Friday, July 1, 2011


Steps To Create New Video DVD With Windows DVD Maker

The Windows DVD Maker program included with Windows 7 enables you to burn video DVDs by using digital photos or videos you’ve saved on your computer that you can then play back in standalone DVD players connected to a TV. Best of all, this handy little program lets you create menus for your video DVD just like those created for professional movies released on DVD for purchase or rent. All you need is a blank DVD and a DVD drive on your computer that’s capable of writing DVDs.

To create a new video DVD with Windows DVD Maker, follow these steps:

  • 1. Insert a blank DVD into your computer’s DVD drive.
  • 2. Choose Start➪All Programs➪Windows DVD Maker to launch Windows
    DVD Maker.

3. (Optional) If the Share Your Memories on a DVD start screen appears (because you didn’t deselect the Don’t Show This Page Again check box), you must click the Choose Photos and Videos button in the initial Windows DVD Maker window to open the Add Pictures and Video to the DVD screen.

  • 4. Click the Add Items button on the Windows DVD Maker window’s toolbar to display the Open dialog box.
  • 5. Select all the digital videos you want to add to your DVD by clicking the appropriate media folder in the Favorite Links section of the Navigation pane and then selecting their file icons before you click Open. Hold down the Ctrl key and click individual icons to select multiple video files for the DVD.
  • 6. Replace the title that automatically appears in the DVD Title text box in the lower-right corner of the Windows DVD Maker window — it uses the current date — with a title that you want to appear on the DVD menu.

7. (Optional) After selecting all the video files for the DVD, select the video thumbnail and then use the Move Up or Move Down button to modify the order in which they automatically play on the DVD.

8. (Optional) Click the Options link to the immediate right of the Disc Title text box to open the DVD-Video Options dialog box, and then make any necessary changes to how the DVD plays — its aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9), for example, or its video format (NTSC or PAL) — before you click OK. If you’re making the DVD for a DVD player sold in the United States, you don’t need to change the Video Format option from NTSC to PAL.

  • 9. Click Next to open the Ready to Burn to DVD screen in the Windows DVD Maker window.

Steps To Create New Video DVD With Windows DVD Maker

  • 10. Click the thumbnail with the type of menu style you want your DVD to use in the Menu Styles list box on the right side of Windows DVD Maker window. Note that you can click the Menu Text button to customize the text that appears on the buttons used by the menu style you select. You can also click the Customize button if you want to modify certain aspects of the menu style, including adding a foreground or background video as well as a menu audio track that plays until the user selects one of the menu options.

11. (Optional) Click the Preview button on the Windows DVD Maker window’s toolbar to preview it and then, after experimenting with the menu and previewing your video content, click OK.

Depending on the length of the DVD, it could take several minutes to more than an hour to create the final product.


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