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  1. #41


    Posts : 113
    Win 8 Pro - 64Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    If you want a totally freeware product that does everything you will ever want to do with pics, videos, music, etc ... try DVDVideoSoft Studio --> HERE

    This is the main menu


    Attachment 13922


    This is the DVD & Video Sub-menu


    Attachment 13923



    This is the CD, DVD, BD Sub-menu


    Attachment 13925


    etc, etc ...

    I'm running it from desktop on Win8 Pro OEM loaded from retail disk, and it runs seamless. And it's a snip to use from editing music, video clips, changing format, etc, etc.

    Hope this helps.


    I have seen various reports about this in the past - and the information has always left me dubious about the software.
    - Reports that it is slow unless you pay for the 'Rocket' upgrade to speed it up.
    - Reports that the 'free' version will slow down other activities on the PC whilst in use (more so than other similar software).
    - Reports that they use a payment provider in the Eastern Block who is known for 'scam practices' and overcharging.

    I stopped considering it some time ago as I knew no-one who used it to confirm if the information was correct, or to confirm if the software was OK to use.

    As you have stated you are using it, can you confirm if it is the full package you have installed and if it is the free or 'Rocket' version you are using, also what your experiences have been relating to the points commented above.

    TIA

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  2. #42


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by pewe View Post
    I have seen various reports about this in the past - and the information has always left me dubious about the software.
    - Reports that it is slow unless you pay for the 'Rocket' upgrade to speed it up.
    - Reports that the 'free' version will slow down other activities on the PC whilst in use (more so than other similar software).
    - Reports that they use a payment provider in the Eastern Block who is known for 'scam practices' and overcharging.

    I stopped considering it some time ago as I knew no-one who used it to confirm if the information was correct, or to confirm if the software was OK to use.

    As you have stated you are using it, can you confirm if it is the full package you have installed and if it is the free or 'Rocket' version you are using, also what your experiences have been relating to the points commented above.
    I have the full version installed although you can install individual modules. Also I regularly update to get the latest version.

    "Rocket" is an optional third party extra which is offered on installation, but I've never installed it. It claims to speed up the downloads x 600%. But I have not found the downloads to be slow, nor do I know anything of an Eastern Block scammer. And I have not experienced any of the problems you have listed re PC being slowed down. I scanned the downloaded software, and the installed program, with Avast Anti-virus, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispy. It's the best Youtube app I have found. And I have always found DVDVideoSoft stuff very reliable.

    Best way is to try it. If you find it's not what you want, uninstall using Revo Uninistaller, (freeware), in advanced mode to remove any left over files or registry entries.
    Last edited by Mustang; 19 Jan 2013 at 12:11.
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  3. #43


    I'm running Win8 and I just downloaded the PowerDVD v12 trial since I used to use it before. I like the way it works and I was able to watch DVD's without any problem. I also burned 4 DVD's over the holidays. When I need to make a DVD with a bootable image, I use DaemonTools. I own Nero Burning Rom, but I don't want to install it since it's such a pig. PowerDVD played every DVD I needed to play.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 2
    Windows8 64bit


    SO... no DVDmaker for windows8 then?

    Try ffmpeg
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  5. #45


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Snapafun, sure there is, BUT it is VERY rudimental as to what you can burn. It works actually like the floppy disks of old. IF you want to do more than say backup your system, or move files then go the route that azasadny had taken, and get PowerDVD, or Nero Burning ROM.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2
    Windows8 64bit


    Thanks for your effort. Cannot afford PowerDVD so have gone with DVDStyler. Used it on Linux so am familiar with it. Only use it 3 or 4 times a year so there's actually no budget for it.

    For those in my position, consider earlier suggestions here. DVDVideoSoft Free, DVDShrink, DVDStyler, AVS4YOU (Free), Avidemux, and there are other open source options out there.

    You may need to be a little more familiar with computers than the average windows user though none of these suggestions are all that difficult.

    If you are familiar with installing programs using the 'custom' approach, then may I recommend BurnAware Free also.

    Enjoy.
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  7. #47


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Take a look at CDburnerXP http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home it's free and despite its name is a DVD and CD burner for all versions of Windows including 8. Not a trial and no upgrades to get full functionality.
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  8. #48


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    There is a difference between a DVD Burner and a DVD Maker. A DVD Maker will take a video and convert it to DVD format with menus. A DVD Burner will just burn the files to the DVD. There is no DVD Maker in Windows 8.

    Jim
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  9. #49


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    DOn't know if it makes sense to necro this thread but here goes.
    LIke many otthers I really miss the windows DVD maker. I like it for various reasons, the main one being that I happened to fall in love with 2 of the templates that comes with it.
    So, did anyone ever figure out how to use it on win 8? Could someone make a portable version of it?
    Or can the templates be loaded in any other programs by any chance?
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  10. #50


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    For the Windows burning software, your templates are in MS Word/Works. I finish my burn, and then go into MS Word, and burn my template to my DVD. For the cover of your DVD HP makes those blanks so it can be designed on the cover (top of the DVD) the template designs can also be printed to the DVD as well.
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