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Using Windows DVD Maker

I have neglected several included features in Windows Vista.  And to be honest I have not used many of them assuming they won’t work very well.  Rather than be an ignorant assuming geek, I have decided to go over some of the included features in Vista.  Today I will start with Windows DVD Maker.

Click on Start All Programs Windows DVD Maker

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You then will get the default splash screen.  If you don’t want to see it every time just check the box “Don’t show me this page again”.

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The interface is relatively bland and simple.  Here I just dragged over the video files from a DVD I copied from my collection using DVD Shrink.

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Next you get a preview of the DVD menu.  You can also change the menu look with other included menu themes.

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When you are finished with the settings just click the Burn button.  There are not a whole lot of extra features.  You can change the burn speed, menu fonts, and screen format.  For the most part this is an extremely simple and limited DVD burning application.  I actually have a better time burning with CDburnerXP.  Also, depending upon the speed you select … even if it is maximum, it seems to take longer to burn a disc than other third party software.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/30/08

Comments (1)

  1. poppy

    How can i add a special features buttton to my menu on windows DVD maker! I want my Bloopers to be a seperate button! It’s driving me crazy!

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