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DVD Maker missing

  1. #1


    Essex
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    DVD Maker missing


    Hi all....I am new to this forum, after getting a new HP Envy M6 laptop on Monday I am now a Windows 8 user....after got familiarised with new metro style I have noticed that DVD maker is missing....can someone please tell me what has happened to this rather useful DVD creating tool that I come to love in Windows 7 as I there is No burn DVD option in Movie Maker....so any ideas please would be most appreciated

    Kind regards

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  2. #2


    Posts : 7
    Win8 Pro Media Center

    Windows 8 DVD Maker Missing


    Windows 8 is sold without media capabilities, other than basic sound.

    To get a DVD Maker, Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, and then buy the add-in Media Center.

    I highly recommend the Pro upgrade, but there are many third-party DVD Maker packages available. Try Ashampoo Burning Studio Free here: https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/fdl

    Of course, that does not address playback. If you wish to use Microsoft's Media Player or Media Center, then yes, buy the add-in. You will also need to look into Codec packages, such as Shark Codecs for Win 7 and for Win 8 here: Standard Codecs for Windows 7 and Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    You can also use Freemake Video Converter:

    Save your movie to anywhere on your PC, then burn it directly to DVD. Works great!

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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    yeah, it's a shame that DVD maker is no longer available. the world's moved on to HD and online streaming. most people want to post their vids to Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, etc.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by deanrwp View Post
    Hi all....I am new to this forum, after getting a new HP Envy M6 laptop on Monday I am now a Windows 8 user....after got familiarised with new metro style I have noticed that DVD maker is missing....can someone please tell me what has happened to this rather useful DVD creating tool that I come to love in Windows 7 as I there is No burn DVD option in Movie Maker....so any ideas please would be most appreciated

    Kind regards
    Get Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows
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