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DVD Maker

  1. #51


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Phoneman? Just put in a blank DVD, and a little disc appears in the system tray, right click it, and choose copy files to disc. Windows Explorer will then open and ask you for the files, and you put in the files, it will then ask you if you want to burn the files to disc. You choose yes, then another box opens asking you for which drive you want to copy (burn) the files to. Choose your burner drive, then click BURN, and it will burn the files to your disc. upon completion a box will open asking you if you want to verify that the files were copied to the disc. I know this is a drag but you can with a converter software convert files for doing a DVD and create a movie DVD. I'm glad personally that my HP Digital-camcorder creates the file so all I need to do is just burn my completed movie.

    Also, forgot to put this in as well. As long as you keep the session open, and not close the DVD you can add after your movie is finished add a photo montage, this is such a cool thing to do and these memories come to life. I would love to show the movie I did of my vacation in Hawaii, I mean it is perfect in all it's details.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Not sure we understand each other.
    I have no problem with burning any kind of DVD or authoring or anything like that. I own- and know of plenty of programs that can do that.
    The problem is, that in spite of the above, I really miss the windows DVD maker.
    There are several reasons for this, the main one being that I fell in love with one of the "menu-navigation-system" templates (the one that does something like a random video-wall puzzle in the navigation menu, using clips from more or less random locations of the movies you put on the disk.
    I have used these with great success in the past, and I currently have a project where I REALLY want to use it (I often do free/ pro-bono projects that don't merit custom designs)
    Of all the pre-designed and free "interactive" menu templates I have tried, this is the only one that I really like.
    So, my question still stands, does anyone know of a way to use the DVD-Maker on a windows 8 system?
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  3. #53


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


    Mike, are you saying I can take an AVI movie and burn it to a DVD and it will transform it to the DVD format (VOB files)?

    DVD Maker will take an AVI file and convert it to the DVD format and allows you to make chapters and menus.

    Jim
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  4. #54


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    No Jim I am not saying that, you first have to use a program to convert those .avi files into .vob The files I was saying you can copy by dropping a CD/DVD into the burner are just for backup, photos, etc.. And, and, and if you have a digital camcorder like with the HP one I have they are already .vob files ready when you transfer them from the digital camcorder to your PC, and use the movie editing software HP includes. (does the converting for you, as well as the compression). Jim? To get the menu for chapters, you need a DVD authoring software, I use MS Word to create my title splash screen. (That is the screen before the movie starts). Jim? You might want to look into Nero Burning Rom, they have some great tools to create a movie for the beginner.
    Last edited by Mike Lonewolf; 11 Mar 2014 at 07:08.
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  5. #55


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


    That is what the OP was saying. He was looking for DVD Maker (which coverts files to the DVD format) which was in Windows 7 but was dropped in Windows 8. You explanation of putting in a DVD disc and burning is not what he was asking about, although it is good information to know. There are other programs that will do the conversion but he wanted DVD Maker from MS.

    Jim
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