I already posted this question on SuperUser, but I am dying to know the answer, so I'm hitting up you guys here too. If it's possible to use Windows DVD Maker on Windows 8, can How-To Geek PLEASE write an article on it?
Something I really miss in Windows 8 is the Windows DVD Maker.
I tried to get it running on Windows 8 by copying the DVD Maker directory from Windows 7 over to Windows 8. When I run it, I get the error "MPEG-2 encoder is missing."
I had hoped that this could be resolved by installing the Media Center add-on for Windows 8, but that did not have any effect.
Several forum posts have suggested installing a codec pack such as the K-Lite codec pack, but I have always had bad experiences with those. I did, however, try to install the Shark007 codec pack, but that didn't work either.
I know there are other DVD making programs out there, some are even free, but the few I have tried do not compare to Windows DVD Maker's simplicity and beauty. Is there any way to make it work on Windows 8?