DVD-lab is a DVD authoring solution that comes with a variety of options for creating menu based movies or slideshows and offers users high control over the design process.
The interface is organized in multiple panes, which allows you to work with more than one movie, menu of slideshow at the same time. Due to its advanced features and rather complicated interface, the application is not recommended for beginners.
Unlike other software of its kind, the application allows you to edit and customize every element of the DVD you are creating. Thus, you can scroll through a movie, add chapters, slideshows and personalize the menus, all by using the 'drag and drop' function.
One of the most interesting features is the 'Connections' window, where you can create your own DVD linking structure, instead of just selecting a pre-defined template. You can modify and move every item, from the root VTS menu to the title buttons and the included movies.
The menu creation process is rather different because you have the possibility to design it from scratch. Adding buttons and links, choosing layers, customizing the appearance, button auto-routing and setting playback properties are just some of the available options. The application also includes an assortment of templates for backgrounds, buttons, frames and plug-ins that you can include in your project.
Automatic chaptering function, auto-deinterlacing, powerful demuxing capabilities, menu transitions and effects are other additional features that you can use. Also, the program comes with handy tools for audio processing, such as transcoding and delay options or a bitrate viewer.
While compiling the DVD, you can even start working on another project. After the compiling process is done, you can use the DVD burning module to create your disk and check its integrity with the 'DVD Read Verifier'.
Overall, DVD-lab is a professional application that allows users to design every element of the DVD disk they want to create. It is definitely not suitable for those who are looking for a simple DVD authoring solution, as the quality and integrity of the DVD structure cannot be guaranteed.