, submenus, and subtitles included.

As it is designed mainly for home users, the app comes with an intuitive and attractive interface that provides progressive assistance till your DVD is completely finished. If you follow the natural steps displayed in the main window, you won't encounter any difficulty in working with this software. To create a quality DVD, I advise you to access at first the program's general preferences and make the right settings in terms of video format, resolution, bit rate, and aspect ratio. In addition, you can set the chapters' duration, so that you can have equally lasting video sections which will be automatically created without manual intervention.

Once the settings are configured, you can import the video files that stand for the DVD's raw content. Since external discs may differ according to their storing capacity, first you need to select the DVD type and then monitor the progressive loading bar to see how much free space is left. This way, you will know at any moment if the loading session is complete, or there is room for importing new files. Each file can be adjusted to fit your needs. Namely, you can trim sections of a large file, crop the image, adjust the sound volume, and customize luminosity issues. In addition, you can apply text and picture watermarks to confer originality to your work. Adding subtitles is also possible. The fonts are fully customizable in terms of color, size, and position on the screen. What's more, you can get a perfect text and image synchronization due to a smart feature that will fix the delay between the already mentioned issues.

Making the DVD's menu is a hassle-free task. You won't be impressed by the themes' appearance, but with a little customization you can make the menu more attractive. Thus, you can change the color and the shape of the buttons, replace the default background with an image you prefer, and add background music. When you consider that your project is ready, you can save your work as a DVD folder, create an ISO file, or burn directly to a disc.

The lack of complicated settings and the program's stability make this tool perfect for home usage. It is true that the complexity of features is missing, but you shouldn't forget that the program is designed for users with an average computer experience – so, I don’t consider it as a downside. Furthermore, the developers are fair enough and state that there are two editions of the same utility: one with ordinary options and free of charge, and a professional release you need to pay for.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Free tool
  • Covers the home users' DVD creating needs
  • Intuitive interface
  • Mirrored preview
  • Text and image synchronization

Cons

  • The menu themes aren't impressive
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