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XKeyBrew / Build a dvd-menu

XKeyBrew makes use of DVDStyler to build a dvd-menu.
DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs.
Dvd-menu is played through the xkey and let you choose and load a desired backup game on tv.


  1. Download and install DVDStyler (required 2.5+)
  2. Open XKeyBrew and go to the DvdMenu view
  3. Select a theme
  4. Select any games that you want to be part of the dvd-menu
  5. Click on the build icon in the toolbar on the right side of the app
    • The build dialog should appears
  6. Fill in the path to the newly installed DVDStyler application
    • Make sure that the path to DVDStyler does not contain any spaces
      (ex: "/path with blank/dvdstyler.app" will not work whereas "/path_without_blank/dvdstyler.app" will)
  7. Check that all the steps in the 'advanced' section are checked
  8. Click on the 'build' button
  9. Wait for the process to finish
  10. Two files should have been created at the root of your games folder
    • Files should be: "menu.xsk" and "menu.xso"
    • These files represents the dvd-menu, you need to leave them here
  11. Check the Use a dvd-menu tutorial for use of the dvd-menu


Install DVDStyler on a ubuntu based system

DVDStyler 2.5.2 (from ppa)

> sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install dvdstyler

Add this a the end of the sources.list file and replace precise with the name of your distro:

## DVDStyler
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dvdstyler-maintainers/ppa/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dvdstyler-maintainers/ppa/ubuntu precise main

DVDStyler 2.7.1 (make install)

1) Donwload DVDStyler-2.7.1 and wxsvg-1.2.1 source

2) Compile and install wxsvg

> cd wxsvg-1.2.1
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install libcairo2-dev libpango1.0-dev
> ./configure && make
> sudo make install

3) Compile and install DVDStyler

> cd DVDStyler-2.7.1
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install flex libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libavfilter-dev libexif-dev libjpeg-dev mjpegtools xmlto
> ./configure && make
> sudo make install

4) Fix some dependencies

> sudo cp /usr/local/lib/libwxsvg.so.1 /usr/lib/

5) Verify

> /usr/local/bin/dvdstyler