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Windows DVD Maker Beginner's Tutorial


Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Windows DVD Maker. This guide will walk you through the process of creating a DVD. Along the way, each setting and option will be briefly explained so that you can get your project finished quickly. You can create DVD-Video discs by using Windows DVD Maker. You can add video, pictures, and audio to make slide shows for your DVD, and add your Windows Movie Maker projects as well. You can even customize your DVD menus to use different themes and write the DVD menu text. After you create a DVD, you can play the DVD in a DVD player and watch your movies and slide shows on TV.

Running Windows DVD Maker

Insert a blank DVD (or rewritable DVD) into your DVD burner.

Launch Windows DVD Maker (click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows DVD Maker).

If this is the first time launching Windows DVD Maker, you will be greeted with the initial welcome screen, shown below.

Windows DVD Maker Welcome Dialog

Press the "Choose Pictures and Videos" button to go to the main project window, where you can add the video and picture elements to your DVD.

Add Pictures and Videos to DVD in Windows DVD Maker

Note the box to change the title of the disc. Fill in whatever you like here. "MyFirstDVD" is what was chosen for this article.

Next Up: Adding Photos and Video to Your DVD Project

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