If you’re moving from XP to Windows 7 you might be wondering what app to get for making DVD’s. Windows DVD Maker is already included, and lets you author a DVD quickly with custom menus, scene selections, or add your digital photos with music.
Windows DVD Maker
Go to Start \ Windows DVD Maker to launch the application.
DVD Maker starts up with a splash screen that you can prompt to not show in the future.
Now simply add the videos and / or pictures you want to add to the DVD.
You can set up different options for the DVD such as the playback and burner speed.
Customize the DVD menu to add style to your video.
If you’re making a slide show of your photos you can add music and customize the presentation.
At anytime you can preview how the customizations and changes will look and sound before burning it to disc.
It might not be as feature rich as experienced video authors would like, but if you need a neat way present your vacation or family photos it gets the job done. If you want more functionality in creating your own movies, you might want to download Movie Maker which is included in Windows Live Essentials.
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- Published 10/30/09